For over 35 years, Locaboat has been designing, building and updating Penichettes. Their fleet of comfortable and easily-handled craft undergo a continual program of maintenance and improvement. More than 400 Penichettes now cruise the waterways of Europe: whether for a couple, for a family or for a group of friends, there is always a Penichette model to take you in comfort wherever you choose.

Locaboat have checked out France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Poland, and have selected Europe’s very best cruising areas, positioning their bases so as to give you the best possible experiences, the best places to see, the best gastronomic adventures. Boating is a great holiday for families, with something of interest for everyone.

The people at Locaboat are extremely helpful, the hostesses at all their bases will give you their local know-how and tell you the places you shouldn’t miss. Their technicians will show you over your boat, and demonstrate just how easy to drive it is. Then it’s over to you to discover all the freedom and pleasure of cruising on a holiday which is sure to become your best ever.

We are the Western Australian agents for Locaboat. Lynne and Peter have been on many holidays on the French canals and are a font of knowledge should you want to pick their brains. They love it so much they have in fact recently just bought their own barge!

Should you want any information about cruising the canals, please call Dani or Lynne who'll be happy to help you.

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