• Magnificent 22m Dutch Tjalk

    Magnificent 22m Dutch Tjalk

    Sail in luxury aboard this fine Dutch motor vessel

  • How about this lovely widebeam ? - A cruising home of quality

    How about this lovely widebeam ? - A cruising home of quality

    This splendid NEW Brigantine widebeam canal barge is for living aboard and cruising, the magnificent English canals and also the continental waterways, the choice is yours...

  • Would you like to earn money while you are cruising?

    Would you like to earn money while you are cruising?

    This is a very special, go anywhere barge, that is fitted out with 3 En-suite double cabins, ideal for charter work or lots of family and friends - If you are interested in this vessel why not stay on board? try B&B to get the feel of living aboard.

  • Spacious 19m (62 ft) Klipper barge - 210,000GBP

    Spacious 19m (62 ft) Klipper barge - 210,000GBP

    Galileo won the 'Best barge at rally' award at the summer rally in the London Docklands 2013, she has to be seen

  • 24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £275,000

    24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £275,000

    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

  • Yes, sailing barges can still get under the bridges

    Yes, sailing barges can still get under the bridges

    This Lovely vessel is seen here at Capestang, on the Canal du Midi in France. She is now sold but I have many more available - please ask for information

  • A magnificent 20.6m (67.5ft) barge - £229,000

    A magnificent 20.6m (67.5ft) barge - £229,000

    Fowey Belle is a very special barge having been completed in superb style and quality, the lovely timber work and equipment all fitted by craftsmen. 3 double sleeping cabins, all en-suite.

  • Based in France 19.80m Luxemotor £98,000

    Based in France 19.80m Luxemotor £98,000

    This lovely barge is for sale South of Paris and she is ready to go cruising now Fully operational, Well maintained with 3 double cabins

  • Enjoy cruising the Historic Canals of France

    Enjoy cruising the Historic Canals of France

    Arguably the finest canal in Europe, the Canal du Midi is a goal for all serious foreign going cruisers, it is magnificent and I have the barges and boats to take you there in comfort

  • Magnificent Klipper barge 395,000 Euros

    Magnificent Klipper barge 395,000 Euros

    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.

  • Cruising in the sunshine

    Cruising in the sunshine

    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

  • 17.5m Tjalk in Cambridge - £83000

    17.5m Tjalk in Cambridge - £83000

    This lovely barge is available at present on a mooring near Cambridge. Here is an opportunity to live,work and study in a barge of character. Orca is ideal for a couple and is in full cruising condition

  • Cruise the Canals in comfort

    Cruise the Canals in comfort

    This is a real Captain's ship, I have this and many more that are just what you need for Exploring the rivers and canals of Europe in comfort. Ideal for cruising France, Belgium, and Holland

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

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

    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.

  • The finest narrow boats available

    The finest narrow boats available

    Enjoy life cruising the beautiful British countyside aboard your own luxury narrow boat or widebeam. Many new designs available built by possibly the best barge builder in England. Pre-owned vessels also available or or we can Custom build for you.

  • 29.5m Luxury cruising home or hotel

    29.5m Luxury cruising home or hotel

    This large barge is ideally suited for use as a hotel barge, Chouette needs no modification, she could start working straight away. There are 5 sleeping cabins, 9 berths and 4 bathrooms, ideal for a large family or paying guests

  • 31ft Aquanaut Cruiser-Offers £21,000

    31ft Aquanaut Cruiser-Offers £21,000

    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.

  • Special offers on Sailaway barges

    Special offers on Sailaway barges

    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

  • NEW Branson 55ft - £220,000

    NEW Branson 55ft - £220,000

    This 55 foot Tyler/Wilson replica Barge is now complete and is for sale with two 2 walk around berths in separate en-suite cabins. Boat show model.

Vessels for working and living afloat


Welcome to the website that specialises in cruising homes afloat

This site is where 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 for more information

  • Choose the vessel that is of interest to you, click on to the picture (all pictures are interactive) and you will go to the webpage for that vessel

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  • Now hit the download button and the detailed specification will be sent to you automatically

  • Note: all latest uploads are featured on the right hand side of this page

 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 what you want please contact:    Peter direct on 0044 (0) 7757 279 336

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 - see a few examples here on the Home Page or go to our full listings by hitting the buttons on the left side of the screen.  



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 that customers are asking for to a very high specification at a very good price.  There are also many reasonably priced project barges from shells to fully operational floating homes.

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


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.

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

 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.


 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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