The name "Pénichette" is a Registered Trade Mark referring exclusively to the range of boats designed and built in France by Locaboat Plaisance.
These boats have similarities to both compact barges and motor cruisers and provide comfortable accommodation for between 2 and 12 people.
The Penichettes are modelled on a classic French barge, and their unique design gives superb visibility with light and airy living spaces. With over 400 on the rivers and canals of Europe. Boating Holidays offers the complete range of penichettes for all sizes of party and budget.
The Flying Bridge Pénichettes are the newest boats in the 15-model range. These provide inside and outside steering positions with mostly en-suite cabins.
W and R Models of the Aft Deck and Classic penichettes have been refitted to be more eco-friendly, and have a bicycle rack.
Three types of Penichette boat
All the penichettes have central steering with excellent views all round.
The Flying Bridge models have inside and out steering positions, and are luxuriously equipped with mostly en-suite cabins.
The Aft Deck penichettes are modern and spacious, with an aft deck that lengthens the kitchen and living space and provides shade for outdoor eating.
The Classic pénichettes have a kitchen and sitting area at the rear of the boat separated from the sleeping areas at the front.