JENAL ~ Technical Specifications

The detail that make JENAL such an excellent ship and such a unique live-aboard barge.

Bathroom <> Bow-Locker <> Build-Story <>  Cloakroom <> Deck-Area <> Drive-Steering <> Electrics-Room  <> Engine-Room <> Hallway <> Kitchen/Galley <> Lounge/Saloon <> Master-Bedroom <> Rear-Storage <> Spud-Leg <> Study/Bedroom <> Wheelhouse


Dimensions <> Specifications <> Tank Capacities <> Accommodation <>Equipment <> Electrical Equipment

  • Overall Size: 22.8 x 4.75mtr (75’ x 16' app)

  • Draft: 1 - 1.2mtr water & 2.6mtr air (with the wheelhouse collapsed) 3.5mtr approx wheelhouse up.

  • Bow Storage: 2 x 4.87 mtr (tapering to bow)

  • Master Bedroom: 4.42 x 4.87mtr (14.5’ x 16’ app)

  • En-Suite: 1.75 x 1.22mtr (5’9” x 5’)

  • Lounge (Saloon): 4.87 x 4.87mtr (16’ x 16’ app)

  • Kitchen (Galley): 2.25 x 4.87mtr  (7’5” x 16’app)

  • Under-stair Coat Cupboard: 1 x 1.80mtr (3’3” x 5’11”)

  • Hallway: 3.90 x 1.20mtr (12’10” x 4’)

  • Battery Room: 1.00 x 1.00mtr (39” x 39”)

  • Engine Room: 3.40 x 1.80mtr (11’.2” x 5’11”)

  • Bathroom/Toilet: 1.50 x 1.80mtr (4’11” x 5’11”)

  • Study/2nd Bedroom: 3.35 x 4.87mtr (11’ x 16’ app)

  • Wheelhouse: 4.27 x 3.35mtr  (14’ x 11’)

  • Displacement: 70 tonnes (approx).

  • Draft: 1 - 1.2mtr water & 2.7mtr air (with the wheelhouse collapsed) 3.7mtr approx wheelhouse up.

  • Steel hull & superstructure in 20, 12, 8 & 6mm with additional frame braces. Certified steel of Lloyds standard.

  • Stainless steel single (fold-a-way) steps set in rear cabin superstructure sides to aid sun-deck assent.

  • Tumblehome (2 deg) design in cabin (superstructure) sides.

  • Hull Protection two-pack black paint system with 10 year guarantee.

  • Klipper Colour Scheme - Ivory superstructure and silver waistband. 

  • Stainless steel hand-rail around cabin coach-roof edge.  Stainless steel (safety) rail around rear deck (gunnel) area.

  • Lowered aft roof area over rear cabin to facilitate level seating (with raised lip to maintain external line or profile of Klipper).

  • Insulation throughout by 3M Thinsulate.

  • Portholes and windows (incl. W/H) to be 33% solar-heat reflective double glazed with thermal breaks between inner and outer frames to stop condensation.  Superstructure skylight windows with opening glass sections. Anodized aluminium window construction for all windows except brass portholes.

  • Hydraulically lowering wheelhouse made from teak appearance aluminium with large roof opening skylight to aid navigation when lowered.  External W/H doors to contain multi-link locking mechanisms.  Front and rear windows to hinge flat as wheelhouse is lowered.  Front 3 screens (centre one larger than 2 side windows).  Three to rear with middle window acting as French door to aid access to rear deck area.

  • External storage lockers forward of the wheelhouse.  Also fender storage racks and rope lockers each side of the mast.

  • Mast & Boom for steady-sail also to act as general hoist for lifting both the motorcycle & RIB (housed in forepeak locker) from ship to water level or dockside. Powered by hydraulics.

  • 2 x Spud-Legs (pin anchors) housed in hull/superstructure at each extremity of the vessel.  Not obviously visible from the outside and powered by hydraulic rams allowing the legs to drop by their own weight and raised by the rams. Suitable for waters up to 3m depth.

  • 12 x (6 per side) inflated fenders measuring 8.1mtr x 23cm dia rope covered to encapsulate visual traditions.

Tank Capacities
  • Fuel tankage (diesel) 6,300 litres split between two tanks in each chine. 4,900 white and 1,400 red.

  • Fresh water tankage 4,800 litres in centre of ship. Constructed from baffeled polypropylene.

  • Calorifier hot water tank 150 litres housed in electrics room. Made from stainless steel.

  • Sewage tankage 900 litre capacity housed below master bed dais. Deckside access ports.

Accommodation (working from the bow to stern)
  • Forepeak/motorcycle/bikes/RIB/outboard engine, watertight storage area in bow, approx 6’6" (2mtr) long.

