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
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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..
Recognize a barge
Buying a barge
Converting a barge
Barge to the yard
Safety on a barge
Converted barges
Barge stories!
Waterways & harbours
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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 and their stories

Rudder of a bargeNote: For a full story of the conversion of the Watergeus, please visit the 'conversion' area!

Converted barges and heir stories is the place where you can read the experience and he enjoyment of the people living on a barge. This section of the Living Afloat.Com website contains the stories of converting a boat, sailing reports, photo shoots, etc...

Would you like to see your story published, please contact me. Do you have any questions about these stories, ask them here!

Sailing stories

Whenever I see the chance of sailing with somebody, I'll take the opportunity. A few years ago I had more time, since I was a student and now I'm working. Never less, every trip I can make is an exiting experience! When reading the following stories, I hope you enjoy it and that I can convince you of the beauty of living afloat!

Other stories

Photo reports

For pictures of barges and their moorings, click here.

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