A VERY WELL EQUIPPED DELTA MARINE SERVICES WIDE BEAM BARGE. AN IDEAL LIVE ABOARD.
ALTHOUGH THE BOAT WAS INITIALLY BUILT IN 1998 SHE WAS NOT PUT INTO USE UNTIL 2002. THIS MEANS THAT THE ENGINE AND GENERATOR HOURS ARE PARTICULARLY LOW. 'GIPSY' HAS BEEN IN CURRENT OWNERSHIP SINCE COMMISSIONING.
This is a secure area from which to work the lines and stern anchor. Outside engine controls and emergency steering. Wide steps up to the top deck. Locker under winch platform.
Headroom is more than 2m throughout
Access to Gipsy is gained via the full size steel aft door in to the spacious wheel house which provides excellent visibility and with access to the engine beneath the steel floor panels. A table port-side which drops down and 2 folding director chairs afford a convenient desk for breakfast facility and a book shelves. There is a chest fridge or freezer which is portable and powered by 230v or 12v. There is also a cupboard under the wheel.
There’s a sliding door and 3 steps down to the saloon. This is a very nice airy space benefitting from a Morso solid fuel burner. There is ‘L’ seating to an extendable moveable table. Three swivelling and reclining blue leather chairs and a glass coffee table provide a flexible arrangement.
There is a well-equipped ‘U’ shaped galley backing on to the saloon. It is fitted with stainless steel sink, electric ceramic 4 place hob, microwave combination oven, washing machine fridge and cupboards with slide-out racks.
There is a sliding steel fireproof door to the corridor.
This leads to the stb side guest cabin.
This is fitted with 2 single berths, Drop down desk top and shelves. Wash basin with low level cupboard. Door to a separate toilet (electric fresh water to holding tank). Shelves above electric fan external ventilator.
Moving along the corridor to the stb side bathroom.
With opening window and electric external ventilator. This is fitted with a compact bath with shower, wash basin with low level cupboard, electric fresh water toilet to holding tank, bidet, storage cupboard and bulkhead mirror.
This is spacious and has a full width 5’ 6” bed with interior sprung mattress, bedside cabinets, large wardrobe and a chest of draws. Sliding steel door and 3 steps up to secure foredeck.
This is a safe area from which to work the lies and anchor. There are 2 large steel cupboards aft housing large water pump anchor winch batteries, lines and tools. There is a locker fwd housing chain and spare paints.
Generous storage - Under L shaped seating in saloon, huge cupboard aft stbd corner of saloon, under both single berths in guest cabin, under double bed in master cabin
Gipsy has wide step access to the roof which comes complete with a roof awning for summer entertaining.
Gipsy is also fully double glazed with armoured glass. The wheel house window is hydraulic due to the build quality of this boat. She is heavily built with 12mm bottom, 10mm chines 8mm sides and 6mm superstructure. She is ideal for living aboard and continental river/canal cruising. She will pass all bridges on the Canal du Midi.
Engine room is under wheelhouse steel floor with access hatch and removable panels.
Perkins Sabre Engine 185 hp at 2100rpm
Newage PRM 402 gearbox with 2:1 reduction 20in/690mm 4 bladed propeller
Fuel - 1000 litres in 2 tanks
Bow-thruster - hydraulic 25hp
Kabola diesel boiler for electronically controlled central heating with radiators throughout.
Vetus diesel 6kva generator in sound-proof box in engine room
Heart Interface 2500 watt Inverter/charger.
Batteries – 2 x 12 volt for engine starting.
1 x 12 volt for generator starting.
8 x 12 volt for domestics.
Wired throughout with 24volt, 12volt and 230volt sockets all protected by circuit-breakers.
24volts from engine alternator or Generator or from inverter.
12volts from batteries.
230volts from shore-supply or from generator via inverter.
Lighting: - overhead fluorescent lights and/ halogen wall lights.
Fresh water – 600 litres
Black water – 2 x 600 litre tanks (one for each toilet)
Grey water – 1 x 600 litre tank
Hot water tank via immersion heater.
The tanks have gauges and may be emptied using the ship’s pumps or by external pump-out.