Daf 575 diesel. More than 120 years of nostalgia! This ship a Groninger Bol Aak from 1898 (!!) is an ornament. Beautifully sailing houseboat.
Basic data of the Groninger Bol Aak Platbodem
- Seller:Private seller
- Brand:Groninger Bol Aak
- Motorization:Daf 575 diesel
- Category:Sailing houseboat
- Additional category:Flat and round bottom
- Year of construction:1898
- Length:65.62 feet
- Width:13.78 feet
- Draught:4 feet
- Variable draught:No
- Headroom inside:200 cm
- Beds:3fixed, 2 additional
- Country: Netherlands
- Price:£ 149.411 VAT Paid (€ 168.000 VAT Paid)
- Boat specifications in PDF: Download here
More than 120 years of nostalgia! This ship a Groninger Bol Aak from 1898 (!!) is an ornament. It was converted 17 years ago into a sailing steel houseboat and renovated in 2018.
Because of the dimensions it is a very handy sailing ship with which all waters in Europe can be sailed. It has an old familiar DAF engine and in the front is an electric bow thruster.
The ship is part of the "Schepencarrousel" and can use the special harbours for antique boats.
The ship is equipped with all modern conveniences and is suitable to live on it permanently. We have done this for 3 years and it has been so good that we decided to stay on the water and travel around for the coming years. That's why we looked for a bigger boat, but with tears in our eyes we say goodbye to our boat "Free" because we fell in love with it!
So we are looking for a new owner who wants to look after it and take care of it. Every ship needs attention, including this one, we have taken very good care of it, renewed it and sailed with it. It is fantastic and we love the ship.
Walk with us over and through the boat:
We'll start in the wheelhouse.
The wheelhouse with steering area with an extensive dashboard including a camera (3) system for navigation and security. A sitting area / dining area. The headroom in the cabin is 1.9 meters.
Then to the living area.
Downstairs you will find the kitchen with refrigerator, electric cooker, extractor, quooker. Opposite the toilet and shower / sink. The floor is electrically heated and can be set with an app on the phone. Then the sitting area with a sofa that can be converted into a double bed for lodges and opposite the TV with sound system. There is a flue gas duct suitable for a wood stove. The rooms are all heated with central heating radiators that are neatly concealed. Behind the sitting area is the special sleeping area with space for a double bed where you can walk around and lots of closet space next to and under the bed. The headroom in this room is 2 meters.
Then we walk to the cabin at the back of the ship.
In this space you will find an extra bed that can be converted into a desk, lots of storage space and workshop with lots of tools and workbench. The generator is conveniently hidden in a cupboard.
Then we go outside.
Between the wheelhouse and the cabin at the back is the space outside that is covered and in wintertime covered with tent cloth / windows. Under this space is the engine room.
Then via the wide gangway we go around the ship. At the back of the ship is a bike carrier for 2 bikes. A swimming ladder is present. On the aft deck you can steer the boat outside. There is electric steering for the rudder, bow thruster and throttle.
On the roof of the wheelhouse there are 4 large solar panels that can generate the entire consumption in the summer. Further forward is the cabin for a long gangway. The mast of the ship can be lowered from the wheelhouse. At the front of the ship 2 benches and underneath the batteries for the bow thruster. There again under the water tank and storage space for hoses and the anchor chain.
Because of the size of the water tank and diesel tank it is possible to sail autonomously for a long time without having to visit a harbour.
- Draught: 120 cm
- Headroom: 200 cm
- Berths: fixed: 3 Extra: 2