Boatshed Bourgogne recently took part in the “Open Castle” event organised by Au Club des Vingt at the Chateau de Burnand in the Saone & Loire region of Burgundy, France. Having recently teamed up with Au Club des Vingt to promote residential boating to a wider market, Boatshed Bourgogne was present at the “Open Castle” event with big screen slide shows of residential boats for sale from 38m barges to motor yachts including a President 57 and even a Cantieri di Pisa motor yacht in need of restoration but available with a Lyon town centre mooring. The fairy tale Chateau de Burnand nestling in the heart of the Burgundy countryside is currently offered for sale by Au Club des Vingt and proved to be an ideal setting to publicise the recent collaboration between Au Club des Vingt and Boatshed Bourgogne. This cooperation is designed to promote the concept of residential boating to a wider audience. Also present with Boatshed Bourgogne was architect Virginie Drouhot creator of the stunning motor yacht Joséphine designed expressly for cruising Europe’s inland waterways. The design brief specified that the vessel was to be able to comfortably cruise Europes canals and rivers, even the restricted Canal du Midi but Joséphine in no way resembles a motor barge. “I had the benefit of starting with a clean sheet of paper” said Virginie Drouhot, “and was able to create a two deck, twin screw, 30 meter motor yacht to inland waterway dimensions.” The result is an impressive blend of art, architecture and engineering with graceful curving exterior lines that sweep back to a sedan stern,for crew R&R set off with sculpted windows and port holes that ensure light floods into the interior. Twin spiral staircases connect the upper and lower decks and a flying catwalk connects the upper lounge to the foredeck. There are four identical guest cabins forward with granite bathroom suites and two double crew cabins in the stern each with ensuite facilities. Virginie was present to inaugurate and promote her new collaboration with Boatshed Bourgogne to offer design and project management services for both new build and refit projects, said Graham Wharmby of Boatshed Bourgogne, “I captained the yacht Joséphine for the 2003 tall ships event l’Armada at Rouen where she served as the Presidents Yacht. It was an experience of a lifetime and I am delighted that Virginie has agreed to work with Boatshed Bourgogne on barge, boat and yacht refit projects as well as new builds, her talent and passion for her work are an inspiration and takes the services that we (and other members of the Boatshed Group) can propose to our clients to a new dimension.” The coherence of our recent collaborations was confirmed and our hard work rewarded by our first commission for the purchase and refit of a 20 meter residential cruiser for a local client.
Toujours à la pointe de l’innovation et dans un but de développer le marché de bateaux logement, Boatshed Bourgogne vient de lancer une collaboration avec l’agence immobilière Au Club des 20 Immobilier, agence spécialisée dans la vente de châteaux, domaines et centres équestres. Sous la rubrique “Atypique” les péniches et motor yachts sont susceptibles de remplir le rôle de résidence principale ou secondaire et sont présentés en parallèle aux moulins à eau et granges transformées. Bruno Prêcheur, PDG d’Au Club des 20 Immobilier, est très content de cette initiative, “Nos clients ont maintenant la possibilité de découvrir la magie de la vie sur l’eau. En plus, avec les informations détaillées de Boatshed Bourgogne, nos philosophies de transparence et service clients sont complètement compatibles". Les bateaux sont proposés dans des lieux idéaux pour une résidence principale ou secondaire et Boatshed Bourgogne s’occupe de toutes les démarches administratives pour une transaction clef en main.
Seeking to develop the potential of the residential boat market and broaden their potential client base, Boatshed Bourgogne has teamed up with specialist French estate agent, Au Club des 20 Immobillier . Au Club des 20 Immobillier specialises in the sale of country homes, estates, chateaux and unusual properties and has now added Boatshed Bourgogne’s residential yachts, boats & barges to their catalogue. Using a dedicated “Atypique” (unusual properties) section on their website, Boatshed Bourgogne’s boats suited to residential use are featured alongside windmills, watermills and other rare and unusual French properties. Bruno Precheur MD of Au Club des 20 Immobilier said he was delighted with the initiative, “People looking for a lifestyle home in France now have the chance to discover the pleasures of living on water and the detailed information, knowledgeable and personal service of Boatshed Bourgogne are entirely compatible with our business philosophy.”
All the vessels proposed by Au Club des 20 Immobilier are offered with the possibility of retaining existing moorings in Burgundy or by working with our associate brokerage Boatshed Midi Canals towns like Arles, Narbonne and Toulouse. As usual Boatshed Bourgogne looks after all the administrative formalities so clients are assured of a stress free, turn key transaction.
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This boat has always been well maintained by the present owner and he’s not letting it slip just because she’s for sale.
A Gillissen Kotter for coast or canal. Professional twin pack re-paint May 2013 on this Gillissen Kotter and the asking price unchanged at 119,000€uros. The canoe stern makes her a comfortable boat whether on the inland waterways or in a seaway and the steadying sail makes it even more so. Absolutely turn key ready to take you (and your breath) away !!
See photos and videos of the Dutch Steel Cruiser for sale
For more information contact Graham in Boatshed Bourgogne.
Dans le cadre du développement et de l’expansion de notre agence de courtage Boatshed Bourgogne, nous sommes à la recherche de collaborateurs et collaboratrices qui ont envie de profiter du succès d’un groupe mondial et d’une agence en plein essor.
It was a long winter, sometimes beautiful with lots of snow in the nearby hills, sometimes just cold. But, also during the winter we had the fun of being in a big port with other boat-lovers, the happy hours in the small restaurant at the quay, excursions to winegrowers, visits to the “bonbon” factory, etc. etc.
All very nice, but at the end everyone is waiting for the spring with nice weather to sail again. Some leave early, right after the barbeque for the people in the port. Others are busy now, like us, to bring the ship into good condition for the summer voyage. Not too difficult because the ship is always kept in good condition. But every spring we do some painting and we have a new satellite antenna to install now.
In some weeks we will be ready to sail. Where to go? Well, we did already a lot of sailing in France, so it is not an important question anymore. Sometimes now, if we find a nice spot we stay there a little bit longer. Get acquainted with the local population and take time for comprehensive attention to the environment. And the region of the middle of France has a lot to offer. The so called “Canal Lateral”, following the curves of the river Loire with beautiful views or maybe the “Canal du Centre”, climbing and descending over the hills of Burgundy. We think it will be this last direction this year. At the end, arrived in the Saône River, we can visit the beautiful city of Chalon-sur-Saône or simply follow the river to Lyon and the Rhône River with many interesting places.