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The France Passion Plaisance Espade 1230 Handy has a rating of Rating 1

Cruise file for the Espade 1230 Handy


Boat size
Length 40′4″ ft (12.3 metres)
Width 11′10″ ft (3.6 metres)

Shore power


Number of guests: 6

Double cabins: 1

Twin cabins: 1

Single cabins: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Electric WC

Ideal for wheelchair users

Specifically designed for wheelchair users; Safe cruising for all

This boat accommodates up to 6 passengers.

12.30m x 3.60m 
From the Access range,  especially adapted for wheelchair users; easy to handle, these boats are older and have a more basic level of comfort:
Middle cabin with 2 single berths with brackets, anti-bedsore mattress with two height positions
Rear cabin with one double berth
Saloon with steering position; one folding single berth +possibility to sleep one child on the seat
One shower accessible in wheelchair/one washbasin/one swinging WC with brackets

Kitchen with cooker, oven, sink, fridge
Gangway accessible with a wheelchair to the front and the rear of the boat (winch).  Lift table to reach the lounge

The price includes:

  • The boat and it’s equipment, crockery, cutlery and Linen
  • Navigation and lock taxes
  • The insurance of the boat
  • A 13kg gas bottle 
  • Cruising Instructions on departure day, demonstration of how to handle the boat and temporary license 
  • Technical assistance 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm


The price does not include:
The cancellation insurance @ 4%
Food supplies
Personal insurance of the crew
The one way fee (100€)
Car park or garage for a car (35€-100€ per week)
The Waterways map (40€ postage included)
Bikes (6€ per day)
Optional Cruise plus Damage waiver insurance (94€)
Security deposit (900€)
The hourly navigation rate which includes gas, oil and all technical supplies for the boat @ 7.50€, subject to change with market prices
Optional cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat (125€)
Optional Liberty cruise pack: one bike, navigation charge, final cleaning & cruise plus insurance: 446€ per week

Payment schedule: 40% at time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

Espade 1230 Handy boat plan

Boat plan for Espade 1230 Handy

Routes for the Espade 1230 Handy

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Canal du Nivernais Canal du Centre

Rates and departures : Espade 1230 Handy

Available in Burgundy

2019 Per week
Period P From 15th March to 11th April; From 27th September to 16th November 1169
Period A From 12th April to 25th April; From 20th September to 26th September 1274
Period B From 26th April to 23rd May; From 6th September to 19th September 1491
Period C From 24th May to 27th June; From 23rd August to 5th September 1743
Period D From 28th June to 11th July; From 16th August to 22nd August 1911
Period E From 12th July to 15th August 2128

All self-drive prices are per boat, per week and in Euro.

Early booking discounts:
10% up until 31/12/2018
8% from 01/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
5% when booking at least 120 days prior to departure

Couple discount: 10%  when only two persons on board, for any period, any duration, any boat
Family discount: 10% when cruising with 1 child or more, under 18 on boarding day
Senior discount for over 60s: 6%; Valid for all types of booking except in periods D & E; not valid in Cahors nor Pont à Bar

Extended cruises:
8-14 nights: 5%
15-21 nights: 10%
22-28 nights: 15% 

Tandem cruise:
2 boats: 5%; 3 boats: 10%; 4 boats: 15%

Maximum total discount: 15% unless otherwise stated

Read the reservation terms

Enquiry & availability

Please use the form below to check availability for a boat cruise or ask any other questions.

After you have submitted your enquiry form, if you do not receive a reply by email within the next 24 hours then please call Emma +33 614 250 200 or email