Want A Seaview? Just Imagine.
By Old HMS Ganges – Bristol Pier, Shotley, Suffolk – For Sale
Possibly Looking For A Ship To Link Up With
The previous Bulletin featured the old Bristol Pier at Shotley, Suffolk – formerly part of HMS Ganges. By dint of fate we just received news of a quite magnificent vessel that has come up for sale and would make a wonderfully unique place to live on and work in. Just imagine living on this….
Paddles Steamer De Majesteit
In our previous Unique Property Bulletin we featured that all important thing you are likely to need when you consider living life afloat – a berth (click here). As if by fate, just a few days later, this magnificent vision of a vessel navigated itself onto our radar.. It may seem a flight of fancy, but these ships really are available for sale. With some imagination and a place to berth, there may well be a first rate adventure to be had.
Location: Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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Contact: Tel: 00316 20350406 or Click Here
Name: PS De Majesteit (ex-Prins der Nederlanden, ex-Rudesheim, ex-Rheinland
Ship’s commercial website: Click Here
Paddlesteamer Specialist Site Narrative: Built at Cologne in 1926 by Sachsenberg; Length : 81.32 metres; Machinery : Compound Diagonal, by Sachsenberg at Rosslau; Originally named “Rheinland” and used on express services on the Rhine; Wrecked during World War II but raised in 1950 and almost totally rebuilt; Converted to oil firing in 1956; Renamed “Rudesheim” in 1965; Withdrawn after the 1981 season but remained tied up at Cologne as a waiting room and ticket office for the KD company; Sold and moved to Zaandam in the Netherlands in 1993 for restoration and planned further service from Rotterdam under the name “Prins der Nederlanden”. Restored to operational condition by 1999 and renamed “de Majesteit”; Furnished to a high degree of luxury, it caters primarily for charter groups “Showboat” tours along the Maas and around Rotterdam docks are offered with high-quality cuisine and live entertainment.
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