Do I need to hold a river licence?
While a licence is not compulsory for chartered boats, as an owner you must obtain your river licence, which includes both theoretical and practical elements. Contact your nearest river cruise school, or consult our page “Maintaining your boat > the advantages of the Nicol’s service” to see Nicol’s network partners with whom you can obtain your River Licence.
How do I insure my boat?
We can put you in contact with our insurers, who will inform you of their best rates. You should assume a basis of around 0.90% of the price of the boat
What administrative formalities need to be completed?
Our legal office will facilitate this process for you by overseeing the completion of all administrative forms: deed of sale, transfer of ownership, etc.
How much will it cost to moor my boat?
Average rates are somewhere between €500 and €1500 annually, naturally this also depends on the region and the size of your boat.
What taxes need to be paid?
The only tax is that related to sailing corresponds to a car tax disc, and this is to be paid via the V.N.F. (French navigation authority). Its cost varies according to the boat’s surface area.
Can I try out a Nicol’s boat before deciding if I want to own one?
Would you like to sample the pleasures of river holidays before deciding to make a purchase? By choosing a Nicol’s boat, you simultaneously benefit from the services of a boat builder… and charterer! So take advantage of our national network and try out the boat of your choice: to do so, consult our Reservations Centre, which will help you organise your river cruise. Complete information on chartering Nicol’s boats is available from: www.boat-renting-nicols.co.uk; contact the reservations centre by tel: +33 (0)2 41 56 46 56, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org