Dutch barges originally used for carrying cargo in the Netherlands have now been converted for pleasure cruising and residential use.
We found Alchemy in western England. She’s a newly completed Dutch Barge replica, fitted out beautifully by a professional cabinet maker. The hull was commissioned in 2013 and blacked in May 2017. Alchemy displays an innovative and unique design including a large collapsable wheel house, assisted by gas struts and a complete retractable roof in the form of a tambour. This is ideal for catching some sun while preparing breakfast on summer mornings as well as creating a stunning slatted effect in its closed position. Other features include sliding doors for space saving solutions and tambour units in the rear cabin.
The fine cabinetery seen throughout include a sunburst veneer pattern on the dining table and a beautifully designed curving wall that displays itself in both the bathroom and main living space. These features are balanced beautifully with a mix of soft textiles throughout. The main timbers used are English Walnut and Oak.
From Alchemy’s use of old snooker table slate for her kitchen worktops to old stained glass inlayed in her portholes, she is truly stunning.
Alchemy is 21 meters long, has two cabins that sleeps six, and is powered by a Vetus 120 hp diesel engine and bow thruster. Additional features include washer/dryer, electric toilet, central heating, a wood burning stove, Victron inverter charger, battery bank, large calorifier that is heated by either the boiler, immersion heater, or from the diesel engine. All the major electric and plumbing solutions were performed by a specialist marine company ‘Loomtech’.
Alchemy is currently moored and being lived in by the current owners at the beautiful and sought after Tewkesbury Marina. This beauty can be yours for $337K and can be found here.