A first for our property auctioneers

Published: 13/01/2023 By Graham Barton

He’s handled pretty well every kind of commercial property you could care to mention however, Auctioneer and Chartered Surveyor, Graham Barton of Symonds & Sampson has never been instructed to sell a boat before!

La Peniche is a  40m steel-hulled vessel built in the 1930s near Nancy in France. Her early years were spent as a commercial barge in Europe.  Her life became rather more romantic when in 1984, she was converted to take passengers and in 2003 spent fifteen years river cruising in Burgundy combining fine dining with time spent in the glorious French countryside.


The current owners brought ‘La Peniche’ to a berth alongside North Quay in beautiful Falmouth Harbour via a dry dock survey and inspection in Paris and a refit in Penpol. There, it’s been a thriving, contemporary floating restaurant and B&B enterprise.

La Peniche is for sale by auction on 2nd March 2023 with a Guide Price of £85,000 - £105,000.  Find all the details online, or contact Graham on 01297 33122 to discuss this exciting opportunity.