Lagarde Lorraine France|
1/12 share in Piper 15m Barge based in Alsace, France
Dorney is entered via an upper wheel house. It has cushioned seating space (seats double as lockers for shore power cables/ extension leads, water supply hose reels etc) and a dismountable table for 6 people. The wheelhouse roof is removable and via a large floor panel has easy access to the engine, batteries, inverter, hot water and boiler and central heating system as well as a store for spares, tools, replacement fenders etc
Steps down to the rear cabin lead to a double bed, wardrobe and draw space. It has a wash basin unit and ensuite shower/toilet.
Stairs forward from the wheel house lead to a full kitchen with 4 ring cooker and oven, full size fridge, microwave and storage cupboards. The living area has a double sofa bed, 2 armchairs, wood burning stove, TV, CD/IPOD sound system. Shelves and storage areas.
Forward cabin has double bed, wardrobe and storage, en-suite toilet with shower over full size bath and wash basin unit.
There are 2 bikes on the aft cabin roof, and picnic table and deck chairs stored below. Games, books and local information of interest is kept on board.
There is 240v AC power from shore power or via inverter/engine batteries when shore power is unavailable . There is diesel powered central heating on board and radiators throughout. 2 Gas Bottles are stored in separate bow locker.
Dorney is now based in Lagarde on the Canal du Marne au Rhine in the Alsace- Lorraine region, a picturesque area about 4-5 cruising days from Strasbourg with many opportunities for stops in vibrant French villages along the way, with plenty of eateries and some French Markets. there is also the added interest of Rechicourt, the deepest lock in Europe and the inclined plane at Arzviller.
Strasbourg is a beautiful historic city and definitely worth a visit all year round and travelling in the other direction takes one to Nancy and on towards Metz.
She is based in a Marina from which has a chandlery, a small shop with basic supplies and a very good restaurant. Supermarkets are a short drive away.
Dorney is well managed by a friendly syndicate, she is kept up to scratch on an annual basis. The shareholders meet annually in early November when financial and maintenance reports are presented and budgets agreed for the following year as part of an AGM.
|Vessel type:||Replica Dutch Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta Marine 50 HP|
|Length over all:||14.94m|
|Fuel capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||200 Gallons|
Two Double Cabins Front and Rear with Convertible Sofa in Saloon
Dorney is a true displacement boat capable at cruising at 7-8 knots, but far happier at 5-6 knots when fuel consumption is approximately 2.0 litres per hour.
Model: Beta Marine 50 HP (BV2203) B-50KC
Engine Type : B-50KC
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.