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Capacity: 10+ persons

Le Boat Horizon 5 (10+2 – 15m)

The Horizon 5 sleeps up to 12 guests in five cabins and one double saloon berth. All five cabins have the privacy of their own en-suite bathroom... Read more

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... Read more

Capacity: 8+ persons

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

Le Boat Horizon 4 (8+1 – 13.5m)

The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same length boat as the Horizon 3, but in this model the bow area has two double-bedded cabins. All... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 149

The Euroclassic style hire boat is unique to France Afloat and provides spacious, light and airy accommodation with lashings of comfort. ... 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

Le Boat Classique Star

A fantastic boat for a large party - an extended family or group of friends. There is even a convertible sofa for last minute or temporary guests.... Read more

Le Boat Vision 4

Sleeps 9 (8+1) in 4 cabins + saloon Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the ultimate... Read more

Le Boat Magnifique

Key Features: New-look interior with premium upholstery and flooring throughout Ultra-modern kitchen galley, fully equipped to high... Read more

Le Boat Grand Classique

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed One central cabin with two single bunk beds ... Read more

Le Boat Salsa

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom Two central cabins,... 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. > The... 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... Read more

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

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

Capacity: 6+ persons

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

Le Boat Horizon 3 (6+1 – 13.5m)

The Horizon 3 has the same high specifications and quality finish as all other Horizon models. It has three double or twin-bedded cabins, all with... Read more

Linssen 40.9 AC

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

Locaboat Europa 600

An attractive and spacious boat with an excellent cabin arrangement for three couples. The layout provides great social areas for relaxing and... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 139

Overall size 13.9m x 4.3m. Sleeps 8 (6+2) in 1 x double cabin, and 2 x twin cabins (2 x doubles may be possible), each with an ensuite shower and... 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

Le Boat Royal Classique

Key Features: Forward cabin with king size bed Two rear cabins each with two single beds convertible to double Three showers, three... Read more

Le Boat Calypso

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom One central cabin with... Read more

Le Boat Vision 3

Sleeps up to 10 people in 3 equal-size cabins Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the... Read more

Le Boat Mystique

With the same overall size as her sister the Royal Mystique (4+2), she offers 3 cabins, 3 bathrooms and a host of special features to give you... 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 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

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

Capacity: 4+ persons

Linssen 35.0 AC

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

Le Boat Horizon 2 (4+1 – 11.5m)

A perfect boat for two couples or a small family with plenty of space inside and out, the Horizon 2S has two cabins with ensuite bathrooms. ... Read more

Linssen 34.9 AC

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

France Afloat Euroclassic 135 Grand Luxe

Overall size 13.5m x 3.25m. Sleeps 5 (4+1) in 1 x double and 1 x twin/double cabins, both with an ensuite shower and electric toilet. The... Read more

Locaboat Europa 400

An attractive and spacious boat with an excellent cabin arrangement for two couples, or a couple and two children. The layout provides great... Read more

Linssen 34.9 AC (Locaboat Fleet)

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

Linssen 33.9 AC

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

Linssen 32 AC

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

Linssen 290 AC

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort. The Linssen 29.9 is replaced with this 290 AC... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 139 Grand Cru

Overall size 13.9m x 4.3m. Sleeps 4 in 2 x large double cabins, both with an ensuite shower and electric toilet. A luxury barge for two couples. ... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 129

Overall size 12m x 3.25m. Sleeps 5 (4+1) in 1 x double and 1 x twin/double cabins, both with an ensuite shower and electric toilet. The... 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

Le Boat Royal Mystique

Type A is luxury afloat - a superbly spacious and elegant boat – ideal for two couples. Featuring a host of special equipment - many of which... 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. > The... 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

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

Le Boat Clipper

From the Comfort range, this boat sleeps four with room for two on the saloon's convertible sofa. Dual steering positions mean that it's suitable... Read more

Le Boat Tango

This delightfully spacious boat is from the Comfort range and offers great visibility all round; the internal steering position is positioned in... 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

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

Capacity: 3+ persons

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

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

Capacity: 2+ persons

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

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

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