Here are selected details from French Waterways’ comprehensive directory of self-drive hire boats in France. Each boat listed below has its own separate page of details, photographs and an enquiry form.

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Category: Luxury

Linssen 29.9 SE

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort. The boats’ sailing characteristics are... Read more

Nicols Estivale Duo

The Nicols Duo self-drive hire boat has a smart modern master cabin with an excellent en-suite shower-room and a spacious bright panoramic saloon... Read more

Category: First Class

France Afloat Broom 35 Coupé

The 35 Coupé is a ‘walk-through’ sedan cruiser built to Broom’s exacting standards. The light, airy interior offers a versatile living... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1022FB

This luxurious Penichette 1022FB boat is specially equipped for ultimate comfort for two people. It has a spacious forward cabin and separate... Read more

Nicols Sedan Primo

Primo is the latest - 2012 - addition to the Nicols Sedan series, which was a very distinctive pleasure boat design development when it was first... Read more

Category: Comfort

Locaboat Penichette® 935

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 935 model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Category: Economy

Le Boat Cirrus

Generous accommodation for a small family, or two people. Key Features Model 1: Main rear cabin with two single beds Saloon with... Read more

Le Boat Sheba

This is a great boat for the French waterways, with a good-sized walkway all around, fore to aft, and a good area of roof to sunbathe and aft-deck... Read more

Nicols Sedan 800

Two people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 800, with its spacious forward cabin - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more