Maldon Essex UK|
German built in 1928, ‘Jan Steen’ ( originally called ‘Yante’ or ‘Johnny’) was formerly a supply vessel to the Borkum islands, hence her unique proportions.
Featured in the Borkum Museum as a Historical ship with a fascinating past as a cargo and passenger vessel. See photos.
Previously moored in Loosdrecht, Netherlands, she was brought over to the UK in 2012.
Sympathetically converted by ourselves into a comfortable, stylish home whilst also being maintained as a fully self-sufficient sea-going vessel.
We have taken time and expense to source fittings from salvaged ships and have created a sympathetic but very comfortable Liveaboard.
Jan Steen is as much at home on the high seas as on the canals of Northern Europe. A beautiful and rare ship, she is a one-of-a-kind barge. Stocky but with a wide beam, she feels spacious and light but is compact enough to feel cosy and is very easy to manoeuvre. Her varnished wheelhouse is the perfect spot for enjoying a panoramic view of river life and the large foredeck is ideal for bbqs, lounging and jumping in for a wild swim.
|Vessel type:||Luxemotor Liveaboard barge|
|Fit Out:||2015 to present.|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||DEUTZ SA4M517|
|Drive type:||Stern drive|
|Length over all:||17.40m|
|Dry Weight:||42 tons|
|Fuel capacity:||2000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||4000 Litres|
Jan Steen comprises of 2x Cabins in the bow and 1x Captain’s Cabin in the stern.
Recently refurbished large open-plan saloon and galley. 1x full bathroom with electric toilet and shower in the bow, 1x additional shower room in galley, 1x toilet in stern cabin.
Main cabin tongue-and grooved, built-in superking bed with under bed storage. Pure wool carpet. Two brass opening portholes and a bow hatch to let in light and air. Television socket. Salvaged mini bulkhead light and two wall lights. Storage in mast steel. Column radiator.
Second berth has built-in double bed with storage. Clothes rails, large cupboard, pure wool carpet.
Door with large porthole off companionway leads to main head. Mascerating toilet (with opening brass porthole at eye level), tiled shower with pegler taps and exposed copper pipes. Reclaimed laboratory sink with large stainless steel wall tap plate. Tongue and groove with varnished hard wood floor. Brass swan neck lights and vintage bulkhead lights with heavy duty reclaimed switch and exposed copper pipe work. Column radiator with chrome towel rail.
Steps up to saloon with brass and teak handrail.
Spacious light-filled saloon with varnished hardwood floor, tongue and groove and vintage lighting. Stowage cubbyholes on both sides. Book shelves and Television. Steps up to bow deck with large opening hatch. Column radiator.
Beautiful original enamel multi fuel stove with stainless steel flue. Opening vents and vintage lighting.
Hatch in floor enables access to huge storage area in bilges in addition to housing two substantial water tanks and hot water boiler.
Huge galley with stainless steel worktops and breakfast bar. Stainless steel oven and wooden front cupboards and drawers with brass handles. Bespoke shelving surrounding microwave. Large stainless steel sink with Perrin and Rowe taps and spray. Integrated stainless steel front dishwasher.
Built-in full-height fridge with ice box, integrated washing machine.
Steps leading up to wheelhouse.
Wooden structure wheelhouse with double glazed panoramic windows, insulated fibreglass roof. Extensive varnished bright work. Exterior protective cover. Large original helm and brass fittings. Updated switches and instrument gauges. Vintage lighting and heavy duty reclaimed light switches. Upholstered bench seat with removable sailcloth covers.
Small helmsman wall-hung fold-down stool from Toplichte, beneath which is access hatch to Engine Room.
Two beautiful doors with portholes both port and starboard for access to bulwarks.
Steps down to stern cabin. Twin berth, with separate head and tumble drier. Original portholes.
KABOLA central heating, KOHLER generator, walker bay sailing dinghy, Garmin chart plotter, Garmin vhf, bowthruster, log burner, television.
Integrated appliances: dishwasher, full height larder fridge with icebox, washing machine.
Compact tumble drier.
Garmin chart plotter, chart table, Garmin VHF, compass and navigation lights.
Large walk around engine room with workbench.
Main engine is a DEUTZ SA4M517 80HP. (4 litres per hour) Well maintained, lots of spare parts.
Bowthruster engine Fiat.
Generator engine KOHLER 9KVA (low hours)
Spar mast can be used as a Davit to lower and retrieve dinghy. Can also be lowered for bridges.
4 man Liferaft. Fire extinguishers.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.