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Ada van Holland (Edam, The Netherlands)


The Ada van Holland has been converted into a sailing charter vessel.

Dimensions: 28.93m x 6.10m
Built: 1908
Shipyard: Groningen
Engine: DAF 1160 DKTD 6 cyl. 221hp

13 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Arma (Bruges, Belgium)


The Arma is being converted for a social organisation that are taking care of younger people in Bruges.

Dimensions: 48m x 6.5m
Built: 1926
Engine: John Deere

69 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2009

Elisabeth (Ghent, Belgium)


The Elisabeth has been scrapped in 2005.

2 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Festina Lente (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


Built: 1909
Shipyard: Kalkman in Capelle a/d IJssel
Dimensions: 39,85m x 6,54m
Engine: GM 184hp
Europa N°: 02308855

Photo: Bowcrest

1 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2009

Geertruida (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


The Geertruida is a museum, part of the historical harbour of Rotterdam. Even she is no houseboat, I decidd to add her to the list. She is worth a visit and the entrance is free!

30 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Lion D'Or (Ghent, Belgium)


2 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2010

Nieuwe Zorg (London, United Kingdom)


The Nieuwe Zorg was a working ship until 1997.

Built: 1912
Shipyard: -
Dimensions: 30m x 6,48m
Engine: Stork Ricardo 300hp (1946)

1 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2009

Rola (Oosterhout, The Netherlands)

The Rola was built as the Adriana Maria in 1911. She was motorised in 1960. She is now used by a Scouting group.

Built: 1911
Dimensions: 38m x 6.35m
Shipyard: Joh. van Duijvendijk in Krimpen a/d IJssel
Engine: Mercedes Benz 155hp

0 files

Succes (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


6 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Venus (Ghent, Belgium)


The Venus was used as a sulfate tanker before being converted into a house boat.

Dimensions: 30m x 6m
Engine: Stork
Built: 1906

28 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Vertrouwen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


The Vertrouwen is used as a holiday ship for an organisation that tires to make affordable cruises. The organisation has its own website here.

Dimensions: 31.5m x 6.09m
Built: 1908
Shipyard: Bodewes in Martenshoek
Engine: Mercedes 6 cyl. 185hp

4 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

Wega (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


5 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

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Last additions - Barges: Maatkasten
Wheelhouse of the Lion D'Or142 viewsFeb 13, 2010
Lion D'Or te Gent115 viewsFeb 13, 2010
Nieuwe Zorg on her mooring in London92 viewsPhoto: BowcrestJan 26, 2009
Festina Lente, while in commercial service49 viewsPhoto: BowcrestJan 26, 2009
The sleeping room and living area have been removed. A new office space will be built37 viewsPhoto: (c) 't SalonJan 26, 2009
The sleeping room and kitchen have been removed. A new office space will be built34 viewsPhoto: (c) 't SalonJan 26, 2009

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