Contact Graham Wharmby
Boatshed Bourgogne 17 rue du Confluent, 11350 Padern France

About Graham Wharmby

Hello. I'm Graham and I run Boatshed I have over 30 years professional experience on the French waterway system on passenger and cargo vessels from 30 to 180 meters long and up to 1000 passengers.

Before that I lived on a Narrow boat in Little Venice, UK, when I was skipper of the wide boat, Water Buffalo, for the London Water bus Company.

I first started work on the French waterways in 1990 and met Magali in 1993 when we were working on the same river cruise ship in the Paris region.

From 1994 to 2011 I worked almost exclusively in Paris for companies including the famous Bateaux Mouches (sightseeing trips & restaurant vessels of up to 1000 passenger capacity) where I worked both as Captain and operations manager.

In 2011 I left the, “City of Light” and opened the first Boatshed office in France dedicated to French canals and river cruising. I hope that my experience will be of help to all who dream of cruising not only the French waterways but of venturing further a field to Holland, Germany the Danube and beyond.

Do get in touch. I’m always happy to help with any aspect of your project, be it buying or selling I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

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