East Sussex UK|
Helena is a charming, spacious Dutch Barge, converted from a cargo vessel into a roomy liveaboard in the Netherlands. Originally built in 1928, this Beurtship barge features a large master berth and two additional double berths at fore and aft.
Helena has an attractive kitchen fitted in the collapsible wheelhouse, 24v solar system, plumbing, shower room and electrical hookup for shore power as well as an efficient Hunter wood burning stove in the living room. The 120hp water-cooled DAF 575 sits in the large engine room, providing a cruising speed of 8 knots. Helena handles incredibly well and was recently piloted from London, around the coast to Sussex. Two linked fuel tanks hold up to 1400l of diesel, giving Helena a significant range - ideal for trips to the continent or coastal cruising. The engine was recently serviced and runs incredibly well. Hull surveys have shown a solid, rivetted hull throughout, with the high quality workmanship of the original Dutch manufacture clearly evident.
Currently undergoing repainting, I am open to negotiating price based on the minor works to be completed. I have lived aboard Helena for nearly seven years and have greatly enjoyed my time with her.
Helena is currently located on a tidal river mooring in Newhaven, a fantastic location with easy links to Brighton, Eastbourne and London. The mooring has a fantastic and eclectic community of liveaboard boaters, and is an ideal location to complete works on the boat. Brighton Marina is a short cruise away and would be a fantastic option for those looking for the amenities of a modern, fully equipped marina.
While a functional and spacious liveaboard vessel, Helena also has significant potential to increase the living space into the fore and aft berths, and viewing is highly recommended. Internal photos are to follow but please do get in touch for more information or to arrange a viewing of this wonderful barge.
|Vessel type:||Liveaboard Dutch Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||DAF 575|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||18.25m|
|Fuel capacity:||1400 Litres|
|Water capacity:||600 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||100 Litres|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.