All the equipment you’ll need to enjoy a barbecue – except the food which can be bought fresh from the many mooring places on route. Take it on board with you…most of our bases even offer rental of gas bottles. As with all barbecues please be careful and familiarise yourself with all the equipment before departure.
Bathroom towels and kitchen linen:
If space is of a premium in your suitcase then you probably don’t want to be worrying about fitting in towels too!
For a small charge, the easier option is to pick up our bathroom and/or kitchen linen packs from your Nicols base on your arrival. Our bathroom pack contains a hand towel, a glove towel and a larger bath towel. The kitchen linen pack contains a tea towel and two dish cloths. Remember to ask for them before you set off!
In order to make sure that your boat is ready for the next guests we ask you to help us by giving it a clean – so it is in the same condition as when you picked it up.
If you’re in a hurry to travel home or would prefer not to then we can do this for you for an additional cost of between 50 € to 200 € depending on the size of the boat.
All we ask is that you let the base team know that you require this when you pick up the boat so that we can make sure we allow time at the end of your holiday to do it in time for the next guests.
The Nicols® ALL INCLUSIVE option makes holiday planning easy with everything you need and more for a wonderful boating holiday. Let us do the hard work while you sit back and relax.
The all inclusive option includes: boat fuel + 2 bikes + a waterways guide + cleaning fee + towels + kitchen linen.
For more information please contact us.
The converter 12 volts / 220 volts:
Once onboard, the only power source available is the boat battery (except model 1350 VIP, Estivale Sixto Prestige C & Octo Fly C which have an extra generator) which is used to power the boats lighting, water supply pump and systems etc.
If you want to take electrical equipment the following options are available:
> A cigarette lighter in the cockpit means, for example, it is possible to connect a mobile phone. You will need to bring the appropriate cable for the cigarette lighter though.
> For a small charge of about 10 € you can rent a converter from the Nicols base. This allows you to convert electricity from the battery of 12 volts to 220 volts. You still need to be careful not to flatten the battery though - devices with low power consumption (150 watts max) such as telephone, laptop, tablet, will be fine but for devices and equipment that requires more power (over 150 watts) or electric resistance (hairdryer, coffee maker electric) you will need to remember that you are always supplied by the battery which is a limited source.
> If you think you’ll need 220 volts consistently or continuously (for example CPAP machine during the night) then it is possible to plug into electrical terminals that are available in some mooring points and marinas using the extension cord supplied onboard. These terminals are usually listed in your river guide. Some of our newer boats allow you to connect directly.