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select a canal boat

Locaboat is in the boating industry since 1977 and owns a fleet of 380 top quality canal boats. The renowned quality of the Locaboat fleet, the expertise and passion of the staff will make your cruise unforgettable.There are 4 types of Penichettes: Classic, Aft-deck, Flying-bridge and the brand new 9.50 Evolution. They are easily recognisable for their traditional look. We also propose 2 other types of boats: the very modern cabin cruisers “Europa” and the unbeatable traditional Dutch river cruiser: “The Linssen”.

Classic Penichette

The design of the Classic Penichette is very simple: cabins and bathroom are located up front while galley and dining area with panoramic views sits at the stern of the boat. The high pitched and very convenient pilot house has commanding views for easy manoeuvring. The “Classic” Penichette is proposed in 2 sizes with a flying bridge option.


Aft-deck Penichette

The Aft-deck Penichette integrates the pilot house and the dining-galley area allowing for a protected aft deck terrace. The Aft-deck Penichette is bigger and wider than the Classic, therefore, more spacious. Aft-deck Penichettes are available in 3 sizes: 11.20, 12.60 and the huge 15m.


Flying-bridge Penichette

The Flying-bridge Penichettes are the latest models. They are all very spacious, well designed, well equipped and featuring a bridge deck which is pleasant and convenient for captain and passengers alike. The 10.20FB is the smallest and the most popular of the flying bridge penichettes. The other flying bridges are the 11.65FB, 11.80FB, 14.00FB and the fabulous 15.00 FB ideal for 4 couples travelling together in comfort.


penichette evolution (brand new 2018 model)

The Pénichette Evolution® combines the best of the Pénichette®: Easy to handle and swift as the Pénichette Classique, she has a rear deck like the Pénichette Aft-Deck and double steering outside and inside like the penichette Flying Bridge . Inside, a modular interior for 2-4 persons offers an incredibly open, spacious living room during the day, and two very spacious cabins with very comfortable double beds. This makes the Pénichette Evolution® the smartest and most comfortable boat on French canals.


Europa Cruisers

From the outside, The Europa 400, 600 or 700 may look like any other power boats, but once you step inside, you realise how modern and spacious the Europa are. The Europa 400, with its unique queen size bed is the most popular.


Linssen yachts

The brand new “Linssen Grand Sturdy” offers a mix of top quality equipment and traditional look. This boat is the attraction where ever you go. Immaculate and beautifully finished, the Linssen Grand Sturdy is for boat lovers only!


The choice is yours!



penichette evolution


Penichette Evolution 9.50e

brand new 2018 model exceptional comfort for 2 to 4 persons persons.

Easy to handle and swift as the Pénichette Classique. Inside, a modular interior for 2-4 persons offers an incredibly open, spacious living room during the day, and two very spacious cabins with very comfortable double beds. This makes the Pénichette Evolution® the smartest and most comfortable boat on French canals.

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classic penichette

Classic Penichette 9.35

Maximum comfort for 2/3 people. Sleeps up to 5 persons.

Ideal for couples.Forward cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage. One single bed in corridor. Dinette convertible to double bed. Shower compartment with shower, handbassin and marine WC. Fitted kitchen.

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Classic Penichette 11.07

Maximum comfort for 4/5 people. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Forward cabin with double bed, handbasin and storage. Central cabin with double bed and single bed. Dinette convertible to double bed. Shower compartment with shower, handbasin and marine WC. Additional storage and hanging cupboard outside shower compartment. Fitted kitchen.

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Classic Penichette 11.06FB

Maximum comfort for 4 people. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Forward cabin with double bed, handbasin and storage. Central cabin with double bed and single bed. Dinette convertible to double bed. Shower compartment with shower,handbasin and marine WC. Additional storage and hanging cupboard outside shower compartment. Fitted kitchen.

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aft- deck penichette

Aft-deck Penichette 11.20R

Maximum comfort for 4 people. Sleeps up to 6 persons.

Two large forward cabins with double bed can each take an optional extra upper pullman berth Hand basin , hanging cupboard and storage in each cabin. 2 shower compartments, each with shower, hand basin and marine WC. Fitted kitchen, inside steering, 2 large sliding sunroofs ( the dinette converts into a double bed). In Ireland the two front cabins can be fitted out with a double berth or 2 or 3 single berths.

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Aft-deck Penichette 12.60R

Maximum comfort for 6 people. Sleeps up to 10 persons.

Three large double cabins, with the possibility of additional upper pullman berths in the two forward cabins. Hand basin, hanging cupboard and storage in each cabin. Two shower compartments with shower and marine WC. Fitted kitchen, inside steering, 2 large sliding sunroofs (the dinette converts into a double bed).

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Aft-deck Penichette 15.00R

Maximum comfort for 8 people. Sleeps up to 12 persons.

Four large double cabins, with the possibility of additional upper pullman berths in the two forward cabins • Handbasin, hanging cupboard and storage in each cabin. • Two shower compartments, each with shower and separate marine WC • Fitted kitchen, inside steering, two large sliding sunroofs (the dinette converts into a double bed) • In Ireland, the two front cabins can be fitted out with a double berth or 2 or 3 single berths.

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flying bridge penichette

Flying-bridge Penichette 10.20FB

Maximum comfort for 4 people. Sleeps up to 5 persons.

