Locaboat Penichette Evolution rental boat

Locaboat Penichette Evolution


Locaboat Penichette Evolution cruise information

The Locaboat Penichette Evolution has a unique modular living and cabin design for 2-4 guests

You'll love the three outside living spaces too: An upper, front and rear deck


  • Boat size
    • Length 31′2″ ft (9.50 metres)
    • Width 10′5″ ft (3.18 metres)
  • Bow thruster
  • Dual steering
  • Shore power
  • 220 Volts AC
  • Central heating


  • Number of guests: 4
  • Double cabins: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1


  • Electric WC
  • Stern thruster; modular interior
  • Swimming ladder & deck shower

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Guests have said...

We really loved the boat and all the info we were given. Our only change would be taking more time for the same distance. We would love to be back again.
Chris... ★★★★★
It was very expensive. But it was a great holiday, we enjoyed the experience immensely.
Martin ★★★★★
Thank you for all you did to make this a great experience. When we get around to sorting our photos and the video I'll send it to you. What size pix do you want ? ( Andy can send them to you in whatever size you need)
CHRIS... ★★★★★
Great trip, best boat and unforgettable experience, thanks for guiding the booking process to make it so easy!
Kerr ★★★★★

Hi Emma,

We had a most fabulous trip down the canal and absolutely loved the boat.

I will get organised when we get back home and do some reviews etc.

Dianne C... New Zealand: Burgundy September 2019

Thank you for all you did to make this a great experience. 

Gill Lawrence; 2022

About the Penichette Evolution

Penichette Evolution Locaboat

Two steering positions and advanced technology including a joystick for easy cruising.


A modular living/cabin area to provide two separate cabins with double beds with integrated storage, convertible using the Quick Convert System to create a great place to relax during the day

Shower compartment with electric shower, hand basin, and electric flush WC.
Fitted galley including 136l fridge, microwave oven/grill combination + ceramic hob

Rear deck with integrated seating, swimming platform and shower with hot and cold water
Front deck with comfortable integrated seating

Boat features

  • Dual steering
    • Inside steering position and stereo radio/USB speakers
    • Topdeck with second steering position and stereo radio/USB connection
  • Technical specifications: Diesel/hybrid engines for extremely quiet cruising
  • On board: 2 USB sockets,  1 x 12 volt socket, 4 x 230v sockets
  • Hot and cold water is pressurised. Hot water is provided either by a gas water heater or by a heat exchanger on the engine.
  • Heating is forced warm air and assures year-round comfort
  • Steel hull
  • Gangplank 

A full inventory of the boat’s equipment is provided with your confirmation.

Penichette Evolution boat plan

Boat plan Locaboat Penichette Evolution Locaboat

Locaboat Penichette Evolution cruise routes

The Penichette Evolution cruises in 10 from destinations with various routes, starting and ending points.

Rates and departures

Available in Alsace, Burgundy Franche Comte, Loire Valley, Nivernais Loire, Midi & Camargue; Holland & Germany 

2023 France & Holland Per week Extra day *
Period A From 17th March to 7th April; From 14th October to 31st October 1876 € 268 €
Period B From 8th April to 5th May; From 30th September to 13th October 2296 € 328 €
Period C From 6th May to 9th June; From 9th September to 29th September 2625 € 375 €
Period D From 10th June to 7th July; From 19th August to 8th September 2884 € 412 €
Period E From 8th July to 18th August 3248 € 464 €
2023 Germany Per week Extra day *
Period A From 1st April to 7th April; From 14th October to 31st October 1603 € 229 €
Period B From 8th April to 5th May; From 30th September to 13th October 2107 € 301 €
Period C From 6th May to 9th June; From 9th September to 29th September 2639 € 377 €
Period D From 10th June to 7th July; From 19th August to 8th September 2975 € 425 €
Period E From 8th July to 18th August 3283 € 469 €

* Weekends and short breaks
Weekend from Friday 2-6 pm to Sunday 6 pm or Monday 8-9 am: Price 3 extra days
Mini-week From Monday 2-6 pm to Thursday 6 pm or Friday 8-9 am: Price 4 extra days

The price includes :

  • The boat and its equipment
  • Kitchen utensils and bedding
  • Technical assistance 7 days per week
  • River/canal tolls
  • 1 x 13kg bottle gas
  • The Locaboat manual
  • Cruise initiation

The price does not include:

  • Fuel
  • Bike rental
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Navigation map
  • One-way supplement


  • Fuel: 18-27 euros per day depending upon boat size (calculated on 5 hours cruising per day)
  • Safety deposit/caution: 2000€
  • Damage waiver insurance: 150€ for up to 9 days;  195€ for 10 days +
  • River charts: 40€ including postage & packing
  • Bikes: 45€ per week (adult); 35€ per week (child)
  • Enclosed parking:35€; Covered parking: 49€
  • WiFi: 29€ per weekend/mini week; 49€ per week-10/11 days; 65€ for 2 weeks; 79€ for 3 weeks
  • Post-cruise cleaning: 95€
  • One way supplement: 130€
  • Cancellation Insurance: 4% of the cruise price

Payment schedule: 40% at the time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
All clients are strongly recommended to have adequate medical, transport and cancellation insurance.


Early booking discount 2022: 10% when booking before 30th November; 5% when booking from 1st December to 31st January 2022

Permanent discounts: Can be combined to a maximum of 25% 
Couple: 10%
Family with children, under 18: 10%
Tandem cruise when hiring 2 or more boats for the same dates: 5%
Long stay: 10-13 days: 3%; 14-20 days: 5%; 21-27 days: 7%; 28 days plus: 10%

Penichette Evolution enquiries and reservations

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