A three level structure built atop a concrete barge. Barge floor: workshops, store rooms, sewage compartment, office. Second floor: locker rooms, showers, toilets, lounge space. Top floor: offices, conference room, work station area.
Formerly used as a floating workshop, warehouse, storeroom and office. Vessel contains all functional purpose built facilities required to refit vessels and is a self contained unit comprising a free floating pre-stressed concrete wharf pontoon housing the lower deck which contains its own holding tanks (black water), main workshop including large machining lathe, storage cages, extensive common work areas with adjoining offices. A middle deck contains offices and mess facilities with some accommodation and ablution facilities.
The upper deck contains more offices and large dedicated work stations with IT cabling, more bunk rooms and conference facilities.
This professionally designed and built floating structure is immensely strong and will have years and years of profitable life. The strength, integrity and volume have to be seen to be believed. However, there are matters to draw to your attention, set out below:
- Decks – are showing some rust and corrosion and we would expect deck would need replacing in many areas . The deck has a covering of timber and astro-turf, so it’s not possible to inspect probably 80% of the deck readily. However, the deck does not cover very much of the barge, due to the extent the accommodation covers the deck area.
- Accommodation – the internal accommodation is in need of a significant refurbishment, although nothing structural, and depends on ultimately what the barge would be utilised for. Currently the owner holds architectural plans to convert this unit to apartments – there are plans on file available for 25 apartments each with its own private bathroom.
- Our inspector found the hull of this vessel to be good and dry.
This unit has many potential uses including hotel or other accommodation style, offices, or used to accommodate marine workshops or similar. The pontoon itself is highly durable and would, in itself, withstand a sea tow, however, the accommodation and the structure of the vessel could easily be damaged during a tow if the weather turned bad.
Lying Tauranga, New Zealand. Contact sole agent Mike Greer, NZMB – 021 520 911 or email@example.com.