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 (60L on some boats - please enquire)
Freezer
Microwave
Oven / Grill
Hob
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Smart TV
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
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

  • 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 26 September 2021

Brigitte Bouvier said

Amazing customer service and super easy to navigate. Excellent
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Hi Brigitte, Thank you for providing a five-star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We are glad to hear you had a great time and the boat was easy to navigate. Love the pictures too! We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and we are happy to hear that your received just that from our staff in Smiths Falls. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! Le Boat Team
Added on 25 September 2021

Jennifer Sheahan said

We had a wonderful time and can't wait for the next trip already. The boat and the services were all excellent. Excellent
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Good afternoon, Jennifer. 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 Carrick-on-Shannon. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 22 September 2021

A trusted customer said

Amazing Staff ( Chris)at the Smith Falls Office . Full of information and gave us great ideas on an itinery. She also let us check in early so we could sail of to our first destination earlier. The Boat was amazing. Not what you'd expect on a houseboat. Very easy to operate Excellent
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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Smiths Falls. I will let Chris know that she did a great job! We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 13 September 2021

Paul Rutherford said

Le Boat are the best! Their customer care and service is second to none! What a superb Boat! It has everything you could possibly need.
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Good afternoon, Paul. Thank you for taking the time to provide a five-star review of your boating holiday on the Camargue. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in St Gilles. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 7 September 2021

Stewart Russell said

From start to finish the holiday was excellent. The booking process by phone was simple and all my questions answered easily. (I could have booked on the website, but I prefer the personal touch, as it's easier to clear up any uncertainties).The information on the Leboat website was extensive and very helpful. (Do watch the videos on handling a boat if it's your first time). The start of the holiday was so well handled by the reception staff, and the briefing and tuition by Jon the technician was all we needed to be confident in handling the boat. As for the boat itself, we had the Horizon, which was ideal for 2 of us and our dog. It was well equipped and clean, easy to navigate and simple to get off and on, with no climbing. Even the weather was kind, with only one rather wet day in the week. I cannot recommended Leboat, and especially their team at Laggan,highly enough. Within a week we had paid our deposit for next year. Overall a joy from start to finish. We can't wait for next year.
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Good morning Stewart. Thank you for taking the time to provide a five-star review of your boating holiday on the Caledonian Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Laggan. We're pleased to hear you had such a lovely trip, and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 3 September 2021

A trusted customer said

customer service was fine at the main office, the trainer was great, although after having an incident and losing the deposit (which I fully understand is fair) i was told the manager was going to call me and provide me more details, unfortunately that never happened. Excellent
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. Thank you for your feedback, we try to provide excellent customer service, so we are sorry if you received less than that. We have very much taken on board your feedback and if there is anything further, we can help with, please feel free to contact [email protected] The Le Boat Team
Added on 14 August 2021

Johnson Family said

We had an excellent experience with the process start to finish, including on the phone, in the office and reviewing the boat. We had an excellent family trip aboard the Horizon 1 (mom, dad & 3 boys aged 9-13). We chose to go south of the base towards Jones Falls. The scenery was made up of wide lakes broken up by some fun narrow canals to motor through. The locks were hand-crank operated and very interesting, although the kids lost interest after 2-3! The Rideau Canal was a relaxing, low-key and beautiful destination. It was scenic and interesting, but not action-packed. The overnight stops were quiet, sometimes at a lock with no store/facilities, sometimes with just a single restaurant or a quiet town. Colonel By Island was a favorite stop, where we moored, swam, grilled hotdogs on board and walked around the island on the trail. Westport was smaller than expected, but we had a very nice visit to the small museum and lots of trips to the ice cream shops and excellent bakeries. Jones Falls was a series of locks which was pretty cool (although some of the facilities including blacksmith shop and small hotel were closed due to Covid). Our last day and night was spent in Smiths Falls, which was a great last stop. The boys played on the water trampoline and that night we walked into the sizable town for a final dinner. Overall the boys did a lot of fishing, swimming and playing legos on the boat. The quiet atmosphere encouraged a lot of quality family time, meals on the flybridge and the right mood for playing cards and reading books. We also watched movies at night on the little TV once the mosquitos came out. It was a great trip and highly recommended.
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Hi Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Smiths Falls. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 17 July 2021

A trusted customer said

checking and out was efficient and speedy. introduction to boat and facilities was good. Boat was in perfect working order, even if the boat itself showed some damage and wear and tear. Information re route, things to see and do as well as mooring places, sanitary stations etc was ok, but some additional details would be useful. we would definitely use Le Boat again well equipped boat; spacious with good sized upper deck. thrusters were very useful and made handling extremely easy.
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the River Thames. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the teams in Benson and Chertsey. We have very much taken on board your feedback with the boat and the route/mooring places and we will make sure this gets to the right teams. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 12 July 2021

A trusted customer said

This was the best vacation ever, my wife and two daughters had the time of their lives. We will be doing a longer vacation next year, thanks Excellent
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Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your vacation! We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 3 July 2021

Graham Brinkhurst said

Booking process was seamless, after sales and pre arrival all dealt with efficiently. Arrival and collection went smoothly. Instruction on boat operation was perfect, we felt very relaxed by the time we left the boatyard. Boat was clean and very well equipped for everything we needed for a weeks holiday. Boatyard were available and helpful with one very small enquiry during our trip. Boat was clean, well equipped and spacious. Easy to control. Plenty of room for two couples
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Good Afternoon Graham, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Caledonian Canal. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Laggan. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team