Luxemotor Dutch Barge Katwijker

Timeless style and quality
£84,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  275621
  • Length  ·  20.70m
  • Year  ·  1925
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 50hp, Rennes (1925)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Builder Leiden
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 585.0 ltr (128.7 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Rennes (1925)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 3.5KVA

Engine can be both keel and raw water cooled
Petter diesel Generator (3.5kw)
Prop shaft and bearings replaced 2010


Length 20.70m
Beam 4.03m
Draft Min 1.00m
Draft Max 1.50m
Displacement 48,000kg (105,840.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage In water


rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: shore power, generator


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Approximate water tank capacity
Bilge plates keels to assist stability
Diesel day tank (135 litres) and main tank (450 litres)
New Anodes (2020), changed annually as required
Blacked to waterline (2019)
Both mast and wheelhouse can be collapsed to lower the airdraft and portions of the roof are removeable, for both furniture delivery and as a sunroof
Celotex insulation to front cabin


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

2 x cookers
2x fridges
Solid fuel stove x 2
Walk-in pantry
Rinnai gas water heaters x 2
1 x electric macerator toilet with holding tank and deck pump out.
1 x sea toilet

2 burner Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

2 x cookers
2x fridges
Solid fuel stove x 2
Walk-in pantry
Rinnai gas water heaters x 2
1 x electric macerator toilet with holding tank and deck pump out.
1 x sea toilet

2 burner Stove

Deck Gear


1 halyard winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
160.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This unique vessel and home is rich in history, charm and style. It was requisitioned during the Second World War, appeared in A BBC documentary and was used by the RNLI for training. This has been the owner's home for over 20 years, during which time it has been a 'Lovely liveaboard. Having cruised the East Coast, France and Belgium, I know it is nice at sea and takes the ground well'

The boat has a warm and cosy traditional feel. It gives the impression of having been , well maintained and therefore ready for a new owner/s to experience.
Separate Captain's quarters, with heads, double berth, galley and multifuel stove.

Therer is acres of space outside, for both operapting the boat when necsearry, but also as living space. Inside there are two double berts, one of which is in the self contained 'Captain's Quarters'. These quarters feature a separate galley, heads with a shower, raised double bed and a multi fuel stove. In the main cabing can be found another double bed, open plan saloon and dining area, also with a multi-fuel stove. The interior also features a second galley and the walk-in 'pantry'. The engine room is spacious, with good room to move around and operate the engine, which provides plenty of power for cruising and manouvereing the boat.

This boat really is unique in its heritage, design and presentation. It would make a comfortable cruising platform, home or holiday opportunity. If you would like to know any more or organise a personal viewing, please contact our office and we would be delighted to hear from you.

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

This Luxemotor Dutch Barge Katwijker has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

22 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast Rivers

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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