About Horizon

The Horizon boat has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind! Small party crew looking for more features and a higher spec now have the perfect option. A large forward stateroom, a roomy ‘fundeck’ on top-deck area and a high level of equipment are making this model the only boat of its size on Europe’s inland waterways to have such a level of comfort.Jump aboard and take a look around with our virtual tour...

Jump aboard and take a look around with our virtual tour...

Layout of Horizon

Horizon 1 Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 11.5 m x 4.25 m
  • 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed
  • 1 small cabin for storage space, or for two more passengers
  • Bathroom with separate shower area
  • Large stateroom
  • Backyard outside area and large sundeck fully equipped

Horizon's key features

  • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible single bed
  • The full kitchen/galley includes a oven, stove, large electric refrigerator, microwave, and high-quality equipment and utensils
  • Air cooling in the saloon & cabins + USB port
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s)
  • A second smaller cabin, ideal for extra storage, or for two more passengers.
  • One bathroom with separate shower space & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins
  • Spacious 'fundeck' with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower
  • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade)
  • 2 steering position inside and outside, bow thrusters for easier handling and easy access to all sides of the boat
  • Aft cockpit with settees to be used as second outdoor space
  • MP3 entertainment system – waterproof speakers
  • Boat Size: 11.5 m x 4.25 m
  • 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed
  • 1 small cabin for storage space, or for two more passengers
  • Bathroom with separate shower area
  • Large stateroom
  • Backyard outside area and large sundeck fully equipped

Horizon Specifics

120 L
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Cabin air cooling
Air Conditioning
Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
12/220V Converter
220V on cruise
Shore Power (220V on dock)
Internal Steering Position
Bow Thrusters
External Steering Position
Moorings joystick (easy dock)
Alfresco dining
Ambient light
Sun shade (Bimini)
Deck Shower
Fridge on sundeck
BBQ / Plancha
Portable cool box
Sliding roof
Water Tank
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
2 m
11.5 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.2 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
Toilets type
Safety Box

Good to know...

Restrictions and exceptions

  • Please note the BBQ on the Horizon fleet in the Thames is not usable
  • Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demontration prior to departure
  • Technical support
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Passage through locks (except in Ireland & the Netherlands where a small fee is payable)
  • For Canada, Italy and Scotland - a compulsory moorings fee has been added (included in price quoted). See compulsory costs for more details
  • Optional vacation extras
  • Boat damage waiver
  • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour
  • Travel to and from the base(s)
  • Waterside serevices if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc)
  • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
  • Food and drink
Added on 24 June 2018

Zayne Domingo said

Would use Le Boat again. All aspects of the trip from planning to completion were perfect. Staff at the start and finish were friendly and helpfull Friendly staff and great boat
Added on 18 June 2018

Joe Buckley said

The entire service experiece was excellent. Everyone we interacted with at Le Boat in Smiths Falls was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help make our trip enjoyable. Great staff who knows the area well, really helpful in every way. Great boat! We have rented houseboats on the Rideau before, but having been on Le Boat's Horizon, will not go back to a houseboat. Easy for 2 to handle, even 2 seniors like us. Bright, roomy, well equipped. Not fast (6 knots tops), but who would hurry through this area? Thrusters make docking, locking easy.
Added on 15 June 2018

Willie Oldewage said

We really appreciated the service received at Hindeloopen where arrangements were made to collect us from the hotel and drop us off at the boat and your staff could not be more friendlier The boat was in excellent condition and catered to all our needs
Added on 02 June 2018

Werner du Toit said

The service we received from the Le Boat booking office in Cape Town as well as at all the bases were excellent. All personnel were very helpful and friendly. The Horizon is an excellent boat with all the necessary amenities - we enjoyed the boat very much.
Added on 19 May 2018

Peter Fall said

The staff at the base was very good but the emails I received from the booking office prior to leaving were unintelligable. They referred to a problem on a canal I wasn't going to cruise. What I eventually found out was the boat I had booked was trapped on this other canal and it wouldn't be at the start point I had booked. I was given the stark choice of accept it or cancell and claim off my insurance. Not good I'm afraid and it needs sorting at your end. See above - hard work going through 150+ locks
Dear Peter,
Thank you for your comments. Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us improve our operations and services.
The Le Boat Team
Added on 19 May 2018

J Smith said

We have been cruising with the company for over 25 years and were not disappointed this time . We have cruised this route several times and will use it again perhaps going up to Montargis. The boat was very comfortable and easy to handle. I do not understand why the equipment in the kitchen varies from base to base with the same model boat.. It makes it difficult to know what extras to bring with us. The larger fridge is a big improvement. Excellent weather also makes a difference! Great boat and route.Relaxing holiday.
Dear Mr/Ms SThank you for taking the time to send your feedback. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your Le Boat experience and we hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat soon. Best wishes, The Le Boat team.
Added on 12 May 2018

Daryl Sherwood said

We had a start at Narbonne as spent the first night at base camp due to anticipated bad winds. Thanks Marion for all your assistance. We set off the following morning and at a certain stage , the river was closed to all traffic, something to do with the one canal being closed off for cleaning . We were warned about this closure , but the gate was closed some 3 hours before the time perhaps due to flooding from the previous nights rain. 3 Boats were totally blocked off and despite calls to base camp and the call centre, we were told to "press a red button " and we could then proceed. Not great customer services, why a technician was not despatched to access our situation immediately, basically Nabronne would not agree with our "on site assessment of the situation" Eventually after about 2 hours of reporting back to base camp, were we told to return to Narbonne , this put us under pressure with gate locks...but we all made it back. The boat that I had a Horizon 2 had some problem with the steering, making navigation on the river extremely difficult. Next morning and compliments to Narbonne we were sent to various new destinations and our journey started albeit effectvly two days later. our new boat was exactly the same but the steering was just so different and made my journey relaxing. I would certainly suggest the Horizon series and especially and boat with side thrusters to help through locks and bridges. The boat had everything we needed and despite the very unusual extremely cold weather , we enjoyed out adventure from Castelnaudary (fabulous staff), stopping at Carcassonne (well worth the stop and seeing the Castle) and into Trebes (The la Boat staff could be trained here in customer service - we arrived with a problem bike and gosh don't go there 5 minutes into lunch hour as you have to wait until lunch finished.....) we finished in Homps , where we experienced probably the best staff along the route, Despite the weather we had a fabulous holiday, very relaxing and as I say the Horizon series is stunning. We decided to only stop and sleep along the canals and only enter the bases when we needed water and stock up on supplies. Excellent boat , loved the side thrusters and all the equipment on board
Added on 13 April 2018

Trevor Whiting said

Super friendly and welcoming at Vinkeveen. Lovely boat that's easy to operate for the novice after a day or two of cruising. Everything aboard worked and it was great having the shade canopy for the unexpected April summer
Hi Trevor, thank you for taking the time to send through your feedback. We're so glad that you had a great holiday with us and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon!
Added on 23 September 2017

James Hilyard said

We have done 10 canal boat trips and the staff at Decize was the best that we have ever worked with. Last year we had the Horizon No 1 and the year we had 28. There have been many improvements in the boat in one year The Horizon 2+2 is by far the best boat we have ever had and we have had 10 of them.The bow and stern thrusters make the job so much easier. The only problem is the top canvas needs to be down on this trip all the time due to low bridges.
Added on 30 August 2017

Sune Frandsen said

Our 7 day trip with Le Boat was amazing. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the boat was easy to drive and the boat itself was even nicer than what we had hoped for! I would definitely recommend Le Boat! Fantastic boat - even better than we had hoped!