Dutch Motor barge for sale
ICENI is a UK built fully equipped steel live aboard houseboat which is ready as a sail away and is of a size that makes for comfortable handling by two people or to be simply enjoyed at her current picturesque mooring. Built in the Dutch Barge Luxemotor style by Delta Marine in Warwickshire it has been finished by the vendor to his the most exacting standards using the best available materials. Iceni was dry-docked in September 2017 and a detailed hull survey was carried out (report available) followed by complete ant-fouling with four protective coats. In addition, fifteen salt-water sacrificial anodes were installed. The vessel is lying on a linear mooring in the eastern reaches of the river Medway in north Kent. The mooring is within private gated land of five acres that is also part of an idyllic wedding venue through the summer months. The mooring also has a large land deck area with plenty of seating and space for summer entertaining with lovely views across the salt marshes. The nearest mainline train station is Rainham from which the HS1 service operates to St. Pancras. Iceni is offered as a completely furnished home and office, ready to live in and including 40” Samsung TV, DVD and DVR, kitchenware, cutlery and crockery.
Viewing is by appointment only, the secure location can not be seen or accessed from the road without prior arrangement.
Joe Taylor exclusive broker
Boarding is via gangway with handrails to:
Wheelhouse:The collapsible wheelhouse is made of solid Iroko and is double glazed all round with stable doors to port/starboard. The helm sits front and centre with good sight fore/aft for manoeuvring. The instrument panel is well laid out with a chart area to the port side. The wheelhouse also acts as a secondary sun/reception room with seating for four people in comfort. To starboard is a semi-spiral Iroko staircase down and forward to:
Main Saloon Living Room:Divided into three distinct but open spaces the living/dining/kitchen uses the full available beam of the ship. Recessed overhead lighting plus side lighting with four large portholes to both sides with Venetian blinds and a 8ft x 4ft overhead hatch which provides an abundance of light. The lounge area has a two seater sofa (sofa bed), a Stressless lounge chair with footstool, plus other lounge seating. To the starboard side is a ornate and functioning Swiss multi-fuel stove. Alongside is a 40” Samsung TV on extending angle wall mount with DV-R and DVDCD player. Moving forward to:
Kitchen/Dining:Located to port are the kitchen units including under-counter pull out storage, dishwasher and microwave oven all topped with a lovely Iroko counter top, brass taps and sink. The dominant feature is the Eastwood cooking range in enamel green (generically called an AGA although not of that make). This also provides hot water and central heating to the twelve cast iron radiators around the vessel. The floor area is laid with solid oak boards. Across from the kitchen is a large oak dining table with seating comfortably for eight people but extendable for twelve. Above and along the centre line of the ship is a large, 8ft x 4ft, hatch with eight window sections, four which open, providing plenty of natural light. Continue forward along the angled central hallway and on the port side is a large fridge freezer and beyond, double doors to:
Office/Study/Cabin 3Comprised of a L-shaped solid oak desktop and full height storage cupboards. This is a recent modification which lends itself to a third berth if required. Opposite on the starboard side is the door to”
Main Bathroom:The shaped bathroom has a full length bath with retractable shower head, circular wash basin mounted on a vanity unit with mirror overhead and Tecma macerating toilet fed directly to the blackwater tanks. The floor, vanity unit, shelving and battening are all solid teak. The bath is a versatile air-bath with variable settings for strength, pulsation and heat. Further forward leads to:
Master BedroomThe master bedroom is the full width of the ship with a built-in five foot double bed. Hanging wardrobe and chest of draws to starboard side and chest of draws forward. Forward of the starboard drawer is the en-suite shower and forward of that under the forward deck is a utility cupboard contains the washing machine and stacked tumble dryer. Returning to the wheelhouse there are steps down to:
Aft CabinLined with crown walnut panelling below and T&G panelling above the aft cabin is aid out as a guest cabin with two single beds arranged either side fore/aft, recessed overhead lighting plus table lamps and TV and DVD/CD player. To the rear across the full width are louvered doors leading to the steering gear with ample aft storage, insulated and carpeted, either side occupying the whole of the rear swim. A comprehensive package of various equipment manuals plus a detailed operation/service manual with detailed schematics compiled by the owner is also included.
