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
(and old stuff - outdated)
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
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
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.
HomeBarges for sale • More information

Information on barges for sale

Information for the seller

You wish to sell your barge? No problem, for 25 euros you can put your boat for sale on this website. We guarantee you a lot if visitors that are in to boating or the living afloat lifestyle.

What do you get for 25 euros?

You can place a text (maximum 2 A4 pages) and up to 12 photos (resolution of 800x600). We do want to keep it as cheap as possible, since I want to give ideas in the first place, not be a commercial broker site! The 25 euros cover the costs made for placing the ad on the website. (see: example)

What boats are allowed?

Any barge that has been described in the article 'how to recognize a Dutch barge'. We don't allow yachts,lifeboats or any other boats that don't fit inland waters. Barges for commercial trade will not be allowed, unless they can be used / converted into house boats.

What about the tools and parts?

Tools and parts related to Dutch Barges can be placed on this website for 10 euros. You are also allowed to place text (maximum 1 A4 page) and 4 photos resolution of 800x600).

How do we place an ad?

For placing an ad, please e-mail me at: . You will receive further information by mail.

Information for the buyer

Living Afloat received the information of these vessels in good faith from the owner. We are not responsible for possible incorrect information such as the condition of the vessel.

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