The NEW 60ft x12ft widebeam “Atlas Class“

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 The new Atlas widebeam barge is now in build, the steelwork is finished and has been shotblasted so the painting has begun. As with everything on the barge, great care is taken with the preparation and paintwork in the tempreture and humidity controlled paint shop. This barge paintwork will be finished to the same, very high standards that all the vessels at the Nottingham boat Company are built  however you could say that the Atlas is different in many ways:


  • The hull of the Atlas is designed to be lighter, this is achieved by reducing the need for lots of ballast. Having a chined hull (Vshaped on the bilge) she naturally sits lower in the water therefore  does not need the weight of bricks that other barges need to allow the bow thruster and propellor to work efficiently. Being lighter you do not need so much engine power to push the boat along or to stop her.

  • This design allows for better handling on the helm - the barge is more directional and does not slide sideways when turning. The fishtail rudder will also improve handling.

  • The chined hull also allows the Atlas to come closer alongside the quayside or canal bank. This is a benefit in shallow edged waterways.

  • There is also improved stability at the point of heel, this vessel s therefore better when using in rivers and for coastal cruising.

    Soon will come the superb paint finish, insulation and then we really do move into the 21st Century with the CAD designed interior - do come along to the open day on Sunday 24th June at Nottingham to see how we are getting on.

  • If I can be of any help please call me on my mobile: 07757279336

L x B x D: 18.28m x 3.66m x 0.60m
Year built: NEW this year
accommodation: Computer aided layout of your choice
Engine: Vetus VH4.65
Price: GBP in other currencies
Bow thrust:In standard Sailaway spec
Flag: No Flag
VAT status: YES
Extras: This is a new build vessel which can be supplied to any level of build from Sailaway to full cruising specification with a lowering wheelhouse

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

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