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Nicols, River tourism at its best

Nicols, for the very best in boating holidays:
Thanks to just under 30 years' experience in the business, Nicols can offer you a choice of the best boats and the most fantastic destinations for boating holidays.
Learn more about our history, go behind the scenes in our boatyard... Get to know us better!

A 100% French manufacturer and boating holidays rental company...

Nicols was founded  in July 1986, as part of the NADIA Group, a specialist in the transformation of plastics. Within a few years, the Nicols shipyard had become one of the leading French companies in the river tourism sector with 22 models of boat divided into 5 ranges.

Nicols is famous for both the quality of its boats and its expertise in boating holidays. The reasons for this are…

All Nicols canal boats made by Nicols – 25 years of offering boating holidays means we know how to build the ideal boat.
A stylish and spacious fleet of boats to rent – expertly designed to maximise enjoyment on the waterways.
Family friendly boats where safety is paramount.
Professional start bases staffed with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Explore cruising locations on the most beautiful rivers and canals in France,Germany and Portugal (exclusive to NICOLS). More than 21 Nicols bases are waiting for you!
A welcome present waiting for you on board.
You’ll love our holidays so much you’ll want to try it again. Take advantage of great savings with our loyalty scheme.
And lastly… our heated pool (exclusive to NICOLS) perfect for children… and for adults!
Nicols manufacturer and boating holidays rental company