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Le Boat encourages women to get onboard and celebrate International Women’s Day!

Le Boat encourages women to get onboard and celebrate International Women’s Day!

Above: Boats moored at the picturesque Smiths Falls base of Le Boat. (PHOTO: OLM STAFF)


In the traditionally male-dominated boating industry, Le Boat, the number one provider of boating holidays on Europe’s and Canada's beautiful inland waterways, stands out as a company with women at the helm.

With it being International Women's Day, it is a time to honour women, salute our friends, sisters, daughters and mothers, and, why not plan a marine getaway that emboldens women. Le Boat encourages women to join the boating industry, recognising the fact that women too can captain a vessel.

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."

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. With this in mind, Le Boat is making it easy for women to captain these easy-to-drive vessels. As there is no license or previous boating experience required, a group of ladies can easily enjoy their Le Boat trip.

Cheryl Brown is the Managing Director of Le Boat

In honour of International Women’s Day, a group of women can select from one of Le Boat'sthemed itineraries or, they can create their own! With a customised itinerary, women can 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.

Equipped 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. Offering the highest standards in comfort, safety and usability, Le Boat provides a great chance for weekend getaways with the girls!

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.ca and www.leboat.ca/fr.

 Whether you want to travel with women or support businesses run by females, choosing Le Boat for a women’s getaway accomplishes both goals.

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