Ownership explained


How does it work?

Our Boat Ownership program is based on simple buying-hiring principle with a full range of adavantages

  1.  You become the owner of a new Horizon boat
  2.  Le Boat rent it while you are not using it
  3.  You'll enjoy a guranteed income & several weeks of cruising time (up to 12) per year (on your boat or equivalent)
  4.  After 7 years, you can keep it or we buy it back at a determined price.

A ‘TOP-OF-THE-RANGE’ BOAT

For an initial outlay, you become the enviable owner of one of our brand new Horizon boats. Or choose from a range of other boats also available under the scheme.

ENJOY 8 WEEKS… ANYWHERE!

You enjoy an average of 8 weeks a year on your boat, or a sister boat, in a choice of 17 different cruising grounds. Why not explore them all!

GUARANTEED INCOME & BUYBACK

We charter out your boat when you’re not using it and we give you a fixed monthly income, regardless of charter activity. After 7 years, you can sell the boat back to us, for a guaranteed amount - or keep it!


FREE EXPERT UPKEEP

We insure your boat, maintain it, and look after it like one of our own – at no extra cost to you.


Explore Europe…and Canada too!

Our owners take on average of 8 weeks holiday every year. And they can be taken on any boat in any of our 17 cruising regions across 9 countries.

 

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Current Special Offers

ENJOY NOW, DECIDE LATER 

Pay only 45% of the price at first but enjoy 100% of the advantages!

  • 8 weeks of holiday every year 
  • Access to all of Le Boat's 36 bases in Europe and Canada
  • No maintenance, insurance or mooring fees
  • After 7 years you either pay an additional 20% and take ownership of the boat or we buyback the boat at 20% and you simply walk away.

Ask us for more details


Meet our experts

Our expert Boat Ownership and Brokerage team will be at the following events:

Come along and speak to our friendly team to learn more about our Ownership Programmes and to see our premier Horizon fleet for yourself. Our team will help you find your dream boat from our the Horizon cruiser to one of the boats already in our fleet. You'll also be able to find out everything there is to know about our fantastic range of destinations.

Get in touch with our experts

Our friendly and experienced ownership team are only too happy to help and answer your questions.

 

SUBMIT A CONTACT FORM

or call +33 468 94 42 14


What our current owners say...


The New Horizon fleet

The Horizon fleet offers the best in comfortable, modern and easy cruising; there are no other boats like them on the European (and Canadian) waterways! They have been designed by us and built to exacting standards.

Key features include:

  • Roomy and comfortable saloon and kitchen with generous headroom and over-sized windows for uninterrupted views
  • Spacious cabins with USB ports
  • Spacious ‘fundeck’ with table, sink and BBQ hotplate
  • Sunbathing area(s)
  • Bow AND stern thruster for easier handling and wide walkways for easy access to all sides of the boat
  • Twin seat at the front
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating. Backrest flips so you can face either direction

Visit our Hoizon Fleet page for more details

 

What customers are saying about Horizon..

Sune Frandsen says...

"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!"

 

 

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Fred Robinson says...

"As an owner of a Horizon boat I was pleased that the boat met my expectations, being easy to handle and moor with plenty of living space both in the saloon and on the fly bridge."

 

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Horizon 1 (2+3)

The first Horizon model was launched in 2016 to rave reviews and is available in many destinations. With one master en-suite cabin, and a smaller cabin for two additional people or just for storage, it’s the perfect boat for couples or families with small children.

  • Sleeps: 5 (2+3)
  • Cabins: 1 (+ 1 smaller cabin which is not en-suite)
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Size: 11.5m x 4.25m

 Available in all cruising regions.

Read more about the Horizon 1

Horizon 2 (4+1)

The Horizon 2 is similar to the Horizon 1 (2+3), but with two en-suite cabins. Although the master cabin is smaller, it is perfect for two couples looking for a bit more privacy or a family who would like two bathrooms.

  • Sleeps: 5 (4+1)
  • Cabins: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 11.5m x 4.2m

 Available in France - all regions (except Brittany & Charente);Italy; Holland; Ireland; Canada

Read more about the Horizon 2

Horizon 3 (6+1)

The Horizon 3 offers three en-suite cabins, allowing larger groups to holiday together, with the privacy of their own bathrooms.

