• NEW  'Sheffield' Widebeam- from shells to full fit out

    NEW 'Sheffield' Widebeam- from shells to full fit out

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    Are you thinking of living afloat in the UK Waterways? This is where to start, we can provide you with the Sheffield barge to any stage up to full fit out.

  • Special offers on Sailaway barges 105,000 Euros

    Special offers on Sailaway barges 105,000 Euros

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    Please talk to Peter Coupland about the super deals on this new build barge and many others, in kit, shell, sailaway or fully complete versions - he can provide exactly what you need

  • Cruising in the sunshine

    Cruising in the sunshine

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    We have all the vessels that you need for cruising anywhere in the UK and European waterways, this is what we specialise and can give you all the help you need to get started. Here are some ideal cruisers

  • Magnificent Klipper barge £375,000

    Magnificent Klipper barge £375,000

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    I will take you to visit this lovely barge in Holland and You will not see a finer barge afloat for the asking price. Ebenhaezer was completely rebuilt in 2008 and is virtually new. Completely repainted April 2016

  • 31ft Aquanaut Cruiser- A bargain at £15000

    31ft Aquanaut Cruiser- A bargain at £15000

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    This 9,5m (31ft) cruiser is for sale close to Amsterdam, she is in nice condition and fully operational. a very good cruiser for exploring the canals.

  •  The New Brigantine - A cruising home of real quality

    The New Brigantine - A cruising home of real quality

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    This splendid widebeam canal barge is for living aboard, cruising the lovely English waterways and also the superb French canals. If you wish she can be built to Category 'C' (coastal), the choice is yours...

  • 22m (72ft) Motor cruiser/Liveaboard

    22m (72ft) Motor cruiser/Liveaboard

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    Continental is a superb and large motor cruiser, designed to pass through the canals to Southern France as a cruising liveaboard. She is also Ideal for living aboard in on the river Thames or Docklands in London as a very spacious home in the city.

  • Spacious 19m (62 ft) Klipper barge - £189000

    Spacious 19m (62 ft) Klipper barge - £189000

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    Galileo has a good mooring in West London that can be transferred to the new owner

  • 24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £245,000

    24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £245,000

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    Rival has for a number of years been cruising the river Thames with up to 8 passengers in Lovely accommodation, sleeping cabins with en-suite facilities

  • This superb Hotel barge is for sale in France

    This superb Hotel barge is for sale in France

    This barge is being sold as a going business or a magnificent cruising houseboat 295,000 Euros

  • The Superb 'Brigantine' with wheelhouse

    The Superb 'Brigantine' with wheelhouse

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    This is the latest 'Brigantine' delivered, she is magnificent inside and out. There is no finer widebeam in the UK waterways, constructed and fitted out by Craftsmen, Built to go anywhere with a lowering wheelhouse and with category 'C' for coastal cruising.

  • 22 m repica dutch barge

    22 m repica dutch barge

    Bronte is in superb condition, very well maintained and has very few running hours on the engine

  •               Visit magnificent Amsterdam to see some of the superb barges that are for sale in and close to the city

    Visit magnificent Amsterdam to see some of the superb barges that are for sale in and close to the city

  • NEW 'Sheffield' Sailaway barge

    NEW 'Sheffield' Sailaway barge

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    This is the latest 'Sheffield' sailaway barge, fully painted, insulated and with engine installed - she is now ready for delivery.

Vessels for working and living afloat



Welcome to our website, Are you interested in a life changing experience?

You will find Dutch barges (newbuild or older), Commercial vessels, Saloon Boats and English Widebeams, all for living on board or cruising. There are many different types available - just scroll down and click on the pictures or links for more information, any of these are interactive to help you to navigate around the site.

 My team will  do their best to find you the perfect vessel for work, pleasure or to live aboard. There are many vessels for sale on this website but if you do not see the craft that you would like and need help finding your perfect boat please contact:  

 Peter direct on 0044 (0) 7757 279 336 or E-mail:  [email protected]

This is a 7 day a week service and we always try to answer your messages as soon as possible - remember to bookmark this site, you will always want to return.


 For fine Cruising Barges, Motor Cruisers and Commercial Work Boats - you will see a few examples here on the Home Page or go to our full listings by hitting the buttons on the left and right of the screen. Please note: If you are on the mobile phone just go to the menu bar in the top right hand corner of the screen and all the categories are listed there.

 Dutch Barges

 Many of the finest quality Dutch barges afloat both in the UK and Europe are available on my web site (more than 100 for sale at any one time, therefore there is plenty of choice. In association with our Designers and British and Dutch Barge Builders we are now producing new barges to a very high specification for our customers at a very good price.  There are often many reasonably priced project barges from shells to fully operational floating homes.   www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale.html

Hotel Barges


We have some very special vessels that have been fitted out as fully equipped hotel barges and others as more basic student hostel barges however they are all good business oportunities for Companies or private individuals. If you click on the links on this page for the hotel barges most of our barges are listed however if you do not see what you require please contact us.  www.workboatseurope.com/workboats/hotel_ship.html

Passenger boats

There are a number of good passenger boat for sale - please enquire

Sailing barges

 For sailing barges - www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/sailing_vessels.html

Widebeam Barges



Enjoy the English countryside, in the broad beam canals before you head for the smallest canals of Europe. These barges are suitable for the splendid canals of France, in Brittany or Southern France, the Canal du Midi, the choice is yours. www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/wide_beam_cruisers.html


Narrow Boats

For vessels able to navigate all of the English wateryways system we can provide you with new narrow boats built by one of the best steel boat building companies in the UK, There are also second hand vessels available. Sorry, this picture is not interactive just yet - it will be soon. (Link will be coming soon.)

Floating Homes

A floating Home can be anything that you wish it to be and can afford, they can vary from static pontoon houseboats to cruising vessels  www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale/houseboats.html

 Motor Boats

From economic, live aboard cruisers to some of the finest motor yachts on the market, I have many available for you to look at, mostly in and around Amsterdam. Ashore or afloat, new and used we have many for you to see.www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/motor_cruisers.html


 The very best Dutch tugs, workboats, patrol boats, even cargo ships, new build and used. All commercial vessels will be described in more detail if you click onto Commercial vessels on the left hand side of this page or go to www.workboatseurope.com

 Barge and Boatfinder service

To find the Barge,Motor Boat or Commercial Craft that you require - whatever size I will try to help you to locate it.


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