Barge Vrouwe Johanna specifications

Groninger Botjalk

Year 1905

Length     19 m 

Beam       4.15 m

Draft        0.8 m

Air Draft  2.80 m

Engine - Ford                          100 Hp

Generator - White (Hercules)  44 Hp

Bow-Thruster - Kalkman          15 Hp

Fuel - Diesel

Electrics - 380v, 240v, 24v & 12v.

12 x 2v batteries – 750 Ah @ 24 volts

Mastervolt battery monitor

Victron Victron Inverter

Victron 75 Amp charger

Kabola B17 boiler - Central heating throughout

- runs on red diesel

White diesel tank1250 L

Red diesel tank  600 L

2 x 1000 L Fresh water tanks

Hull - Iron

Structure - Iron / Steel

Wheelhouse - Wood

Double glazing in saloon, bedroom two, kitchen and shower room


Walk round decks with good space fore and aft

Access to engine room from rear deck

Bollards fore, aft and centre

Four wooden roof hatches with opening lights and fly screens

Steel gas locker (plus wooden locker for spare cylinder)

2.6 M wooden mast

Navigation lights

Spot light

Air horn

Cycle rack for 2 bikes

Anchor and winch

Clothes line

Engine room



Central heating boiler


Work bench

Tank room

White and red diesel tanks

water tanks


Cabin One

Walk-round double bed

Wash basin




Door to front storage area

Cabin Two

2 x bunk beds

Storage cupboards


Shower room

Thermostatic shower


Macerator toilet



Aarow Becton Bunny Multi-fuel stove

Storage cupboards

Central heating thermostat


Utility Room

24v flush sea toilet

Washing Machine



Stoves 500 DIT gas cooker with flame-failure safety and overhead cooker-hood

24 v Shoreline refrigerator with freezer compartment

Stainless steel sink

Full height pull-out larder unit

Further shelves / cupboards


Antique 115 cm spoked steering wheel

Chain and wire steering

GPS chart plotter

Icom VHF Radio

Sailor VHF Radio

Battery monitor

Table and seating

Stable doors with access to side decks

Removable security gates

2 Radiators

Excellent all-round visibility


3 m hypalon dinghy with removable davit

Satellite dish

Coal / wood store

Boarding planks


Mooring ropes

Strong mooring pins

Emergency tiller

Manual davit (1700 lbs / 771 Kilos)

A selection of hardware, gas fittings, wood and paint

Life jackets

A selection of maps and charts

Vrouwe Johanna is a live-aboard boat

Throughout the boat we have alternative systems where possible.

For example, diesel boiler / radiator central heating and a multi-fuel stove for heating

A mixture of 240-volt and low voltage lighting and power sockets

Both 240-volt and low voltage toilets - one macerator, one sea toilet

Gas cooker and microwave (or cook on top of the multi-fuel stove!)