Gold Trusted Service Award
Gold Trusted Service Award
Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boat
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Buoy
No boat licence required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat licence required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat licence required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.

Le Boat and Hoseasons join forces to increase awareness of self-drive boating holidays in the UK

Le Boat and Hoseasons have joined forces to sell UK boating holidays on the River Thames and the Caledonian Canal in Scotland. Le Boat is delighted to work with Hoseasons as staycation holidays continue to remain popular with early booking revenues so far increasing by 18% in revenue compared to last year. 

 

Le Boat is the number one provider of inland water boating holidays in the UK, Europe, and Canada, bringing together more than 50 years of experience, expertise, and memories. The operator has a fleet of large self-drive cruisers, allowing entire families, and groups of friends, to stay on board and explore their chosen region. Le Boat’s fleet are also divided into Budget, Comfort, Comfort Plus and Premier, meaning all funds can be catered for.  This rekindled partnership demonstrates Le Boat's commitment to its sales efforts across its international territories, ensuring sales initiatives to drive revenue growth and expand the presence of the brand globally.

 

Founded in 1944, Hoseasons is one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists and is part of Awaze – Europe’s leading managed vacation rentals and holiday resorts business. The company accommodated more than 2.1 million holidaymakers and more than 170,000 pets every year. It offers a wide range of holiday experiences, from last minute romantic getaways to large groups, family breaks or those celebrating a special occasion – meaning it aligns well with Le Boat.

 

Cheryl Brown, Managing Director of Le Boat, says: “We’re delighted to be working with Hoseasons to sell UK boating holidays on the River Thames and Caledonian Canal. Hoseasons has an incredibly loyal and well-suited customer base; we look forward to reaching, and inspiring, even more guests. Staycation holidays represented 50% of our UK source market business last year; now is the perfect time to work with a UK based travel market to make sure this trend continues into 2024 and beyond, Le Boat’s boating holidays can be whatever you want them to be, from a full-on action-packed adventure to a slow-paced relaxing chance to unwind. With no previous experience necessary, boating holidays can be enjoyed by anyone”. 

 

Luke Hansford, Senior Vice President (Supply UK), from Hoseasons, says: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Le Boat to bring their boating breaks on the River Thames and Caledonian Canal to our customers. As the number one provider of inland water boating holidays in the UK and Europe, they align with Hoseasons and the Awaze group, and we are delighted to offer their diverse range of boating holiday experiences to our millions of customers who book their UK staycation with us every year. As we enter 2024 and, in turn, our brand’s 80th anniversary year, we are excited to work with Le Boat, which also boasts a long history of providing memorable boating breaks and inspiring the next generation of boating holiday customers.”

 

 

For more information about Le Boat, please call +44 (0)23 9222 2177 or visit www.leboat.co.uk/ 

 

ENDS: 1 December 2023

 

For all press enquiries please contact 

Lynsey Devon [email protected]; 07717 078862 / 020 3763 5170  

 

About Le Boat: Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays on the beautiful waterways of the UK, Europe, and Canada, bringing together more than 50 years of experience, expertise, and memories. The operator is rated 4.1 on Trustpilot and the world’s largest fleet of large self-drive cruisers, allowing entire families, and groups of friends, to stay on board and explore their chosen region. NEW FOR 2024 Trent Severn Canada. www.leboat.co.uk