About Horizon 4

With 4 ensuite cabins, the Horizon 4 is a spacious boat for large groups. Its roomy saloon and kitchen area opens to a rear seating area, and you will love its large sundeck with second steering position, dining area, BBQ hotplate and sunbathing area.

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Layout of Horizon 4

Horizon 4 deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 13.5m x 4.35m
  • 2 double cabins at the front
  • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s)
  • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
  • Large stateroom with convertible settee (sleeps 2)
  • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck

Horizon 4'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
  • 2 front cabins with double beds
  • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s)
  • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & 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 thruster 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
  • Large border along the boat for easy & secured access to all sides of the boat during maneuvers
  • Large aft cockpit secured with a door, ideal for children
  • 2 steering position inside and outside
  • Bow thruster and stern thruster (NEW) for easier maneuvering
  • Rudder angle indicator and GPS Speed sensor for an ideal handling of the boat
  • Demister system for secured navigation from inside in case of rain

Horizon 4 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
13 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.3 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 14 July 2018

Michael Mcgahuey said

Very good service and excellent equipment. Beautiful countryside and welcoming folks at the locks and in the small towns along the canal
Added on 09 July 2018

Elizabeth Schubert said

e Company in Canada, I expected them to offer prompt and efficient service, which they did. Hopefully, this will continue in the This being the first year of the years to come. They were also flexible in making suggestions as to an alternate route, during our 4-5 day experience. This greatly enhanced that experience. We were a family group of 10 on the Horizon 4. We rented a bicycle, with a child seat. We also rented a 2 person kayak. Both of these extras were well used and worked fine.
Added on 07 July 2018

Ryan Huntley said

The Service was fantastic, the staff very friendly and helpful, the boats were amazing. Boat was easy to handle and very clean and pleasure to be on.
Added on 20 June 2018

Ilene Ferguson said

The staff was very helpful when we checked in and worked to solve as many issues as possible. We were not able to get any mattresses for the 2 children who were sleeping in the lounge on the table. When we returned, the office was just closing and although I had a couple questions, I was told that the office was closing and I could speak to a staff member in the morning. This was not possible as we had an early morning train. Even though it was very hot during the entire trip, the air cooling system was sufficient to make it somewhat pleasant inside the boat and we loved being up on deck where the breeze from our motion kept it comfortable.. The cooking facilities and freezer and refrigerator combination were worked very well. The itinerary and port stops were wonderful - we enjoyed each stop.
Added on 19 May 2018

Ann Doyle said

Sophie (Castlenaudary) and her team could not have been more helpful or welcoming. An excellent start to our amazing adventure. Boat was lots of fun and easy to handle. Loved the fundeck.
Dear Ann,
Many thanks for your 5 star review. Our customers' feedback is very important to us and we will share your kind comments with the base team.
The Le Boat Team
Added on 27 September 2017

Rene Burger said

Best vacation, the boat was clean and very comfortable. It was very easy to operate, and the waterway guide was helpful One issue is that the internet could have worked a little better So comfortable, looking forward to our next boat trip
Added on 23 September 2017

Anthony Sulkowski said

as we have done previously we had a great time on the Canals and rivers in Brittany. didn't have any hassles and knew you were there to help if needed. this was a new boat and everything worked well and mostly was well placed, we would have made a few design changes maybe with loosing a window above the sink to the right and having some storage space. also wonder if somewhere for storing suitcases like under seats on the top deck, we were traveling for 5 weeks so we all had lots of luggage and even unpacked there was not enough storage.
Added on 16 September 2017

Oscar Mendiondo said

The Horizon 4 is a very comfortable boat for six to 8 people. It is built to "just-fit" the French canals. Base personnel could not have been more helpful. Une Croisière Merveilleuse! “A wonderful experience.” That was the unanmous opinion of six ABCBC members who traveled to Messac, France for a week-long houseboat cruise on the Vilaine River and Nantes to Brest Canal. The cruise took them from Messac to Josselin, a side trip to La Gacilly, and back to Messac. The people were friendly and very helpful, the countryside and villages along the cruise path were beautiful, the food was sometimes great, good wine was inexpensive, and the boat was comfortable. The cruisers included experienced canalers Louise and Jeff Lagrew and ocean and lake sailors Beverly and Ralph Merten and Janice and Jack Fish,. Jeff says it was the most relaxing vacation he has ever had. The houseboat -- not large by Kentucky standards -- was a Horizon 4, 13.5m x 4.35m (44.29' x14.272'), 8 passenger, 4 cabin, single engine diesel, governed at a top speed of 5 knots. (Hey, the world was discovered at 5 knots. And, to be certain, you want to see the French countryside slowly.) The boat steers just like any other non-keel, single prop houseboat. The Horizon 4 is designed beam-wise to just fit the old French locks such as those on the Nantes to Brest Canal which are 26m x 4.50m (85.3' x14.764'). These locks date back to 1842. Many of them are total manual operations. Each cabin has its own private bathroom. Other creature comforts include a propane stove with oven, a battery-inverter system to operate the microwave, lighting, heating, and flush toilets. When not using shore power running the engine for four hours daily will keep the system charged and provide hot water. Filling the water tanks every other day provided adequate water for six people to shower daily. The boat is equipped with bow and stern thrusters, greatly simplifying locking and docking. The boat was chartered from Le Boat, a large charter company operating throughout Europe, with one of its bases at the Messac marina. The marina is 800 meters from the rail station, making it an easy walk. https://www.facebook.com/bluegrassboatingclub/photos/pcb.491351051237653/491337781238980/?type=3
Added on 06 September 2017

Meridith Lafrenz said

Helpful, friendly service. Nice boat. Very happy customers Beautiful, new boat. Wonderful big windows in the salon area.
Added on 04 September 2017

Svein Stordahl said

The boat was excellent, the staff in Homps met us with good service. We will recommend to others and may also ourselves take the a trip again. Some negative remarks are about insuffient kitchen equipment in the boat when 8 persons were going to live there for a week. Pan and pots were too small and the cutlery for cooking insufficient. And there were NO equipment for making coffee! Otherwisw, excellent. Refer to previous information,at item 1.