Time is running out for the early booking bargains on self drive rental boats, so now is the time to finalise your travel plans and discover the waterways of France (and Europe).
Le BOAT and NICOLS are both offering up to 20% discount on selected boats for specific dates, mainly in April, May and October 2017, but bookings need to be confirmed by Wednesday 30 November 2016. However, if that is impractical, don’t despair as the discounts will continue up to Christmas but at a reduced rate.
LOCABOAT and FRANCE AFLOAT try to avoid the discount battle, but are offering 5% discounts on bookings confirmed before Christmas. They both have unique fleets of well designed boats and work together for their marketing. Locaboat have the well known Penichette boats, plus the superb Linssen Grand Sturdy 34.9 in the Alsace, Burgundy, Nivernas and Loire regions. France Afloat have the slow, but spacious Euroclassic mini-barges and are also the principal agent for Linssen in France and offer a wider selection of their beautiful steel-hulled ‘motor yachts’, sleeping 2 to 6 people.
NEW for 2017
Le Boat are expanding their 5 star Horizon fleet and now have larger 13m boats with 3 and 4 cabins all with ensuite bathrooms. They are a great addition, being well designed beamy boats with a large sundeck, generous flying bridge and wide gunwales for easy access around the boat.
Nicols have designed and built a new Sixto model – Prestige C. We inspected the Sixto boats following this years cruise on a Nicols boat and they are very impressive with 2 or 3 cabins and a large bathroom with a proper shower cubical, plus a smaller second bathroom. The Prestige C has 2 cabins and 2 bathrooms and is available in the Midi and Alsace regions.
France Afloat has introduced a ‘Moderne’ cruiser to its fleet – Broom 35 Coupé. It is a deluxe boat for a couple with a generous bow cabin and a large saloon with sunroof that extends onto the rear deck through sliding glass doors.
Contact us for more information and availability. Remember we can hold any boat for 3-7 days without obligation, while we finalise the details.
Robert & Barbara