  • Sleeps: 7 (6+1)
  • Cabins: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Size: 13.5m x 4.3m

Available in France - Burgundy Franche-Comté; Canal du midi, Brittany; Lot; Alsace; Germany; Ireland; England; Holland; Canada

Read more about the Horizon 3

Horizon 4 (8+1)

The Horizon 4 is the perfect for groups of friends and group of couples with its four en-suite cabins. 

  • Sleeps: 9 (8+1)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Size: 13.5m x 4.35m

Available in France - all regions (except Aquitaine); Germany; England; Holland; Belgium; Ireland (cannot cruise on the Lough Allen); Canada

Read more about the Horizon 4

Horizon 5 (10+2) - NEW

The Horizon 5 is the largest & newest model of the Horizon range, perfect for larger groups with its 5 en-suite cabins

  • Sleeps: 12 (10+2)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Size: 14.74m x 4.35m

Available in France - all regions (except Brittany, Charente), Germany, Holland & Italy, Canada

Read more about the Horizon 5

 

 

Built exclusively for Le Boat by Delphia

Delphia is world- renowned for its unsurpassed build quality, innovative designs and the comfort, durability and performance of its sailing yachts. Le Boat are delighted to work alongside this incredible team to design and build the Horizon range - the next generation of boats for the inland waterways!

  

 

Existing boats for sale through the ownership program

We also have a selection of other boats already in fleet and available to buy under the program at a very affordable price.

Contact us for details

1 & 2 cabins

  • Cirrus (2+2) / 1 cabin
  • Clipper (4+2) / 2 cabins
  • Caprice (4+2) / 2 cabins
  • Royal Mystique A/B (4+2) / 2 cabins

3 to 5 cabins

  • Calypso (6+2) / 3 cabins
  • Elegance (6+2) / 3 cabins
  • Salsa A (8+2) / 4 cabins
  • Magnifique (8+2) / 4 cabins

  

 

Or, buy second-hand…

We also have a selection of second-hand boats available to buy outright. Most of these boats have been retired from the fleet and are available to buy and relocate to a waterway of your choice. Plus we have cruisers from individual owners across Europe.

Visit our brokerage site

Frequently asked questions

It's around 1 week of holiday per year! The price of the boat depends on the boat model you'll buy. We can suggest some financial partners if you need to that can offer very good rates. Then thanks to the guaranteed income of 7% per year, you are effectively reducing this cost to around £3300 per year!

Ask for personalised quote

If you want to, but most people choose to spread the cost with financing. You can access preferred rates with Le Boat recommended finance institutions. We usually find that a minimum of 20% of the purchase price is required as financial contribution.

 

You will technically own a specific boat, in a specific cruising ground and you may choose to cruise on your boat at any time throughout the season (subject to availability). However, by joining our program, you benefit from access to Le Boat's entire fleet, across all of our destinations. So you can visit a different Le Boat region every time you cruise.

To ensure you get fair and generous access to you boat, or other boats in our fleet, you will be allocated 42 points each year. Everytime you book a holiday, via our dedicated owner reservations team, we will deduct points from your allocation. The amount vaires depending on which boats you book, in which region and what time of year. For excample, a boat in mid-season for a week is about 14 points. Peak season bookings use up more points, low season less. On top of this, we allocate an additional 42 points which you can redeem against last-minute bookings.

 

Please note: Boats in Canada require more points than other destinations. Owners can also access to franchised bases in Italy and Scotland by paying a 25% contribution rate (of the charter price of the cruise). Current owners typically take an average of 8 weeks holiday on board every year, however up to 12 weeks are possible.

The programme lasts for 7 years (always finishing in September) , and once the term has finished you have the choice to either keep the boat, or sell it back to us for a guaranteed, pre-determined price of 45% of the original purchase price.

Financial strength

Le Boat are part of Travelopia, forerunners in the specialist travel sector who own a collection of over 50 independently operated brands. This makes us, by far, one of the most financially stable boat charter companies in the world. We offer unrivalled expertise, more boat models than any other company and a history that spans nearly 50 years. As a Le Boat owner, your investment is with a company with unrivalled financial strength. Your money is safe with us.