Passenger Vessel Trip Boat Class 4 Waters

Available end October 2023
  • Boat REF#  ·  313100
  • Length  ·  14.90m
  • Year  ·  1994
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 140hp, PERKINS 135 Range 4 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  midi canals
Boatshed Midi Canals
Boatshed Midi Canals
Graham Wharmby

Extra Details

Lying midi canals


Engine 1 x diesel 140hp
Engine make and model PERKINS 135 Range 4 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

140 hp PERKINS diesel engine
4 batteries (2 start 2 service) charged by main engine
12v electric circuit renewed December 2022


Length 14.90m
Beam 3.80m
Draft Min 0.90m
Draft Max 0.90m
Airdraft 2.90m
Displacement 11,000kg
Storage On mooring


Mast and rigging is for decoration only

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Constructed for the French TV series "La Riviere d'Esperance" in 1995 and based on the traditional Gabarre de la Dordogne the vessel was sold after shooting and has been used as a passenger vessel ever since. Built on oak frames and maintained to passenger carrying standards (Class 4 waterways). NOTE! Simple passenger vessel with no WC on board ideal for short excursions (max. 1h30).
December 2022: new shaft gland installed, the shaft has been restored too.
new electric cables installed and all the circuit brakers changed.

Deck Gear


1 anchors

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

All equipment (life jackets, fire extinguishers, bilge pumps) to certification requirements

Broker's Comments

Unusual passenger vessel for sale in France. Traditional Gabarre replica built for a French TV series in 1995 "LA RIVIERE ESPERANCE". Since transformed in a passenger vessel for 50 passengers and currently running short trips on the Canal du Midi. Conscientiously maintained in class she will be available at the end of the 2023 season.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact, Graham, your local broker at Boatshed Midicanals.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Passenger Vessel Trip Boat Class 4 Waters has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham wharmby of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 yaers

Why are you selling her?

Change of business plan

Where have you sailed her?

canal du midi

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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