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A selection of other barge websites belonging to friends and those we have met on our travels.

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1   Link   Aquarelle
Mike and Rosaleen Miller, enthusiastic Barrow Branch members, have been planning to live aboard a boat on the European waterways for a long time. Aquarelle was built in their garden over six and half years by Mike, and finally launched in Carrick-on-Suir, after his retirement, in April 2004. A year was spent on home waters to make sure all systems were working, and then it was ‘D-Day’.
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2   Link   Aslaug
Kurt Jensen and Bente Arnild's Aslaug
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3   Link   The Black Pig
Originaly named simply 'Vriendschap', 'Morfar's Vriendschap' or 'The black Pig' as we informally call her in honour of that great seafaring legend, Captain Pugwash!

The ship is a Rhineaak of Iron construction, built in Breda in 1889 and one of very few vessels of her type and age still afloat today.Her length is 49.8m with a beam of 7.45m. She was built and operated by the Van der Veen family of Amsterdam,father and son until Lammert and the barge retired in 1994.
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4   Link   Capri
Views From The Wheelhouse, John and Patti Hardman take life at 5 miles per hour on the canals of Europe
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5   Link   De 4 Vaargetijden Belgian hotel barge
Barging in Belgium! Welcome to the wonderful world of Belgian waterways and its surroundings! Enjoy that special atmosphere while discovering the rivers and canals, combined with the charm of a cosy hotel with their friendly and attentive hosts.
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6   Link   Ebenhaezer
A. S. B. Ebenhaëzer (Ebenezer in English) was registered in 1904 having been built in the Croles shipyard in IJlst, (just outside Sneek, Friesland) in the Netherlands. Now an auxiliary sailing barge she is a 63ft (inc. fixed bow sprit) gaff sloop rigged, sailing barge (tjalk).
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7   Link   Johanna - Self catering barge holidays in France & Belgium
JOHANNA is a Dutch river barge built in 1923 and in trade until 1990. She has now been converted to carry six self catering passengers along the unique canals and rivers of Belgium and France. John the skipper took us for a wonderful week on Johanna in 2006 from Namur to Sedan, it was the key in our decision to become bargees. An excellent intro to barging for dreamers.
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8   Link   Johanna Hotel Barge KR-Line
The motorship Johanna is a beautifully converted hotelship offering barge cruises in Belgium and France. On her different routes, she sails on meandering rivers and calm canals visiting Flanders Fields in the West or the Unesco world heritage art cities like Bruges and Ghent, discovering the French Champagne and Loire regions or arriving in Paris the unusual way. Traveling on board the Johanna is experiencing peace and tranquility as you pass trough the quiet countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns. Hosts Kris and Patsie also offer excellent B&B during the winter in Bruges.
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9   Link   Kei
Luxemotor Kei - a Euroship luxemotor built by Colin and Allie Stone.
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10   Link   La Tulipe
La Tulipe is a Dutch Tjalk barge. Its current residents are David Alder and Carol Greenwood and their Labrador dogs, Coco & Rusty. La Tulipe was built in 1921 in Gronnigen in the Netherlands.
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11   Link   The Botel at Ophoven
Accommodation, parties, meetings and/or team building on a converted cargo ship with fixed mooring on the Maasplas ‘De Spaanjerd’
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12   Link   t Majeur
Michel de Lange and Rebecca Mater's 26 meter luxemotor 't Majeur.On this site you will find not only the information about their barge, about them and the life they live, sailing the canals and rivers, but also information on the opportunities to join them while barging or to use the Boat&Breakfast.
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13   Link   Vrouwe Antje
Travels through Europe by Jane, Sophie, Dickson and John Griffin on their 1902 Dutch Klipper Vrouwe Antje. John and Jane have some helpful info on buying and tracing the history of a barge.
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14   Link   Watergeus
The story of the Luxe Motor MS Watergeus, the beurtschip Frantsis and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat. Also claiming to contain one of world's largest house boat gallery.
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