About Horizon 1

The Horizon boat has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind! Small party crew looking for more features and a higher spec now have the perfect option. A large forward stateroom, a roomy ‘fundeck’ on top-deck area and a high level of equipment are making this model the only boat of its size on Europe’s inland waterways to have such a level of comfort.Jump aboard and take a look around with our virtual tour...

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

Layout of Horizon 1

Horizon 1 Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat size: 11 m x 4 m
  • 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed
  • 1 small cabin for 2 more passengers or to be used as storage space
  • Bathroom with separate shower area
  • Large stateroom
  • Backyard outside area and large sundeck fully equipped

Horizon 1 Boat's key features

Horizon 1 - saloon & kitchen
  • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear for a 360° view from the saloon
  • Settee converts into a single bed
  • The full kitchen/galley includes an oven, stove, electric refrigerator, microwave, and high-quality equipment and utensils 
  • Air cooling in the saloon + USB port
Horizon 1 - forward cabin
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s)
  • A second smaller cabin for two more passengers or for extra storages.
  • One bathroom with separate shower space & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins
Horizon 1 - sundeck
  • Spacious ‘fundeck’ with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower
  • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade)
  • Two steering position inside and outside
  • Bow and stern thruster for easier handling - the boat can be moved sideways to ease mooring
  • Outside deck to the rear with seating and easy access to the water 
  • MP3 entertainment system – waterproof speakers
  • Sundeck has lighting and 12V plugs
Horizon 1 - rear
  • Large border along the boat for easy & secured access to all sides of the boat during manoeuvers
  • Large aft cockpit secured with a door, ideal for children
  • 2 steering position inside and outside
  • Bow thruster & stern thruster (NEW) for easier manoeuvring
  • Rudder angle indicator & GPS Speed sensor for an ideal handling of the boat
  • Demister system for secured navigation from inside in case of rain
  • Safety box
Air cooling and air conditioning

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 1 Boat Specifics

120 L
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Air cooling (see above for details)
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
Water Tank
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
2 m
11.5 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.2 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.
  • Please note, a bimini sunshade is not provided in Scotland.
  • 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


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 holiday every year and access to over 16 different European regions & Canada. We'll moor, insure and maintain your boat for free!

Added on 21 April 2021

Dean Mcgregor said

Staff really great help and talked us through everything, boat was perfect for what we needed Everything you needed was there even managed to use the BBQ in the sun, the thrusters a great help in locks, would be nice to have a way of watching something on the TV though is the only complaint
Good Morning Dean, 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 just that.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 soon.The Le Boat Team
Added on 26 October 2020

A trusted customer said

Great service, all very friendly, delivered with a smile. Let me park and plug in my electric car for free, which was a bonus. I only wish the cruises were a little cheaper - can't have it all, I suppose! Great boat - best in class. Perfect for river and canal cruising. Even the wife was impressed.
Added on 10 October 2020

Scott Ralston said

10/10 Would certainly love to go again maybe Ireland on the horizon 5. Would definitely recommend it to anyone kids loved it. Great Service 5 Star Service
Added on 5 October 2020

Norman Fulton said

We would recommend and would also hire again Just a great experience throughout Beautiful trip up to Lough Rea and also Lough Derg plus the amount of wild life
Dear Norman, Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your boating holiday on the River Shannon and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 30 September 2020

A trusted customer said

Excellent service. We would do it all again. Very nice craft. Well maintained.
Added on 26 September 2020

David Nixon said

Excellent service the staff were knowledgeable and helpful and our holiday was very enjoyable. Excellent boat in a great location a thoroughly enjoyable cruise
Added on 14 September 2020

Paul Rutherford said

Fantastic Company! We went on our first Le Boat Holiday in 2014 and have been hooked ever since! We always book the same boat, take the same route through the Camargue from St Gilles Base & are always completely delighted with our experience. The staff just could not be more friendly or helpful. We will go here Every year for the rest of our lives. Paul & Melanie All the staff, From the Boat Base are ALL absolutely wonderful! Nothing is ever too much trouble for them. We can't thank all of them enough!
Dear Paul and Melanie, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review and for sharing your fantastic photos. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your boating holiday in the Camargue once again. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again next year. The Le Boat Team
Added on 7 September 2020

Siobhan G said

The customer service was excellent at the sales phase and slightly decreased after the transaction was completed. We asked a few follow up questions to the customer agent (like if Le Boat sell angling sets and whether we needed a license) and we never really heard back. Everything was great with the boat - only thing to improve was the cleanliness of the toilet and the navigation map.
Dear Malwina, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are pleased to hear you received just that when you booked with Le Boat. We are sorry to hear that you did not hear back from our agent. If you have any specific questions at any time before or druing your boating holiday, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us we will happily help resolve these for you. The Le Boat Team
Added on 4 September 2020

A trusted customer said

Excellent service, lovely helpful people at Benson. Fantastic holiday, much better than going abroad in the current climate.
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are pleased to hear that you received a warm welcome from the team in Benson. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 5 August 2020

Dave Bird said

The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the boats are high quality, well-engineered, and easy to operate. Quality facilities, and easy-to-operate.