A distinctively modern self-drive hire boat for 8+ people
With 4 double cabins and a convertible double bed in the saloon as well, a group of 8+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation together in the Sedan 1150.
The Sedan design is distinctively unique and provides the perfect self-drive hire boat for exploring the French canals. The superb saloon has a panoramic view and includes the skipper’s steering position. Large glazed sliding doors give direct level access to the rear sun deck – perfect for relaxing and dining under the integral canopy.
- Length 11.50m – Width 3.70m
- 4 Cabins
- 4 Double Beds
- Convertible Double Bed In Saloon
- 2 Washrooms-WCs
- Saloon Area 10 sq.m
- 220 Litre Fridge-Freezer
- 3-Ring Hob/Oven
- Inside / Outside Steering Positions
- Exclusive Nicols ‘Piscinette’ heated pool annexe option
Nicols Sedan 1150 regions - North Burgundy-Nivernais
Hire Boating – Northern Burgundy and The 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 –
The Nicols ‘Piscinette’ heated boat pool (optional extra)
The French canal and river network is the most extensive, most delightful, in the world. Exploring the waterways, passing through towns, villages and beautiful countryside – usually in bright sunshine – is enjoyable almost beyond compare. Equally enjoyable is the opportunity to ‘take a dip’ and with most watercourses, man-made or natural, this is very possible.
The unique Nicols Piscinette expands this delight still further, providing one’s own private small pool, with the clean water at a warm temperature, the depth certain and the poolside safe. A great little splashy playground for the young – and the not so young!
The pool is rather like a floating trailer that is fixed to and towed behind Nicols boats. Every recent type of boat in the Nicols fleet is suitable – Sedan, Grand Confort or Estivale. The boat attachment is completely secure and a boat equipped with a Piscinette is as easy to drive as one without. Overall, it is 2.55m long by 3.10m wide and the pool holds 700 litres of fresh clean water that is brought to a comfortable temperature through connections to the boat engine heat exchanger. There is also a circulation pump and filtration skimmer, to keep things sweet, just like its full-size cousins.
The Nicols ‘pool annexe’ has guard rails, storage boxes – and for when the pool is not in use, it has sliding rigid covers robust enough to stand on or keep things on.