Bateau France Passion Plaisance Espade 1230 Handy

Espade 1230 Handy

France Passion Plaisance

6 guests and star rating

Specifically designed for wheelchair users; Safe cruising for all

Espade 1230 Handy cruise information


  • 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

About the Espade 1230 Handy

Espade 1230 Handy France Passion Plaisance

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
  • Sunroof
  • 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 its 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 9 am to 7 pm

The price does not include

  • Cancellation insurance @ 4%
  • Food supplies
  • Personal insurance of the crew
  • Optional one-way fee (100€)
  • Car park or garage for a car (35€-100€ per week)
  • Waterways map (40€ postage included)
  • Bikes (6€ per day)
  • Optional Cruise plus Damage waiver insurance (94€)
  • Security deposit (900€)
  • 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 the time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

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Cruise routes

The Espade 1230 Handy cruises in different 2 destinations with various routes,
starting and ending points.
Click below for more information.

Canal du Centre Canal du Nivernais

Rates and departures

Available in Burgundy

All self-drive boat prices are per boat, per week and in Euro.
Prices for other durations are available upon request.

2021 Per week
Period P From 19th March to 1st April; From 1st October to 15th November 1213
Period A From 2nd April to 13th May; From 24th September to 30th September 1312
Period B From 14th May to l0th June; From 10th September to 23rd September 1544
Period C From 11th June to 1st July; From 27th August to 9th September 1808
Period D From 2nd July to 15th July; From 20th August to 26th August 1985
Period E From 16th July to 19th August 2205

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

Early booking discounts:
10% up until 31/12/2019
8% from 01/01/2020 to 31/01/2020
or 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; not valid in Cahors
Family discount: 10% when cruising with 1 child or more, under 18 on day of departure; not valid in Cahors
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


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