£245,000.00 VAT PAID*

This lovely replica Dutch barge, built in the UK by the renowned boat builder Piper Boats Ltd, is fully equipped ready for immediate cruising and enjoyment and can be sold in the UK or EU

Antares is in good condition and comes with a 3 month support warranty from Piper boats. The batteries appear to be in good condition but no warranty can be applied (new in 2018). Everything else has been serviced by Piper and we will stand behind the boat.

She is 18.2m long and 3.96m wide and easily cruised UK rivers, canals and coastal waters, before crossing the Channel to explore the European continental waterways. Her streamlined hull shape together with Hardwood fold down double glazed wheelhouse with new cover brings admiring glances and compliments wherever she goes.

A practical and sociable layout makes for comfort and easy entertaining whatever the season.

Builder: Piper Boats Ltd Model: 60 Nivernais Class (RCD Cat C) Launched: November 2013
Registration: UK Small Ships Register
Berths: 4+
Vetus DT44 114hp engine keel cooled
Raymarine E95 chart plotter
AIS 650 class B transceiver
Vetus Hydraulic bowthruster and stern thruster
24V Anchor winch
75kg Anchor
Mastervolt power electronics
Whisper power SQ6 generator
Gel batteries (fitted new in 2018)
Deck wash
Oyster 65 dual lnb sat dish
12000 btu websato aircon to bedroom
Kabola HR300 central heating boiler
300ltr buffer tank
1200 ltr black tank
1600ltr water tank
1200ltr main fuel tank
300 ltr reflex heater tank
Copper-coloured reflex heater
Underfloor heating to main cabin area


Some of Antares other features include

  • Fold-up Bunkbeds in Study/Second cabin with Jack and Jill Door, adjoining main bathroom
  • Large Smart Television/Music centre with speakers in saloon
  • AEG Washing Machine/Dryer
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Ensuite Toilet/Shower Room in Master Cabin
  • Larger Capacity Battery Charger Upgraded (2018)
  • Rear Stern Deck Canopy with Canvas Window Snap-down Curtains
  • Simpson Davit
  • Solid Stainless Steel Boarding/Escape Ladder
  • Fire Extinguishers tested and certified in 2023
  • 4 seater Dining Table and Chairs
  • Underfloor heating in Main Bathroom
  • Electric/Central Heating Towel Rails in Main Bathroom and En Suite
  • In-line Filter for drinking water in Galley
  • Double glazed windows (new, installed 2024)
  • Stainless steel handrails and bollard
  • Hardwood fold down double glazed wheelhouse with new cover
  • Hardwood double-glazed dogbox
  • Freshly renovated paintwork to top plank and hull
  • Brand new anodes fitted
  • P shape bath fitted to master bathroom

*VAT STATUS  - ANTARES was in Europe before 31st December 2020 and as such retains the Union Status where VAT has been accounted for if sold within the EU.