De Hoop - £75,000

Moored at: Limehouse Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Dutch barge
Berths: 2
Length: 51ft
Width: 10ft  
Draft: 2ft 8in
Builder: Dutch Barge
Engine type: Diesel inboard
Engine make: Volvo D476CYL
Stern type: Dutch Barge
Layout: Reverse
Year: 1927
View by appointment: Yes

Extremely attractive 51’ x 10’ Dutch Beurtship style ex cargo barge, originally built in 1927 in the Netherlands as a motor barge. She was subsequently converted to a live aboard and cruising barge with a raised cabin over the main hold, wheelhouse aft and Luxemotor style aft cabin. 

De Hoop Doet Leven has benefitted from considerable investment by her current owner during the past 12 months and is only for sale due to the current owner relocating abroad for work. 

  • New bilge, water & wc pumps.
  • New wheelhouse roof.
  • Electrical systems professionally checked/updated by marine electrician.
  • Plumbing for pump out black water tank replaced.
  • Heating system replaced.
  • New fire retardant boarding around stove.
  • New fridge.
  • Redecorated throughout.
  • Oak flooring professionally relayed.
  • New, bespoke, roof covers fitted.
  • Windows resealed.
  • Engine serviced. 

Her interior is utterly charming and has been tastefully updated whilst retaining many period features. Her master cabin is in the stern with excellent storage. Her wheelhouse, with original fittings and instrumentation, could easily be used as an office from which to enjoy the wonderful marina view. 

Moving forward, she has a fully equipped galley and built in washing machine/dryer. Good worktop space and excellent storage also feature. Her saloon is delightful; warm, welcoming yet light and deceptively spacious. Her saloon also features a stove and the entire boat has been redecorated to a very high standard. 

Early viewing of this delightful barge on her fully transferable, residential mooring at Limehouse marina is strongly recommended.


BSC expires:
- 03/2025

Last blacking:

Hull & superstructure:
- Steel plate

Stern type:
- Barge

- Volvo D476CYL

- Shore power, inverter & charger

- 1 x engine start
- 1 x domestic

Cabin heating:
- Boiler, radiators, stove

Water capacity:
- 1000L

Fuel capacity:

- Pump out


Please note: this is not a survey report and all pre-owned boats are sold without warranty.

The information provided is based on a superficial inspection carried out by us and information provided by the vendor. No guarantee is given or implied regarding the specification, but descriptions are given in good faith as could be ascertained at the time of inspection. Aquavista takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommend the use of a marine surveyor to establish the condition of the vessel.


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