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The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the Historische klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen', the Friese maatkast Tordino and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
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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 Tordino
The Tordino is a Friese Maatkast built in 1922. She is being converted into a floating museum.
 
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The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts. She was sold in 2016 and is now a houseboat in Zaandam.
 
MY Op Hoop van Zegen
Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She was converted into a classic looking yacht.
 
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The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
 
HomeConversion • February 2010

February 2010

For those who follow the conversion of the Watergeus, not much is happening at the moment. I have many plans and will start working soon again! I'm looking for pieces at the moment. Once I have everything I need, updates will follow quickly again!

In the meantime I'm still working on my book for (new) barge owners.

3rd February 2010: Luxe Motor in Sluiskil

A friend of mine has bought a Luxe Motor. The Albatros was built in 1923 and is still having her original buiting (wooden floor in the hold). More pictures will follow!

10th February 2010: Stoelen

I finally have them! After looking for over four years I now found a set of stoelen. These are supports, mounted on the den for putting your gangway, broom and other tools.


There is a little work to them, but I sure don't mind!

Thanks to the owners of the spits barge Julie!

14th February 2010: No news..

The canal was closing with ice again. Last year it was cold, but only a short period. Now it is nearly every two weeks so cold. A few pictures...

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