What you need to know

Easy cruising

A simple and practical initiation will teach you how to cruise our boats. A technician will give you all the instructions you need to ensure you feel at ease :

You will learn about how to use the equipment, engine and 'command' post. In no time at all, you will feel at home in your boat. We recommend that you spend the first night in your base, to ensure the best possible conditions for 'taking possession' of your new living space and so that you can check all the equipment you need to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible.

The following morning, you and your crew can head off on your cruise with total peace of mind. You will be the captain on board, able to tackle every facet of the cruising: manoeuvres, stopping, passing through locks.

Watch the video and learn more about how easy is to cruise a free license boat


Passing through a lock is a particularly special moment of your trip. You can chat with the lock-keeper, sometimes buy local produce, meet other holidaymakers and exchange some useful addresses, or simply enjoy the break to soak up the local atmosphere and landscape. Manoeuvres require a crew of at least two agile people.

Watch the video and learn more about going through a classic lock during your cruise

Watch the video and learn more about going through an automatic lock during your getaway

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Locaboat Plaisance SAS

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89303 Joigny Cedex - France

Tel.: +44 (0)20 3966 4318

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