With Locaboat's special and nostalgic fleet you can go on a river cruise in France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Ireland. They have 400 Penichettes in 25 bases in these countries and have existed for over 35 years. The fleet consists of four types of boats; Penichette Classique, Penichette Aft-Deck, Penichette Flying Bridge and Europe. A Penichette and Europe are very different but they have in common is that they are easy to manage, secure and very comfortable.
If you have previously been on the boating holiday or maybe just seen one of the boats, you could not avoid noticing Locaboat's charming Penichettes. Penichette, which means "little Peniche", is inspired by the traditional river barges - in French called "Penicher" and has been made especially for Locaboat since 1977 Unlike the traditional barge, the boats are now equipped with maximum comfort and safety in mind.
Penichette Classique is the boat for beginners because it is very easy to control. This riverboat is available in three sizes to accommodate 2 to 7 people and has the traditional barge-style. It has a large sun deck and sunroof and is ideal for couples with or without children. Furthermore, there is a raised cockpit that gives excellent visibility to manage. The boat has wide tires on the sides, railings and is easy to board, so it invites, indeed, to have children on board. Riverboat can be hired in all countries except Italy.
The elegant and spacious Penichette Aft-Deck is available in 3 sizes and is ideal for family and friends, as there is room for 2 to 12 people. These boats invite you to eat meals outside with the expanded salon on the boat. Additionally, it has a cosy area in front with a small bench and a table. As with Classique is also ideal for children and have a raised cockpit. Boat rentals in all countries except Poland.
With Penichette Flying Bridge you get high comfort with both indoor and outdoor steering. This riverboat from Locaboat is available in 6 different sizes. The boats have a raised terrace, which invites you to enjoy meals and cold drinks. Every boat has a nice large salon which is ideal for gatherings, and some of them have a small outdoor area with a small bench and table.
Europe is the elegant and comfortable yacht-cruiser style riverboat, inspired by the look and design of oceangoing sailboats. This boat-type features a good combination of traditional know-how and modern design and is available in three sizes to accommodate up to 8 people. The boats have good comfort and space for all persons on board and have both outdoor and indoor steering. The rear deck is perfect to fish from or to jump in the water and take a swim - there is an outdoor shower so I can just rinse after a swim. Riverboat Europe for hire in France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
Aboard the boat, there is everything you need such as a fully equipped kitchen, pillows, duvets and bed linen, towels and tea towels, radio and CD player. When you arrive at the base with your fellow travellers, you get a training class, so you know how everything should be handled on board.