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

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
120 L
Freezer
Microwave
Oven / Grill
Hob
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Heater
Fans
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
Sundeck
Water Tank
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
2 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

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 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
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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 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!
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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

Malwina Gora 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.
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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

Debra Doyle said

Excellent service, lovely helpful people at Benson. Fantastic holiday, much better than going abroad in the current climate.
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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 26 August 2020

Charles Simon said

Canal du Nivernais was just as advertised -- beautiful, quiet, serene. Le Boat staff got us on our way quickly and efficiently. When we had a problem with one of the thrusters after our first night (probably got weeds sucked up in the thruster), a staff member zipped down the canal to come consult with us in just a few minutes. Thruster couldn't be fixed without taking the boat out of the water, so we just proceeded on, and didn't need it anyways! Lovely vacation. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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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.
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Added on 29 July 2020

Michael Joshua said

The training for driving the boat left me with much confidence. The boat had everything we possibly could need for our trip, so well equipped. Amazing time for our whole family.
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Added on 26 July 2020

Jason Ledsham said

Would use again, great holiday, Horizon 1 is a really nice boat, so pleased we booked it. Fantastic boat, would definitely book again.
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Dear Jason, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your boating holiday on the Canal du Midi. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer services and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday on board the Horizon. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. Kind regards, The Le Boat Team
Added on 5 July 2020

Carole Brooks said

Excellent service and communication during what was a difficult time. We had to postpone our holiday on the Canal du Midi, due to Covid, we then asked if we could take the holiday early in July as we are already living in France.This worked well as we were given an upgraded boat and a discount of £500, which we used to pay for extras. Marcus was very helpful and informative . Very well equipped, great kitchen and shower room, lovely big bed , good sized fridge. Good sun deck with banquette seating, canopy and griddle BBQ with sink.
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Dear Carole, Thank you for writing a five star review of your boating holiday with Le Boat. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear you received just that! We will be sure to pass your comments on to the Sales Team. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 3 July 2020

Joan Power said

This was a great holiday in the midst of a pandemic. Service was very good and the cancelation policy extremely fair. Orientation with Le Boat staff was good. We had never operated a boat (kayaks don’t count) and so were total newbies. The boat itself, Horizon 1, was really comfortable and relatively easy to handle. Even though the weather was super hot, we were very comfortable with the boat’s cooling system and the extra fans were also a help. All good. Great trip. We were two people, so a tad expensive but for a family of four — a good dea.
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