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. Please note that sundeck sinks are not available on all of our Horizon boats. 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

5

Cabins

2

Bathrooms

1
  • 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

Fridge
109L (64L or 41L on some boats)
Freezer compartment
14L (4L 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
Sundeck
Premium sundeck cushions
Water Tank
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
1.9 m
Length
11.5 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
Diesel
Width
4.2 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
Toilets type
Electric
Safety Box
Memory foam mattresses

Good to know...

Restrictions and exceptions

  • The barbecue hotplate on the Horizon fleet in the Thames is not usable.
  • A bimini sunshade is not provided in Scotland.
  • Please note that this boat cannot navigate from Messac Northwards to Rennes and Dinan due to low bridges around Rennes (Brittany)
  • Lough Allen in Ireland is not accessible on this boat.
  • 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 13 August 2022

A customer said

Fantastic time in a really nice boat Le boat really delivered for us Clean well kept boat Scenery was water was awesome Highly recommended
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Good day, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating vacation on the Rideau Canal. We appreciate your feedback from your experience on board and we are happy to hear your received excellent service and that you will recommend Le Boat in the future! We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Best Wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 27 July 2022

A customer said

velmi vstricni vse bylo ok a obsluha bezchyby
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Hello, thank you so much for providing us with a 5-star review on your recent boating holiday on the Canal du Midi. We're so pleased you had an excellent time, and we can't wait to welcome you on board again soon! The Le Boat team.
Added on 20 July 2022

Gary Mccartan said

staff at base were good and friendly particularly Laurent the boat we excellent and worked well
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Hi Gary, thank you so much for providing us with a 4-star review on your recent boating holiday in Burgundy. We're so pleased that our staff in Tannay were helpful as we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We can't wait to welcome you on board again soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 11 July 2022

Richard Dunworth said

Check in and out went smoothly and all involved were very helpful and friendly. Our boat was clean, well appointed and ready to go when we arrived at our scheduled time. Our orientation to the boat complemented what we had learned online and we had a great four days on Horizon 1. Fun, easy and responsive boat for my wife and I. Plenty of room and storage for the two of us. Great boat for novice "Captains"!
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Good Morning Richard, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating vacation on the Rideau Canal. Thank you for providing us with this excellent feedback about your overall experience with our Base Staff in Smiths Falls, the condition of your boat and the effectiveness of your boat orientation. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service and we are happy to hear you received just that on your very first trip with Le Boat! I will pass this along to the team to tell them to keep up the good work! We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the near future. Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 9 July 2022

Ted Weihe said

We had a wonderful cruise on the Rideau. The Horizon was fine and all of the staff excellent. I found going south from Smith Falls was best for the lake country. There are limited stops but recommend Westport with public dock and helpful staff with an excellent restaurant and town nearby. We also liked stoping at the first lock, quiet and serene. There are limited towns to visit. We did not like Portland where they charge on a rundown dock after two hours. We had an RV in which there is no room in the parking lot next to the harbor master, but they found a safe place to storage the RV at a nearby parking lot where one of the staff lives to provide some oversight. We have talked canal cruises in Europe and recommend Scotland. Love the Horizon. Best canal cruise boat. We also used the Horizon in Scotland. One of the best reasons to go with LeBoat compared to competitors. On MIDI and Nance canals, the alternative company boats were old and rundown. It is reason we shifted to LeBoat.
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Good Afternoon Ted, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating vacation on the Rideau Canal. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you received top-notch service from our Base Team in Smiths Falls. We are sorry to hear about your experience in Portland and your mooring here absolutely should have been included in the Le Boat mooring fee. Please contact our Smiths Falls Base directly to provide more details. We are also happy that you found our overflow parking adequate for your parking needs. Thank you very much for your feedback and your recommendation for Scotland cruising. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in Europe! Best, Le Boat Team
Added on 4 July 2022

Stephen Kisber said

Service, quality of equipment, reception, all 100%
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Good Morning Stephen, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We are very happy to hear that your received top notch service from our Team in Smiths Falls and that everything met your expectations! We will be sure to let our Base Team know they did an excellent job! We look forward to welcoming you on board in the near future! Best, Le Boat Team
Added on 2 July 2022

Caroline Strafford said

Boat was in immaculate condition when we arrived. The staff were helpful as we dealt with initial paperwork. My only slight gripe was that the engineer did not think I needed to undergo a refresher course on being helmsman, but I managed fine so that was OK.
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Hello, thank you so much for providing us with a 5-star review on your recent boating holiday along the Canal du Midi. We're so pleased to read that your boat was immaculate and staff helpful. We can't wait to welcome you on board again soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 30 May 2022

Brid said

We really enjoyed our cruise on the River Shannon. The staff at the Portumna base are very helpful and as it was our first cruise their guidance made our holiday all the more enjoyable.
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Good Afternoon Brid, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating holiday on the River Shannon! We pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service and we are happy to hear that you received just that from our team in Portumna. It is wonderful to hear that they made your first cruise more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 2 April 2022

A customer said

Fantastic staff, great boat. We really enjoyed our Le Boat experience Really clean boat. Very easy to manoeuvre
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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to provide a 5-star review of your boating holiday on the Caledonian Canal. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your Le Boat experience so much and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 11 October 2021

Tom Mcenery said

Excellent customer service, very friendly and hassle-free. The boat was great quality. Very memorable holiday cruising there Shannon we'll be back for sure, highly recommended Great boat, friendly service
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Good morning Tom. 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 Portumna. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! The Le Boat Team