Anjodi in Lock 7 Beziers France.
|Owner:||European Waterways, LTD|
|Operator:||European Waterways, LTD|
|Port of registry:||Bordeaux|
|Route:||Canal du Midi – Le Somail to Marseillan|
|Class & type:||Commercial passenger vessel|
|Length:||100 ft (30 m)|
|Beam:||16.5 ft (5.0 m)|
|Height:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Draught:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
|Installed power:||2 x 220 volt diesel generators 40 kva and 25 kva|
|Propulsion:||single 185 horse power Perkins turbo charged diesel|
|Speed:||cruising speed 4 knots (7.4 km/h), Maximum speed 11 knots (20 km/h)|
|Notes:||Fuel capacity 3000 litres, Water capacity 10,000 litres, Grey water capacity 1200 litres|
Anjodi was built in Groningen, Netherlands in 1929 and originally carried grain. She is named after the three daughters of the original owner – Anna, Joanna and Diana, . She is constructed of iron with a high copper content which has contributed to her longevity.
During 1982 and 1983, Anjodi was transformed by European Waterways, from a trade vessel to one of France’s first ever luxury hotel barges at the cost of £100,000. Before making the three month trip from Holland to the south of France, Anjodi was towed to a shipyard in Belgium where tanks for fresh water, generators, wiring and plumbing were installed and a shell infrastructure of steel was built. She was refurbished again in 1997 and 2008.
Anjodi has four guest bedrooms with private bathrooms and a saloon. Crews quarters are in the bow and stern. The Anjodi has a crew of four: Captain, first mate or matelot, chef, and hostess. The captain must have at least two years experience as a first mate and possess a French certificate of competency.
The Anjodi was featured in the 10 part BBC Series about Chef Rick Stein’s six week journey from Bordeaux to Marseille aboard the Anjodi on the Canal lateral a la Garonne and Canal du Midi.  Famous guests who have travelled on the Anjodi include Rod Stewart.
References[edit source | edit]
- Fuller-Love, Heidi (February 2005). “French Waterways”. Living France.
- Kay Kritzwiser. “Six slow days on the canal”. Globe and Mail.
- Hill, Richard (May 1997). “Lost in France”. Canal & Riverboat.
- Deck plan
- Pritchard, David (2009). Shooting the cook. FSC AND Harper Colins. ISBN 978-0-00-727830-5.
- Bowler, Vivian (2005). Rick Stein’s French Odyssey. BBC Books. ISBN 0-563-52213-5.
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Anjodi moored for lunch in Capestang
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