Gravesend Kent UK|
Variatie was a dry-cargo carrying barge that plied the Dutch coast and canals and having come to the end of her working life was converted in the 1970’s, in Belgium for accommodation. She has now been fully updated to provide generous and contemporary living space.
This comprises of a large saloon, superb modern galley, three double cabins - one with en-suite - spacious wheelhouse with dining area, and additional fold-down double berth.
Solid wood floors and low-power/LED lighting throughout.
Gardner W90 engine and independent generator supplying 240v AC.
|Vessel type:||Luxe Motor|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Gardner W90|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||28m|
|Displacement:||90 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||700 Litres|
|Water capacity:||800 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1200 Litres|
Forward Double Cabin:
A large cabin with a vertical foldaway king-sized bed, that offers scope for multi-purpose use of the space when folded.
There are 5 double 240v power sockets and hanging rails on each beam with adequate freestanding drawer storage comprising of two units and a dressing table.
Two thermostat-control radiators
Access to forward chain locker, behind a hinged panel.
Four small portholes and six light-bricks supply more than adequate natural light, whilst four wall-mounted dimmable lights compliment the cabin.
Fitted with large walk-in, fixed and flexible head shower cubicle with custom-made 6" deep stainless steel tray. A wall-mounted, towel-rail radiator, with two fold-down sections, offers horizontal drying facilities.
Full-size washbasin, in white, with matching toilet and over-sink bathroom cabinet.
Over-toilet shelf provides storage.
Four pairs of low-energy LED lights provide cost-effective and efficient lighting.
A ceiling deck-hatch above the shower cubicle offers huge amounts of natural light.
Two single horizontal-fold beds, each with bedside light and twin power (240v AC) socket.
Storage shelves, bookshelf and freestanding drawers unit.
Four double 240v (AC) sockets and grey-water tank gauge.
All lighting is 240v (AC) and either LED or low power-consumption bulbs.
A single porthole and ceiling deck-hatch provide natural light.
Escape hatch with safety ladder and ceiling deck-hatch.
Enclosed fresh and grey tanks: these are saddled (one on each beam) to offer stability when in open water.
Access door to freshwater tank and storage.
This is a large open-plan space with plenty of power sockets, portholes and deck-hatches. At the aft end of this room there is ample storage, some of which is through to the galley, and a wine rack. A diesel boiler, washing machine, fridge and freezer are beneath this storage. Access to water pumps is from behind these “white goods”.
There is a large deck-hatch on the aft port side of this room that permits access and egress of large items unable to be moved through the wheelhouse and doorways.
Three wall-mounted radiators.
Wall-mounted low power-consumption lighting.
Raised above the level of the saloon and forming a near-closed ‘C’, the worktops are of wood. Cupboards above and below with several drawers are gloss white finish and offer ample storage.
Double sink with flexible/extendible mixer tap and single drainer.
Induction hob, with four plates, and a double oven beneath, and a worktop standing fridge.
There are ceiling deck-hatches and six large portholes for natural light and ventilation.
Worktop power supply is from two retractable 3-outlet “pop-ups”.
Three ceiling-mounted strip lights.
Additional under-floor storage.
Doors either side for external access, folding door and two-flap companionway to galley and forward sections, and two-flap access to rear cabin.
Two sofas face each other either side of a suspended table. This can be folded down to provide an additional double bed.
Under-seat finned radiators.
The wheelhouse roof and doors are removable, as is the framework, whilst all window panels can be folded down, to provide low clearance passage.
Power sockets and LED lights.
Wood paneled throughout with a raised 4’6” double bed with large drawers beneath.
On each beam there is a bi-fold cupboard and wardrobe as well as several deep drawers for storage.
The steps providing access to the raised bed have storage beneath and additional under-bed drawers alongside, also there is further storage beneath the bedside tops.
Six port-lights and two portholes, each with wooden covers, as well as a large over-bed deck-hatch provide more than adequate ventilation and natural light.
The cabin is lit by LED’s and low-power bulbs and there are ample electrical sockets.
Two finned radiators, one beneath each wardrobe.
En-suite toilet and small white sink and separate en-suite shower with fixed and flexible heads and a 6” deep tray.
Steel hull, deck and roof, with a handmade hardwood wheelhouse with a new canvas roof.
Forward sun-deck offers alfresco entertaining area.
Full survey and replacing of hull December 2020.
Gardner W90 - 35 hours maximum with current owner
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.