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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 develops its fleet in line with its customers' feedback and request. Thanks to the unique location of its manufacturing site at the Cholet shipyard, right beside the rental office (booking department), every piece of information, remark or suggestion from our customers is always passed on to our design department with a view to constantly improving our models. This constant adaptability to the market is one of Nicols' undoubted strengths.

At present, Nicols' fleet consists nearly 500 boats all made at the shipyard in Cholet (Maine et Loire) and now spread out for hire from the 21 Nicols bases (18 in France, 2 in Germany and 1 in Portugal).

Nicols manufacturer and boating holidays rental company