|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HG Essex UK|
Martine is a 40m Belgian Spitz motor river barge, built in 1956. Constructed of rivetted and welded steel, hull, decks, crew accommodation aft, the wheel house alone is constructed of wood and glass. She was bought straight from trade.
The huge hold area has a headroom of over 2m. It is covered with removed able aluminium hatch covers. The hold is currently being used as a wood store, partial filled with ton bags of ballast too.
She has been sitting on the present mooring for approx 6 yrs. She was bought to Essex here under her own steam in 2013. The mechanics at this time had to be all functional.
Accommodation is a Timonerie style of cabin, provides two cabins with small doubles leading off a saloon / diner. Exit out passed the galley, up steps into the wheelhouse. "The heads" are accessed from the deck.
Engine room access is also accessed from the opposite side decks.
She is ripe for a mega conversion project to a theatre/ studio/ an exhibition space or a very large luxury home..or even 3/4 residential studio apartments?!. Endless ideas, providing there is somewhere to keep her ?!. Another option would be to chop her down to a more manageable/ affordable size.
|Vessel type:||Steel motor barge, flat bottomed.|
|Model:||40m Spits Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||General Motor Company|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||6 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||8 Knots|
|Length over all:||40m|
|Length of deck:||39.20m|
|Length at waterline:||39.27m|
|Dry Weight:||85 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||4000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||2000 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||200 Litres|
Timonerie style aft quarters.
Further accommodation in the fore peak 2 x cupboard berths. a separate laundry room with large fridge freezer.
2 x large bow anchors
lengths of large link anchor chain.
A large steering wheel in the covered wheel house . Minimal air draft of 3.66m.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.