Contact Graham Wharmby
Boatshed Midi Canals 17 rue du Confluent, 11350 Padern France

About Graham Wharmby

Hello. I'm Graham and I run Boatshed Midi Canals. I have over 30 years professional experience on the French waterway system on passenger and cargo vessels from 30 to 180 meters long and up to 1000 passengers.

Before that I lived on a Narrow boat in Little Venice when I was a skipper of the wide boat Water Buffalo for the London Waterbus Company.

I first started work on the French waterways in 1990 and met Magali in 1993 when we were working on the same river cruise ship in the Paris region. From 1994 to 2011 I worked almost exclusively in Paris for companies including the famous Bateaux Mouches (sight seeing trips & restaurant vessels of up to 1000 passenger capacity) where I worked both as Captain and operations manager.

In 2011 I left the “City of Light” and opened the first Boatshed office in France dedicated to French canals and river cruising.

I hope that my experience will be of help to all who dream of cruising not only the French waterways but of venturing further afield to Holland, Germany the Danube and beyond.

Fluent in both French and English.

Do get in touch, I’m always happy to help with any aspect of your project, be it buying a boat or selling your boat, I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

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