What’s New with Le Boat

Horizon Rideau Canal



Le Boat welcomes six brand new Horizon Plus boats, celebrates 5th anniversary of sailing the Rideau Canal, launches ownership program across North America and gears up to re-open for the 2022 season.


Smiths Falls, Ontario (March 23, 2022) - Le Boat, worldwide leaders in boat rental vacations, are excited to announce the addition of six new Horizon Plus boats arriving this week to their fleet on the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. The addition of these brand new boats brings Le Boat’s fleet to 30 boats for the 2022 season set to open on May 20, Victoria Day Long Weekend. It also coincides with the company’s 5th anniversary of sailing the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada.


“We are so delighted to start our 2022 season with a much more positive outlook than we’ve had in previous years and the addition of the new Horizon Plus boats shows the amazing growth and continued interest we have had,” said Managing Director of Le Boat, Cheryl Brown. “With the worst of the pandemic hopefully behind us, travel confidence is steadily returning and bookings are flooding in once more. It feels so good to be preparing our boats and bases to open with more certainty.

New Boat Features

New Boats

The Horizon Plus models are identical in build, layout and quality to the standard Horizon fleet, however, have a few additional features to elevate the customer experience. The additional features of these brand new boats include hotel-quality mattresses with memory foam, premium cushions on the sun deck and smart TVs capable of streaming all your favourite streaming services.


Boat Ownership Program Expands Across North America

Horizon Rideau

The brand-new Horizon Plus boats join the expansion of Le Boat’s ownership program into Canada as exciting additions to the opening of the 2022 boating season in Canada. The Boat Ownership Program enables committed cruisers to enjoy boating season in 9 different cruising regions in Canada and Europe, while creating substantial savings and makes owing a boat simple and worry free.


The Le Boat ownership program is similar to a ‘time-share’ or boat share programs and is suitable for travellers who enjoy boating more than once a year and is an affordable alternative. Le Boat covers all the cost of boat maintenance, dockage, off season storage and provide ongoing maintenance and look after it like one of our own – at no extra cost to boat owners. Owners will enjoy 10 weeks of Cruising in both Canada & Europe each year and receive a return of six percent of the boat’s purchase value per month. Le Boat offers a guaranteed buy-back of 50 percent of the initial cost after a seven-year period, meaning that travellers know their exit value and options from the beginning.


How Le Boat Works

Jones Falls Locks

Luxury house boating vacations have provided an alternative to road trips and summer cottaging that enables travellers to discover Ontario’s lakes and outdoors - including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No Boat license or previous boating experience requred. Le Boat teaches travellers everything they need to know captain their own boat. Boat rentals start at just $3016 CAD ($2048 USD) for 7 nights onboard a Horizon 1 (sleeping up to 5 people).

Travel with confidence

Le Boat Covid Hub

Holidaymakers continue to be reassured by Le Boat’s Covid Safety Charter, which was implemented last year and applies to all its destinations at home and abroad. The extensive health and safety procedures ensure customers have a safe and worry-free experience. Holidaymakers are protected by the operator’s Go Boating with Confidence flexible booking policy, which allows customers to make one date change to their booking free of charge up to 14 days before their departure or get a full refund if they need to cancel their trip due to COVID-19.


For more information about the Le Boat visit our website at www.leboat.com/ or call 1-800-734-5491 and someone from our Le Boat Sales Team will be able to answer all of your questions.


About Le Boat

Le Boat, a leader in boat rental vacations in Europe, has more than 50 years of experience in the industry. With 950 boats stationed at a network of over 37 different departure bases across 8  European countries, Le Boat arrived in Canada in 2018 and now has a local fleet of 30 boats available for rental on the Ontario’s UNESCO Rideau Canal. With no previous boating experience or boat license required, Le Boat shows you how to captain your boat at your own pace on a flexible itinerary. Boats range in size from one to five cabins (sleeping up to 12 people) and travellers can choose a 3-5 night short boating break or a 7-10+ night vacation. All of Le Boat luxury boat rentals come with a fully equipped kitchen, fresh linens and bedding, top sun deck & much more!   


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