About Horizon 5

The Horizon 5 is the largest model of our premier Horizon fleet and sleeps up to 12 people in 5 en-suite cabins, as well as a convertible settee in the saloon. Its spacious and fully-equipped interior & sundeck offer all the comfort and convenience you will need for a perfect vacation with a large family or group of friends.

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

Please note: this virtual tour is of the Horizon 4 model. The Horizon 5 has 1 master cabin at the front and 4 side cabins.

Layout of Horizon 5

Deckplan der Horizon 5

Sleeps up to

12

Cabins

5

Bathrooms

5
  • Boat Size: 14.99m x 4.35m
  • 1 double cabin at the front
  • 4 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 5's key features

Salon des Hausbootes Horizon 5 von Le Boat
  • 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
Horizon 5 - forward cabin
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible bed
  • Four side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s)
  • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in all cabins
Horizon 5 sundeck
  • Spacious ‘fundeck’ with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower
  • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade)
  • 2x steering positions - inside and outside + bow and stern thruster for easy handling
  • Wide gangways for 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 5 other features
  • 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
  • Two steering positions - inside and outside
  • Bow thruster & stern thruster (NEW) for easier maneuvering
  • Rudder angle indicator & GPS speed sensor for greater control
  • Demister system for safe navigation from inside in case of rain
  • Safety box
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 5 Specifics

Fridge
213L (237L on some boats)
Freezer compartment
98L (87L on some boats)
Microwave
Oven / Grill
Hob
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Smart TV
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Internal Steering Position
External Steering Position
Bow thruster (propels front of boat sideways)
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
Premium sundeck cushions
Water Tank
800 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
1.90 m
Length
14.99 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
Diesel
Width
4.35 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
Toilets type
Electric
Safety Box
Memory foam mattresses

Good to know...

Restrictions & exceptions

  • While the Horizon 5 can sleep a maximum of 12 people in total, there is only space to comfortably seat 10 adults around the saloon table. The sundeck can easily seat 12 people, however.
  • The Horizon 5 cannot navigate on Lough Allen or the Shannon-Erne Waterway (Ireland).
  • In Holland, this boat is not able to access our Hindeloopen base because of the low bridge and must moor at Stavoren which is a 10-minute drive from Hindeloopen.
  • To reach Amsterdam, this boat needs to cruise via the Nieuwe Herengracht (instead of Oude Schans) and can also not cruise through Utrecht.
  • Please note that this boat cannot travel on the Tay Canal from Beveridges Locks to Perth (Canada).
  • Please note that this boat cannot navigate on the River Bäise (Aquitaine) and the Lot River is not reachable due to the Garonne section not being navigable.
  • Please note that this boat cannot navigate from Messac Northwards to Rennes and Dinan due to low bridges around Rennes (Brittany).
  • Please note that early check-in or late check-out is not available on our Horizon 5 boats.
  • 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 services 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

 

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 October 2022

David Cramer said

Excellent organization. The boat was first class, clean and ready to go ahead of time. Great communication before and during the trip. Everything was as advertised. Have worked with them 3 times now and would do it again. Very nice boat with all the bells and whistles.
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Good Afternoon David, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating vacation in the Aquitaine region. We love to hear from our repeat clients and we are pleased to hear that the level of service you have received each time has stayed consistent. We wouldn't expect anything less! We are glad you received everything you needed from the Base Team and your boat met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Best Wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 21 September 2022

Karl Teel said

What a great experience we had. Beautiful well maintained and easy to drive boat, excellent maps and tools to navigate. Great peaceful scenery taking you to the REAL way of life in small towns, friendly folks, fascinating locks nd more. It was also a superb family nd friends bonding experience. A great experience. Bonding with family and friends, seeing wonderful sights nd the boat had great accommodations.
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Good Morning Karl, Thank you very much for your five-star review of your boating vacation in the Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire region. We are pleased to see that you and your family and friends all enjoyed the experience and that everything went as expected from the handling of the boat to the ease of navigation and the enjoyment of the destination. We hope to welcome you on board again in the near future! All the best, Le Boat Team
Added on 4 September 2022

Peter Lochner said

When we finally sailed, it was our 4th booking - others postponed due to Covid. We regularly dealt with your Cape Town office, who were exceptionally friendly & efficient. Our experience at both Homps & Port Cassafieres were friendly and helpful. It certainly helped that, to our great delight, we were upgraded from the Magnifique to the Horizon 5, which turned out to be fantastic. The boat was fantastic - modern, clean and very well equipped. Evening barbeques on the top deck were amazing. Would certainly recommend to anyone.
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Good day Peter, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating holiday on the Canal du Midi. We are so happy to hear that you were finally able to go on your fourth trip with us since being postponed due to Covid. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service and we are glad to hear you received just that from both our Cape Town sales team and the base teams in Homps and Port Cassafieres. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed your upgraded experience on the Horizon 5. We look forward to welcoming you back on board in the near future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 15 June 2022

A customer said

Helpful staff Good route and the Captains handbook was full of useful information
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Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to write a 5-star review of your boating holiday in France. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear you found our staff to be helpful. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 4 May 2022

Anne Brooks said

Le Boat (Emerald Star) were excellent. The base in Carrick on Shannon was welcoming and very efficient. The cruiser was in perfect condition and spotlessly clean. The instructions were first class and consequently we had a great holiday. The boat was very big and we were initially worried about managing it. The instructions were very good and we had no problems.
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Hello Anne, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a 5-star review on your Le Boat holiday on the River Shannon. Your feedback is valuable to us and we're pleased to hear that everyone at the base was welcoming and efficient, and your cruiser was in the excellent conditions we pride ourselves on. We're so happy that you had a great holiday and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 2 April 2022

A customer said

Equipe Le Boat sur la base de Homps au top!
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Bonjour, nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé une belle croisière sur le Canal du Midi, au départ de notre base de Homps. Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à nouveau à bord ! L’équipe Le Boat
Added on 15 October 2021

Steven said

Absolutely fantastic trip from start to finish. From the helpful staff while booking, to the induction right up to the stunning boat itself, everything was brilliant. The induction videos prior to departure helped speed up the induction on the day which got us on the water much sooner than expected. The boat was clean and spacious, perfect for the large group we had on board. We got delayed on the return to headquarters as a lock had closed for the day but they were very understanding. I'd recommend a boating holiday and Emerald Star/Le Boat to everyone after this experience. Will 100% be returning again in the near future.
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Hi Steven, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the River Shannon. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Carrick-on-Shannon. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 28 July 2021

Rajan Gosain said

Second time around and service and boat were amazing as before! Wish the weather had played along. We were 8 persons and 2 dogs and this size of boat is perfect. The upper deck and sun decks are an added bonus!
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Hi Rajan, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Smiths Falls. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 30 June 2021

A customer said

Recommend most definitely Peaceful on the water and at the locks when staying over
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Smiths Falls. Thank you for your feedback and we will make sure this gets to the right teams. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 20 June 2021

Rhonda Stewart said

The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had an early check out and late check in. We were out of the dock on time, We had a great time and will try to make this an annual event
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Good Afternoon Rhonda, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Smith Falls. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team