"Zingara" - Dutch Barge for Sale

Dutch Barge for Sale

 

Introduction

Zingara is a unique steel boat being a cross between a 1920’s motor yacht and a residential barge. She was designed and built by a team of carefully selected specialists to be able to travel in comfort on almost all the navigable waterways of Europe and, being exceptionally strong and seaworthy, on coastal seas in reasonable weather.

She can sleep up to 6 persons and can carry a small car on the aft engine deck. She has a central saloon, master en-suite cabin forward, guest en-suite cabin aft, workshop in the bow and all major machinery in the engine room aft which is separated from the accommodation by a steel bulkhead.

She was launched in 2002 and over the last 11 years has explored most of the rivers and canals in Western Europe, Poland, the Gota canal, the Danube, and the waters of the Channel, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the northern Mediterranean.

She is in outstanding condition having just completed a major repaint and machinery service in a respected Dutch boatbuilders yard.

Key Technical Specs

Length 21.34m (70')
Beam 3.9m (12.8’)
Draft 1.1m (3.6’)
Air draft (min) 2.4m (7.9’)
Air draft (with canopy) 3.5m (11’6”)

Displacement 50 tonnes
Top speed 14km/hr (7.5 knots)
Cruising speed 11km/hr (6 knots)

Main engine Sabre Perkins M135 naturally aspirated engine developing 140hp

Hydraulics Main drive
Bow thruster
HIAB crane
2x windlass (1 forward deck, 1 rear deck)

Electrical System 240v ac, 24v and 12v dc circuits.
6 x 200ah domestic batteries.
110ah auxiliary alternator on main engine.
3kW Victron Combi inverter.
4.5kW Northern Lights generator.
Isolating transformer for shore power.

Hot Water & Heating

Somy C1220 diesel 14-23kw ships boiler.
Somy HL160 132 ltr s/s hot tank.
Wet radiators/matrix heat units.
Old English diesel stove in saloon.

Galley Wallas ceramic diesel Hob.
Wallas diesel Oven.
Combination microwave domestic oven (240v).
Domestic under unit fridge (240v).
Under floor 24v chest freezer/cool box.

The galley kitchen comprises matching base and eye-level solid oak and maple units with a Corian® worktop/double sink.

Accommodation

Woodwork Solid oak with maple panelling throughout.

Master Cabin
Fitted double bed that is accessible from either side with chart drawer and substantial storage underneath.
Two fitted wardrobes.
Fitted dressing table.
Assorted fitted lockers and drawers

Ensuite Bathroom
Small roll-top bath (with hand shower over).
Wash hand basin in vanity unit with mirror cupboard above.
Macerator WC.

Saloon
Indoor helm and and electricity controls at forward end.
Double access doors port and starboard.
Free standing seating for 4.
Wooden desk & captain’s chair.
Old English diesel stove.
Built in dinette which converts to double bed opposite galley.

Guest Cabin
Fitted double bed with substantial storage drawers & cupboards underneath.
Large fitted mirror-faced wardrobe.
Assorted fitted lockers.

Ensuite shower room
Shower.
Wash hand basin in vanity unit.
Large broom cupboard and smaller storage cupboard.
Macerator WC.

Located in the guest bedroom is a laundry cupboard that houses a 240v standard 60cm domestic combination washing machine/dryer.

Handling

With both external and internal helms and all controls and drives being hydraulically operated, Zingara is an exceptionally easy boat to handle, normally by two people. Both the main drive and bow thruster have variable and continuous power application capability enabling manoeuvring to be carried out without having to adjust engine speed. The rudder is of Schilling design making it very responsive and enabling the boat to move sideways in conjunction with the bow thruster. The hard chines and long rudder skeg ensure that straight-line motoring is well maintained.

Instrumentation

Both external and internal helms have the following controls and instruments:

Main engine control and instrument panel.
Engine speed control.
Forward and aft variable thrust control.
Bow thruster variable thrust control.
Hydraulic helm.
Raymarine ST40 instruments:
Rudder position indicator.
Log
Wind indicator
Depth gauge
Raymarine chartplotter and radar (RL80C & RL70C)
Raymarine 230c VHF with intercom to foredeck.

The above are linked by a Garmin 128 GPS located at the lower helm.

Current Situation

Zingara is just completing a major overhaul in a top quality Dutch yard. This included a complete external repaint and the servicing of all systems, thus she is in outstanding condition. In winter she is moored inside a floating garage near Snake in Friesland and in the sailing season she has a mooring in a marina nearby. Friesland offers exceptional cruising waters and is easily accessible from the UK.

