29m Cruising Hotel barge “African Queen“

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 The Hotel barge African Queen is now available on the market, this magnificent barge is being sold as a fully operational business opportunity on the river Thames. She is also almost fully booked for 2017 so you really can see the potential of what you are purchasing. 


To see the full extent of this very interesting business please click onto the link to the Owners' web site: african-queen.co.uk/  You will see the lovely accommodation provided for the 12 paying guests and also the 4 person crew (or two crew and a superb Owners Suite). The all weather Saloon is of particular note as even if it is raining or snowing the guests are warm and comfortable and can still relax and watch the world go by. You will see that cruises are available in the winter around Xmas and New Year - if the sun is shining then there is lots of safe enclosed deck space for the guest to enjoy the fresh air.


You will also note the interesting Cruise itinerary on one of the most picturesque and charming stretches of river in Europe, the beautiful upper river Thames. Your guests will cruise aboard a very fine vessel fully equipped to provide a most relaxing holiday or short breaks close to the magnificent Chilterns.


The African Queen has an excellent base on the river, fully serviced with ample car parking for guests also ideal for storing up with provisions, fuel and water. The base is charming in itself but is on rental terms from the estate owners and this would have to be renewed however no problems are envisaged over this. A buyer of the business would need this base or one in the vicinity to honour the booking commitments for 2016


Why should you buy the Aftican Queen Hotel barge Business?


  • This vessel is for sale as a fully operational business

  • There is a ready made itinerary but adjustments can be made

  • The vessel is almost fully booked for 2017

  • There is an excellent home base with car parking on the River Thames

  • The home base can safely be used in the winter time

  • Cruising on one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Europe

  • Close to the Chilterns and close to railway connections for Guests arrival if needed

  • Fully equipped for catering  - 12 paying Guests 

The vessel itself has the following outstanding features:

  • Good running engine

  • Silent pack 10 Kva generator

  • 17 berths including crew accommodtion

  • Very spacious!0 Electric flush toilets and showers

  • Large capacity tanksWell apointed cabins for Guests

  • Superb Captains quarters with separate lounge, sleeping cabin and WC with a bath

  • Accommodation for two crew

  • Spacious GalleyLarge upper decksaloon with bar facilities

  • On deck seating area with plenty of space for 12 Guests

  • All linen, crockery and galley equipment  is included

  • All safety equipment with the barge 




L x B x D: 29.11m x 4.88m x 1.65m
Year built: 1923
accommodation: For 12 Guests and four crew
Displacement: about 100 tonnes
Engine: DAF 575 - 120Hp diesel
Price: 450000 GBP in other currencies
  • 626,174 USD
  • 3,878,573 DKK
  • 450,000 GBP
  • 571,928 CHF
  • 808,992 AUD
  • 768,360 CAD
  • 870,175 NZD
  • 9,024,254 ZAR
  • 521,594 EUR
Location:River Thames, England
Bow thrust:
Flag: British
VAT status: YES
Extras: All cabins with controlled heating,magnificent deck saloon, Fully equipped Galley

Please contact me for detailed specifications and/or viewing appointment.
++44(0)7757279336 / [email protected]

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