Nieuwe Zorg - NOW SOLD


6ft4 height throughout (at its lowest point)

7ft Airdraft

Nieuwe Zorg means New Care (or more accurately "New Responsibility") is a beautiful 70ft  riveted steel Dutch Roefship built by Van der Warf of Sneek in 1917 and powered by a lovely six cylinder Daf diesel inboard engine. The vessel was surveyed in our marina and hull recommendations have been completed (survey carried out independently by Wilkinson Marine). A copy of the survey will be made available on viewing. 

Nieuwe Zorg is an extremely rare example of a massive and beautiful Dutch Barge which can easily navigate the canal and river system. With the same dimensions of many British widebeam vessels (like Collingwoods) you will have  the convenience of a modern craft with the breathtaking looks of a shipbuilding masterpiece. 

The engine is powerful and responsive and the rudder and wheel make this as easy to navigate as any boat I've taken on the Grand Union. 

The interior has been completely stripped to create the best looking sailaway available in the UK today, complete with anchor, winch and secret smuggling cabin in the aft. 

If you would like to come and take a look or even a cruise on this wonderful piece of maritime history, please get in touch.