Your boat will have a full tank of diesel fuel when you set off. Depending on the type of boat and the region, your tank should last for two or three weeks. When you return, we will fill up the tank to reduce queues and make things easier for you.
Your consumption is calculated on the basis of the number of actual sailing hours displayed on the boat's hour meter and according to the consumption indicated below. In the event of a longer stay, the base staff will inform you about the procedure you will need to follow.
- When you set off, the base will ask you to pay a fuel advance, depending on the length of your stay. This will be deducted from the amount owed when you return. This fuel advance is not necessary if you choose the 'Inclusive' Pack.
- For information purposes, in 2014 the price for one day's sailing varied from €20 and €35, depending on the type of boat and fluctuations in the price of diesel.
- The heating and hot water production in certain Pénichettes® and Europas runs on diesel oil. A specific hour meter for the boiler will indicate the operating time (the cost can vary greatly depending on the season and the temperature required on board).
|Type of boats||Boats||Fuel Consumption (L / H)|
|Pénichettes Classique||P.935 / P.935W||3.0|
|P.1107 / P.1107 W / P.1106 FB||3.5|
|Pénichettes Aft-Deck||P.1120 R||4.0|
|Pénichettes Flying Bridge||P.1020 FB / P.1022 FB||3.8|
|P.1160 FB / P.1165 FB||4.0|
|Europa||E400 / E600||4.8|
|New Con Fly||New Con Fly||4.8|
Deposit and damage waiver
All our boats are insured against accidental damage (e.g. collision with another boat, structure etc.) suffered by the boat and dinghies or caused to third parties by the use of the boat. However, the captain will remain financially liable up to the amount of the deposit (or entirely in the event of exclusion of any of the insurance cover). The tenants, their personal effects and civil liability are not covered.
However, thanks to what is known as the 'damage waiver', you can dispense with a deposit by paying a certain sum. You will also be exempt from paying any excess (except in cases excluded from the insurance cover).
The damage waiver option is included in the 'Inclusive' Pack.
One-way cruise supplement
If you have booked a one-way cruise, we can organise the taxi transfer back to your departure base at the end of your cruise.
On request, this transfer can also be organised on the departure day. In many regions, there is additionally the possibility of a car transfer. The mentioned prices are valid for the regular routes between 8 am to 7 pm, except Sundays and holidays. Please note that these prices can change at any time
In some cases you will be asked a supplement of € 3 by suitcase and € 7 for a dog. You would have to pay directly the driver and in cash only. The taxi transfer or car transfer in case of a one-way cruise must be reserved at the base. Transporting bicycles is an exceptional transfer, please inquire at your departure base about the possibilities.
In the Captain's Handbook, you will find information concerning the means available for recovering your vehicle. We wish to draw your attention to the fact that a one-way trip is a supplement that may only be finally confirmed 3 days before you set off.
Animals on board
Dogs and other pets are welcome on board our Pénichettes. Make sure you have all of the things your animal will need (including a blanket and basket). You will need to pay a fixed payment per animal at your start base, irrespective of the length of your cruise. Also, remember to bring a cage for your pet in case of taxi transfer to your base.