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The France Passion Plaisance Penichette 1020FB has a rating of Rating 3

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Boat size
Length 33′6″ ft (10.2 metres)
Width 11′8″ ft (3.55 metres)

Dual steering

Shore power


Number of guests: 5

Double cabins: 1

Convertible Twin/Double cabins: 1

Single cabins: 1

Bathrooms: 2


Electric WC

This boat accommodates up to 5 passengers.

10.20m x 3.55m 

From the Classic range, easy to handle, traditionally shaped boats:

Forward cabin with three single bunk beds
Rear cabin with one double berth
Two showers/two wcs
Two steering positions - interior and exterior
Saloon with non-convertible seat
Fitted kitchen with cooker, oven, sink, fridge

Top sundeck with chairs and table

The price includes:
The boat and its equipment, crockery and cutlery
Navigation and lock taxes
The insurance of the boat
A 13kg gas bottle
Cruising Instructions on departure day, demonstration of how to handle the boat and temporary license
Technical assistance 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm

The price does not include:
The cancellation insurance @ 4%
Food supplies
Personal insurance of the crew
The one-way fee (130€)
Car park or garage for a car (35€-100€ per week)
The Waterways map (40€ postage included)
Bikes (6€ per day)
Optional Cruise plus Damage waiver insurance (94€)
Security deposit (1000€)
The hourly navigation rate which includes gas, oil and all technical supplies for the boat @ 8.77€, subject to change with market prices
Optional cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat (125€)
Optional Liberty cruise pack: one bike, navigation charge, final cleaning & cruise plus insurance: 551€ per week

Payment schedule: 40% at the time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

Penichette 1020FB boat plan

Boat plan for Penichette 1020FB

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Anjou Canal du Midi Camargue

Testimonials for the Penichette 1020FB

Ernette H. Aquitaine

Thank you for all of your assistance with our cruise.

The 3 aspects of the boat we appreciated were:
1. Ease operation for beginner drivers ( never having driven a boat before)
2. The Flying bridge with steering and seating gave everyone a chance to experience the river and scenery.
3. The boat was well equipped and we needed nothing else.

The 3 aspects of the route/region we appreciated were:
1.the Aquitaine region of France is ideal for self drive boats, with magnificent scenery contributing to a relaxing vacation.
2.The River Baise had the least number of locks and no commercial traffic.
3.The villages along the route were wonderful and an easy walk.

The 3 aspects of Hotels Afloat we appreciated were:
1.Hotels Afloat made the booking very easy from the U S, as no travel agents handle these cruises here.
2.As first time cruisers, we were fully informed about the boat, and the river .which made this cruise a unique experience.
3.Though no fault of anyone, the river was not navigable to Valance Sur Baise and we were reimbursed as well as sending
transportation to our car.

I have been telling everyone about the cruise and showing slide shows of the trip. Everyone enjoyed this part of our trip the best,
as it was so relaxing and unique.
If you have the opportunity could you send me a couple of brochures, I gave mine away and need to give to some other people that
want to book a cruise in the future and we are thinking of Italy. I was wondering if the rivers in Italy are too busy with commercial
traffic and the countryside not as serene as France.
It seems every time I have been to Italy it is bustling, and very crowded, even the Amalfi Coast .

Again, we had a wonderful vacation, thanks to you.

Rates and departures : Penichette 1020FB

Available in Anjou, Camargue & Midi

2020 Per week
Period P From 13th March to 9th April; From 25th September to 16th November 1400
Period A From 10th April to 30th April; From 18th September to 24th September 1526
Period B From 1st May to 4th June; From 4th September to 17th September 1778
Period C From 5th June to 25th June; From 21st August to 3rd September 2107
Period D From 26th June to 16th July; From 14th August to 20th August 2289
Period E From 17th July to 13th August 2541

All self-drive prices are per boat, per week and in Euro.

Early booking discounts:
10% up until 31/12/2018
8% from 01/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
5% when booking at least 120 days prior to departure

Couple discount: 10%  when only two persons on board, for any period, any duration, any boat
Family discount: 10% when cruising with 1 child or more, under 18 on boarding day
Senior discount for over 60s: 6%; Valid for all types of booking except in periods D & E; not valid in Cahors nor Pont à Bar

Extended cruises:
8-14 nights: 5%
15-21 nights: 10%
22-28 nights: 15% 

Tandem cruise:
2 boats: 5%; 3 boats: 10%; 4 boats: 15%

Maximum total discount: 15% unless otherwise stated

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