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Princess Lily - Coastal Dutch Barge

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Price: SOLD
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Princess Lily is a 50 foot Dutch Barge offered with moorings at Milton Keynes Marina. She had a complete refit in 2011 including new Beta 50 diesel engine/gearbox , Vetus 70 bowthruster, and ballasted for use on the inland waters of England (include canals). Originally built as a Dutch Trawler Barge and is believed to be a Bakdekker, made in Steilsteven Shipyard Holland in 1940 as a bunker barge, delivering oil and lubricants from the Belgium coast around to the French coast. She was built in riveted iron plate and has been re-plated with 6mm steel plate. She has a modern and spacious feeling about her, with double berth to the forward cabin, shower/wet room, modern kitchen, wheel house saloon, and aft cabin. The wheel house saloon is fitted with a multi-fuel stove and provides the main cabin space. The professional fit out has used cherry wood with hard wood fittings, with a full Webasto central heating system and 240 volts throughout. Her boat safety certificate expires in March 2020 and is offered with mooring (subject to contract) at Milton Keynes Marina on the Grand Union Canal.

Boat Specifications

Boat Type Dutch Barge
Make: Bakdekker
Year: 1940
Length: 50
Fixed Berths: 1 Double in forward cabin
Additional Berths: L shaped couch converts to double bed
Beam: 10'
Hull Manufacturer: Bakdekker
Plate: 10mm base, 6mm sides, 4mm top
Paint: Navy Blue and cream
Stern: NA
WIndows Type: Mixed

Engine Specification

Engine Make:Beta 50 fitted with alternator and 2 raw water intakes for cooling. Run time 11 hours.
Bow Thruster:Bowthruster - 2 batteries fitted

Interior Description

Cherry wood main cabin, and hard wood fittings to aft and forward cabin, carpeting and solid wood floors, porthole window below deck, stainless steel fitting, 4 deck hatches provide addition natural light below deck.
Kitchen specification:Modern galley design with stainless steel oven with grill, hob and microwave. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, stainless steel effect 12 volt/240 volt Shoreline fridge. Lots of storage and cupboard/draw space. Galley off corridor with radiator and solid wooden floor.
Bathroom specification:Luxury wet room with sealed stone floor with drain, stone effect tiling, mixer shower tap, glass sink with chrome designer tap and towel rail, chrome radiator (5KW), mirrors, cassette toilet (Dometic) with large ceramic bowl, shaving mirror and further chrome shelving and recess shelving.
Lounge specification:The main cabin/saloon – wheel house has bench seating area (converting into an extra double bed), flat screen TV, CD Radio, blinds to part double glazed windows, Logic boatman multi-fuel stove, radiator, sliding door to outside deck, stairs down to aft cabin and galley.
Bedroom specification:Forward cabin fitted with large double berth, double fitted wardrobes with separate shelving, bedside tables, reading lights, forward cupboard, deck hatch, and radiator. Aft cabin has marine polish stainless steel port holes and is currently configured as a office/study area.

Hot Water & Heating Systems

200 gallons fresh water tank. The heating is via an Webasto central heating system with 6 radiator and 5kw tower rail in bathroom. Hot water is from 22 litre calorifier with 240volt immersion. Also, Logic multi fuel stove in main cabin.

Electrical System & Components

240 electrics throughout, sockets and switches throughout vessel, 12 volts electrics LCD and halogen lights throughout, A/C panel and trip LCD box, D/C panel with trips with LCD. Bilge pump, moorepower inverter 2000, automatic 80 amp Vitron inverter/ battery charger , 4 batteries, navigation lights and horn, 2 front battery’s for bowthrust.

History Of Vessel

Boat Safety Certificate:March 2020
Last Hull Blacking:2015
Anodes:2011 - checked in 2015
Additional Information:Helm Specification: Chrome morse control; luxury pack beta engine panel; clipper depth, speed log and battery monitor; bilge pumps monitor; compass and colour chart plotter with channel chart; ship to shore radio (new and unused); CD Radio. Anchor and winch to bow, LED deck lights, blacking to hull 2011, anodes fitted 2011, 80 gallon diesel tank for engine, fire blanket and extinguishers throughout. All decking gear, ropes and fenders included in sale. Hull survey in 2015 is available to the buyer. Mooring available on secure private jetty (subject to contract) at Milton Keynes Marina. Dutch Barge “Princess Lily” is available for immediate sale and is currently lying Milton Keynes Marina on the Grand Union Canal. Completion subject to contract.
Milton Keynes Marina Ltd, Registered Office: Stoke House Farm, Stoke Road, Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, Registered in England (No 7027708). VAT No: 974 8063 82