Magna Carta (barge)
|Class & type:||Commercial passenger vessel|
|Length:||117 ft (36 m)|
|Beam:||16.5 ft (5.0 m)|
|Installed power:||230-volt 60KVA generator and inverters for silent night power|
|Propulsion:||Scania 218 HP|
|Speed:||Maximum 10 knots|
|Notes:||Holds 10 tons of water and 3 tons of fuel|
Magna Carta was built in the Netherlands in 1936. She was converted from a sand carrying cargo vessel to a hotel barge by Geoffrey K. Temple in 2001-2002 after 65 years of carrying cargo for the same family. She was sold to be replaced with a much larger vessel as she was no longer large enough to compete in the cargo carrying industry. She presently serves as a luxury hotel barge, cruising the River Thames.
Magna Carta currently has 4 double cabins allowing her to carry up to 8 passengers. She also has separate crew quarters which house the crew of four. Deck plan The crew consists of the captain, hostess, chef, and tour guide.
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