About Horizon 1

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. Please note that sundeck sinks are not available on all of our Horizon boats.

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Layout of Horizon 1

Horizon 1 Deckplan

Sleeps up to

5

Cabins

2

Bathrooms

1
  • 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 1's key features

Horizon 1 - saloon & kitchen
  • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear
  • Bright and spacious saloon with convertible settee / 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
Horizon 1 - forward cabin
  • 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
Horizon 1 - sundeck
  • 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
Horizon 1 - rear
  • 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
  • Settee in saloon converts into a single bed
  • Backyard outside area and large sundeck fully equipped
Air conditioning and air cooling

When the temperatures soar, our cabin air cooling system can help make your night’s sleep a little more comfortable. Air cooling uses canal/river water to produce cool air which is blown out through vents.

 

Please note: This is not the same as air-conditioning which can achieve lower temperatures and has a thermostatic control. Performance significantly reduces if canal/river temperature is too high.

Horizon 1 Specifics

Fridge
109 L (64L or 41L on some boats)
Freezer compartment
14L (4L on some boats)
Microwave
Oven / Grill
Hob
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Smart TV
CD / Radio player
Internal Steering Position
External Steering Position
Bow thruster (propels front of boat sideways)
GPS Navigation
(available in Canada only)
Heater
Fans
Air cooling
Air conditioning
Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
12/220V Converter
220V on cruise (110V in Canada)
Shore Power (220V on dock)
Alfresco dining
Ambient light
Sun shade (Bimini)
Deck Shower
Fridge on sundeck
BBQ / Plancha
Portable cool box
Sliding roof
Sundeck
Premium sundeck cushions
Water Tank
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
1.90 m
Length
11.5 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
Diesel
Width
4.2 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
Toilets type
Electric
Safety Box
Memory foam mattresses

Good to know...

Restrictions and exceptions

  • The barbeque hotplate on the Horizon fleet in the Thames is not usable.
  • A bimini sunshade is not provided in Scotland or in the Netherlands.
  • Lough Allen in Ireland is not accessible on this boat.
  • Due to low bridges in Brittany, this boat can only navigate up to the entrance of Rennes. You will be unable to navigate the waterway Northwards from Rennes to Dinan. Southwards there is no restriction.

Rental of the boat, its facilities and equipment, which includes:  

  • Fully equipped kitchen on board.  
  • Fridge, gas oven, burners, dishes and utensils.  
  • Bathroom facilities on board.  
  • Hot showers, toilets and towels.  
  • Sleeping facilities on board.  
  • Pillows, duvets and bed linen.   
  • Heating & Air conditioning  
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Boat handling demonstration.  
  • Daily technical support and assistance from the local Le Boat team as required.  
  • On-board maps and visitor information  
  • Safety equipment (inc. life jackets)  

Download a detailed inventory of equipment supplied on all of our boats

 

Supplementary fees also included:

  • Compulsory mooring fees for Canada, Scotland and Italy (see compulsory costs)*  
  • One way supplement for routes starting and ending at different bases.*  

*These supplementary fees are automatically added where applicable and are included in prices shown on this website. They are then shown separately in the price summary, when you proceed to book. 

 

  • Optional vacation extras - see our extras page for details 
  • Refundable Damage Deposit – deposit payable locally. See compulsory costs for details. 
  • Fuel (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear). Deposit and charge payable locally. See compulsory costs for details. 
  • Travel to and from the base(s) 
  • Waterside services (moorings, pump-out, electric, water, etc.) Payable locally, where applicable and if used. 
  • Passage through locks in Ireland & the Netherlands where a small fee is payable locally for each lock. 
  • Cancellation cover or personal travel insurance 
  • Food and drink 

 

Horizon Boat Ownership Program

If you have money to invest and enjoy boating more than once each year, our Boat Ownership Program is too good an opportunity to miss. Benefits include a monthly income, 8 weeks vacation every year and access to over 16 different European regions & Canada. We'll moor, insure and maintain your boat for free!

