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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On this page ~ Comfort – Well-presented boats with good standards of onboard comfort, décor, soft furnishings, linen and utensils. Economy – Straightforward, older model, boats with reasonable standards of onboard comfort and facilities and adequate provision of furniture, linen and utensils.

Category: Comfort

Nicols Sedan 1170

Great boating holidays or vacations await eight people in the Sedan 1170, with its four double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for two... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1010

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. With 3 equal-sized double cabins there is also a convertible... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1000

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. There is a 'master' double bedroom, two others - and also a... Read more

Le Boat Crusader

A smart cruiser offering excellent accommodation for six people Key Features: Three separate cabins each with en suite bathrooms with... Read more

Le Boat Continentale

A large boat for 6 people to cruise in comfort at a budget price. Two of the three cabins can be twin bedded so it's suitable for friends and... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1106FB

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1106FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1107

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1107 model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Le Boat Consul

Stylish and practical, this is an ideal vessel for a family or two couples. Perfectly priced in the Budget range, it offers excellent value and... Read more

Le Boat Caprice

The 2 en-suite cabins are located at the front of the boat, leaving the aft clear for relaxing! The glass sliding doors in the sitting area lead... Read more

Le Boat Countess

A compact boat for 6 people, but comfortable for four, having two cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The galley and central saloon offer good visibility... Read more

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 Classique

This is a large boat for 8 people from the Budget range. With four cabins and two bathrooms this is a perfect boat for a large family. Two... Read more

Le Boat Nautilia

The Nautilia, from the Budget range, offers the same accommodation as the Classique but has a convertible sofa providing two more beds in the... Read more

Nicols Riviera 1130

With a versatile arrangement for 6+ people this earlier Nicols design has 2 double cabins, one with an additional single bed, a twin bed cabin and a... Read more

Nicols Riviera 1120

This earlier Nicols design has a versatile arrangement for 6+ people in 2 double cabins, both with an additional single bed, a twin bed cabin and... Read more

Nicols Riviera 920

With a versatile arrangement for 4+ people this earlier Nicols design has 2 double cabins, each with an additional single bed, and a convertible... Read more

Le Boat Corvette

Corvette types A and B have a central saloon for eating and drinking which leads onto the kitchen. The cabins are at the front and the rear of the... Read more

Le Boat Tamaris

A compact, Budget range boat for just 4 people in comfort, but two more can join and use the convertible sofa in the saloon. Two cabins, fore and... Read more

Le Boat Cirrus

Generous accommodation for a small family, or two people. Key Features Cirrus A: 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