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1930s Dutch Liveaboard Barge

£149,995.00 £124,995.00

A stunning barge with a lot of refurb potential last valued at £200,000. A potential modern alternative to the ever-increasing price of London living.

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The “Spirit of Loch Ness” is a fantastic converted liveaboard Dutch barge.

We have some 360-degree immersive photos on Google Views for a closer look. See below, and click/drag to change the view / zoom in/out.
*Note that not everything in these photo collages is perfectly stuck together, so certain things may seem slightly off-angle etc.

She was built in the Leid Shipyard in Leiden in Holland in 1930 and was originally used on the European canal network for general cargo. She has recently been used as a hotel boat offering 3 and 6 night cruises for 8 guests on the Caledonian Canal (see photos of brochure) and could continue to be used as a cruising hotel boat or would make a spectacular live aboard.

The last official valuation from 5/6 years ago when in Scotland (see photo) was £190,000-£200,000, so this is an immense bargain to snap up.

Current location is in a transferrable dry residential mooring:,0.4669436,195m/data=!3m1!1e3

*Accommodation consists of 4 double guest cabins each with shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rail and plenty of hanging and shelf space.
*There is a comfortable saloon with plenty of seating and a separate raised dining area.
*The galley is well equipped and there is also a cosy snug bar.
*The cruise quarters are separate from the guest quarters and have their own shower and toilet.


  • Engine(s) Powered by a Daimler-Benz 120hp marine diesel engine.
  • Vessel name: Spirit of Loch Ness
  • Vessel type: Dutch Barge
  • Builder: Leid Shipyard
  • Year constructed: 1930
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Heads: 5
  • No. Of engines: 1
  • Engine model: Daimler-Benz
  • Engine power: 120 HP
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Crusing Speed: 5 Knots
  • Length over all: 33.00m
  • Beam: 5.50m
  • Maximum draft: 1.30m
  • Hull material: Steel
  • Fuel capacity: 1400 Litres
  • It has a pump-out sewage tank, and can connect to shore electricity for power inshore.

The interior is liveable but needs some refurbishment in the same way as you might refurb a house. The galley could also benefit from a refit.

The one thing it really will need is re-wiring. The previous owner to our client wired it himself, and unknown to them, did it incorrectly. Although it was perfectly safe, whatever he did caused electrolysis damage to the hull, which we dealt with with some replating when she was in dry dock before sailing from Scotland to the Medway.

Get in touch now with any offers or questions you may have. We are able to schedule visits upon request.

Payment arrangements. A refundable holding-deposit of 12% must be transferred upon purchase via bank transfer only, the remainder will be due upon pick-up. Note that this is a private sale and therefore VAT is not applicable.

1. Captain’s cabin

2. Main living space with kitchen, dining area, lounge area, entry to 2 secondary bedrooms

3. Bar, entrance, entry to 2 main bedrooms

4. Exterior