Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays on Europe and Canada’s beautiful inland waterways, with the world’s largest fleet of over 900 self-drive boats across nine destinations. The company operates 44 models to suit a range of tastes, party sizes and budgets, all superbly equipped and offering the highest standards in comfort, safety and usability. As part of Le Boat’s ongoing investment into its fleet, the operator is delighted to announce that a multi-million pound technical upgrade project to its Vision series of craft now nears completion, with the final updated models expected to serve customers during the 2020 season.
Initially launched in 2011, the ‘Vision’ is one of Le Boat’s most technologically advanced craft, with one of the best on board accommodation experiences in the fleet. Available in six different configurations, the Vision sleeps between five and nine passengers, with each design offering a modern, spacious and roomy interior. The Vision craft benefit from large windows on all sides providing panoramic views and creating a feeling of light and space. Filled with soft colour tones and contemporary décor, each boat boasts a fully equipped modern kitchen, large hotel-style cabins with en suite facilities and a sundeck complete with a grill and bar fridge.
In response to customer feedback, Le Boat began upgrade works on 22 of the 82 boats in its Vision series in 2017, creating an impressive new steering mechanism, which benefits from an improved hull, resulting in a simpler and even more enjoyable driving experience. Working in partnership with the French boat manufacturer Group Beneteau, additional technical improvements were made to the Vision heating and cooling systems as well as to the engines and generators, creating a more economical craft that consumes less energy. The 22 upgraded boats have proved enormously popular with Le Boat holidaymakers, with strong customer feedback from both those that are new to the Vision and those that have previously holidayed aboard them. In 2019 the operator made the decision to convert the remaining 60 Vision craft with the same high specs, completing a multi-million pound investment this winter.
Le Boat customer George Paterson recently enjoyed a holiday onboard one of the converted Vision craft. He said “The Vision 3 was a fantastic boat with plenty of room and very comfortable cabins. Easy to drive, especially from the upstairs.”
Cheryl Brown, Managing Director of Le Boat says, “After listening to our customers, our expert team of engineers worked hard to improve our superb range of Vision craft, allowing guests to experience an unrivalled boating experience. I am thrilled that the remaining models in the series should be ready in time for the start of the 2020 season, and if you liked our Vision before, then we are sure you will love the changes we have made. The continued investment in our fleet ensures that Le Boat holidaymakers always have the best choice of boats and enjoy the highest levels of quality and service”.
Le Boat’s 2020 brochure is now available for download from the company website and provides details of the operator’s extensive offerings in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and closer to home in England, Scotland and Ireland. The brochure also gives information about all the Le Boat models, which are categorised into three boat types – the Premier range, which are the newest in the fleet and include the Vision craft; the Comfort & Comfort Plus range, which are excellent-quality, well-equipped boats of varying ages, designs and styles; and the Budget range, which are older, much loved classics.
To plan your Le Boat trip: Call 02392 801125 or visit www.leboat.co.uk