Wide Beam River Barges & Dutch Barges
Quality not Quantity
Delta Marine Services have constructed a great variety of steel wide beam river barges for the continental waterways and larger British rivers. Every Delta Marine Services barge is unique and built to the customerís individual requirements and taste.

This allows each client to realise their own personal vision of the finished project whilst utilising the expert help, advice and experience we place at their disposal.

Quality and finish have been Delta Marineís utmost concern since the company was formed in 1984. We do not believe in mass-producing boats. The meticulous attention to fine detail and hours of craftsmanship throughout construction come together to make each of these craft elegant and very special.

Each design is typically based on a traditional cargo vessel such as the Dutch Luxemotor, Dutch Tjalk, Thames sailing barge or a wide beam version of the classic British Narrowboat, although we can build to any design and to any size.

These barges represent the leading edge in luxury inland waterways vessels.

Our Dutch Barges are in effect self-contained country homes with the potential to move country. They can be fitted out with all the labour saving devices of a house.

Construction . . .

Every wide beam barge is constructed using shipbuilding grade 43A steel and in more generous proportions than is customary for the industry. The base plate is 12.5mm thick with 8mm chines, 6mm hull-sides and 5mm superstructure. The engine room is separated fore and aft from the main accommodation by 5mm bulkheads. The hull and superstructure are reinforced throughout with a framework of scantlings at 600mm centres.
The whole structure is designed for strength and durability, yet each of our Dutch barges wields those glorious curves that so many of our competitors cannot produce even in much thinner steel.

The steelwork includes all bollards, fender eyes and other fine details.

The skill in our brushed paintwork is reflected in the characteristic shine and smooth finish. Delta Marine Services refuse to use cheaper low quality paints. As standard practice, the steel hull is coated in zinc phosphate anti-corrosion primer with finishing coats of International two-pack epoxy resin to the lower hull and Tekaloid synthetic coach enamel to the upper coachworks. Non-slip surfacing is applied to the gunwales and cabin roofs.

Delta Marine Services have used Perkins Sabre engines in their wide beam barges for many years now and always found them to be exceptionally reliable. A suggested installation would be a Perkins Sabre M135 - 130 horsepower engine.

Every craft can be tailored to the clientís individual technical requirements and cruising ambitions. Each barge can be fitted with a bow thruster to complement the main drive system and with a selection of modern navigational devices in addition to the mandatory lights, horn and other equipment.

Have a look at our Barge Interiors See more about our Luxemotor Dutch Barges

Delta Marine Services, Nelson Wharf, Nelson Lane, Warwick, CV34 5JB
Delta Marine European Ltd t/a Delta Marine Services - Reg. No.4790505
Tel: 01926 499337 Fax: 01926 498331 Mobile 07831 355543 
email: garry@delta-marineservices.co.uk

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