Hosted by two of the most respected owner operators in the business. Captain Jason and Chef Dawn will share their love of all things French, whilst ensuring you relax and let your cares drift away. With over 30 years combined hotel barge experience owning and running the "Who Knows" it was a natural progression for them to move onto Saroche in 2015 and continue her illustrious career

Technical facts and figures about the barge

Before you set sail onboard Saroche, cruising the rivers and canals in France, you can find out a little more about the technical aspects of the boat. We would be more than happy to reply to all your questions.

Barge layout


  • Built 1926 in Groningen, Holland
  • Converted 1994 Holland/France
  • Last refit 2017 France


  • Length 39,13 metres 128 feet 5 inches
  • Beam 5,09 metres 16 feet 8 inches
  • Draft 1,45 metres 4 feet 9 inches
  • Air Draft 3,45 meters 11 feet 4 inches


  • Main Engine DAF 615 160HP Turbo charged Straight 6 Diesel
  • Bow Thruster Kubota powered hydraulic pump 65HP at prop.
  • Cruising Range 2,500 Kilometres 1,500 Miles

Power Supply

  • Main Generator Beta Marine 27KVA 3Phase Kubota Powered Diesel Engine
  • Second Generator Beta Marine 12KVA 3Phase Kubota Powered Diesel Engine


  • Fuel Capacity 3,800 Litres 1,004 US Gals
  • Fresh Water 12,000 Litres 3,170 US Gals
  • Classic Luxemotor hull iron construction

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