In the early 2000s, Mr. Sylvain Angers, President and founder of Le Petit Navire, acquired two old lifeboats with a view to restoring them.
Initially, the layout of the boats was planned for personal purposes, to enjoy with loved ones.
In 2003, the project grew; it was now possible to charter Le Petit Navire I for private events.
One thing leading to another, Mr. Angers offered guided tours on the Lachine Canal, making the boat a pioneer in Canadian tourist transport on electric boats.
In 2004, the Vieux-Port cruise saw the light of day, followed by the Petit Navire II in 2005, built from the second lifeboat recovered.
In 2012, Le Petit Navire I underwent a major metamorphosis, increasing its maximum capacity from sixteen to forty passengers.
Eighteen years later, the company is well established among the various activities of the Old Port of Montreal.”
Le Petit Navire is based on simplicity, conviviality and authenticity. We want to convey these values to our customers, our partners, but also within the company. It is essential for us to show a frank image in order to offer a sincere and unique product.
President and founder