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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

Locaboat Penichette® 1500FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1500FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1400FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1400FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

France Afloat Burgundy 1500

Overall size 14.9m x 4.1m. Sleeps 8 (+3) in 2 x twin cabins with en-suite shower and toilet, 2 x twin sharing separate shower and toilet. ... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1260R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1260R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Le Boat Elegance

The big brother to the Caprice with an emphasis on comfort, space and light. The 3 en-suite cabins are located towards the front of the boat, with... 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

Locaboat Penichette® Evolution 950E

é The Pénichette Evolution 950E combines the best of the three existing Pénichette families: the Classique, the Aft-Deck and the Flying Bridge.... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1120R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1120R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1180FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1180FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1165FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1165FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1160FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1160FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1020FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1020FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1500R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1500R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

France Afloat Burgundy 1200

Overall size 12m x 3.25m. Sleeps 4 (+4) in 1 x double cabin with en-suite shower and toilet, 1 x twin, separate shower and toilet. Key... Read more

France Afloat Viking 1000

Overall size 8.6m x 3.6m. Sleeps 4 (+1) in 2 x double or twin cabins with ensuite shower and toilet. Easy to handle. Key Features: ... Read more

Le Boat Clipper

Key Features: Front cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and shower Rear cabin has two single beds convertible to a double and en... Read more

Le Boat Tango

Key Features: Two rear cabins each with two singles convertible to a double bed A large saloon with steering position, direct access... 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

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