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Peniche Canal Du Midi Live Aboard

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28.90m (94'10")



Underwater profile

1 x Diesel 280hp, Volvo (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Builder Vanderville
Lying Bourgogne
Fuel capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,300.0 ltr (286.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 280hp
Engine make and model Volvo (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: 9000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 20KVA


Volvo 280hp main engine driving a well protected propeller in a tunnel. Possibility to reinstall the bow thruster (water jet). Joystick tiller on a “long lead” for ease of manoeuvring Electrical generator of 20Kva.


LOA 28.90m (94'10")
Beam 5.05m (16'7")
Draft Min 0.60m (2'0")
Airdraft 3.50m (11'6")
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems


220 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Constructed in the Vanderville yard in 1966 she is one of the last Midi Canal barges to be constructed. She traded in the Midi until 1972 when lack of trade forced her out into the big wide world. She was lengthened to 38.5m Freycinet size and continued to trade throughout northern Europe including Germany, (hence her Rhine Patent, now lapsed) She remained in the hands of her first owner right up until his retirement in 1992 when she passed into the hands of her present owner. Under new ownership she was transformed back into her original Midi canal dimensions and had a new bottom (not doubled) put on. Complete documentation accompanies the boat from construction to present day and she is (almost) better than new.


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The hold is ready to be transformed to new owners requirements, residential, hotel/charter or even cargo. A patio area has been created but original hold covers are still available. The present owner has commenced work on the boatman's cabin and forepeak cabin but has had to stop for health reasons. A solid base for conversion to your specification. Black water tank already installed. Hot water tank already installed. Generator 20Kva already installed. Oil fired central heating boiler 26Kw already installed.

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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Electric windlass
2 anchors
2.00m (6'7") of chain

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Live aboard barge for sale by Boatshed Bourgogne. We are pleased to offer offer this Canal du Midi Barge for sale. A rare gem just waiting for it’s next role in life. Commerce, live aboard, extended Euro-cruiser for all the family or luxury go anywhere inland yacht! UK or Europe, you decide. Built as they should be and looked after as they ought to be, this Midi Canals Barge has a known and documented history from new and a recent bottom (not doubled) this is an “almost” better than new “sail away” proposition.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Peniche Canal Du Midi Live Aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Bourgogne. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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