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See What’s New in the 2014 Cruising Season with Le Boat European Boating Vacations

September 21, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Le Boat, Europe’s premier self-drive boating company, is pleased to announce a significant investment in new boats, as well as an expanded portfolio of products and services for the 2014 season. “As the largest owner/operator of the largest fleet and network of bases in Europe, Le Boat is dedicated to continuously investing in the existing fleet and buying new boats for the future… and, 2014 is no different!! This year alone an investment of over $7m will be made on new boats which also includes an intensive winter maintenance program on all lower anchor boats. This package of new initiatives, products and services for 2014 clearly demonstrates a commitment to making inland waterways holidays a popular and accessible holiday option for everyone,” said Cheryl Powell, Managing Director of Le Boat.

What’s new for 2014?

The Mazurian Lakes of Poland…a new exciting destination
Together with partner Sun Yacht Charter, Le Boat is going to offer a brand new fleet in the land of the Thousands lakes – The Mazurian in Poland.

Fleet Investment
In 2014, Le Boat will invest more than €7m toward new boats plus an intensive winter maintenance program on lower anchor boats. Thirty-two new boats – 26 Visions in France and Italy as well as six Delphia that will be added to the fleet cruising the Mazurian Lakes – the beautiful new base in Poland!

Introduced and designed exclusively for Le Boat the new Vision SL is lower in height and features an easy-access staircase to connect the galley and fly bridge. The attractive new Vision2 boat sleeps up to six and boasts a large master cabin with en-suite and an additional smaller cabin. The Joy-Stick Maneuvering function makes our largest boat the easiest to handle offering our clientele an exceptional voyage. State of the art features on the Vision provide the highest level of comfort throughout the market. This has enabled the expansion of Le Boat’s appeal to customers new to the boating holiday experience.

2 New Vision Cruising Locations
Due to customer demand Le Boat is delighted to offer Vision Cruising in Romantic Italy. Explore dramatic vistas in Southern Europe whilst immersing yourself in the culture. Additionally, travel to Brittany, full of Celtic charm and fairytale castles.

New Anchor Ratings
In preparation for 2014 Le Boat will be bringing our anchor ratings more in-line with the rest of the travel industry. A rating of 1 Anchor will be introduced to “affordable and basic’ range and the 6 Anchor rating will reduce to a 5 Anchor rating for the ‘Ultimate Cruising Experience.” This does not decrease the year on year quality of the boats but instead offers a far more realistic rating which customers can relate to. The aim is to not only meet customer expectations but exceed them.

New pricing to encourage early sales
Le Boat has revised boat pricing in each region! To encourage early sales Le Boat has reduced prices on almost every boat type, especially low and mid-season departures. In some cases Le Boat has even reduced peak prices!

Enhanced Vacation Planning Experience On and Offline
Le Boat works hard to make each product more appealing, user-friendly and easily utilized for customers while bringing the Le Boat experience to life both on and off the water! Enjoy the NEW mobile-friendly website which offers improved design, content and imagery! Customer reviews and searching flexibility makes it is easy to plan and book each cruising holiday.

New Wi-Fi in France
Wi-Fi is now available in select destinations in France, allowing customers to keep up with work, research nearby places to visit or interact with friends via social medias (Wi-Fi___33 service for up to 6 devices per boat).

The newest license free cruising in Germany
Lager Trodel, the newest cruise available in Brandenburg, allows license-free cruising east of Liebenwalde. This historic canal will tantalize the senses with magnificent views and historical landmarks. With only two locks before idyllic Werbellinsee, this route is an ideal choice for beginning boaters!

SUP’s…Standup paddleboards in France and Germany
Venture out and explore the water while staying fit at the same time with a standup paddleboard. Available on the River Lot, Charente, Burgundy, Camargue and Germany.

New Bikes in Italy…
The Italian countryside and Venetian Lagoon provide numerous bicycling opportunities to leisurely sightsee and take in gorgeous landscapes. Enjoy the ride!

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