This is a real Classic Dutch built Gentlemans motor launch of the highest calibre. When we saw this beauty in our factory showroom in Holland we were blown away! She truly does have to be seen to be believed. This would be the ideal boat to take pride of place on a mooring outside your home on the River or Canals anywhere in Europe. She is presented in beautiful order and has a modern Nanni Diesel fitted. The owner has a good history file on the boat including original photos from 1901 showing the Dutch Queen aboard her........now that is real provenance! Go on, you know you want it, your family and friends will love it too. True style never goes out of fashion!
An very rare and original Notarisboot which was designed and built by Gerben Baaij in Amsterdam in 1901 at the turn of last century.
This classic Dutch built gentelemans motor launch, "Elizabeth", was restored a few years ago with great care and a sense of style, she is now offered for sale and is presented in a superb state of maintenance.
The fittings include top quality seating, lighting, deeply varnished woodwork throughout the helm area, saloon and after deck. Make no mistake, this ia a true gentleman's launch and being not only a slender vessel, with her low clearance height she has no need to wait for bridges to open and with her recent Nanni Diesel engine purring gently away she simply glides through the water.
This centre cabin launch exudes exclusivity and luxury and is certain to turn heads wherever it goes.
Call or email us for more information and an appointment to view this truly superb and individual little cruiser.
Boatyard: Gerben Baaij Amsterdam
Designer: Gerben Baaij
NOTARISBOOT ELIZABETH History
In 1894 Gerben Baaij started out as an independent boat, sloop and gig builder in the old cocoa mill of Blooker, behind the Weesperzijde on the Amstel. Gerben Baaij was from an old boat builders' family. The family line can be traced as far back as to one Frans Fransz of Middelburg (De Baaij), ship's carpenter, who married in Amsterdam in 1684. A deed dated 1813 names Gerrit Baaij, master shipwright and his son Gerben, shipwright, as partners in Amsterdam. Gerben himself also worked as a ship's carpenter on the Amsterdam islands and was employed as a boy at the famous Kromhout shipyard, which was later turned into a museum. Around 1900 the boat building firm moved to the other side of the Amstel, to Wiegelstraat just behind the Amsteldijk. In the years from 1900 - 1904 Gerben built - in addition to wherries, gigs and sloops - a number of cabin cruisers. In 1901 alone, 3 teak centre cabin boats were built, including the "ELIZABETH". All of his own design! There was also a teak tugboat (with a 10 hp engine), intended for the Dutch East Indies, which was commissioned by the Amsterdam-based importer of Daimler engines. They also built steel motor cruisers and sailing yachts, and even a ferry for Swedish waters. Also, there were regular experiments with fast, open motorboats, long, slender "auto-boats", the predecessors of the later runabouts. Anno 2014 The salon boat is highly suitable for cruises with passengers. The boat has also been used here since being restored, and during that time it sailed in the beautiful Frisian waterways around Grou. The current owner is no longer able to optimally enjoy the boat for health reasons. He has decided to offer it for sale. But the boat is certainly not for sale to anyone: the new owner must devote at least as much care and attention to the boat as the seller. It is not simply a boat being sold, but the experience of being able to sail in such a classic vessel. The ELIZABETH is moored in a lovely boat house amidst the Frisian nature, ready to be viewed or taken out for a wonderful voyage.