Nicols Sedan 1000 Canal and river cruiser

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Boat REF# 230714
€55,000.00 (Approx US$59,718.55) Under-Offer
Length 32'10"
Year 1993
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 56hp, XUD SEENERGIE (2010)

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Extra Details

Builder Nicols Yacht
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Fuel capacity 55.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 94.6 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 56hp
Engine make and model XUD SEENERGIE (2010)
Engine Hours engine1:   1930
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

56hp Synergie XUD main engine, new in 2010.
Three service batteries and one start battery (new 2014 /2015)
220V when on shore power & solar panel.
300 Watt inverter in forward and starboard staterooms.
12V allume cigare outlets in galley & staterooms.
220V outlets in galley & forward stateroom


Length 32'10"
Beam 12'2"
Draft Min 2'6"
Airdraft 6'7"
Displacement 9,922.5lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Known for innovative design and quality construction the Nicols yard is one of the most prolific constructers of inland waterway craft in France both for the hire and private markets. Heavily constructed to cope with hire fleet life, this 1000 left the yard in 1993. Rare, hard top sedan makes great sun protection and a spare room with full tent covers.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Three double cabins, one used for storage, it could easily be turn back to a cabin if necessary. Forward cabin with a centre island walk round double bed of 190 x 140 and en-suite heads & shower. A wheelhouse saloon. Outside are three distinct lounging areas, foredeck for relaxing with a good book, an aft terrace for convivial entertaining covered by a solid bimini and the fly bridge for outside steering and sunbathing with safe access from the sedan.
6 berths with 3 doubles and 1 single in 2 cabin(or 3 cabins). 3 burner gas cooker, oven and fridge & freezer. The owners notes on improvements over the 2016 season make impressive reading:
1. Replaced the old batteries with AGM batteries and increased the house battery capacity to 315 Ah. The starting battery is still separate and of the high output type.

2. Installed the wiring for and added 12 volt allume-cigare outlets in the forward and starboard staterooms. These are used to power two 12 volt Caframo fans for cooling on hot summer nights.

3. Installed a variable-speed fan in the dashboard to provide air circulation in the saloon.

4. Installed 300 watt inverters in both staterooms to provide 220 volt power.

5. Installed a gauge at the dashboard to indicate how much water has been used.

6. Replaced the Truma heater with a Webasto of greater capacity that runs on diesel fuel from the main tank.

7. Installed a 40 liter water heater that runs on 220 volt shore power as well as on engine heat.

8. Connected the refrigerator so that it now can be run on either 220 volt shore power or on butane. This not only saves a lot of money but also the aggravation and effort of having to swap a butane tank over every 8 to 10 days.

9. Replaced the old standard Nicols table with a very fancy bespoke one that can be altered in size to suit from 2 to 8 people for dining and can still be lowered to allow the settee to be used as a double bed.

10. We had new upholstery made for all the saloon cushions.

11. We replaced the mattress in the forward stateroom with a new, high quality, foam mattress.

12. We have also made sure that the engine is up to date in its required maintenance and replaced worn parts, belts pumps, wiper blades and so forth.

13. We had the cockpit sole repainted as it had become very scuffed by the ugly green carpeting that we chucked out. It is a lot easier to clean this way, just dip a mop over the stern and give it a wipe every so often.

14. We spend a few hundred dollars replacing the light bulbs with high-output LEDs in order to give brighter lighting with a fraction of the electrical consumption.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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1 anchors
32'10" of chain
98'5" of rode

Safety Equipment

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Broker's Comments

NICOLS 1000 Sedan for sale in France. Boatshed Bourgogne is pleased to offer this ex-hire canal &river cruiser for sale. We sold this boat to our vendors in and they have enjoyed her so much than they are now moving up to a similar but bigger vessel. Well maintained and with sensible improvements from a standard hire boat version this a most interesting proposition.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact Graham, your local broker at Boatshed Bourgogne
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nicols Sedan 1000 Canal and river cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed broker of Boatshed Bourgogne. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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