Savoir Faire (barge)

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This article is about a hotel barge. For other uses, see Savoir faire.
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Savoir Faire
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Name: Savoir Faire
Operator: Christopher Bennett
Launched: 1932
Christened: unknown
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Commercial passenger vessel
Tonnage: 200
Length: 39.4 m (129 ft)
Beam: 5.07 m (16.6 ft)
Height: 3.85 m (12.6 ft)
Draught: 1.48 m (4.9 ft)
Decks: 3
Installed power: Two soundproofed water-cooled generators with a total output of 110 kw.
Propulsion: 175 HP DAF
Speed: 12-14 knots maximum
Capacity: 12 passengers
Crew: 6 crew
Notes: Holds 8000 liters fuel and 10,000 liters water.

The Savoir Faire was built in Amsterdam in 1932. It originally was a cargo vessel carrying cargo in the Netherlands and Belgium. During World War II, it served as a troop carrier. It was converted to a hotel barge in 1976 and now serves as a luxury hotel barge, operated by Christopher Bennett, captain and owner of the ship. The barge cruises in France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

The Savoir Faire has six double cabins and carries up to 12 passengers. It also has separate crew quarters which house the crew of six. Deck plan The crew consists of the captain, two hostess, chef, deckhand, and tour guide.[1][2][3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Steven B. Stern (2004). Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2005. Pelican Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1-58980-240-7. 
  2. ^ Kay Showker; Bob Sehlinger (2007). The Unofficial Guide to Cruises. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-08791-6. 
  3. ^ Shirley Slater; Harry Basch (1997). Fielding's Worldwide Cruises 1998. Fielding Worldwide. ISBN 978-1-56952-156-4.