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57ft x 12ft Dutch Barge Replica

Boat Details
4 Berths
2 Bathrooms

Make / Model : Dutch Barge
Year : 2009
Hull by / Fit out by : Hull design by naval architect, Nick Branson Steelwork by Paul Wilkinson Fit-out and interior design by John Hindle
Accommodation / Internal Layout : Aft Cabin with En Suite, Wheelhouse, Galley, Saloon, Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
Beam / Draft : 13' / 32"
Engine Type : Barrus Shire (John Deere) 90hp 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine / PRM Gearbox D3 – 4 Blade 24” x 24” Large Slow Running Propellor Plus Schilling Hydraulic Aerofoil Rudder Effective Through 150 Degrees
Engine Hours / Service History : 108 / August 2023
Boat Safety Certificate / Last Service : 12/09/2027
Batteries : 6 = 2 x Starter & 4 x 200amp hour Victron Lithium
Electric Supply : Engine, Shoreline, Lithium batteries, Mase (Yamaha based) 6.5Kw Generator, 5Kw Victron Inverter, Battery Charger
Hot Water Supply : Engine, Calorifier, Webasto 9Kw Diesel Boiler (As New)
Cabin Heating : Large Clear View Solid Fuel Stove (New collar just fitted)
Central Heating Type : Webasto to radiators
Galvanic Isolator : Yes
Internal Cabin Height : 6ft 4in
Last Blacking & Type : 2020 / 2 Pack Epoxy – 8 x New Anodes Fitted July 2023
Hull Thickness : 12mm Base, Stempost & Hornpiece, 6mm Hull: 5mm Decks, 4mm Cabin, 5mm Roof
Inspection Hatch and Location : Engine Room, Aft Cabin & Saloon
P/out or Cassette: : Aft Cabin = Pump Out – Main Bathroom Composting
Insulation : Spray Foam

Introducing Yogi: Where Capability, Sturdiness, and Smart Design Converge!

The idea behind Yogi is straightforward yet ingenious. It stands as a robust coastal barge, offering ample living space while remaining manageable for solo navigation.

Discover the allure of Yogi, a stunning 57ft x 12ft Dutch Barge Replica meticulously crafted in 2009. This remarkable vessel boasts a rich history of craftsmanship, with Nick Branson overseeing the hull design, Paul Wilkinson's masterful steelwork, and John Hindle's exquisite fit-out. Yogi is not just a barge; it's a masterpiece of nautical artistry.

Let's delve into its history: Yogi set sail in 2009, gracing the waters of the Thames, then meticulously crafted along the River Wey and near Reading. Its travels, though short in distance, translate to an engine with under 50 running hours and an almost untouched generator. Primarily tethered to shore power, its 12 composite batteries have been pristinely maintained and scarcely cycled. And the bilge pump? It's a testament to Yogi's dry bilge, having never been summoned into action.

Picture this: a spacious haven, large enough to not only accommodate comfortable living but also crafted to be effortlessly managed solo. Yogi's fundamental concept is as brilliant as it is straightforward.

The exterior is a testament to classic allure, radiating an 'olde world' charm coupled with an unwavering, reliable presence that seamlessly integrates into any riverfront or mooring.

As you step inside, a modern, minimalist interior unfolds before you, exuding a sense of cleanliness and sophistication. Every corner resonates with freshness, enveloped in a harmonious blend of aesthetics and durability that elevates the onboard experience.

Navigating the constraints of boat living, Yogi's ingenious design shines. It's a multi-modal marvel, ready to adapt and transform at your command. From a foldaway bureau that maximises space to a cleverly concealed galley, even an operable bedroom wall – Yogi's interior is a dynamic canvas catering to every moment's need.

The large, open-plan saloon features a Clear View solid fuel stove, two captain's chairs, and a brand-new 40" Smart TV. This versatile space comes with movable partitions, allowing you to create an extra-large entertaining area or a private bedroom, depending on your needs.

The bedroom offers another full-size double bed, a spacious double wardrobe, a fold-down workstation, and an en-suite wet room with a shower, composting toilet, and wash basin. Ample storage completes this cosy retreat.

If you're seeking a "floating home" oozing with character, nestled amidst the picturesque Cheshire countryside, Yogi is your answer. This charming barge has patiently awaited new owners to revive its internal glory and transform it into a cherished home or a remarkable cruising vessel.

While Yogi lay dormant during the pre-Covid era due to changing circumstances, we have lovingly recommissioned her. All systems have been updated to secure a new boat safety (BSS) certificate, and a thorough out-of-water survey confirmed her excellence. Now, Yogi is yearning for new stewards who will lavish her with the TLC she deserves, especially on the interior, to create a truly unique and magnificent living experience.

Embrace Yogi, where capability, sturdiness, and smart design fuse to redefine your maritime journey. Your voyage aboard Yogi awaits – a testament to timeless allure and cutting-edge craftsmanship.

Key Features

  • Operable bedroom walls
  • Fold away beds
  • Retractable bureau
  • Fold away vanity unit
  • Glass fibre lined bathrooms ensure no leakage and dry bilges
  • All electric galley
  • Induction hobs & Microwave
  • Concealable kitchen / galley
  • Bowthruster; Hydraulic bow thruster of Archimedes screw design, for reliability and constant power.
  • Roof Hatches and location: All Electric with Remote Controls, Sealed unit double glazed, 1 single = Aft Cabin, 1 double = Saloon, 1 single in main bathroom


Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these specifications, no guarantee is given or implied as to their accuracy. These particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd advises prospective purchasers to obtain an independent survey from a qualified Marine Surveyor to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the craft.