is the name of our business that we started in France in 1987 in order
to use our many years of experience in the hotel barge and canal
world on the French canals.
are based at Saint
Jean de Losne
which lies at the heart of the french waterways and canal system in
here we manage our boat marina,
or used barge
and canal boat
our chandlery shop,
and our workshops.
have been in the boating business for 28 years now and we like to think
that we can help you to get everything done concerning your canal boat.
undertake the sale or purchase
of boats and
barges, the mooring,the paperwork and registration, the insurance,
and any job be it from an oil change to a complete barge conversion.
fully stocked chandlery
will provide you with
the materials that you need. We are a basic staff of around 15 plus all
of our sub contractors.
team consists of the two founding owners of Charles Gerard
Bond, now joined by Catherine Rault and Phillippe Gerard.We are at your
service to make your boating as easy and comfortable as you would like
started our harbour in Saint
Jean de Losne, in the heart of the canal system of France,
has become France's biggest canal boat and barge center.
is one of the world's best kept secrets. To buy a barge and cruise the
waterways is a very affordable and manageable alternative way of seeing
Europe without being stuck in one place.
is absolutely not an issue except in the major towns where you should
things up as a normal procedure. The local people are friendly and
There is also a real fraternity amongst barge owners. If you are trying
to dock your barge, other boatowners will rush to help rather than just
find out more about our services or to get information on buying a
or a cruiser please fill in our reply
form and we will send you information or answer your specific
you would like to try renting a boat in France, Holland, Ireland or
please try our barginginfrance
web site where you can book
your trial cruise.