What is Bargecraft...

Bargecraft boat school is an accredited Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised Training Centre offering RYA courses for the Inland Waterways Helmsman or Crew accreditation and the subsequent International Certificate of Competence (ICC), inclusive of CEVNI examination. We offer a unique barging experience on the French canals.

For those with larger barges, we are now able to offer the l’Extension Grande Plaisance (EGP) with English speaking instructors through our collaboration with ENAM boat school.

Here at Bargecraft we are able to provide something a little different to a traditional boat school - a full barging experience on the beautiful inland waterways of South West France on the UNESCO World Heritage site, Canal du Midi.  We invite you to stay onboard our 21m barge, 'Somewhere' as our guest.  'Somewhere' is our year round home, training vessel and a licenced bateau á passagers or 'Hotel Barge', so we are able to provide a fully inclusive experience; so 'learn the ropes' of seamanship skills to earn your respective qualification with an insight into the French culture, living afloat in Europe and the often overlooked, community perspective.

As a recognised RYA Training Centre all our courses are in English so you don't have to worry about any language barriers whilst taking your particular RYA training course or assessment.

If you are not sure what qualification you will need please visit our 'Licences' page for an explanation of the boating regulations.  Our ICC Information page sets out the full detail of this essential European licence.

 

Our 'ships dogs', Rosie and Jim are waiting to welcome you aboard....

 

Bargecraft Ltd - UK Company number 10371278scrip

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Courses

As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, we offer the Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course and Crew Course. Additionally, we can offer CEVNI examination and Assessment for the International Certificate of Competence.

EGP is now available through our collaboration with ENAM boat school.

The Barging Experience

Full details about the Hotel Barging Experience with our fully inclusive residential training courses.

Testimonials

See the feedback we have received on our courses and our staff.

Next Steps...

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