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Dutch Steel Converted Workboat Coastal Survey Vessel exceptional condition

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Boat REF# 152743
Sold / Unavailable
Length 48'3"
Year 1959
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 110hp, GENERAL MOTORS 4071 (1960)
Lying South burgundy


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Extra Details

Lying South burgundy
Fuel capacity 330.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 198.0 USG Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 110hp
Engine make and model GENERAL MOTORS 4071 (1960)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.9 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 7.25KVA

Just look at the photos ! A 115 hp GM. A prop. shaft as thick as your arm driven by an Allison hydraulic gearbox. 4 lts/hr on canals and 6lts/hr @ 7kts. A Lister ST2? powering a 7.25Kva 3 phase generator & PTO for the bilge pumps and deck wash, all in an "eat your lunch off the floor" engine room. Last slipped in 2008 for survey blacking and anodes.


Length 48'3"
Beam 13'8"
Draft Min 3'9"
Draft Max 3'11"
Airdraft 10'8"
Displacement 61,740.0lbs
Headroom 6'5"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

A Steven Vlet by Mulder en Rÿke. Constructed in 1959 for the Dutch Hydrographic authority and used for hydrographic work until retirement in 1980. 7 :6 :5 construction with the 5 of the superstructure in aluminium. Has kept much of it’s work equipment including the signaling lights on mast.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

One small owners cabin with a 190 x 125 double bed and a converting double in the dinette. Toilette compartment with wash basin and hot & cold water shower on aft deck. All centrally heated by radiators from a 19Kw oil fired central heating boiler. Domestic hot water can also be supplied via an immersion heater with electric from the generator or shore power.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
459'4" of chain

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Canal and river cruiser for sale by Boatshed Bourgogne. We are pleased to offer this dutch steel cruiser for sale. It was a real pleasure to be asked to manage the sale of this piece of Dutch history. So much boating character, so well maintained. Her present devoted owners have covered most of Europe's waterways and she’s looking absolutely splendid and ready to go again. This is going to be somebody's pride & toy!
Have a look at the VR photos on line.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact Graham your broker at Boatshed Bourgogne.

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

This Dutch Steel Converted Workboat Coastal Survey Vessel exceptional condition has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Bourgogne. 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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