Our Feefo reviews

Feefo is an independent and impartial review service that requests reviews directly from those who have been on a Le Boat vacation. Below you can read what our past customers think about their Le Boat experience, and trust that what you read is unfiltered, unedited and uncensored.

Added on 23 September 2023

Lorraine Marshall said

The boat was clean; the staff at Smith Falls friendly and helpful. We had a great time. The only concern was that the boat wasn't very well stocked. There was a partial roll of toilet paper and one small trash bag. I didn't expect to have to buy everything including but not limited to- more toilet paper, sponges, soap (dish, hand and shower), paper towels, foil, etc. We would like to go overseas next time and will be even more limited in how much we can bring along. The other thing that didn't sit particularly well was having a list of chores upon departure when I paid a premium fee for cleaning.
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Good day Lorraine, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your boating vacation. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time on your Le Boat experience and that the staff was friendly and helpful. We appreciate your feedback and we encourage you to email our customer service team at [email protected] for further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 20 September 2023

Shawn Cooper said

Everything that they promised, and then some. Would do it again with no hesitation. Le Boat made it very easy to plan and helped us stay safe and secure in every aspect of this adventure .
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Good day, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating vacation on the Rideau Canal. We are very delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on your Le Boat experience and that the staff were able to be of assistance during your booking process. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 20 September 2023

A customer said

Straightfoward check on and adequate training on boat use. friendly helpful advice from staff and taxi booking. A fabulous cruise from Trebes to Le Somail and back + visot by taxi to Carcassone
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Good day Noreen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your boating holiday. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great time on your Le Boat experience, and that the team at the base were able to be of assistance to you. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 2 September 2023

Patrick Straker said

Very warm welcome. Very efficient service both in the office and in the instructions by the boat team. Excellent driving position. Very comfortable Boat for two and easy to handle.
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Good day Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating holiday. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on your Le Boat experience, and that everything was to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 12 August 2023

A customer said

They provide superior boats for a start! The staff work very hard to make your vacation safe and stress free. We cruised with just two people on board, which is impossible with lesser craft, the thrusters make lock’s pretty easy. We had loads of space and really enjoyed the boat!
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Good day, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your vacation on the Rideau Canal. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on your Le Boat experience, and that the boat was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you on board again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 9 August 2023

Randy said

The crew at Messac base all deserve kudos for providing all the information, including maps and boat essentials needed to have a great experience.
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Good day Randy, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating holiday. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on your Le Boat experience and that the staff were helpful and provided you with everything you needed. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 30 June 2023

Ed Kinnear said

Accommodated last minute booking All went well from beginning to end
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Added on 28 April 2023

Michael Murphy said

Excellent service - nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the boat which was in good condition and well maintained. The journey along the Thames had some very interesting sops with good food. We enjoyed the accomodation and the layout of the boat. The mattress was an improvement on previous cruises (4 in total!) but could be even softer.
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Good morning Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating holiday along the river Thames. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time, and received some excellent service from our experienced staff. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. Kind regards Refilwe from Le Boat
Added on 2 October 2022

Gary Franklin said

Great trip, knowledgeable staff, old map books should be replaced for the amount we spent!
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Good day Gary, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a five-star review of your boating vacation on the Canal du Midi! We are very pleased to hear that you would recommend a Le Boat vacation based on your recent experience. We also appreciate your feedback about the age map books we provide and we will make sure this feedback gets back to our content teams and the base teams. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future! Best Wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 28 September 2022

Richard Morford said

Our holiday was lovely thanks to the excellent customer service from the teams in both Saint Jean de Losne and Branges and the beautifully presented and well equipped boat
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Good Day Richard, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a five-star review of your boating holiday in the Burgundy: Franche Comte. We are happy to hear that your received nothing short of excellent service from the base teams in both Saint Jean de Losne and Branges and that your trip was a great experience because of their on-boarding and presentation of the boat. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Best Wishes, Le Boat Team