About Horizon 3

The Horizon 3 is a bigger boat, allowing larger parties to holiday together. It sleeps up to 7 guests with one master cabin at the end of the boat and two smaller cabins, all with the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms. It enjoys a spacious saloon and sundeck.

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

Please note that the following virtual tour is of the Horizon 4 boat rather than the Horizon 3, however the only difference is that the Horizon 4 has a slightly different front cabin layout.


Layout of Horizon 3

Horizon 3 Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat size:13.5m x 4.3m
  • 3 cabins
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms
  • Large saloon with convertible settee (sleeps 1)
  • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck

Horizon 3 Boat's key features

Horizon 3 - saloon & kitchen
  • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double bed
  • The full kitchen/galley includes an oven, stove, large electric refrigerator, microwave, and high-quality equipment and utensils
  • Air cooling in the saloon & cabins + USB port
Horizon 3 - forward cabin
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s)
  • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s).
  • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins
Horizon 3
  • 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 3 - 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 3 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
13 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.3 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.9 m
Toilets type
Safety Box

Good to know...

  • 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

Please note: the BBQ on the Horizon fleet in the Thames is not usable


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 28 April 2021

Matthew Heyward said

well organised friendly and helpful team. Boat was excellent and in good condition Great boat perfect for a family holiday
Good Morning Matthew, 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 30 September 2020

A trusted customer said

People were nice and friendly So much fun. Lots to do!!!
Added on 31 August 2020

Tim Jamieson said

Service was prompt and personal. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat and the itinerary
Added on 24 August 2020

David Choi said

Excellent service. Very friendly professional and knowledgeable. We knew renting a houseboat would be memorable but we weren't sure if it would be a good or bad memorable. Definitely was a good memorable. Definitely would recommend.
Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your boating holiday on the Rideau Waterway in Canada. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 16 August 2020

Jackie B said

From the time we started at the base in Smiths Falls, the staff were helpful and provided us with the information we needed to start our holiday. The orientation was smooth and got us on our way. The boat was great, it was nice to have a bathroom for each cabin as we traveled as 3 couples. There was enough space for all of us to relax and enjoy the boat. The master cabin had a huge bed, the other cabins had 2 small twin beds which were fine although not great for people over 6 feet tall but we on a boat and not expecting large beds! We weren't sure how far we could travel but went further than the suggested itinerary as we hit the locks just right, which of course you can't predict. We loved our holiday and would definitely recommend it to others and do it again.
Dear Jackie, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear the team in Canada went above and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 12 August 2020

Barry Katsof said

Great overal BUT inside drawers in Galley were very dirty with food crumbs and open lockers and under sun beds were never cleaned ! Fun for all and interesting history
Added on 31 July 2020

Bonnie Ruddock said

Excellent customer service, very thorough training. Comfy beds and lots of room for a family of five, with a baby.
Added on 29 July 2020

Richard Johnston said

Overall service was excellent. Received complementary late return due to uncertainty concerning lock closure times on departure day. Excellent value and lots of fun. Superb weather helped also.
Added on 24 July 2020

A trusted customer said

Boat was cleaned and ready to go as scheduled. Had carts available and gave us assistance in loading . Fantastic - great swimming, lots of fun at Colonel Bye Island.
Added on 24 June 2020

Tracey Pick said

Trip was fabulous, the boat is like a 5 star hotel! Sandy and staff were excellent at responding to all our questions before and during our trip, The trip was booked for my husbands 50th birthday and we would definitely book again, next time for a 7 day adventure Excellent - we will book again