Steel construction with five mooring bollards on deck, wide side decks allow safe access forward.
The wooden light and flags mas can be lowered for bridges. The Wheel house can also be collapsed when needed.Gangway with handrails and non-slip decking 12 inch gunwales for easy access forward Wetline tender 2/3 persons Honda 2HP water cooled and unleaded outboard plus oars Iroko removable roof deck with Ikea seating for six and table/storage cabinet between Full set of cushions for above with waterproof protective covers Cantilevered parasol Lifebuoy Manual windlass Fenders Hinged Mast with anchor and steaming light plus Navel TV antennae
Flag of Registry: UK Hull shape: Displacement
LOA: 72ft (22 mtrs) Beam: 12ft 6” (3.8 mtrs) LWL: 65ft (22 mtrs) Length of deck: 72ft (22 mtrs) Maximum draught: 3ft 3” (1 mtr) Displacement: 50000 Kgs full load Ballast: 12000 Kgs Air draught with wheelhouse collapsed: 6ft 6” (2 mtrs) Air draught wheelhouse up: 9ft 4” (2.9 mtrs)
Power: 130 HP inboard Make: Perkins Model: Sabre Fuel: Diesel Hours: 730 Drive: Shaft via Aquadrive Propellor: 3 blade 24” x 13” Cruising speed: 6 Knots @ 1400 RPM Maximum speed: 8 knots @ 2200 RPM
Engine: 200 gallons (900 ltr) Auxiliary: 120 gallons (540 ltr) Freshwater: 4 x stainless steel, total capacity 330 gallons (1500 ltr) Greywater: 1 x 60 gallons (250 ltr) Blackwater: 2 x 60 gallons (500 ltr)
Double berth: 1 Twin berth: 1 Sofa bed: 1 Office/Study (which could be converted back to another single berth) Bathroom/toilet: 1 En-suite Shower: 1 Dining capacity: 8+
Inverter: Victron Phoenix Combi 2500W (3KW 30 min peak) with 50Amp charger with remote panel. Generator: Northern Lights 8KVA in sound box. Hours used: 648 Remote generator control panel with auto changeover unit Shore power inlet: 34A 8KVA Electrical circuit: 240vac and 24vdc 500+ AH 24vdc domestic battery bank. 360AH 24vdc starter/bow thruster battery bank. Cyrix ct-230A intelligent battery combiner for above. 24v 120Amp second alternator with CruzPro SAR20 smart alternator controller. 24v 7KW 130 KGF bow thruster with remote jockey stick control and remote killer switch.
Nav & Domestic Electronics:
VHF 1: Garmin 100i DSC/ATIS VHF 2: Swiftech M-198 handheld GPS: Garmin 12XL handheld Compass: Fixed brass in console Compass: Plastimo handheld Combined log/depth sounder Samsung 40” TV Sagemcom twin tuner DVR Sony DVD/CD player Navel omnidirectional powered TV antennae with amplifier and distribution box
Bosch Washing machine White Knight Tumble dryer Zanussi Dishwasher Indesit Fridge/freezer Neff 900W microwave Eastwood range for cooking/hot water/central heating with double hob, oven and secondary warming oven. Hot water cylinder: 40 gallons minimum ((180 ltr) with twin element immersions (programmable), heater coil from Eastwood boiler plus 2 heating coils from the engine and generator set.
Gangway with handrails and non-slip decking 12 inch gunwales for easy access forward Wetline tender 2/3 persons Honda 2HP water cooled and unleaded outboard plus oars Iroko removable roof deck with Ikea seating for six and table/storage cabinet between Full set of cushions for above with waterproof protective covers Cantilevered parasol Lifebuoy Manual windlass Fenders Hinged Mast with anchor and steaming light plus Navel TV antennae
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