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The France Passion Plaisance Nicols 1300 has a rating of Rating 3

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Boat size
Length 42′8″ ft (13 metres)
Width 12′2″ ft (3.7 metres)

Dual steering

Shore power


Number of guests: 12

Double cabins: 4

Bunk beds: 1

Convertible sofa: 1

Bathrooms: 2


Electric WC

One of just two boats with 5 cabins in the Lot region of France

This boat accommodates up to 12 passengers.

13.00m x 3.70m

From the Classic range, easy to handle, traditionally shaped boats:

One forward double cabin
Forward middle cabin with two single bunk beds
Middle cabin witn one double berth
Rear portside  cabin with one double berth
Rear starboard cabin with one double berth
Two showers/five washbasins/two wcs
Two steering positions - interior and exterior
Saloon with convertible sleeping for two people
Fitted kitchen with cooker, oven, sink, fridge

Top sundeck with chairs and table

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 (130€)
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 (115€)
Security deposit (1100€)
The hourly navigation rate which includes gas, oil and all technical supplies for the boat @ 11.00€, subject to change with market prices
Optional cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat (175€)
Optional Liberty cruise pack: one bike, navigation charge, final cleaning & cruise plus insurance: 576€ per week

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

Nicols 1300 boat plan

Boat plan for Nicols 1300

Routes for the Nicols 1300

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River Lot

Testimonials for the Nicols 1300

Mary Buhler. Burgundy Canal

All 7 of us thank you very much for arranging our houseboat holiday on the Bourgogne canal, especially the 1300 boat - it was real luxury and we all enjoyed it very much.

We arrived in Brienons on Friday morning, so went on to Migennes and back to Brienons in the evening. We didn`t have a dull moment and most of the time two of us cycled along the canal. The boys were in their element. In the evenings we played monopoly 3 times!

I`m just puttting the photos on the laptop so we will have memories to look back on.

Thankyou again and we wish you all the best.

Rates and departures : Nicols 1300

Available in the Lot

2020 Per week
Period P From 13th March to 9th April; From 25th September to 16th November 1680
Period A From 10th April to 30th April; From 18th September to 24th September 1834
Period B From 1st May to 4th June; From 4th September to 17th September 2135
Period C From 5th June to 25th June; From 21st August to 3rd September 2534
Period D From 26th June to 16th July; From 14th August to 20th August 2744
Period E From 17th July to 13th August 3052

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

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