60ft Replica Dutch motor Barge cruising home, 2010

Price Details

Price: £145,000 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HG, GB
Make: David Brown Boats & Barges
Year: Built new 2010
Condition: Vacant
Category: Power
Class: Motor Barge
Keel Type: Flat bottomed


Gwandryas, a Cornish term for  “the Wanderer”.  A New build steel replica of a Dutch River Motor Barge. Designed with a collapsible wheelhouse / sun room. Built new 2010.

Everything was installed new.  The engine, a Vetus Deutz has done little more than 500 hours.
There is a central heating system and a Ecoburn multi fuel stove in the saloon, an Intellect Electrical system.

She has Four cabin areas: A Master double cabin aft, the Bunk room with 2  small single bunks, the study/ guest room a small double.  the Saloon has a sofa which pulls out to a small double.  Comfortably sleep 8 persons. Bathroom has a full sized bath with a shower over. Separate Heads compartment with hand wash basin and electric toilet.  Black tank.

The galley extends into the light and airy dining saloon.   Appliances: Fridge, freezer, Gas stove and washing machine. Flat screen television(Concealed) .

Gwandryas is a great size for family holidays, she can be taken to the inland waterways, river and Estuaries as much as Coastal hops.

The Day cabin/ wheelhouse has a extendable dining table and two bench settee seating. The wheelhouse roof is collapsible minimising the overall air draft for low bridges and tunnels…..

She is due to come out of the water for a repaint of underwater hull and topsides.


Nominal Length: 60ft
Length Overall: 18.29m
Length At Water Line: 18.29 meter

Beam: 4.11m
Draft: 0.61m
Air Draft: 3.05m
Max Draft: 0.61m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 gallons 2 x stainless steel tanks
Holding Tank Capacity: 200 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gallons
Displacement: 15.00 tonnes

Weight: 38tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 114hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 8 possible, 1 double cabin aft. Twin bunks beds (child size), a study small double , sofa beds in the saloon
Cabins: 4
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 8



Builder: DB Marine (Yorkshire)
Designer: David Brown
Boat Name: Gwandryas


Hull Material: welded Steel plate
Hull Design: Flat
Hull Speed: 10knots


Engine Description: New 114hp Vetus Deutz diesel engine sited under the wheelhouse in a sound proof engine room.

Less than 500 hours engine time. water cooled.
2 x heavy duty batteries in sealed boxes.
Last serviced 2017.
Twin fuel tanks capacity unknown. Single lever controls with wheel steering, Vetus power hydraulics
BSC  Bow Thruster, 10hp Kgf 24 volts.
6.5 kva Vetus generator
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Welded steel barge hull with flat bottom. Epoxy painted finish.
Ballast of 5-6tonnes. Superstructure of the collapsible wheelhouse is varnished Iroko. Access half glazed stable type doors to both side decks.