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'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

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 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
Bow Thrusters
External Steering Position
Moorings joystick (easy dock)
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
  • 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 18 September 2019

Julie Rosendo said

Excellent - responsive, wonderful! The boat was perfect for us.
Added on 18 September 2019

Michael Barrett said

From start to finish, LeBoat did everything correctly. The firm was professional, prompt, responsive and accurate. The vessel we chartered was the one promised and equipped as described, and everything functioned. Check in and out was rapid and painless. Charts and guidebooks were fine. Holding and water tanks were more than adequate for two. Navigation and locking was easy enough. In fact, the locks made excellent places to tie up for the night. Just had a great time. Everything was as advertised, and the company was there when or if needed. Will probably do the other half of the Rideau Canal (north to Ottawa) then one of LeBoat's European venues.
Added on 16 September 2019

Daniel Breva said

Overall service was comprehensive and welcoming. Answered all our questions and let us know what to do incase of problems while we were on the river. We liked the roominess of the boat and the full visibility from the cabin area. The facilities were comfortable and clean. The bed mattresses are firm, so if someone needs more cushioning, plan to bring an additional pad. A couple of the instruments didn't function, but after a day or so, instinct took over and we were able to pilot the boat safely. I never tried to pilot the boat from inside the cabin, but, luckily for us, the weather never required it.
Added on 14 September 2019

Ted Weihe said

Very good customer service. Had th take boat through lock with 70 miles per hour gusts on initial night. The crew did an excellent job so we had a quiet night. However on returning the boat, there was a slapping sound all night that kept us await Wonder boat. I would only chose this boat for a couple. We had a fuse problem with heater which staff came and fixed. My wife like micro oven to heat her feet
Added on 14 September 2019

James Hilyard said

The boat when we recived it was dirty on the outside and all the drains were blocked with leaves and other trash. the horizon boat is outstanding.
Thank you for providing us with your feedback on your trip. We are so glad to know you loved your destination and our Horizon model boats! Although, we are sorry that you were disappointed with the standard of cleanliness of your boat. In view of your comments, we have forwarded your feedback to our Base team and have asked them to watch more closely for falling leaves that might potentially clog the deck drainage.
Added on 14 September 2019

Pamela Paul said

Helpful staff who listened to and addressed our questions about the cruise route and particular places of interest to us. . Weather was wonderful which always helps. Relaxing because canals and rivers are quieter at this time of year. No queues in locks and plenty of mooring locations. One minor niggle is there are no swimming locations on this section of the canal and River Baise. Would have been wonderful to go for a dip to cool off.
Added on 07 September 2019

Gillian Taylor said

Always really helpful at HQ on the phone. Base staff very friendly and helpful Ideal for 2 of us but felt it needed to only be children in the second bedroom as vey small Lovely social/ kitchen area everything we needed
Added on 04 September 2019

Tony Gural said

This is our second time with Le Boat and it exceeded our expectations. Check-in was easy and efficient and they sped up our check-in time so we could get to Poonamalie before the lock closed - thank you! Sandy the technician was fantastic and very thorough. We experienced no issues whatsoever during the trip. We have recommended Le Boat to all of our friends and familiy. The boat was perfect for 2 people. Spacious and clean, well equipped.
Added on 01 September 2019

Carol Gatenby said

we had a fabulous time on the horizon boat. Only had one issue with the boat during the week which was dealt with quickly. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and informative The whole experience was positive, shame its so expensive - I would have loved a two week cruise
Added on 18 August 2019

Jeffrey Fernald said

Everyone was extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely book a trip with Le Boat again. Boat had all amenities and was comfortable.