|Type||Dutch «Luxemotor» Barge|
|LOA||22 m (72 ft)|
|Beam||4.2 m (13ft 9 in)|
|Draft||1 m (3ft 2 in) or less, except a 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) skeg which protects prop and rudder|
|Air Height||3.35 meters (11 ft.) wheelhouse up; 2 meters (6 ft 7 in) wheelhouse down|
|Engine||1960 DAF 475/100 CV/Diesel, re-built (year unknown), keel-cooled|
|General Inventory||Vetus 10 KVA generator, Victron battery charger, Victron inverter, Avon VHF radio, diesel-fired central heating with radiators, fiberglass dinghy, aluminum gangplank, anchor with chain on windlass plus 2 extra anchors, 2 life buoys, all required life jackets, lines, fenders|
|Builder||H. Haring, Wilnis Netherlands|
|Hull||Riveted steel with overplating|
|Wheelhouse||Mahagony with fiberglass roof panels (collapsible)|
|Fuel Tanks||2 stainless steel—600 liters red diesel (for heating and generator) 800 liters white diesel (for engine)|
|Water Tanks||2 stainless steel, 2,000 liters|
|General Furnishings||Wood stove, 220v/212v/gas fridge/freezer, gas hot water, gas stove/oven, washing machine, microwave, TV with satellite, Ligne Roset armchair and sofa, oak dining table, 1 double bed, 1 queen/2 single bed, various chairs, small tables|
Eleanor is a classic luxemotor with beautiful lines and a well-designed interior, suited for year-round living aboard and cruising the inland waterways of Europe. Accommodation includes two double bedrooms; a spacious bathroom with full-sized, tiled shower; large lounge/dining room with well-appointed galley. Wood floors, 2+-meter headroom, lots of windows and light throughout. On deck forward is a sundeck with ample seating for al fresco eating and entertaining, with a hatch down to a workshop and storage area below. The large wheelhouse folds down for getting under the low bridges of the Canal du Midi. The barge has been well-maintained, surveyed regularly and is centrally moored in the medium-sized French town of Roanne, about 1 hour from Lyon, 4 hours from Paris via TGV. Eleanor is a much-photographed boat, gracing the cover of the Roanne tourist office brochure, as well as the pages of GEO and Fluvial magazines . . . a grande old dame with whom to experience life and travel in France at a civilized, leisurely pace.
Note: queen-size bed athwartships on platform can be made up as fore/aft twins.
Eleanor is a much-photographed boat, featured on the cover of Roanne’s town brochure, in feature articles in the French boating magazine Fluvial, as well as in a double-page spread of an article about life on the Loire River in Geo magazine, a French National Geographic-type publication.
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