PĂ©nichette boat holidays fleet

The Penichettes are modelled on a classic French barge, 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.

Our range of Penichette Boats is available from GREEN bases on the maps.

Alternative boat styles are available from our Cruiser Boat fleet (PURPLE bases on maps). Europa class cruiser boats are also shown under the Penichette fleet.

Not all boat types are available from all bases - our Online Boat Search show barges available in those areas and the hire charge. Choose a Country to view route details.


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 pĂ©nichettes have a kitchen and sitting area at the rear of the boat separated from the sleeping areas at the front.

R Models of the Aft Deck and Classic penichettes have been refitted to be more eco-friendly, and have a radio/CD player and a bicycle rack.

Easy to use boat grading

The Penichette Boats are graded from StarStar to StarStarStarStarStar - the more stars, the more the boat has to offer! This overall rating helps you match a boat to your expectations of style, age and comfort.

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Easy to use boat pricing

To help you match a boat to your budget we show a guide hire charge from Pound Icon to Pound IconPound IconPound IconPound IconPound Icon - the actual price varies from season to season. Remember this is the hire charge for the boat up to the maximum number of occupants.

Easy to use boat sizing

Our boat descriptions show how many people a penichette can sleep. A boat shown as 4+2 means it can sleep 4 people comfortably in cabins, with the option to sleep 2 people on a convertible bed/settee used as saloon seating during the day. A boat shown as sleeping 6 people would have three sleeping cabins. A group of 4 hiring this penichette would then have a spare cabin to store extra items.