Located in Burgundy & heading to Piper Port in St Jean de Losne, 21170, France

£245,000.00 VAT PAID*

VAGABOND has provided very comfortable and convivial accommodation, for our life afloat over the last 7 years. She is currently moored in Auxerre.

She is 17.4m long and easily cruised UK rivers, canals and coastal waters, before crossing the Channel to explore French and Belgian waterways. Her streamlined hull shape together with demountable wheelhouse (not ever needed to be lowered along all the routes we have travelled) brings admiring glances and compliments wherever she goes.

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

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. Included in the sale is an Inflatable dinghy, with Minn Kota electric outboard and battery pack.

Builder: Piper Boats Ltd Model: 57 Nivernais Class (RCD Cat C) Launched: August 2017
Registration: UK Small Ships Register
Berths: 4+
Engine Model: Beta Marine - 90hp – 1660 hrs , Gearbox: PRM 280D2
Length overall: 17.4m (57’)
Beam: 3.74m (12’6)
Maximum Draft: 0.9m
Hull Material: Steel - 13mm base plate; 8mm hull sides; 5mm superstructure
Displacement: 32 metric tonnes
Fuel capacity: 1200 litres main diesel tank;
200 litres Refleks tank
Fresh water tank: 1200 litres
Holding Tank: 1200 litres (gauges for all four tanks)
Paint work : Topsides :Jotun two-pack Leo Blue and Centaurus Cream.
Hull : Black two-pack epoxy with vinyl tar over (vinyl tar re-coated April 2022)




WHEELHOUSE Hardwood – lots of light from double glazed windows, with blinds all round; removable drop down leaf dining table; upholstered seating for 4 people; access to engine room; double rear stable doors on to stern deck.

GALLEY Grey granite-effect worktops with breakfast bar and stools; solid oak base units with soft close drawers; Stoves 500DIT LPG cooker (4 rings, grill, oven); built in Neff extractor fan above cooker; Franke 1.5 stainless steel inset sink; built in microwave, integrated Kenwood dishwasher; Integrated Beko washer/dryer; full-size fridge/freezer.

SALOON Attractive solid oak flooring with extensive storage/cellar under; Refleks diesel heating stove; cupboards; TV; large double glazed thermally broken windows; huge hardwood double glazed dog box with fly and sun screens; upholstered furniture including sofa bed; oak coffee table.

MASTER CABIN Walk around king-size double bed (1.5m), storage under; built in wardrobes and cupboards; air conditioning; fitted carpet; TV point.

ENSUITE TO MASTER CABIN Shower with glass bifold door; vanity unit with integrated basin, storage under; electric macerator toilet.

SECOND CABIN Double or single bed – wardrobe , overhead shelves and drawer storage; plus

MAIN BATHROOM Spacious bathroom – Shower with glass bifold door; vanity unit with large basin and storage under; electric macerator toilet.



Simrad chartplotter (9 inch), VHF radio, AIS transponder, rudder position indicator, depth gauge.


Engine – Beta Marine 90hp with PRM 280 hydraulic gearbox (1660hrs)
Generator – Kohler 5kw (510hrs)
Central Heating – Kabola Compact 7 boiler for central heating and hot water.
Bow thruster- Vetus 160kgf with 2 x 128Ahr Rolls AGM Batteries ( 24v )
Stern thruster – Vetus 95kgf ( 12v ) (using Engine start battery 214AHr new in 2024)


Domestic Batteries – 6 x 230Ahr Rolls AGM Batteries ( 24v )
Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra Inverter/Charger 24v/3500w/100a (including solar charge controller)
Mastervolt GI 3.5kW Isolation transformer
Solar Panels – 4 x Sunpower 110w panels (new in 2022)
Immersion heater 1kW
240V Land line connection

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