Retired? Sabbatical? Thinking of buying a barge? Then why not take a self drive holiday on a real Dutch barge ? I am the proud owner of the Dutch barge “Waterman”. She was my home for five years whilst my wife, Mary, and I cruised the canals of France. I have recently purchased a canalside house and whilst restoration work is going on I do not have time to cruise the boat. I am seeking boaters with reasonable experience to rent the boat for a longish period of, from one to three months. Friends have taken her for the last ten years. She is based in central France.
The boat is an original Dutch barge, built in 1927 and is 15m long and 4.1m wide. She has all modern home comforts including central heating, microwave, fridge and freezer & a little air conditionong. The accommodation comprises three double cabins, a wheelhouse area that doubles as a lounge, a dinette, kitchen area and shower/toilet. She has her own generator, washing machine and tumble drier.