About Capri

A sporty looking canal boat rental at 9 metres (29 feet), the Capri is a comfy cruiser with a steering station on the raised lounging deck, offering tonnes of visibility!

Layout of Capri

Capri Deckplan

Sleeps up to

3

Cabins

1

Bathrooms

1
  • Boat Size: 9.00 m x 3.20 m
  • Settee in saloon converts into single bed
  • 1 cabin with double bed
  • 1 bathroom

Capri's key features

Capri Saloon
  • The kitchen/galley is on the left-hand side and is fitted with an electric refrigerator.
  • The saloon is equipped with a radio/CD player.
  • The steering position is protected from the elements and has good visibility, and there’s easy access to the outside deck.
Capri Interior
  • The comfortable forward cabin has one double bed and a closet.
  • A central saloon features an L-shaped settee on the right-hand side that converts into a single bed.
Capri Exterior
  • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power.
  • The boat features an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Capri Specifics

Fridge
55 L
Freezer
Microwave
Oven / Grill
Hob
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Heater
Fans
Cabin air cooling
Air Conditioning
Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
12/220V Converter
220V on cruise (110V in Canada)
Shore Power (220V on dock)
Internal Steering Position
External Steering Position
Bow thruster (propels front of boat sideways)
Alfresco dining
Ambient light
Sun shade (Bimini)
Deck Shower
Fridge on sundeck
BBQ / Plancha
Portable cool box
Sliding roof
Sundeck
Water Tank
250 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1.00 m
Max. Headroom
2.52 m
Length
9.00 m
Fuel Tank
115 L
Engine Type
Diesel
Width
3.20 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.50 m
Toilets type
Manual
Safety Box

Good to know...

  • Hire of the boat and its equipment
  • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demo
  • Technical support
  • On-board cruising information
  • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland)
  • Moorings & navigation fee included in Canada, Scotland & Italy (Casale-return trip)
  • Optional holiday 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
Added on 16 April 2021

Jayson Luxford said

Le Boat have been a true pleasure to deal with whether on the phone to the main office or at base at Benson. Sharon, Ollie & the team made us feel like we were the only customers & looked after our every need sympathetically & professionally & also very friendly. We have holiday’ed with ale Boat twice now & already have another booking for the summer & we can’t wait. We know we will be looked after by Benson base & so there is no anxiety looming about our next trip. Just Excitement! I have great praise for Le Boat even when things go unforeseen problems arise they are quick to sort it out & are committed to making your time in their care enjoyable. Well done & thank you. Jayson & Amy Great holiday on the Thames, we’ve certainly got ‘the boating bug’.. There are tense moments when you’re in tight manoeuvres but that’s only a small moment the rest is relaxing & fun
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Good Morning Jayson, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received a warm welcome from the team in Benson. Thank you for your kind comments which we will be sure to share with the team and we look forward to welcoming you on board again in the summer. The Le Boat Team
Added on 23 August 2019

Neil Wickens said

Very efficient and helpful staff at the Benson Base. Smooth hand over and great experience Weather was on our side this year and had an amazing weekend on the Thames, Very relaxing and enjoyable. 2nd time we have hired this boat
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Hi Neil, Thank you for the positive feedback. It's great to hear that your holiday was an amazing experience and that you were well looked after by our teams. We hope that we can welcome you on board again soon. All the best, The Le Boat Team.
Added on 11 May 2019

Debra Doyle said

Excellent friendly service, giving all the information needed to enjoy our break. Really enjoyed the break, boat very easy to use
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Dear Debra, Thanks for the lovely feedback. It's great to hear that you had such an amazing time, that you were well looked after by the team and that you enjoyed the boat. We would love to welcome you on board again soon! All the best The Le Boat Team
Added on 14 April 2018

Saulius Pundys said

Good advices on local conditions Good, handy small boat for 3 persons
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Added on 1 May 2017

Louis Phillips said

Our arrival experience was rather disorganised as staff were unsure of the location of files and computer info. This may have been due to new staff and overstretched existing staff. Consequently we waited a long time before boarding our boat on a windy rainy day. After that things picked up with expert coaching on the water and friendly advice.Good experience following a faltering start. See earlier comments. Good boat.
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Dear Mr Phillips,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to learn of the issues you encountered when arriving at Benson base. We have taken action on the matter and forwarded your comments to the base team to ensure frustrations like these don't occur in the future. We have had lots of new starters in Benson recently which could be why you experienced a disorganised arrival at the base - we understand that this is not what you expected and apologise sincerely for any disappointment caused. 

