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, Ready to Sail away
Category: Power
Class: Motor Barge
Keel Type: Flat bottomed


Gwan Dryas,  “the Wanderer”.  A steel replica of a Dutch River Motor Barge. Designed with a collapsible wheelhouse / sun room. Built new 2010.

Used as a permanent home for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Everything on her was installed new. The engine, a Vetus Duetz 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.Fridge, freezer, Gas stove, three cabins, a bath with a shower and an electrical toilet.

She is now due to come out of the water for a repaint of underwater hull and topsides.
BSC certificate, a Gas Certificate, all current.  She is presently vacant and almost Ready to Sail away.


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
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 , 2 x sofa beds in the saloon
Cabins: 4
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 8


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


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


Engine Model: Vetus Deutz
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: New 114hp Vetus Duetz 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 24volts.
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 stable half glazed doors to both side decks.