Barge MARIANNE for Sale in French Canals
Authentic Dutch Luxemotor barge, built in 1920 and beautifully converted to a high standard in 2001 into a luxury charter / live aboard and cruising barge. This boat is very well equipped and maintained, and is ideal for a year round luxury cruising home.
1920’s-built Luxemotor hull with recent interior refit combines the pleasure of owning a classic, traditional barge with the confidence of having new systems, modern appliances and a spacious, well-designed layout. Ideal boat for cruising with family and friends, a small charter/hotel barge, or just a great way to live in France year-round.
After two years‘ hard work and four years of delightful cruising on the French waterways we are selling our barge and home, „Marianne“. We bought her at Montbeliard in France in August 1999. She was sound in hull and mechanics but very tired in terms of fit-out and accommodation. So with the able assistance of Brian Allum, the mechanic at Bourgogne Marine, we reshaped the foredeck and superstructure, installed new windows and portholes and then insulated and rebuilt the interior – from new electrical, plumbing and heating systems, to wood floors, three staterooms with ensuite showers and toilets and a chef-friendly galley.
Marianne is now an attractive, comfortable, comprehensively equipped barge/home that carries us along the French waterways at a leisurely pace, allowing us to explore the villages, markets, culture and cuisine of France from a unique perspective. Our family, friends and charter guests especially appreciate the view from the large terrace, where fine weather finds us enjoying wine and barbecues.
The port at Roanne is the current winter mooring for Marianne. Roanne is situated at the southern end of the Roanne-Digoin Canal and some 80kms to the west of Lyon. It is a medium-sized city with all services available and excellent rail connections to Lyon, Paris and elsewhere. There is an airport served by Ryanair some 60kms to the south near St. Etienne.
|Air draft:||3.3 metres (2.7 metres with wheelhouse folded)|
|Headroom:||2 metres & throughout|
|Hull and superstructure:||Riveted with welded steel superstructure. Wooden framed double-glazed windows.|
|Last docking:||2006. Overplating completed to surveyor’s specification.|
|Ballast:||Railway iron, cement blocks and sand in 20L jerry cans.|
|Engine:||Scania Vabis 165 hp with heat exchanger.|
|Propeller:||Bronze, with spare (cast iron).|
|Below floor||Access to water tanks, and plumbing installations. Extensive storage space under rear cabin.|
|Generator:||5 kva Deutz air cooled|
|Alternator:||2 x 24 volt alternators on the engine. 100A for house batteries. Standard for starter batteries.|
|Inverter:||Trace 24 volt, 3000+ watts with charger integrated.|
|Battery charger:||Trace24 volt, 100 amps (integrated with inverter)|
|Batteries:||Separate Domestic battery bank and engine start batteries|
|Electricity:||220 volts / 24 volts . Whole boat served with 220 volt lighting and power points. Most wiring accessible under port sidedeck.|
|220 volts:||By shore power, generator or inverter.|
|Tanks:||• Drinking water, 2000 litres
• Diesel 500 litres (engine)
• Diesel 1000 litres (boiler & generator)
|Water-pump:||220 volts and 24 volts|
|Heating:||Full domestic installation oil-fired central heating with radiators in all rooms and bathrooms.|
|Insulation:||Very good insulation in Rockwool|
|Hot water:||By central heating boiler. Supplied to all bathrooms and kitchen|
|Propane gas:||2 bottles in a lockers on deck|
|Cabins:||• Two double/twin cabins forward of saloon with all round access to beds,both with en suite toilet, washbasin and full size shower.
• Independent stern cabin. En suite toilet,washbasin and shower. Wardrobe, walk around double bed.
|Corridor:||From saloon to bedrooms.Cupboards under side decks for linen etc.|
|Bathroom:||Three en suite bathrooms detailed above all with heated towel rails.|
|Saloon:||Large saloon with dining area close to kitchen. Sofa, chairs, dining table.|
|Kitchen:||• Kitchen. Gas 5 burner hob.Under bench gas fan oven. All with electronic igniters and thermocouples. Good bench area with cupboards/drawers beneath.
• Dishwasher fridge/freezer and washing machine.
|Entrances:||Port and starboard wheelhouse doors.|
|Wheelhouse:||Hardwood folding wheelhouse, traditional wooden wheel, basic instrument panel.|
|Bow:||Fore deck with anchor winch.|
|Sundeck:||Large sundeck on the superstructure with safety railings.|
|Equipment:||• Manual anchor winch
• Ropes, fenders, mooring pins
• Bilge pumps
• Fire extinguishers
• Navigation lights
• Boarding plank
• Car hoist (light)
|Chattels:||• TV with FTA digital satellite box (tuned to BBC) and motorized dish
• Beds and some bedding
• Saloon furniture
• Some crockery, glasses, pots and pans, cutlery
• Dining table
• Outdoor table with 6 chairs (teak)
• Charcoal barbeque
• 4 bicycles
• 160A welder and some tools
|Moored:||The Port, Roanne.|
|Asking price:||Euros 265’000|