The new premium barge Magnifique I will join our fleet in 2024. In recent years, experienced ship builder, barge owner and operator Walter van Berkum constructed the barges Magnifique II, III and IV. His newest project is to extend and restyle an existing passenger barge. A new section of 12 meters (almost 40 ft.) will be placed in the ship, making it 57 meters (187 ft.) long and 6.6 meters wide. This size allows the barge to navigate on smaller waterways, and often moor in the center of towns and cities. The barge will sail under Dutch flag and management on several tours in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Description of the cabins
The Magnifique I will have a capacity of max. 32 guests in 16 cabins. Twelve twin cabins are approx. 11 m²; four junior suites have queen size beds (two single beds set together) and are approx. 15 m².
All beautifully decorated cabins are on lower deck and have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, a mini-safe and a hair-dryer; the windows can not be opened for security reasons.
Description of the ship
The upper deck has a tastefully furnished salon with a restaurant area, a nice bar and a lounge area with sitting corners, air-conditioning, TV and large panoramic windows. Wi-Fi is available. Large glass doors open to the beautiful partially roofed teak wood sundeck with chairs and tables between the salon and the wheelhouse. Bicycles are stored on the front deck.
Facts about the ship
Length: 57 m (187 ft.)
Width: 6.6 m (21.6 ft.)
Pass: 32 (max.)