We are pleased you were satisfied with your boat and enjoyed the rest of your cruise.

We hope to welcome you on board with us again soon.

Best wishes,
The Le Boat team
Added on 3 May 2021

Andrew said

Prep prior to arrival was good and staff at base friendly. Handover was mixed; Engineer DID point out gas compartment and to turn off gas at night, but DIDN'T point out gas isolator next to stove, Buoyancy Aids or Fire Extinguishers. Also, hard to understand explanation of how to preheat engine. He did provide the option to extend the driving trial prior to departure, which we gratefully accepted. Boat handbook was good. Boat was "tired"; cabin leaked on to bed from skylight when it rained. Also there seemed to be a gas ignition system on the stove, but it didn't work; it was lucky that we took our own battery powered gas igniter. It would be nice if Le Boat provided such an igniter, rather than a box of matches (we used both the grill and oven as well as the hob). We hired a "Capri", which is the smallest and cheapest budget boat, because we didn't want a large boat for just two people. We expected it to be basic (the pump out toilet was fine) and we didn't mind the lack of facilities such as no microwave and mains voltage (we took our own 200W mains inverter to plug into the 12V system), but we did expect everything to be in good order and to work. Benson is ideally located for the upper part of the Thames (excluding the river above Oxford). The Capri was quick to respond to the helm when under way. By comparison to a narrowboat, steering from the enclosed cabin felt "cut off", with limited vision of what was happening at the bow and difficulty communicating with crew at the bow. The Capri (being short in comparison to a much longer narrowboat) quickly veered off course (rather than holding a straight line) when going astern. The saloon was adequate, if a little cramped; I image that it it would be tedious if it was necessary to make up the third berth in the saloon. The sink lacked a draining rack. The stove was again adequate, with two rings on the hob, a grill and an oven. The grill didn't spread the heat well, but the oven was fine; we cooked a Frey Bentos pie and achieved a crispy pastry crust. The electrical sockets weren't labelled well. The front cabin is again cramped, but adequate. You will have to climb over your partner if he/she is on the outside and gets to bed first! Far worse than this, however, is that the cabin is prone to condensation in cold weather, with the condensation liable to drip n to the bed. There was adequate cupboard space, providing that you don't bring your tuxedo and ball gown with you. If the boat had been in good condition, rather than tired and needing refreshing/replacing) it would have been fine for our needs.
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Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the initial briefing and the overall standard of the Capri.Our local teams are contactable before and during your cruise to try and make the experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible so it’s disappointing to know you didn’t have the relaxing experience you, and we, would have wanted.We have passed your feedback on to the relevant teams and if we can be of any further help at all, please feel free to contact our team at [email protected] Le Boat Team
Added on 16 September 2019

A trusted customer said

The Manager at your Benson Base was efficient and helpful and the advice we received from your staff certainly helped our itinerary. We did not have this particular boat so cannot comment. We had a Tango which apart from the few issues mentioned was very much fit for purpose.
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Added on 6 May 2019

Richard Bews said

Friendly service. very busy on turnround days so maybe some temporary staff to help with tihs. Good value. Prefer to buy fuel rather than be charged by engine hours
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Hi Richard, Thanks for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and were looked after by the team! All the best, The Le Boat Team
Added on 20 April 2019

William Delfosse said

The check in desk was very helpful, answered any questions we had and on return was very responsive at checkout. We underestimated the work involved at the locks, and should have done a shorter distance. More information on port or town stops might be helpful. We found most towns had little to no food services or place to buy food items.
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about this. We have messaged the base to alert them that a repair is needed. We are very pleased that otherwise you had a pleasant and happy vacation.
Added on 20 August 2018

Alain Salaman said

Service technique de la base bon. Service commercial moyen.Trop d'options payantes style coussin de pont. Les commerciaux ne connaissent pas les produits par ex il n'est pas possible de prendre un vélo sur Capri (si c'est possible).L'arrivée prioritaire à 13h ,le problème c'est qu'à 13h la base est fermée du coup c'est pas très intéressant vu le prix de l'option.Le personnel de la base (Messac) est par contre compétant et sympathique Voir commentaire précédent
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