  • Forward master-bedroom 14.5’ x 16 app’ (4.42 x 4.87mtr) with en-suite toilet/shower wet room 5’9” x 5’ (1.75 x 1.22mtr).  Vanity sink in bedroom area.  240v washing machine & tumble dryer stacked (with own built-in drip tray), in starboard bedroom wardrobe.   Continually piped and circulated hot water circuit from main calorifier (in electrics room) maintaining instant tap access to hot-water and minimising waste.  Maximum built-in storage cupboards.

  • Lounge (saloon) open plan 16’ x 16 app’ (4.87 x 4.75mtr) c/w built-in bookcase, TV cabinet and storage cupboards.

  • Kitchen 7’5” x 16 app’ (2.25 x 4.87mtr) galley with 240v electric oven and induction hob, 240v - 1.6mtr high fridge/freezer, dishwasher, (with own built-in drip trays). Black-rubbish bag sized, bin cupboard.

  • Curved stairs to 14’ x 11’ (4.27 x 3.35mtr) wheelhouse. It is a multi-purpose room for navigation, sun lounge & dining room.  Plenty of stowage space for charts and equipment.  Access through floor to engine room below.  Coat cupboard under stairs and insulated hot-water storage tank (c/w immersion heaters) mounted in cupboard,  facilitating clothes airing service.

  • Passageway (hallway) between saloon/stairs and rear accommodation, dissecting the engine & equipment rooms.  Watertight doors off hallway to access engine and electrics room.

  • (a)         Engine/equipment room measuring 11’2” x 5’11” (3.40 x 1.80mtr) with lowered floor for head- height to accommodate: Port-side; transversely mounted engines - hydraulic drive to stern props, Webasto water heater and Webasto A/C chiller unit. Plus hydraulic oil tank, oil coolers and hydraulically driven 2 1/2" master bilge pump.

  • (b)        13 Kva hydraulically driven generator (engines to have Halyard water-cooled exhaust system extracting water separately).

  • (c)         Starboard-side; equipment room houses 12 x 2v traction batteries, all ancillary electrical equipment, calorifier and wheelhouse lowering actuation equipment.

  • Bathroom starboard-side measuring 4’ 11"x 5’11” (1.50 x 1.80mtr) with lowered floor for head- clearance – additional head-height 'stolen' from underside of W/H rear bench seat). Wash basin and macerator type toilet with own pump.  Placed close to stairway and suitable for both day and guests bedroom usage. 

  • Rear double bedroom/office 11'6" (3.35x4.87)

  • Minimum 2.2m head height throughout ship.

Equipment (Profile)
  • Steering by dual rams, self-contained hydraulics, power assisted, with a NACA rudder.

  • Two engines enabling individual (alternating usage) engine running for lazy canal use and twin engines for tidal river and sea usage.

  • Raw-Water Cooling; Originally we wanted keel-cooling but the Volvo-Penta engines didn't have that facility so we re-thought and devised a suitable debris-free inlet box arrangement.

  • Hydraulically driven dual-counter-rotating props, bowthruster, sternthruster, 20’ (7.1mtr) main mast & hoist.  Hydraulically driven main bilge pump, pin-anchors, wheelhouse lowering, generator, forepeak door and power assisted steering.

  • 13.5Kva hydraulically driven generator.

  • Twin Bow anchors & single stern drag anchor. Anchor chains with period style manual windless's.

  • Domestic heating by way of a Webasto heater. Cleghorn Waring Calorifier heated by engines/Webasto heater/240 electric element mounted in airing cupboard (starboard side) with continually pumped & circulated hot water ring main.

  • Heating/Air Conditioning by Webasto via individual fan assisted small matrix radiators discreetly housed in cabinetry skirting. One or two per room, depending on size.

  • Toilets (2) to be Cleghorn Waring with 240v electric macerator style pumps which reduce clogging problems.

  • Cleats in stainless steel mounted discreetly to the inside of the gunnel walls, primarily used for fender mounting.

  • Pressured water pump on deck for general cleaning duties.

  • Water Softener –  non-electric water softener – drinking water filter

  • General amenities include: plenty of storage space, fibre-optic and LED lighting, 2 x large deck mounted parasols (portable cast-iron parasol stands to also act as rotary clothes dryer stand), satellite TV and communications, no gas on-board. 


Electrical Equipment
  • 220 volt power & 220 volt LED/fibre optic lighting and low consumption bulbs.
  • 12 x 2 volt gel traction batteries (domestic) 2 x 12volt wet for engine (deep cycle types, not for engine usage)
  • 220/240 volt equipment fed from batteries by a rotary (sine wave) inverter for low amp AC applications and mains (shore) power.
  • Isolation Transformer (better than a Galvanic Isolator)
  • 2 x 100 amp, engine driven, alternators.
  • 13.5 Kva 230 volt 50Hz hydraulically driven generator.
  • Preferred intelligent (Vitron etc.) charger.
  • ‘Soft-Starters’ on all main electrical consumption equipment (air-con etc.)