Living afloat

The story of the Luxe Motor MS Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
MS Watergeus
The Watergeus is my home. It's an old Dutch Luxe Motor, built in 1929.
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Living Afloat
(and old stuff - outdated)
Living Afloat
Living Afloat gives you free ideas on what you need to know about barges, how to buy them, how to convert them, etc..
Recognize a barge
Buying a barge
Converting a barge
Barge to the yard
Safety on a barge
Converted barges
Barge stories!
Waterways & harbours
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Other ships
MS Aquarel
The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916.
I spent most of my time in or around boats. Read what I'm doing!
MJ Escapade
In November 2010 I bought a bakdekkruiser. She was sold in 2011.
MS Hornblower
The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht.
HomeEscapade • Conversion


The Escapde was a project, where I wanted to restore her to original condition. In April 2011 I had the chance of buying another ship. Since it was to hard to maintain three ships, I decided to sell the one with the most of work that had to be done. It became the Escapde. I owned her for a short period, did a lot of small jobs to keep her dry, but most important: I had a lot of fun!


The new owners sandblasted the ship in August 2011 and came to the same conclusion. She couldn't be saved. She was scrapped in December 2011.



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