Hire Boat: Linssen 40.9 AC

Linssen Boats in FranceLuxurious, very spacious cruiser for six, beautifully finished and equipped

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort.

The boat’s sailing characteristics are truly exceptional. Thanks to its unusual chine-type hull, these boats are highly stable and their new shape below the water line combined with the shape of the keel and the rudder, and the rudder balance, means that they are easy to pilot in reverse, even counter to the propeller’s direction of rotation.

Available only from the base at Auxerre (river Yonne) for river sailing only.

At A Glance
  • Fleet France Afloat
  • Category Luxury
  • Capacity 6+ persons
  • Price Band E : Starting from £1750-£2250
    per week (whole boat)
  • Regions

Key Features:

Overall size 12.85m x 4.3m. Sleeps 6 in 2 x double cabins and 1 x twin cabin with 2 x showers and 2 x toilets. Suitable for more experienced boaters.

  • Super spacious saloon with dining table and convertible sofa
  • Interior steering position with two seats
  • Fully fitted galley with hot and cold water
  • 220v shore supply and inverter
  • Aft teak deck with additional steering position and bimini
  • 1 x large double cabin and 1 x twin bed cabin at the bow with shower and toilet, 1 x large double cabin with ensuite shower and toilet at the rear
  • Bow thruster
  • Available from France Afloat’s Auxerre base, to cruise the Yonne and Seine rivers (not the Canal du Nivernais).
  • Cruising to Paris is possible, given suitable boat-handling experience.
  • A skippered option is also available.
  • Sorry, no pets on this boat

About canal boat rental holidays and vacations

Self drive hire boats are easy to operate and clients are always given thorough hands-on instruction before setting out – including about dealing with the locks that punctuate French inland ‘voyages’, that are straightforward to become familiar with, and that actually provide lots of interest for the boating holiday or vacation. Steering positions are located either inside the hire boat or outside (in the sunshine) on an aft (rear) deck or on the boat’s roof. Controls are simple – a steering wheel for direction and a throttle linked to an automatic gearbox. Push the lever to go forward, pull back to go into reverse and slow down. Some boats have bow-thrusters to push the boat sideways and help change direction at slow speeds.

On a boating holiday or vacation on the rivers and canals of France it is possible to stop – to moor up – almost anywhere. Against the river or canal bank in the middle of some gloriously peaceful scenic countryside, or to a quayside or pontoon in the middle of a picturesque historic village. Not only does every day bring fresh scenes, fresh pleasures, but also almost every turn of the waterway does the same.

For more information, see the “All About Hire Boating” page


Linssen 40.9 AC regions -


Hire Boating – Northern Burgundy and The Nivernais

map loire nivernais► Self-drive boats available in Northern Burgundy-Nivernais-Upper Loire
Hire Fleets and Bases
 France Afloat/Linssen: Vermenton and Tonnere
 Locaboat/Linssen: Joigny, Corbigny and Montbard
 LeBoat: Migennes and Tannay
 Nicols: Brienon and Venarey-les-Laumes

Canal du Nivernais – River Yonne – Canal de Bourgogne

A hundred miles south east of Paris, North Burgundy is a region steeped in culture and history and is considered by some to be the gastronomic heart of France, with its Boeuf Bourguignon, its buttery garlicky snails and its Coq au Vin, not to mention its stunning Chablis wine. To the west of it, the Nivernais Canal links the Loire and the Seine basins and crosses the remote and beautiful heathland of the Morvan.

Among the Nivernais’ natural wonders are the Rochers de Saussois, a limestone bluff that soars above the River Yonne which feeds the canal as it goes, while man-made highlights include the Chateau de Tanlay with its romantic moat and famous trompe l’oeil frescoes. The breathtaking abbey at Vezelay is the starting point for one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago di Compostella , while Fontenay Abbey was built by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still on a religious theme, Auxerre is a historic city of such astounding loveliness that it boasts not just an 11th century cathedral, but a 12th century abbey too.

The lives of more ordinary folk are evident Villeneuve sur Yonne and the beautiful half-timbered town of Noyers-sur-Serein with its characteristic mediaeval arcades, where walnuts and truffles were traded and enjoyed as a complement to the fine local wine.

– [below] In the region: Villeneuve sur Yonne, Fontenay, Tanlay, Noyers-sur-Serein, Auxerre, the Morvan, Saussois, the Canal du Nivernais –

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Charter Management Ownership Programme Linssen Boats in France

Charter Management gives you the opportunity to own a superb Linssen boat in France, to enjoy annual holidays on this boat and to be safe in the knowledge that not only are there no running costs for the vessel, but that you will also be receiving an income from your investment.

Linssen 32 AC boat for saleBased upon current figures, the income can represent a return of around 5% on the price of the vessel. If the value of the holiday and the costs associated with boat ownership (insurance, vignette licence, maintenance and mooring fees) are taken into account, then this increases to approximately 10%. This is a significant return and the total value of the package over the 5 year term of the contract may exceed 100,000€, which is approximately one half of the original build cost.

Charter Income

Income from hiring the boat will naturally vary according to boat model and time of year. However, based on Linssen France’s extensive experience, over a number of decades, of hiring boats from bases in Central and Southern France, owners can expect an income of 11-12,000€ annually, being 32% of the nett hire price achieved. Hire prices will inevitably rise over the period of ownership and so will the owner’s income share.

Owner’s Holiday Use

Owners have the unrestricted use of their boats for four weeks during the season, excepting July and August. Outside the hire season, boats can be used by owners but not every canal may be open during the late Autumn-Winter-early Spring period – and boats will also be subject to annual maintenance by Linssen France during this time.

Obviously, there is a ‘retail’ value to these four weeks use, in the region of 8-9,000€

Costs

All costs associated with hiring the boat are included, for example insurance, waterways vignette licence, professional maintenance and mooring. Owners would be responsible for their own fuel and other expenses during their period of use, and also for preparing and returning the boat for normal hire operation.

Quite apart from a ‘peace of mind’ value, this no-overhead value would be in the region of 6,000€

Whilst some boats might be considered to be depreciating in value during the Ownership Programme period, Linssen boats because of their high quality and steel construction will lose value minimally, if at all. Value at completion might fairly reliably be anticipated to equate to the bought cost, excluding tax.

Conclusion After Five Years

  • Charter Income – 11,500€ x 5 = 57,500€
  • Owner’s Use Value – 8,500€ x 5 = 42,500€
  • No Overhead Value – 6,000€ x 5 = 30,000€
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  • Total Value = 130,000€
  • Finance
    Competitive financing is available through Linssen’s selected partners.
  • Find out more
    Naturally, there are further details and some conditions.

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