• Yes, sailing barges can still get under the bridges

    Yes, sailing barges can still get under the bridges

    This Lovely vessel is seen here at Capestang, on the Canal du Midi in France. She is now sold but I have many more available - please ask for information

  • Cruising in the sunshine

    Cruising in the sunshine

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    We have all the vessels that you need for cruising anywhere in the UK and European waterways, this is what we specialise and can give you all the help you need to get started. Here are some ideal cruisers

  • Enjoy cruising the Historic Canals of France

    Enjoy cruising the Historic Canals of France

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    Arguably the finest canal in Europe, the Canal du Midi is a goal for all serious foreign going cruisers, it is magnificent and I have the barges and boats to take you there in comfort

  • Come to Amsterdam to see some of the superb barges for sale

    Come to Amsterdam to see some of the superb barges for sale

  • 25. 5m cruising Barge - £165,000

    25. 5m cruising Barge - £165,000

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    This lovely barge is ideal for the French canals, lots of deck space for relaxing in the sunshine, 2 double cabins, 2 toilets, shower, large generator and a 360 degree bow thrust. Priced at 220,000 Euros which is approx. £188K

  • 18m (60ft)Sagar replica barge @190,000

    18m (60ft)Sagar replica barge @190,000

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    This high specification barge has everything to go cruising including a sound-proofed main engine and an extended after cabin and deck

  • Lovely barge, ideal for the UK and Continental waterways

    Lovely barge, ideal for the UK and Continental waterways

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  • Magnificent Hotel barge

    Magnificent Hotel barge

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    Savoir Faire is the ideal vessel for a city centre business or as a cruising barge Hotel - she must be seen. It is however possible to convert for family living.

Vessels for working and living afloat



Latest Covid -19 advice  for November 2020

Boats are still selling in the UK and on the Continent but there are special requirements for viewing as follows:

Vessels based in the UK:

It is still possible to view with care however I would ask anyone wishing to visit any vessel to postpone this until the present Government lockdown is over when they will issue new guidance to travellers and visitors

Vessels in mainland Europe:

France and Belgium are basically shut for any viewings but it is still possible  to go to visit vessels in the Netherlands. If you do wish to go to Holland there is restricted movement within the country at the present time and you will be liable to strict self isolation rules for 14 days on your return to the UK. The rules set by various Governments are changing often and rapidly therefore please check before you wish to view any vessel.


In the meantime THIS OFFICE IS STILL OPEN to help you with your inquiries and will arrange viewings for the future - please call on the mobile number and we can discuss your boating needs - 0044 (0)7757279336


Canal Cruisers have boats and barges for the inland waterways and coastal cruising - Diesel, Electric and hybrid. New build, replicas or traditional, there are many to choose from

Go Green -

Yes, electric or hybrid boats are here to stay. Installed in New build vessels or even conversions from diesel to Electric in traditional barges


Welcome to the Canal Cruisers and Dutch Barges For Sale website - we are here to create your dream

You will find many Dutch barges (newbuild or converted), Commercial vessels, Saloon Boats and English Widebeams, all for living on board or cruising. There are many different types available - just scroll down and click on the pictures or links below for more information, many of these are interactive to help you to navigate around the site.

 Our team will  do their best to find you the perfect vessel for work, pleasure or to live aboard. There are many vessels for sale on this website but if you do not see the boat for you and need help finding it please contact:  

 Peter Coupland direct on:

Tel. 0044 (0) 7757 279 336 or,

E-mail:  [email protected]

This is a 7 day a week service and we always try to answer your messages as soon as possible - please remember to bookmark this site, you will always want to return.


 You will see a few examples here on the Home Page or go to our full listings by hitting the buttons on the left and right of the screen. Please note: If you are on a mobile phone just go to the menu bar in the top right hand corner of the screen and all the categories are listed there.



A magnificent mooring requires a vessel of quality - this one could be it, she is ideal as a cruising or static home afloat. We have many more that may suit your requirements and your budget, go to the link below and you will see what we have available.


Merlot is a Sagar built replica barge available to view in Northern France



These may also be the perfect boats for you, are you looking for something special, a magnificent vessel to live aboard in London, Paris, Amsterdam or even the Mediterranean? we specialise in vessels that would be ideal for city living. To hear more please contact:www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/home/city_living_afloat.html

Dutch Barges

 Many of the finest quality Dutch barges afloat both in the UK and Europe are available on this web site (more than 100 for sale at any one time), therefore there is plenty of choice. In association with leading Designers and British and Dutch Barge Builders we are now producing new barges to a very high specification for our customers at a very good price.  There are also many reasonably priced project barges from shells to fully operational floating homes.   www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale.html

Hotel Barges and Passenger ships


We have some very special vessels that have been fitted out as fully equipped luxury hotel barges and others as more basic student hostel barges however they are all good business oportunities for Companies or private individuals. If you click on the links on this page for the hotel barges most of our barges are listed: www.workboatseurope.com/workboats/hotel_ship.html




Sailing barges

 For sailing barges - www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/sailing_vessels.html

Project Barges




 There are several project barges from large (39m) to small (12.5m) in various stages of fit out, Tell us what you are looking for and if we do not have something to suit your requirements we may be able to find it for you. Also go to our Workboat site:  www.workboatseurope.com/workboats/projects_in_holland.html

Widebeam Barges


Enjoy the English countryside, in the broad beam canals before you head for the smallest canals of Europe. These barges are also suitable for the splendid canals of France, in Brittany or Southern France, the Canal du Midi, the choice is yours. 


Floating Homes


A floating Home can be anything that you wish it to be and can afford, they can vary from static pontoon houseboats to vessels that cruise the UK and European waterways:  www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale/houseboats.html

 Motor Boats


From economic, live aboard cruisers to some of the finest motor yachts on the market, we have many available for you to look at, mostly in and around Amsterdam. Ashore or afloat, new and used we may have the boat for you: www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/motor_cruisers.html


Aluminium - Fast Patrol Boats, Rescue Boats, Fire boats, Tugs and for Leisure - these boats are light weight and robust and are also ideal as tenders.




 The very best pntoons, tugs, workboats, patrol boats, even cargo ships, new build and used. All commercial vessels will be described in more detail if you click onto Commercial vessels on the left hand side of this page or go to www.workboatseurope.com

 Barge and Boatfinder service

To find the Barge,Motor Boat or Commercial Craft that you require - whatever size we will try to help you to locate it for you.


 E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone Numbers:

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