Marine surveyor specializing in Inland Waterway Boats

      I have over 20 years of professional experience with French canal and river boats. I can help you buy or sell, supervise work done on your boat, obtain or keep insurance, renew licenses and certificates or assist with a dispute between yourself and a third party, naval yard or insurance company. My mission is to save you time, money and peace of mind.

    Here is my background:

  • Bilingual French/English (1 year in the USA, 5 years in England).
  • 2 years in Shipyards (France and England) assigned to the building of passenger boats and Yachts (steel, wood and fiberglass).
  • 17 years in the sector of canal boat rental within national companies (Technician, Base Manager and Regional Manager).
  • Rebuilding and fitting out a houseboat and a barge of 30 X 5 meters, lived on board for over 20 years.
  • Piloting and maintenance of passenger boats.
  • “Yachmaster Offshore” license, Passenger boat license with AFPS.
  • HSCE Marine Survey training.
  • Member of the« Fédération Internationale des Experts et conseils Maritimes » (FIEM).


SIRET: 752 092 296 00017     APE: 7490B   RC: AXA N°5557376604

“Thanks to Arnaud, we San Diegans have owned and maintained a French canal boat in the Midi for 15 years. Integrity, fairness and attention to technical detail are his hallmarks, not to mention that his English is excellent! Engaging Arnaud for assistance with your boat is a bit like having a life ring in France….he solves problems you don’t even know you have.” Pixie Haughwout and Ralph Folsom, authors of the guide Canal Cruising in the South of France

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