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Wintering in S Belgium 04 Aug 2022 16:49 #130996

  • Sharon Hammond
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Hi Lon, Was your winter mooring at the Port de France in the center of Toul or at TSNI at Port St Mansuy? We are stuck in the Nord Est region, currenlty at Metz and about to gallop back to Toul (see stoppages post today). We would like to be in Port de France but were told they were all full for winter. If you were booked there but will have to cancel perhaps we can find a way to take your spot?

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 12:23 #130951

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Hi, I was part of a syndicate and we over-wintered a 17m barge for two years in Portofino which a protected and secure location. The owner lives on site and is very helpful. It is located just south of Maastricht ( there is a bus service ) and north of Eijsden which is the most southerly town in the Netherlands. The previous, British, occupier of the berth had stayed there for many years.

See www.jachthaven-portofino.nl/ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good luck, Brendan

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 12:20 #130950

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Thanks for this information on Beez. Do you have the name of the harbour please?
Thanks
Stuart

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 12:14 #130949

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I've over-wintered 2 or 3 times at Seneffe - www.snef.be/Port_plaisance.htm

There's no workshop or lift out facilities, but there is a DIY dry dock that can be arranged through the local town authorities. There are also 2 local engineers who can undertake winterisation, engine servicing, etc. Run by very helpful guys Patrick and Arthur who both speak English. Moorings are alongside a length of disused canal that used to connect with coal mines, so no passing traffic, very quiet but good security as several boats are occupied in winter.

Very reasonable price too, but rather in the middle of nowhere - apart from a good but expensive on-site restaurant.

Or there are many places around the lakes near Maasbracht. and marinas near Maastricht and Roermond as previously mentioned.

Peter

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 10:14 #130946

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Van der Laan in maasbracht is probably the biggest one. They winter a huge number of boats. Inside and outside and their prices are similar the other places in the netherlands. vanderlaanyachting.nl/winterstalling/

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 06:47 #130943

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The indoor storage facility in Hautmont is not up and running yet, we visited on Friday to view and it is not opening until April 2023, impressive facility with overhead craneage, maximum lifting is 32 tons indoors but they will lift heavier vessels outdoors with mobiles. We enquired regarding a lift out for anti fouling but awaiting a price, no painting inside the building for insurance reasons.

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 05:22 #130942

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Just came thru that area, however, with a 21 meter. We also can't make our winter port in Toul but have found a spot close to Paris. We stayed at the port in Beez which may have openings. A port that I know for sure has a couple spots open for your size boat is the Port of the Abbey in Hautmont, FR. It is not far from the BE border on the Sambre. It is a fairly new marina with very nice floating docks, good security, power, & water. Just next door to them is a huge indoor storage facility with 35 ton cranes. A couple from New Zealand that we are currently running into every now and then, use an indoor storage facility in Wessem just across the Maas from Massbracht. We should see them in a couple of days and I will get the info if you would like. As Craig stated, their are many marinas on the Maas from Maastricht to Maasbracht or even a little further north to Roermond.

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 02:06 #130941

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You might try the harbor at Beez, just east of Namur. I was able to stay there on short notice a few years ago. There should be options in Maastricht.

Not in Wallonia, but I also found wintering with a crane at Brussels and Zelzate.

Craig

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Wintering in S Belgium 02 Aug 2022 00:09 #130940

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As we cannot now reach Toul due to lack of water,can anyone recommend a safe wintering location in southern Belgium (Wallonia) or along the Maas/Meuse up to Maasbracht area?
It would also be useful if we can be craned out. ( we are 11.05 metres in length)

Thank you
Best regards
Stuart Rahman-Greasley
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