Peniche Canal Du Midi Live Aboard

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€175,000.00 (Approx £155,749.38)

29.88m (98'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 150hp, Baudoin DK6 (unknown year)


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Extra Details

Builder Vandeville
Lying Midi
Fuel capacity 2,600.0 ltr (572.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 12,000.0 ltr (2,640.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 28/09/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Baudoin DK6 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Generator output 15KVA

Baudoin DK6 with air start and driving through a mechanical gearbox to a 4 blade bronze prop. Heating from a 14Kw wood burning stove plus central heating from an oversized oil fired central heating boiler (75Kw) to 13 radiators which also provides hot water as does a 300 lt immersion heater. Electriciy from a 15Kva 380v BMW generator. 220v from a transformer and a Victron Phoenix 24/220 (2Kw)


LOA 29.88m (98'0")
Beam 5.05m (16'7")
Draft Min 1.15m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.15m (3'9")
Airdraft 3.30m (10'10")
Headroom 2.06m (6'9")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Out of the Vandeville yard in 1961 and built to the canal du Midi size, this is not a Freycinet cutdown but a real Midi peniche. Riveted steel hull and in commercial use until 1985 when the present owner bought her and converted her to a live aboard and professional studio.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Washing Machine tick

Original boatman’s cabin aft with two double bedrooms and a deck hands cabin in the forepeak. The hold has been converted to a large lounge diner with glazed patio doors to an indoor terrace and on into the present owners printing studio currently being converted into more accommodation. Two large portholes in the forward bulkhead allow a view into the 2x4x2 pool.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Boathook tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

Broker's Comments

Live aboard barge for sale by Boatshed Midi Canals. We are pleased to offer this original Canal du Midi Barge for sale. An original peniche du Midi transformed into a floating home and professional workshop by the present owner who now wishes to retire to land. Original boatman's cabin aft and deckhand accommodation in the forepeak and a very original concept for the conversion of the hold with a large saloon cum kitchen diner and patio doors to an indoor terrace opening onto the workshop. Glazed raised deck sides and polycarbonate hold covers make this a very bright conversion. The pool with observation windows is forward of the workshop. This could make a very comfortable and unique live aboard barge you can finish off to your own tastes.
To view or for more information, please contact Graham at Boatshed Midi Canals.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Peniche Canal Du Midi Live Aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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