Nicols has the third largest fleet of self-drive cruisers on France’s waterways, having manufactured over 600 boats for hire over the past 30 years at its factory in Cholet, Brittany, which is also the current headquarters and sales office for its hire-boat fleet.

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Self-Drive Boats from Nicols

Category: Luxury

Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly

The Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly self-drive hire boat offers a superb sun-deck with an additional smart new integrated and removable canopy. This... Read more

Nicols Confort 1350

The Confort 1350 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 8+ people. There are two double cabins and two twin-bunk cabins,... Read more

Nicols Estivale Octo

The Nicols Estivale Octo self-drive hire boat has 4 double or twin-bed cabins for 8 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent... Read more

Nicols Estivale Sixto Green

The first electrically-powered hire boat available in France is setting the standards for peaceful, environmentally friendly cruising. The Nicols... Read more

Nicols Confort 1100

The Confort 1100 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 6+ people. There are 3 double bedrooms and each has a shower... Read more

Nicols Estivale Sixto

The Nicols Sixto self-drive hire boat has 3 double cabins for 6 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a... Read more

Nicols Estivale Sixto Prestige

The Nicols Sixto Prestige self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for the master and twin-bed cabins, an... Read more

Nicols Estivale Quattro S

The Nicols Quattro S self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for master and twin-bed cabins, an excellent... Read more

Nicols Grand Confort 1350 VIP

Providing the ultimate in space and luxury for 4+ people, the Confort 1350 VIP centre-saloon self-drive hire boat has just two double cabins (at... 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

Nicols Sedan 1310

Ten (or more) people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1310, with five double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1160

With 3 double cabins, a twin-bunk cabin and a convertible double bed in the saloon as well, a party of 8+ can have a great boating holiday or... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1150

With 4 double cabins and a convertible double bed in the saloon as well, a group of 8+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation together in the... Read more

Nicols Confort 900

The Confort 900 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 4+ people. Both double cabins (at either end of the boat) – one... Read more

Nicols Estivale Quattro

The Nicols Quattro self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a spacious... 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

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 in... 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 double... 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

Category: Economy

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 a... 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

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