International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
In the traditionally male-dominated boating industry, Le Boat stands out as a company with women at the helm. With International Women's Day 2020 on the horizon, it is a time to recognize women, salute our friends, sisters, daughters and mothers, and, why not plan a marine getaway that emboldens women.
No license or previous experience required
Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays on Europe’s and Canada's beautiful inland waterways, with the world’s largest fleet of over 950 boats for rent 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.
No license or previous boating experience is required, making it easy for women to captain these easy-to-drive vessels. Every woman is different and so is every Le Boat trip. A group of ladies can select from one of Le Boat's themed itineraries. Or, they can create their own to partake in more active pursuits like bike rides and hikes in ports along the way, venture out to craft breweries, wineries and restaurants, or simply cruise slowly through the locks and waterways, relaxing from the stresses of work and life and enjoying that special bond women who know each other have.
In Europe, head to the Burgundy region of France and cruise to a locally owned vineyard to taste award winning wines. On the Canal du Midi, cruise into the heart of Narbonne to shop at one of Europe’s largest outdoor markets. In Canada, park your private cruiser in downtown Ottawa and watch the Canada Day fireworks in the heart of Canada’s capital, just minutes away from the Parliament building, Byward Market and world class museums. Navigating the locks and waterways, docking and driving the easy-to-drive vessels will elicit many laughs over moments and experiences together - the ones ultimately remembered.
Women run this company
All of Le Boat's global marketing managers are women, and at the helm of the dynamic canal cruising company is Managing Director, Cheryl Brown.
"I find women in business very inspiring," says Brown. "The boating industry has been dominated by men particularly on the operational side of business. I’m always looking for the right attitude and experience, male or female, to fit into our positive and passionate culture. I am committed to gender diversity and excited to see more women entering our organization at all different levels."
Whether you want to travel with women or support businesses run by females, choosing Le Boat for a women’s getaway accomplishes both goals.
Travelling as a group with Le Boat is economical as well as fun because fees are based on a per boat, not per person, basis. Le Boat’s fleet of boats can house anywhere from 2 to 12 people and gain you access to waterways and canals all over Europe and Canada. Find out more at www.leboat.com for US audiences and www.leboat.ca and www.leboat.ca/fr for Canadian audiences #LeBoatMoments
About Le Boat
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, England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. The brochure also gives information about all the Le Boat models. Create unique memories in Europe or Canada where Le Boat offers you the freedom to explore at your own pace. With the world’s largest fleet of canal cruisers for rent, Le Boat makes it easy to create memories you’ll treasure. Where to next?
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