A stunning Dutch Barge, it has a unique look that will turn heads on the waterways and towpath. The vessel benefits from a pristine engine and solid hull. It is fitted with everything you need for comfortable liveaboard city life and voyaging the waterways. It has been recently issued with a new safety certificate valid for 4 years. (expiring 2025)
This is an exceptionally well-maintained vessel with a riveted all steel hull and an historic Mercedes engine of the series OM (636), engineered for military use, it will never fail you, It has been fully serviced on a regular basis.
Solar panels with an inverter / charger provide an environmentally friendly source of power for all your appliances, coupled with an electricity hook up as a back-up for the winter months.
Ons Heyke delivers a comfortable and stylish cruising experience. The accommodation provides a wonderfully light and airy feel, and the stunning wood panelling gives it a true cabin feel. The main entry is via the central wheel house, which has doors on either side, along with a comfortable seating area – perfect for viewing the stunning countryside whilst touring.
To the stern of the wheelhouse, there is a fixed double berth with PLENTY of storage. The room benefits from secure windows all around all of which can be opened and refreshen the air very easily; these also provide beautiful natural lighting giving it a true cabin feel and beautiful view of the rivers.
To the front of the wheelhouse, there is an open plan saloon, including two seating areas that can each accommodate up to 4 people (can also be dropped down to make double beds), diesel stove for heating fully serviced few months ago, a galley with fridge, sink, gas oven and hob, along with plenty of surface space and storage. Gas is fitted with two more outlet in case for future installation of an oven or water heating.
Ons Heyke benefits from a spacious back deck that is perfect for lounging and barbequing in those long summer months. The swim deck is perfect for taking a quick dip to cool off. This is the perfect vessel for liveaboard off grid living, entertaining or just sitting and enjoying the tranquillity of the waterways.
Please get in touch to arrange a viewing if you are in a position to buy it.
|Vessel type:||Dutch Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Mercedes Benz Om 636|
|Length over all:||11m|
The Mercedes-Benz OM 636 is a diesel engine that was produced by Daimler-Benz from 1948 until 1990. Being the successor to the OM–138, the OM–636 has been used both as a passenger car engine and as an industrial engine. It saw its first use in the Boehringer Unimog in 1948, prior to its official introduction in the 1949 Mercedes-Benz W–136.
The OM 636 is a water-cooled inline-four-cylinder diesel engine with precombustion chamber injection, eight valves, OHV valvetrain and wet sump lubrication. It has a cross-flow cylinder head made of grey cast iron. The cylinder block material is also grey cast iron. Both the crankshaft, which is supported in three bearings, and the connection rods are forged. The pistons are made of a light metal alloy. The camshaft is driven by gears, it also drives the inline injection pump. The camshaft and injection pump are placed on the engine's exhaust side.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.