Almost the end of the year, but not the end of work here. In planning our post-Brexit future, we've started an official French branch of the company and yesterday had our French lawyer and DDT inspector onboard. 'Somewhere' passed inspection and is now an official French passenger boat. We've never heard someone say 'C'est parfait' so many times!
Not a bad result as we thought the inspector would be in a rather bad mood as initially he couldn't find us despite walking around the port in Castelnaudary twice before calling - we then reminded him we are actually in Capestang this winter!
Thoroughly nice chap though, despite an additional three hours behind the wheel before he returned to his office in Toulouse. He liked Jo's fresh baked biscuits too... ... See MoreSee Less
Our final clients of this, our first year at Bargecraft have just departed - albeit at 03:30 hrs to catch their flights home. Congratulations to Janos and Rachel Latura. We enjoyed meeting you and getting you through your Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course. Have a safe flight back to Florida and good luck with your new build! ... See MoreSee Less
Despite battling for two full days against the winds caused by Hurricane/Storm Ophelia, Greg and Mirna Thompson made a glorious effort and successfully got through their RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course with us! Well done to you both for such a sterling effort and have a great end to your holidays in Paris. Happy landings there and have a safe trip home next week. Welcome to our world of boaters here in France... ... See MoreSee Less
After joining us all the way from Montreal, Canada for a three day marathon, a very well done to Jonathan Shanks for getting through his Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course and additional consolidation day. We look forward to seeing you and Jeannie on the Canal du Midi next year! ... See MoreSee Less
A sterling performance by both Kevin and Annette Smith from Switzerland. Two days of hard work and smiles before the dreaded CEVNI test. Congratulations to you both - now the hard work begins to find the barge of your dreams! Welcome to the boating world. ... See MoreSee Less