39m Spits barge (part converted) “Najade“

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 Najade is a Belgium built Spits barge, the design of barge that gives the maximium size commercial barge that can navigate most of the French canals. She has huge possibilities as a family home, hotel barge, floating offices and a lot more, this is a vessel that you can fulfil your own vision of life afloat.

The barge is not complete but the majority of the steelwork conversion is done and the Owner's have made a good start on the interior. The insulation is now in place (spray foam) and she is also part lined and with work still proceeding to create a huge living space. The original Captains cabin is still as it was so there is still somewhere to relax on board and the vessel is fully operational so you can move Najade to wherever you wish once you have purchased her.

These Spits barges are hugely popular for living accommodation and there are many thousands lining the canals of Europe in one form or another, most came out of service because they were not able to survive against road and rail transport and not because there was a problem with them. A few still survive trading on the waterways but the competition is fierce so good barges like this are now slowly being withdrawn and converted into a new roll. 

This Spits has the following important features:

  • Only £49,500

  • In good condition with a good recent survey report

  • A good running engine and equiment, she is fully operational

  • Very spacious

  • Still has the original Skipper's accommodation and wheelhouse so could be moved tomorrow

  • Part converted with the vast majority of the steelwork complete

  • Insulated and part lined out in the original cargo hold

  • Can be viewed in Northern France, only 2 hours from the channel tunnel

  • Heating in Skipper's accommodation and wheelhouse

  • Two sleeping cabins,WC with shower and open plan saloon/galley

  • TRIVW certification in place until 2020

  • Fold down wheelhouse

  • Huge potential, this is a very good investment for your future

  • Now that the Winter is over the present owner is also giving the barge a fresh coat of paint

  • Selling only due to owners ill health


L x B x D: 39.00m x 5.10m x 1.30 m
Year built: 1961
accommodation: Original Owner's Accommodation in good condition
Displacement: 140 tonnes
Engine: MWM 173 HP diesel engine
Price: 49500 GBP in other currencies
  • 63,173 USD
  • 416,507 DKK
  • 49,500 GBP
  • 60,961 CHF
  • 83,008 AUD
  • 83,434 CAD
  • 86,436 NZD
  • 815,414 ZAR
  • 56,014 EUR
Location:Northern France (2 hours from Tunnel)
Bow thrust:No
Flag: Dutch registered
VAT status: Exempt
Extras: In good condition and conversion partially completed. This is an ideal barge for a hotel barge or a very large family cruising home

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

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