Auction Boat Details

Luxemotor Dutch Barge

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The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Luxemotor Dutch Barge

Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  313455
  • Length  ·  30.00m
  • Year  ·  1927
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 0hp, 6 cylinder DAF (1927)
  • Lying  ·  Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

This boat is awaiting activation and is not currently for sale on the Boatshed system.
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Lying Portsmouth
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 19/01/2022


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model 6 cylinder DAF (1927)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The electrical system is installed with good overload protection, with breakers on all circuits. The vessel has a back-up AC electrical supply. This comes via a Victron inverter from a large bank of batteries, charged by a Victron battery charger. This is reported as working when the shore power has failed in the past.
There is provision for escape from all parts of the accommodation area. Fire extinguishers are provided in the engine bay and the forepeak where the batteries are stowed. We have 2 x 12v starter batteries for the engine and 12 x 2v standby batteries supplying 24v for our standby power.

We have a diesel generator also for backup power.

3 mobile bilge pumps.


Length 30.00m
Beam 5.00m
Draft Min 1.50m
Headroom 2.50m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The barge hull is made from steel plate on transverse frames. The frames were measured at 400mm centres apart from the engine room where the frames were at 300mm centres. The hull plating is rivetted.

The accommodation has been built into the large hold and extended into parts of the rest of the rest of the hull. The decks are reported as steel and covered with concrete.

There is full central heating and log burner on board.

Cast iron radiator


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment


3 mobile bilge pumps

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This amazing barge Luxemotor Dutch Barge is moored to a fixed pontoon sitting on the mud during low tide and floated as the tide comes in. She has stunning views up Portsmouth Harbour my particular favourite view from inside was in the galley washing up at the sink looking out of a traditional brass porthole (check out the photo). The mooring does not automatically transfer with the sale of the vessel, however the mooring and fees can be applied for directly with the marina during the purchase process.

The vessel was brought to the UK under its own power seven years ago. Prior to this she had commercial use as a cafe in the Netherlands. Once in the UK the owners underwent a refit to provide 2 double bedrooms, a luxurious shower room, spacious living room and trendy newly fitted out kitchen and don't forget the log burner fire with tiled surround. The interior is clean and dry and very homely. Usual amenities such has washer, dryer, fridge and freezer etc.The barge is very comfortable to walk around with good hand hold provision on all steps and access points through the boat. She has an amazing open deck for relaxing or entertaining and a fabulous aft deck to watch the sunset or rise. Her wheelhouse provides shelter like a little conservatory should you want to continue feeling the outdoors in the inclement UK weather!

Note regarding the engine : The engine was run up regularly for some years from this point until the diesel bug got into the fuel tank. Since then the engine has been turned over manually to ensure it remains free. With a little work and attention, it is reported that the engine should be able to be made operable.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Luxemotor Dutch Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

7 years

Why are you selling her?

change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

North East coast and south coast to the solent to Portsmouth harbour

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