Itchy Feet
55ft x 12ft Dutch Barge

£110,000

Itchy Feet is a 55ft x 12ft widebeam Dutch Barge Branson Katherine Wheelhouse model.The current owner (electronics engineer, retired) lovingly built her and completed her 2009.
Itchy Feet offers a spacious liveaboard opportunity with 6 berths comprising of a fixed double bed in the master bedroom, a sofa bed and a make up double in the wheelhouse.She has been built with wide gunnels for easy walk around.
The wheelhouse drops down electronically to any required height with a simple 3 position switch, to allow easy navigation of bridges.
The vessel has no gas and power is solely from Webasto diesel central heating, electric from batteries, shore supply and generator.Gardner 5LW Engine.

Itchy Feet is moored offsite in Lancashire and viewing is by appointment only.

Layout:Stern, wheelhouse, galley, saloon, bathroom, bedroom.
Wheelhouse:Large engine bay with Mastervolt Whisper generator 8 Ultra and plenty of storage space, seating converting to a double berth, helm postion with wheel steering, large instrumentation panel.
Galley: Rangemaster 60S oven & grill, fridge, Fagor Innovation electric hob,Bosch washing machine, sink & drainer, water filter for drinking water, large floor hatch, cupboards, drawers, display cabinet, pull out unit to access front of engine, blinds.
Saloon: Sofa bed, chairs,foot stool, carpet, shelves, drawers, radiators, folding table,blinds.
Bathroom: Shower enclosure, wash basin, pump out toilet, cupboard, drawer, shelves, mirror.
Master Bedroom: Double bed, radiator, cupboards, carpet, shelves, large hatch to battery bank.
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Specifications

Model : 55ft x 12ft Branson Katherine Widebeam Dutch Barge

Steel Specifications : 12mm/6mm/5mm/4mm

Length : 55ft

Beam : 12ft

Draft : 2ft 7 inches with extra foot tapering 1 inch to 1ft to skeg

Builder : Branson

Fit Out : Owner

Berths : 2+4

Toilet : Pump out with level gauge

Engine : Gardner 5LW

Engine HP : 78

Engine Hours : Not Stated

Gear Box : Gardner.Motor driven forward, neutral, aft leaver control

Last Engine Service : Not Stated

Bowthruster : BCS BT120kg

Batteries : 2 banks of 12 cells each Hawker 7PZB450 450a/h domestic connected in parallel, 19 cells alkaline 27v 180ah engine, 10 cells alkaline 12v 86ah generator

Diesel Tank Capacity : 833 litres with gauge

Water Tank Capacity : 2 tanks with 610 litres capacity in each with level gauges

Waste Tank Capacity : 5012 litres with level gauge

Heating : Webasto central heating with timer control

Water Heating : Webasto, calorifier off engine

Electrics : 12v/240v , Mastervolt inverter, 10KVA isolating transformer, solar panels, Photonicuniverse solar charging kit

Blacking : Not Stated

Anodes : Not Stated

Boat Safety Certificate : 21st February 2025

Recreational Craft Directive : Not Stated

Insulation : Sprayfoam

Headroom : Not stated but very generous

Additional Information : Rudder position indicator with a repeater. Navman depth gauge.Cobra DSC radio.Double glazed windows to galley and saloon.Weed hatch with anti cavitation plate and liftable with triple advantage rope & pulley up to a sliding door runner mounted above to lift out & slide away. Two way radio.Navigation lights.

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Itchy Feet is a 55ft x 12ft widebeam Dutch Barge Branson Katherine Wheelhouse model.The current owner (electronics engineer, retired) lovingly built her and completed her 2009.
Itchy Feet offers a spacious liveaboard opportunity with 6 berths comprising of a fixed double bed in the master bedroom, a sofa bed and a make up double in the wheelhouse.She has been built with wide gunnels for easy walk around.
The wheelhouse drops down electronically to any required height with a simple 3 position switch, to allow easy navigation of bridges.
The vessel has no gas and power is solely from Webasto diesel central heating, electric from batteries, shore supply and generator.Gardner 5LW Engine.

Itchy Feet is moored offsite in Lancashire and viewing is by appointment only.

Layout:Stern, wheelhouse, galley, saloon, bathroom, bedroom.
Wheelhouse:Large engine bay with Mastervolt Whisper generator 8 Ultra and plenty of storage space, seating converting to a double berth, helm postion with wheel steering, large instrumentation panel.
Galley: Rangemaster 60S oven & grill, fridge, Fagor Innovation electric hob,Bosch washing machine, sink & drainer, water filter for drinking water, large floor hatch, cupboards, drawers, display cabinet, pull out unit to access front of engine, blinds.
Saloon: Sofa bed, chairs,foot stool, carpet, shelves, drawers, radiators, folding table,blinds.
Bathroom: Shower enclosure, wash basin, pump out toilet, cupboard, drawer, shelves, mirror.
Master Bedroom: Double bed, radiator, cupboards, carpet, shelves, large hatch to battery bank.
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