A desire to explore the American waterways means that very sadly we must part with Zingara. We hope that someone with an appetite for adventure and with an appreciation for a beautiful, well engineered home will want to own this lovely, unique boat. If you are that person, please contact Philip Cook by email at philipcook@aol.com or on my mobile, +44 7802 357512. Guide Price – offers in the region of £375,000.


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At sunset

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Barge hull

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At anchor Greece

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Barge moored alongsideJPG

Barge in lock

Barge in lock

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Barge mooring

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Barge for sale

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Car onboard

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Corinthian canal

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Barge in Europe

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Dutch barge in port

Cruising in Brittany

Cruising in Brittany

Ensuite bathroom master cabin

Ensuite bathroom master cabin

Easy to handle

Easy to handle

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Exploring

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For sale

Lower helm position

Lower helm position

Luxury guest cabin

Luxury guest cabin

Dutch Barge for Sale

Dutch Barge for Sale

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Deck upper helm position

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Dutch barge open seas

Luxury master cabin

Luxury master cabin

Crusing Europes waterways

Crusing Europes waterways

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Over the yard arm

Moored in bay

Moored in bay

Plan

Plan

Seaworthy

Seaworthy

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Luxury saloon

Luxury saloon

Luxury interior

Luxury interior

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Navigating Eurpean locks

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Looking for a mooring

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Along the canals

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Approaching a lock

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Windmills of Holland

Morring in a quiet canal

Morring in a quiet canal

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Through a tunnel

Attaaching crane hoist

Attaaching crane hoist

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Barge side-on a

Aperatifs on deck

Aperatifs on deck

Bottle storage in dining benches

Bottle storage in dining benches

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Aerial photo with car a

Ceramic hob

Ceramic hob

Car lashed to rear deck

Car lashed to rear deck

Circuit breakers and instruments

Circuit breakers and instruments

Cooker

Cooker

Aerial photo turning into harbour

Aerial photo turning into harbour

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Dining kitchen

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Dining area kitchen b

Dining area  kitchen c

Dining area kitchen c

Dining area a

Dining area a

Dismantling awning frame

Dismantling awning frame

Dining area b

Dining area b

Aerial photo evening sun

Aerial photo evening sun

Dismantling the awning

Dismantling the awning

Guest cabin skylight with balckout and flyscreen

Guest cabin skylight with balckout and flyscreen

Door to guest cabin

Door to guest cabin

Generator set

Generator set

Engine bay

Engine bay

Guest shower room a

Guest shower room a

Drawers by dining area

Drawers by dining area

Hoisting a car b

Hoisting a car b

Hoisting a car

Hoisting a car

Immersion heater

Immersion heater

Hydraulic oil tank

Hydraulic oil tank

Kitchen area

Kitchen area

Laundry room

Laundry room

Kabola Old English diesel-fired stove

Kabola Old English diesel-fired stove

Main fridge

Main fridge

Master bathroom a

Master bathroom a

Master bathroom b

Master bathroom b

Master bathroom c

Master bathroom c

Master bathroom sink

Master bathroom sink

Master cabin b

Master cabin b

Guest Cabin

Guest Cabin

Master cabin c

Master cabin c

Master cabin a

Master cabin a

Master cabin bedsides

Master cabin bedsides

Master cabin dressing table b

Master cabin dressing table b

Master cabin rooflight

Master cabin rooflight

Microwave

Microwave

Offloading a car

Offloading a car

Master cabin dressing table

Master cabin dressing table

Perkins Sabre marine engine

Perkins Sabre marine engine

Porthole blackouts

Porthole blackouts

Offloading a car b

Offloading a car b

Aerial photo with car b

Aerial photo with car b

Rear wheel and deck

Rear wheel and deck

Multi door to Guest cabin

Multi door to Guest cabin

Rear wheelhouse

Rear wheelhouse

Rear wheel position b

Rear wheel position b

Rooflight blackout blinds

Rooflight blackout blinds

Rooflight flyscreen

Rooflight flyscreen

Saloon c

Saloon c

RCDs

RCDs

Saloon b

Saloon b

Saloon stove

Saloon stove

Saloon viewed from master cabin

Saloon viewed from master cabin

Saloon desk area

Saloon desk area

Saloon d

Saloon d

Washing machine

Washing machine

Spare bed

Spare bed

Water boiler

Water boiler

Saloon

Saloon

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