Unmatched cruises aboard the most beautiful boat in Paris.
Once upon a time, there existed legends of unrivaled beauty, flawless perfection, and irresistible allure, which gracefully transcended time. The Hacker-Craft stands as the epitome of this legacy. This mythical boat, exuding timeless elegance, adorned with chrome and mahogany, beckons you to embark on a splendid voyage along the most enchanting river. Stepping on board, the world seems to freeze, as the Parinaute, dressed in impeccable uniform, guides you along the riverbanks adorned with iconic landmarks and world-renowned monuments. Drift away, indulge in dreams, marvel, and contemplate...
Every direction you turn, the magic unravels. You are bestowed with an original perspective of the astonishing architecture of The City Of Light. Be it romantic moments or cherished times with friends, these memories will etch themselves into your mind for eternity.
Embark on a Legendary Journey under the Watchful Eye of Sequana, Guardian of the River.
The origins of the Seine River trace back to Source-Seine, a valley nestled in the plain of Langres in Burgundy. According to Gallic mythology, this is where the nymph Sequana, embodied as a young girl standing tall in a boat, keeps her eternal vigil. Statues dotted along the Seine River bear witness to this belief, along with two temples erected at the Fortes Sequena (the source of the Seine) by the Lingons. In ancient times, pilgrims seeking a cure for their ailments or hoping to fulfill their wishes, offered tributes to the goddess. It is not difficult to envision that Sequana still extends her benevolent protection to all those navigating the Seine River to this day.
A mythical boat.
The purity and elegance of its lines have remained unchanged over the years. Crafted with luxurious leather and mahogany, adorned with a gold signature on its side, every detail is meticulously executed by master craftsmen.
The Hacker-Craft of the Parinautes is a true masterpiece. Originally designed by John L. Hacker at the turn of the 20th century, this "runabout" was initially a sports boat, renowned for setting numerous speed records while providing a unique leisure experience. It quickly became a coveted choice among the high society residing along the East Coast of the United States, particularly those with vacation homes on the Great Lakes. Its design served as an inspiration for other boat builders, including the famous Italian craftsman Carlo Riva and the American Christopher Columbus Smith, who founded Chris-Craft.
Today, on the Seine River, our Hacker-Craft, affectionately named "Hortense," seamlessly combines the best of the past and the future. Its hybrid engine ensures a noise-free journey, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the pleasure of sailing along the river. Sublime in every aspect, it leaves behind a lasting and perfectly crafted memory.
The Who’s Who....
From Aristotle Onassis to Tommy Hilfiger, Errol Flynn, and Humphry Bogart, a multitude of celebrities have chosen the Hacker-Craft as their vessel of leisure. This iconic boat has also graced the silver screen, appearing in Hollywood films like "A Place in the Sun" and "The House on the Lake".
Its timeless charm and undeniable allure have captivated both the famous and the cinematic world alike.
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The Seine is a sumptuous avenue which allows us to admire the very heart of Paris. It gives an unusual and privileged view of the most iconic sites ; The Eiffel Tower, the Alexander 111 Bridge, Notre Dame and the Island of Saint Louis.
Seeing these iconic sites of the capital from a Hacker-Craft, spiced with the many anecdotes of the pilot, make it a unique experience. Depending on your desires or interests it is possible to make stops to better appreciate the wonders of Paris close-up.
If you enjoy speed; the Hacker-Craft is authorized to give its full power along length of the Bois de Boulogne and the road taken by King Louis X1V to join Versailles. At more than 35 knots (65mph) it is a simply exhilarating experience.
Navigating on the Seine River allows us to stop off close to the major monuments of the city. But, our idea of “tailor-made” goes further than that. A catering service can be proposed. The most renowned restaurants, chefs and master-bakers will bring their exceptional dishes to be savoured on board the Hacker-Craft. And, although you are always served a glass of Champagne, have no hesitation in communicating your desires ,or those of your partner or friends. Your pleasure is our pleasure and the Parinautes will do all in their power to fulfill your wishes.
We Parinautes, pilots of your cruise, know the Seine River by heart. Its secrets, hidden treasures, moods and surprises that only experienced pilots can deliver. In osmose with the river their sole aim is to provide rare and magical moments that will be engraved in your memory.
If the boats of the Parinautes are dedicated primarily to cruises it is possible to hire the Hacker-Craft for the shooting of films or advertising. The emotion is guaranteed.
Experience a special cruise on your special day. Say “yes” to these romantic moments and enjoy your wedding day in a sublime setting.
All possibilities to personalize the cruise are open to give a moment that is truly yours.
As such, you may even have a cortege of boats to follow and share your wedding cruise with your guests. On the Seine, the Parinautes wish you all the happiness in the world.
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