Ascension is a 60N Piper Dutch Barge commissioned in October 2016, She has spent many days cruising the Thames and crossed the channel In September 2019. She is a very easy boat to handle and has travelled through the Netherlands, Belgium, parts of Germany and France

Features like the upgraded master volt power electronics, upgraded Generator to 9KVA, Kabola heating, full stern cover,  800w solar PV, Oyster sat dish, RAYMARINE 9” plotter with AIS and 2 marine air conditioners make this a very high spec Piper.

She is currently lying in Antwerpen, Belgium in the stunning Willem Dock Marina and is ready for her next adventure.

Ascension is ready if you are!

Date of Build: 2016
Overall length: 60ft / 18.30m
Overall beam: 13’ / 3.96m
Air draft: 2.875m
Wheelhouse Down: 2m
Dry Weight: 30 tonne

  • Beta marine 105hp engine with keel cooling
  • 16 000btus aircon to Saloon & Second Room
  • 6 000btus aircon to Master
  • 9kw marine genset
  • Kabola boiler running radiators to each cabin, Saloon and Wheelhouse
  • Reflex Heater in Saloon
  • Vetus bow and stern thrusters
  • Mastervolt 3500 inverter/charger
  • Mastervolt 7KW isolation transformer
  • Mastervolt solar charge reg with
  • 800w solar pv
  • 540 AH @ 24V Rolls marine batteries
  • 75 ltr hot water storage tank
  • 24V Vitrifrigo Fridge Freezer
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Gangplank
  • Full stern cover with zipped panels
  • Electric anchor winch with 50 kg anchor
  • Full simrad electronics
  • Oyster sat system
  • All cruising gear is to be included.

Additions since launch


Replace volvo seal
Polish and wax bordeau strip
New Antifouling including Seatender 10 anti-fouling, 1 coat vikote 12, 2 coats vikote 42 (blacking)
Rebalance prop 
New anodes


New taps throughout
Cab roof repainted
Gunnels repainted
2 new Bow Thruster VETUS Batteries 


The accommodation is designed to be a very comfortable liveaboard for 2 people. Occasional guests are accommodated either by way of a bed settee or the wheelhouse seating converts to a double bed.  The office / Second room can also be easily converted to a second Bedroom

The master cabin has a stunning wetroom/ Bathroom, incorporating a Japanese deep soaker bathtub and additional TV, so you truly can enjoy a luxurious bath

The Galley is fully equipped with a 4 burner gas hob, oven, stainless steel sink, dishwasher, single fridge and a fridge/freezer combination.  Integrated microwave and hob extractor are also fitted, Hob, Oven & Microwave are all SMEG, along with SMEG Washer/Dryer

The saloon features plenty of storage and is furnished with loose furniture. A 50" TV with a custom cabinet includes extra storage and further cupboards to complete this area. It also features the Piper wine cellar which is a large hatch in the saloon floor that gives direct access to the bilge area

The wheelhouse opens direct to the stern deck  and is a great area to entertain or simply relax with a glass of that local wine



Built from Lloyds grade A steel blasted and primed. she has a 12mm keel plate, 8mm chines and 5mm cabin. Very large integrated tankage. The hull is coated with Jotun 2 pack marine paint. a full set of alloy anodes and a mastervolt isolation transformer completes the hull protection.

Fitted out is a Birch plywood and then painted with a high quality finish she looks as bright on the inside as the outside