Boat #2: LUCTOR ET Something Or Other

Well, I guess this was inevitable – we saw five boats in total on Thursday and were straight back to work on Friday, having had our second offer on one of them accepted about five minutes before we boarded the return ferry. Crikey, it was tense; I suspect I was rather bad company for the last hour or so of that trip…! Anyway, continuing in chronological order, I bring you barge option #2. My mum wrote “Boomhoek” and “Casselek” at the top of the form which I can only assume means that’s where we were at the time – I confess my Dutch geography has never been a particular strength so I’m none the wiser, but she did an exceptional job filling in the details as we went along so I suspect they’re right.

Luctor was built as a cargo boat in 1915-20 and converted at some point in the 60s-70s into a holiday home by the people who still own her. As a result of this timing, she looked like a quite extraordinarily authentic homage to mid-century mobile home design which I found weirdly comforting, but which made Jonathan profoundly depressed. She’s 21m long, and because the conversion was all done at the same time it had been planned out pretty well, which I liked (despite the carpet walls and false “brick” chimney). On a serious plus side, she had a bowthruster and hydraulic rudder with single lever controls which was tempting, plus a lovely engine room and a little dinghy which R assured us was a waste of space (I disagreed, but J was similarly unimpressed). For all it’s oddness, I must admit I liked it’s integrity. That’s probably not a good reason to buy a boat, but she was also pea green which perhaps is a better one… Anyway, check her out…

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