Boat “Bookay” for sale – Béziers / Canal du Midi

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  • Price: 380,000 Pounds ONO.

    Highersynth Bookay;  SSR Number 239156 Registered at Sunderland UK.

    This 2004 built replica Dutch Barge is to the highest standard having been built with no expense spared by the Peter Nicholls Company at Daventry in the UK. The barge was custom designed with high ceilings and no stooping when entering or leaving the accommodation, no port holes but large windows for maximum visibility and air flow .

    The Barge is 18.5M long, 4.1M wide and draws .75M fully laden.


    The engine room, as with all of the barge, is built for ease of access with a walk around layout built around a 85bhp Perkins Sabre Diesel Engine that has only 532 hours on the clock. There is a central heating system powered by a Kabola Diesel Furnace. The Hot water supply is fed from the engine, when running, the Kabola when the heater system is operational or the electric immersion switch. There is a Generator in the Engine room along with battery decks for the domestic supply (all new in 2010) and heavy duty batteries for the Generator and engine starter (new in 2016).

    The engine room has the auxiliary steering gear, weed whacker and related hydraulics fitted over the propeller shaft. Greasing and oiling points that are easily dealt with in a well illuminated (Fluorescent tube) engine room. There are twin three pin electric sockets. The Inverter control panel and electrics control point is situated in the engine room. The engine room is fully sound proofed. There are twin 400 litre Diesel tanks whose filler points are neatly concealed on the aft upper deck for convenience. There is a 2000 litre fresh water storage installed in the Hull.

    Wheelhouse and deck area.

    The wheelhouse opens onto the aft deck with 4 panelled glass doors fully opening to enlarge the entire stern of the barge to serve as a leisure area and making for a very spacious cruising area that all on board can enjoy. The barge is licenced to carry ten persons moving and 14 stationary.

    The wheelhouse roof and sides can be dismantled easily by one person to allow for transit of low bridges or to simply provide the true open air experience. The Barge is of a length that is accommodated in most moorings in Continental Europe.

    The steering position boasts a comprehensive instrument panel including fuel gauge, water gauge, depth sounder, VHF Radio including tannoy to deck, battery strength indicator and bow thruster control mechanism. The barge is fitted with powered bow thrusters housed in the forward storage locker.

    The forward area of the barge has the intrinsically safe twin gas bottle storage locker with the valves to allow on / off operation. Below decks there is a large storage locker housing ropes, spares, paints and deck furniture, parasols and more. This is accessed by a fitted steel ladder through a hatchway in the deck.

    The barge is fitted with powered anchor forward and the mechanism is located in the forward locker and controlled from the deck.

    There is a walk down from the spacious wheel house to the accommodation that is designed to require no stooping or backward entrance when entering the accommodation areas being fitted with a sliding hatch.

    Below Deck / Accommodation

    Inside the barge is a spacious lounge incorporating a fully fitted Galley Kitchen. the entire internal area of the barge is fitted with carpet and the walls, cabinetry and cupboards are all of Brazilian Utile hardwood and other hardwoods in  a mahogany finish that is varnished and unscratched throughout.

    The galley features a full stove with oven, adequate storage for food stuffs and utensils, pots and pans below the spacious work top and upper glass fronted cabinets for additional storage along with a complete food preparation utility set as well as fridge with a small freezer compartment from which ice is maintained to allow for the dispensing of drinks from the glassware cabinet and bar located on the lounge side of the galley work top.

    Fitted discreetly into the cabinet is an elect

  • Nearest canal or river:

    Canal du Midi

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  • Nearest canal or river:

    Canal du Midi