Forward cabin with either 1 double or 2 or 3 singles (of which one an upper bunk installed on request). Storage and hanging space. Shower compartment with shower, basin and WC. Stern cabin with double bed. Storage and hanging space. Shower compartment with shower, basin and WC. Central saloon and inside steering position. Fitted kitchen.

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Flying-bridge Penichette 10.22FB

Maximum comfort for 2 people. the very best boat for a couple.

To cater for couples, Locaboat Holidays has converted its most popular penichette 10.20 FB for 4 persons into a luxurious canal boat for 2: huge front cabin, spacious wheel house and very comfortable lounge to entertain neighbours and friends along the way

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Flying-bridge Penichette 11.60FB

Maximum comfort for 6 people. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Superb forward double cabin with large en suite shower compartment, with basin, shower and marine WC. Hanging cupboard and storage. At the stern one cabin with two single beds (double cabin in Ireland), hanging cupboard and storage, and another cabin with upper and lower single berths, hanging cupboard and storage. Shower compartment with shower and handbasin. Separate marine WC compartment. The dinette converts to a single berth. Fitted kitchen.

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Flying-bridge Penichette 11.65FB

Maximum comfort for 6 people. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Superb forward double cabin with large en suite shower compartment, with basin, shower and electric WC. Hanging cupboard and storage At the stern one cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage, one cabin with upper and lower single berths, hanging cupboard and storage. Shower compartment with shower and handbasin. Separate electric WC compartment. Central Saloon with inside steering position. Dinette converts to a single berth. Fitted kitchen

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Flying-bridge Penichette 11.80FB

MMaximum comfort for 6 people. Sleeps up to 7 persons.

Two forward cabins with double berths that can be transformed into two single berths ( 1 upper bunk can be installed on request in one of the cabins) Storage and hanging space. Each cabin has its own shower compartment with shower, handbasin and marine WC. Stern cabin with double bed, shower compartment with shower, handbasin and marine WC. Fitted kitchen at the rear. Central saloon and inside steering position.

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Flying-bridge Penichette 14.00FB

Maximum comfort for 8 people. Sleeps up to 9 persons.

At the bows two cabins each with 2 single beds which can be joined to make a double bed, with hanging cupboards and storage, each with shower, handbasin and marine WC. At the stern,one cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage with possibility of very small upper single berth, one cabin with upper and lower single berths, hanging cupboard and storage. Shower compartment with handbasin. Separate marine WC. The dinette converts to a single berth. Fitted kitchen.

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Flying-bridge Penichette 15.00FB

Maximum comfort for 8 people. Sleeps up to 12 persons.

Both at the bows and at the stern there are two cabins each with 2 single beds which can be joined to make a double bed, with hanging cupboards and storage. Each cabin has its own shower, handbasin and marine WC. When the beds are configured as twins an additional upper pullman berth can be installed on request in any cabin. Amidships is a fitted kitchen and living/diving are with inside steering position.

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linssen yacht

Linssen Grand Sturdy 34.9

Maximum comfort for 4 people. (maxi 6)

On the Linssen Grand Sturdy®, the living area consists of a kitchen, a lounge with sofa and table and a desk/navigation corner. The sofa can be easily converted into a large double bed. The forward cabin offers a double bed, space for hanging clothes and a chest of drawers. At the front of the boat, you will find toilets with a basin and a large, separate shower. The rear cabin features a double bed, hanging space, toilets with a basin and a large shower. The helm position is on the teak upper deck; a removable bimini top brings protection to the skipper steering the boat.

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europa cruiser

Europa 400 canal cruiser

Maximum comfort for 4 people in two spacious cabins.

Each cabin is en-suite with its own toilet and shower. The large saloon has been designed in light colours with comfortable soft furnishings, and has a foldaway table, wrap around seating, flat screen TV with satellite receiver, radio and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped: gas stove with oven, refrigerator and coffee machine. There are inside and outside driving positions. The upper sundeck has fixed seating, a folding bimini top and is equipped with an additional refrigerator and sink. There is a shower with hot and cold water at the rear bathing platform. The boat is fitted with bow thrusters for easy maneuvering.

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Europa 600 canal cruiser

Maximum comfort for 6 people.

The Europa 600 offers three double or twin cabins with en-suite. The saloon designed in light colours, has comfortable seating around a foldaway table, flat screen TV with satellite receiver, radio and DVD player. The kitchen with gas stove with oven, refrigerator, coffee machine, is fully equipped with kitchenware. The Europa 600 has a similar large upper sundeck with the same features as the Europa 400 . Like the 400, the Europa 600 has bow thrusters and a shower on the rear bathing platform.

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Europa 700 canal cruiser

Ultimate comfort for 6 people.

The Europa 700 is the latest and largest of the fleet. There are three large cabins with en-suite. The rear cabins and the saloon are on one level, with a few steps down to the bow cabin. The saloon and adjacent kitchen are everything you would expect in a luxury cruiser. The upper sundeck with alternative steering position and adjustable helm seat, has the distinctive Europa teak flooring and bimini top, fixed seating, and a second refrigerator. The rear teakwood bathing platform area has an attached shower. Tthe Europa 700 has both bow- and stern-thrusters. The anchor winch is hydraulic-powered and can be operated from the upper helm position.

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special offers

Specials offers and Earlybird discounts


Early booking / Last minute deals / Golden weeks.
Discount for couples and for families with children.
Long term rental.

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