Hi Benn. It is a boat owned by an Australian couple that I saw advertised in Afloat and I think in Cruising Helmsman. It is an ex hire boat that this couple use in the off season and then hire from April to September for a month at a time. The cost was half the regular hire boats. I have been corresponding with a guy in Sydney who has taken the boat for up to 3m at a time and he is rapped in it. It is 35ft long with a double berth at each end and a saloon and galley in the middle, a sliding roof and a pair of bikes standard in the price. They pick us up in Montargis and take us back to their place at Rogny for lunch and then Valerie takes the girls shopping for supplies and the boys go with Geoff for a shakedown on the boat and a run through a lock. Sounds very civilised to me. It has been a dream for me for years so am pretty excited. We head off this Saturday arrive Paris Sun am meet up with 2 friends Tue and head for the boat. Cant wait!!