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The Locaboat Holidays fleet is distinguished by its quality and consistency. The Pénichettes®, Europas and Linssens are all very comfortable, easy to manoeuvre and perfectly adapted to river boating without a licence.

Locaboat offers you a fleet of 380 high-quality self-drive boats with numerous different cabin layouts to meet your needs, whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or with friends, for 2 to 12 people depending on the model.

Depending on your tastes, your budget and the size of your crew, you will find the Locaboat vessel that best suits you!

Whichever boat you choose, everything is done to make you feel comfortable aboard. There is a spacious lounge, comfortable pleasingly sized berths and numerous possibilities for storage, heating, hot water etc.; not to mention the crockery and the kitchen equipment that you might require for putting together an intimate dinner or a meal on the deck, as well as all the bedding and sets of towels needed.

Everything is done to ensure that your comfort is maximised and that your holidays are truly unforgettable !

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With its maritime and contemporary design, this boat combines a spacious interior with the most advanced technology. The light wood furniture, dual helm system and teak rear deck, provide an outstandingly comfortable self-drive boat.

Interior space is generous, and well provided with windows. Multimedia facility, with radio, satellite TV (subject to local reception)*, CD, MP3 and DVD player. Towels and bed-linen are provided. There is a second refrigerator on the spacious teak sundeck, and an outside shower is also fitted. Fitted with a rear deck, they are ideal for fishing and bathing during your river cruise.

Specifically designed for a limited number of people (4 to 6 people, depending on the model), you will enjoy being able to take it easy.

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Pénichettes Flying Bridge


This is the most recent series of Penichette. The dual helm system- accessible both on the deck and inside the ship- is extremely pleasant in any season to sail along the canals.

As with the other Penichettes, you can sail about in absolute safety. Perfectly suited for families and friends, these self-drive boats can host from 2 to 12 people depending on the model and the level of comfort required.

On the upper deck, you will find all the equipment necessary to make the most of your river cruise among friends or family; a fixed table, a bench seat and wide table for open-air meals.. Furthermore, you will enjoy the spacious and safe sundeck all along your river cruise.

Our entire fleet of Penichette Flying Bridges is now equipped with bow thrusters. Hence, maneuvering will be even easier making your navigation experience all the more enjoyable. Like the other Penichettes, Flying Bridge self-drive barge have a wide sun deck to enjoy your boating holiday in the sun.

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  • P.1180FB


    Sleeps up to 7
    Maximum comfort for 6

  • P.1400FB


    Sleeps up to 9 + 1 child
    Maximum comfort for 8

  • P.1500FB


    Sleeps up to 12
    Maximum comfort for 8


Pénichettes Aft-Deck


Very bright and well lit; Penichette Aft Deck has the special feature of a terrace extending from the lounge towards the rear, protected from the sun by a canopy. Here you can enjoy a meal or a drink well into the evening. An outside light means you can stay outdoors after dark.

Elegant and spacious, Penichette Aft-Deck is ideal for friends and families and can accommodate 4 to 12 people, depending on the model and the degree of comfort desired. Each cabin is equipped with double bed, basin, hanging space and storage.

Penichettes Aft-Deck are light and airy thanks to large windows, twin sliding sunroofs and fully glazed rear doors.

On the deck you will find spacious and safe sundeck, ideal for picnics and storing bicycles. The U-shaped seating and large table will offer additional opportunities to enjoy your river cruise closer to nature along the canal.

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