Emerald Star and Le Boat are leading Travelopia brands and specialists in canal cruising, offering boating vacations across a range of European & North American destinations. We are passionate about our product and customers are at the heart of all our activities. Each team member is key to our customers' satisfaction and in the growth of the business.

 

About us

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary in 2019, Emerald Star (known as Le Boat in Europe and Canada) has built, maintained and operated a fleet designed to suit all party sizes and budgets.

 

The No1 Company & Market leader in self-drive European boating holidays. In 2018 we opened in Canada– an exciting new destination and our 1st outside of Europe!

 

It’s a fun experience for our customers! No licence and no experience required, so everyone can enjoy a holiday with us France is our biggest destination and the Canal du Midi the most famous and popular cruising ground. We welcome guests from all around the world- with our top 3 nationalities being German, British & French!

Key facts

  • 900 self-drive boats
  • 16 destinations in Europe & Canada
  • 200+ suggested itineraries
  • 35 bases in France & Canada
  • 45 sources markets
  • 6 sales offices in UK, Canada, France, South Africa & Australia

 

With plenty of jobs opportunities available at every level, those who are hardworking, great team players and excel in their role can accelerate up the Le Boat / Emerald Star ladder fast. 

Our people, our success

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There is a clear link between our strategy and the role that our people play. By having the most capable and engaged teams we are able to make travel experiences special. 

 

We employ up to 400 employees during peak season across all our offices & bases.

 

That's why we are always looking for new talent to join us and help us deliver the best boating holidays to our customers. 

Our employees

Elgin – Receptionist

Carrick On Shannon, Ireland, with Emerald Star (operated by Le Boat) since 2005.   

 

I love my work as a receptionist because I am constantly dealing with clients from around the world. 

It is wonderful when customers are so grateful after receiving information on cruising areas and interesting insights in their own language before boarding. It is therefore absolutely necessary to love speaking different languages such as English, German, French, and any other languages. Even though Le Boat is an international company, there is a fantastic level of communication across the board and everyone is happy to help each other.

Pierre - Sales Manager UK/IE

Castelnaudary France, with Le Boat since 2014.

 

The first goal of my team is to find the perfect destination and boat to match the client’s request.

But, that is just one part of the customer’s journey and we are in charge of building this relationship from the booking right until they arrive at the base for their holiday. Sales challenges and customers satisfaction is what drives me. And, customer’s positive feedback at the end of their cruise makes my day! Working within Le Boat also means working for Travelopia (50 companies), being part of an international group is great, as we all share the same taste for new challenges, are passionate about tourism and devoted to providing the best possible service for customers. At Le Boat we are all on board! 

Stefanie – N.Europe Marketing Manager

Bad Vidbel, Germany, with Le Boat since 2004.

 

I have a wonderful team around me and together we are spreading the word about our wonderful product day by day across various channels.

That’s why I’ve decided long time ago to work in the travel industry. I started as a Marketing Executive back in 2004, became a Senior Marketing Executive after a few years and finally I was offered the position as a Marketing Manager in 2011. I like the international spirit, hearing and speaking different languages, inspiring people and getting inspired. Do you know now, why I really #loveleboat?! Here’s too many more exciting times ahead… 

Jean-Michel – Operational support

Southern France, with Le Boat since 2008

 

Le Boat has helped me to both grow personally and to develop my skills.

I found out about Le Boat while I was doing an internship during my degree in “Boat Tourism maintenance” a decade ago. And, following my internship, I was lucky enough to be recruited as seasonal Boat Technician at Le Boat. Following this, an opportunity to work in a Boat Mechanics role opened up and I immediately applied. And after two years on this role, I was promoted to a Base Manager, it was an incredibly enriching experience, and thanks to my time in this role I was promoted again to Cruising Assistant. Meaning for the past four years now, I have been in charge of the technical maintenance across Le Boat’s entire French fleet!

Our locations

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Our brand values

Adventurous

We believe being pioneers in our field is a key factor in the growth and success of our business, we encourage all our employees to embrace innovation and think of new ways to improve our processes at every opportunity.

Caring

Because our company would not succeed without our passionate and committed employees, we strive to nurture an environment that supports employees in the work they do every day.

Easy

We make our employee’s life as easy as possible by bringing flexibility & simplicity to our internal policies & processes.

Expert

Across all departments, we aim to recruit and develop the best talent to make a real difference for our customers.

Playful

Boating holidays are fun! And we believe one of the best ways to ensure our customers have fun, is to enthuse a playful element across all our business practices. We therefore organise regular company social activities & events to make our company one of the best places to work.

Social responsibility

Emerald Star is also committed to the sustainable development of the regions we operate in and well-being of our employees at work. Here are some of actions we take to ensure we act in a socially responsible way and making a positive impact on society:

Charity days

Emerald Star is committed to being proactively involved in protecting the natural environment and benefiting local communities. Providing support to charities is an important contribution to our commitment to sustainable tourism. As part of this commitment Emerald Star provides employees with the opportunity to participate in a Charity Day and encourages them to get involved in doing something for their community or work on a project they feel passionate about.

Well-being at work and recognition

We are committed to develop and empower our employees at all levels of the business by providing internal and external training and by offering plenty of opportunities within the company to develop their knowledge and expertise. We are also committed to ensuring Emerald Star is a positive place to work. We organize regular events and activities across the business to make sure we maintain a high level of communication and fun across the business.

Staff holiday scheme

We provide great deals to our staff so they can enjoy our fabulous destinations with their family and friends. We also have great shared deals with the other brands in the Travelopia Group.

Vacancies

We are constantly looking for new talents and recruit all year long in different places across Europe and North America for different department & services. Examples include: sales & marketing, accounts, operations and many more. Please find below all current vacancies at Emerald Star in which you will find all details of the job offer and the way to apply. You could also use our contact form to submit unsolicited application. Click on the 'CONTACT' tab above to submit an application

Office jobs

Here you can find jobs in our head booking offices, e.g in sales, marketing or accounting.

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Digital Marketing Executive - Surbiton

Email Marketing Specialist - Castelnaudary, France

Marine Technicians / Boat Mechanics

Locations: ALL bases

Reference: TEC-01

We are continuously looking for marine technicians and boat mechanics on our different departure bases to ensure that our boats are maintained in the highest standards so that our customers can enjoy a perfect boating holidays.

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Marine Technician / Boats Mechanic - View Job Description

Internship / Apprentice

Locations: ALL bases & distribution offices

Reference: INT-01

Sharing our expertise is one our main missions, that's why we are welcoming interns and apprentices all year long in our differents departments, bases and offices.

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Interested in joining us?

You can apply via the form below for a current vacancy, or send a spontaneous application. A member of our HR team will reply to your request.