Rental houseboats without a license in France and Europe

Allemand Anglais Français

5 (+1) people including 1 in a wheelchair


Departure base

Burgundy : Digoin

  • Characteristics
  • Equipment
  • Services

Characteristics of the boat

Access Fleet, category 3

2 Cabins + lounge cabin

Middle cabin: 2 single berths with gallows, anti bedsore mattresses with two height positions
Rear cabin: one double berth
Lounge: one folding single berth + possibility to sleep one child on the seat
Sanitary equipment: one shower accessible in wheelchair / one washbasin / one swinging WC with gallows

12,30 m x 3,60 m
Sunroof. Gangway accessible with a wheelchair to the front and the rear of the boat (winch). Lift table to reach the lounge.


Inside equipment of the boats

  • complete boat equipment
  • completely fitted with WC's, shower and wash-hand basin
  • a kitchen with cooker, oven, sink and fridge
  • complete household: crockery, cutlery, pans...
  • beds with sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets or duvets
  • heating system
  • Some boats are equipped with a 220V shore

Outside equipment of the boats

  • deck furniture with table and chairs
  • bimini or parasol



  • cleaning of the boat at the end of the cruise
  • FPP Travel food hamper
  • cancellation insurance
  • Cruise plus insurance
  • Liberty Pack
  • bicycle
  • fishing rod
  • towel set to rent
  • tea towels set to rent
  • green cleaning set
  • 220V converter

Video: a stay in Burgundy aboard the 1230 Handy Espade

Photos: a stay in Burgundy aboard the 1230 Handy Espade


Rates of Espade 1230 Handy

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Hourly navigation rate: this includes the fuel consumption and technical supplies. It is invoiced per engine hour: count more or less 5 to 6 hours per day of navigation. This rate is given as a rough guide. It can fluctuate with the price of fuel. In certain bases, it is possible to buy à fuel package: contact the commercial service.


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