Savoir Faire (barge)
|Class and type:||Commercial passenger vessel|
|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)|
|Installed power:||Two soundproofed water-cooled generators with a total output of 110 kw.|
|Propulsion:||175 HP DAF|
|Speed:||12-14 knots maximum|
|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.
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