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Zorg en Vlijt


A 1914 LUXE-MOTOR DUTCH BARGE built in Heusden, Holland and converted in 2007 to a comfortable and stylish home, presently situated in East London, ideal for the London Olympics


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Zorg en Vlijt

A beautiful Luxemotor – full steel conversion.
Length circa 27.16m, wide circa 4.88 m.,
draught ca 1.1 m, displacement circa 99.563m³ .
Built at Heusden, year of construction 1914.
Zorg is a charming and well-maintained Dutch barge bought in Amsterdam in 2007. Fully working engine, manageable size and a well-designed layout inside.
Year: 1914
Converted: 1980s
Hull: Steel
Cabin: Steel
Engine: Deutz Klockner, engine number F611517/922079/84  (power ca. 100-120 hp)
Generator: yes (make tbc)
Water: 2 large tanks (2 x 1250 litres)
Fuel: 2 large tanks (2 x 750 litres)
Heating: Diesel boiler powers radiators that are found in all rooms throughout the barge, with thermostat control. Plus wood-burning stove in living room and diesel stove in cabin.
Hot water: Triple coil marine calorifier. Diesel or electric with thermostat control.
WC: Domestic flush
Electrics: 24 & 230 volt

Cabins: 2 doubles (potentially 3 if storage area in bow was converted)
Saloon: 1
Galley: 1 fitted
Shower: 1
WC: 1
Study: 1
Entry is via one of two doors either side of wheelhouse.The wheelhouse has just had a brand new roof fitted; inside is bench seating, controls and wheel.
Hatch into skipper’s cabin. A lovely light room with attractive wooden cupboards, bench seating, skylight and plenty of portholes.
Forward of wheelhouse, steps down into the galley and saloon area. The galley is well equipped with ample fitted storage, sink, Smeg oven, fridge and washing machine and two large skylights plus portholes letting in plenty of natural light.
The large open living area has planked oak flooring, good headroom throughout, benched seating at either side that hides the low-rise radiators and a wood-burning stove.
Walk forward and you are in a corridor/study area where there is lots of natural light thanks to a skylight which sits in a huge hatch that can be removed to allow large items to be brought into the boat with ease.
To your right is the bathroom which has just been fitted, tiled and decorated with new shower, wash basin and waste saniflo.
On your left is a small compartment for the WC.
Walk forward and you enter the master cabin which has fitted wardrobes and cupboard space on either side giving plenty of storage. Room for king size bed.
Forward into the bow where there is an unconverted room currently used for storage but could be a third bedroom. It has a ladder and hatch that opens onto the deck.

Brokers Note:

An attractive and stylish Dutch Luxemotor Barge, ideally situated in Central London for all amenities and well placed for the London 2012 Olympics.

Guide: £169,000
Lying: River Thames
Viewing: Through the brokers.