Living afloat
The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen' and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
MS Watergeus
The Watergeus is my home. It's an old Dutch Luxe Motor, built in 1929. She was about to be scrapped when we bought her...
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Living Afloat
Living Afloat gives you free ideas on what you need to know about barges, how to buy them, how to convert them, etc..
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MS Aquarel
The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts.
MY Op Hoop van Zegen
Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She is being converted into a classic looking yacht.
I spent most of my time in or around boats. Read what I'm doing!
MS Hornblower
The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
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Converted barges in Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort is a small harbour along the Belgian coast. it can be reached by sea or by the inland canals and waterways. Therefore, this is often the place were people leave for England with their barge.

Two spits barges, partly converted...

One of those two spits barges in detail...

The other spits barge in detail...

The parlevinker (proviand vessel) Rijo, waiting in Nieuwpoort for calm weather to go to London

A Luxe Motor staying for the night in Nieuwpoort

A spits barge, stays the summer in Nieuwpoort and the winter in Charleroi

A house boat in Nieuwpoort, hard to say what type of vessel it is

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