- Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy)
- Spacious saloon with interior steering position, opening roof, dining table, convertible double bed or two single beds
- Rear cabin with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and toilet
- Upper sundeck with second steering position and bench seats
- Shore power available on some models
Canal boat rental holidays and vacations – some general comments
Self drive hire boats are easy to operate and clients are always given thorough hands-on instruction before setting out – including about dealing with the locks that punctuate French inland ‘voyages’, that are straightforward to become familiar with, and that actually provide lots of interest for the boating holiday or vacation. Steering positions are location either inside the hire boat or outside (in the sunshine) on an aft (rear) deck or on the boat’s roof. Controls are simple – a steering wheel for direction and a throttle linked to an automatic gearbox. Push the lever to go forward, pull back to go into reverse and slow down. Some boats have bow-thrusters to push the boat sideways and help change direction at slow speeds.
On a boating holiday or vacation on the rivers and canals of France it is possible to stop – to moor up – almost anywhere. Against the river or canal bank in the middle of some gloriously peaceful scenic countryside, or to a quayside or pontoon in the middle of a picturesque historic village. Not only does every day bring fresh scenes, fresh pleasures, but also almost every turn of the waterway does the same.
For more information, see the “All About Hire Boating” page
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