Europa barge with seagoing option Back to Range of Boats

From 15.5 to 20 metres x 4.5 metres for wide beam cruising UK and Europe with seagoing capability  the Europa 51 is a barge to RCD C Category.  Just one of a quality steel barges  and wide beam barges that we can offer. Nominal draft 90cm  to 1.1 metres depending on requirements. Nominal air draft is 2.7 metres with the sun canopy down.

The Europa 15

The Peter Nicholls Europa 51 steel sea going barge is a useful alternative to  a Dutch Barge. The design  has masses of room, helped by the 4.5 metres beam and the fact that virtually all the length of the boat is used for accommodation.  This is because this centre wheelhouse barge uses the wheelhouse, to  double as the saloon and galley area.  There is a second steering position, outside on the raised stern deck , which sits over the second double cabin.

The design is available up to 20  metres by 4.5 metres. Using the 15.5 metre  Europa interior as a template, the extra room in a longer boat can be used for extra cabins if required. But make no mistake, the interior of the 51.5 Europa has masses of space and works well and makes an ideal live aboard barge,

Accommodation on the Europa Barge

You can see the  Europa 15  interior plan  here. Describing cabins from the bow:

The  forward double cabin with storage drawers, wardrobes, king size double bed with interior sprung mattress, dressing table provides the ideal space for the master cabin.  An  En-suite  cabin with shower and basin, electric WC and to holding tank, washing machine.

Both double cabins in the Europa are en-suite and there is extra sleeping accommodation in the saloon.

Europa bow cabin with on suiet

The Europa bow cabin provides an excellent master suite for the Captain.








Wheelhouse saloon with large floor area, settee (could be bed settee) and L shaped settee/diner which converts to a double berth.

Galley with 4 burner hob and oven , fridge/freezer,  microwave and granite worktops.

The second double cabin with king  size double with interior sprung mattresses, wardrobes and drawers and dressing table.

En suite with shower, basin and electric flushing WC.

Sliding doors either side of the wheelhouse/saloon lead to the side decks and up onto the stern deck with second steering position and fold down sun canopy.

Nominal air draft with the sun canopy down is only 2.7 metres.

The windows are partially double glazed. Due to improvements by our window manufacturer, double glazing to all windows can now be offered as an option.

The Europa is available up to 20 metres x 4.5 metres. Please click here for a side view and brief details.


  • Europa 51 with second steering position

    Europa 51 with second steering position

  • Europa 51

    Europa 51