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"Live the Dream" Canal Boat

French Barge For Sale on Trademe


For Sale 

  • Asking price: $70,000 Or Near Offer
  • Listed more than a month ago
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Listing #: 1147093267
Model: Connoisseu­r
Hull type: Fibreglass
Length: 11.30 Metres (37.06 Feet)
Year: 1986
Engine type: Inboard
Engine size: 50 HP
Fuel type: Diesel
Boat location: France, Internatio­nal
Our boat "Tui" a NZ home in France ... is offered for sale for only NZ$70,000 as a "turnkey" package, meaning that it is all organised for you. 

Fully equipped ready to go, you just pack your suitcase, buy some food and drinks, and have fun. It really is like home, with everything you need. 

She is a traditional and solidly built boat which became the mainstay boat of the French hire boat industry. With a wide body (beam 3.85m) she is very stable and easy to handle. The unique sliding salon roof allows indoor/outdoor flexibility. Ongoing maintenance has kept her in good condition. Recently the salon was reupholstered in nautical blues, new curtains, plus a modern wood look flooring installed. 

Two double ensuite bedrooms, with the salon/dining & galley separating them, provides perfect cruising as everyone has their privacy. Also the salon seating coverts to an additional double bed if required. 

Equipped with a gas oven & hob, a full size fridge/freezer (a real bonus, not found on many canal boats). And even a washing machine to make cruising easy. Lots of extras, like a bbq, outdoor seating, etc. 

Recent cruising has been on the Canal du Midi and she is now winterised on the hardstand under covers in a reputable boatyard in Castelsarrasin on the beautiful Canal du Garonne. Tui has a complete inventory of spares, tools, etc. 

Over 450km of canals to explore in the South & South West of France. Once you have explored this beautiful area, then there is the stunning north plus Belgium, Holland and Germany etc. 

Annual costs of licence and insurance totalling about $1200, and winter storage of $150 a month ... or you may choose to live aboard all year. A very economical home in Europe! 

Currently owned by two kiwi couples whose circumstances have changed ... one couple need a bigger boat for all their visitors and the other couple need to work. 

Want to know more about this wonderful life, give us a call and chat with Allan & Sue in Auckland 09 4450 526 or Chris & Faith in Whangarei.