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RECLA ESPADE 1150 Ex hire boat  Canal & river cruiser

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Boat REF# 216526
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.50m (37'9")
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp, VOLVO 2030 3 cylinders (unknown year)


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Extra Details

Builder RECLA
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 550.0 ltr (121.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp
Engine make and model VOLVO 2030 3 cylinders (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive saildrive
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Three cylinder Volvo connected to a sail drive . The sail drive is housed within the keg and so well protected from any canal bed obstructions. Three batteries, one engine start and two domestics. Mostly LED lighting.


LOA 11.50m (37'9")
Beam 3.50m (11'6")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Airdraft 2.70m (8'10")
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

GRP hire boat built by the renowned Recla yard to withstand the rigour of the hire boat market this boat spent much of it's life on the tranquil canals of Brittany.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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Aft cabin with entrance door ideal for stern-to moorings. Double bed 1.9m x 1.4m with huge storage space under plus cupboards and shelves. Forward to WC with wash basin, shower & manual toilet. Forward again to second double cabin (bed 1.9m x 1.2m) wash basin, wardrobe and cupboards. Good size kitchen in the corridor with worktops triple energy fridge (12v 220v & gas) plus recent gas cooker. Forward again into the saloon with bench seating that converts to a double 2.2m x 1.2m. An ingenious folding dining table that has folding chairs stored under. More cupboard draws and lockers and an inside helm position in typical broads cruiser style. Lastly a forward well deck providing a shaded "terrace" to the saloon. Heating by a small radiator that works from engine clarifier or an electric radiator whilst on shore power. Hot water from a recent gas instant water boiler. Oh! And don't forget the huge sun deck accessed by ladder from the aft deck with its two bike racks!

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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1 anchors

Safety Equipment

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1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Ex-hire boat for sale on the French canals in Burgundy. Boatshed Bourgogne is pleased to offer this Espade 1150 canal & river cruiser for sale. A solidly built hire craft used mostly on the tranquil Brittany canals until bought by our vendor and moved to the Burgundy canals for his own private use. The boat has cruised up and down the Rhone river and spent two seasons exploring the Canal du Midi and Lateral a la Garonne from the Rhone to Bordeaux. A simple comfortable cruiser for exploring French waterways without breaking the bank. For more information and appointments to view, please contact Graham WARMLY your Boatshed broker at Boatshed Bourgogne.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This RECLA ESPADE 1150 Ex hire boat Canal & river cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham Wharmby 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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