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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MS Aquarel
The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts.
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Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She is being converted into a classic looking yacht.
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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 Sluiskil

Sluiskil is what I would call a refugee place for boats. The dock mainly contains boats that have no mooring anywhere else, boat that couldn't pay the yard and have been confiscated or just boats that went to the yard and discovered the price was to high to repair.

Various boats in the dock

A spits being converted for use in London

A spits house boat from Ghent, just after leaving the yard, freshly painted

A pontoon converted into a small house boat.

An abandoned trawler, left their by the owners in February 2006. In the background my boat, the Watergeus

Not a barge, but also moored in Sluiskil is this ex minesweeper. The owner wants to visit China in 2008 with his boat...

Another abandoned fishing boat. Moored there for over three years with no future...

A pusher converted into a house boat, offering a large accommodation

A barge waiting repairs at the yard. Used to be a house boat in Ghent.

The Vertrouwen was moored for seven years in the dock. She has recently been towed away to Utrecht for conversion into a house boat.

Two Luxe Motors, used as house boats

The dock seen from the Arma

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