Converting Dutch Barges
Waking late, I grabbed a coffee and sitting at the table, noticed the scrunched up bit of paper. For no apparent reason, rather than put it straight back in the bin, I unscrewed it and viewed the picture of a barge I hadn't seen. I decided to call Fikkers, the broker in Groningen who told me that Barge Nilaya in question had been sold but that he had another one. A 24m luxemotor. Would I be interested in seeing it? Having nothing much to lose and being reasonably close, I agreed, particularly given that its price was not too far off the mark either. Expecting another disappointment or rusty hulk, I drove to Drachten and met up with Barge Vitesse's owner in the car park of McDonalds. Fantastic Sailing Barges in Holland
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Waking late, I grabbed a coffee and sitting at the table, noticed the scrunched up bit of paper. I unscrewed it, viewed the picture of a barge I hadn't seen and decided to call Fikkers, a broker in Groningen who told me that Barge Nilaya in question had been sold, but that he had another one if I was interested. A 24m luxemotor in fact.... Would I be interested in seeing it? Having nothing much to lose and being reasonably close, I agreed, particularly given that its size was perfect and its price was not too far off the mark either. Expecting yet another disappointing rusty hulk, I drove to Drachten, meeting the owner of Vitesse in a McDonalds car park.