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Savvy Superyacht Barge

A Luxurious Superyacht Barge

We found this slender 97′ steel superbarge ideal for cruising canals and rivers in luxury. Built in 2004, Savvy was designed to navigate narrow and shallow water and pass low bridges prevalent throughout Europe’s interior waterways. The build was conducted by Dutch superyacht yard Hakvoort and British interior designer H2Design.

Savvy Superyacht Barge

Savvy’s owner is the famed British entrepreneur Peter de Savary and founder of St. James Club in London, Paris, NY and LA. His passion for boating is best demonstrated by leading the British team in the 1983 America’s Cup and once owning Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s 165 foot KALIZMA.

Savvy has had over $1.8M invested in her by the current and former owner and has a Lloyd’s 100A1 classification. Inside are spacious living, dining and full galley perfect for entertaining or relaxing.

Under deck sleeps up to 6 with a full-width owner’s stateroom, a twin-bed cabin, and a study with a single bed that extends to a double.

Savvy Superyacht Barge

She is 15 feet wide and runs 4 feet deep. Her diesel hybrid motor gives her a 750 mile distance at 6-8 mph. The dual generators are quiet when running so you can take in the scenery in peace while enjoying a glass of champagne pool-side on deck or taking a dip to stay cool during your journeys.

Savvy Superyacht Barge

Savvy is listed around $2.7M.

Photo credit to Peter Insull.

Linqueda of the Netherlands

The history of the Netherlands is one of seafaring people thriving on a lowland river delta on the North Sea in northwestern Europe.  So it’s no wonder they have mastered the barge living lifestyle. Linqueda is a remodeled 1930 Luxemotor located in Utrecht, the 3rd largest municipality in the Netherlands.  She was converted into a lovely floating abode in 2004.   Linqueda’s been updated beautifully throughout it’s galley,  3 cabin quarters,  and full bath with separate shower.  The elevated wheelhouse is nicely appointed and located in the aft.

She’s 29 meters long with a 4.4 meter beam.  A DAF 757 85hp diesel engine powers her through the waterways assisted by a 20hp hydraulic bow thruster for ease of docking.  Onboard power is provided by her 10kVA diesel generator.

Linqueda is moored in Utrecht and being offered by Bowcrest Marine for €490,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebuilt 1928 Dutch Luxe Motor

We can’t resist Dutch barges.  Meet Victor, a 1928 beauty that was rebuilt in 1998 and re-fitted in 2008-2009. He’s 25m long and 5m wide with an open floor plan including a nicely appointed galley, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.  The updated interior and furnishings are cozy and the white super clean.  And who doesn’t love a furry footstool.

Victor is powered by a 260hp Scania engine complimented by a hydraulic thruster to assist with docking.

A Luxe Motor is a Dutch type barge, built for the first time in the early 1920s. Most vessels had a straight bow with characteristic upsweep of the gunwale and good accommodation for living at the back of the ship, from which the name derives. As constructed, luxe motor lengths range from 18 to 30 meters though many were lengthened in the 1950s to compete with the falling price of road transport. After commercial retirement the luxe hull is a popular choice for live-aboard and recreational use.

We found this floating abode in Amsterdam at Bowcrest Marine listed for $478,440.

 

 

 

 

Alchemy House Boat

Alchemy – A Simply Exquisite Dutch Barge Replica

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.