About Magnifique

Our Magnifique boat hires are an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy and huge sundeck features a fixed table and padded seats. Speakers pipe music in. This boat is simply superb!

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

Layout of Magnifique

Magnifique Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 14.50 m x 4.10 m
  • 2 forward cabins with double beds
  • 1 bathroom adjacent to forward cabins
  • 2 rear cabins with convertible twin/double beds and ensuite in each cabin
  • Settee in salon can sleep 2 additional people

Magnifique's key features

Magnifique Interior & saloon
  • Wood-effect flooring, wood-tone cabinets and finishes, and plush upholstery create an ambiance of understated elegance. The large picture windows through let in abundant natural light, particularly in the grand saloon.
  • The saloon is well suited for larger parties, featuring a lavish U-shaped settee and a large dining table that converts to a comfortable bed for two.
  • A music system includes a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. The sundeck is wired for sound. Each boat also has a flat-screen TV/DVD player (satellite TV is available on some models).
  • An inside steering station has good visibility.
  • Side access to the decks makes line handling easy.
  • The huge kitchen/galley features black granite-effect counters, stainless-steel sink, large gas stove and oven, two spacious electric refrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space for provisions.
  • Kitchen equipment and utensils were recently upgraded.

(flat-screen/DVD player not available in Italy)

Magnifique Cabins & bathrooms
  • In the rear section of the boat, you’ll find two comfortable cabins with two single beds that convert to double beds. In each is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.
  • Two luxury staterooms forward have comfortable double beds. These cabins share the boat’s third bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.
  • Plentiful closets and other storage make the sleeping cabins free of clutter.
  • Cabin fans in all areas are welcome in hot weather.
Magnifique Sundeck
  • Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform in the stern. The platform also makes it easy getting on and off the boat.
  • The huge sundeck features a large table for alfresco dining and padded seats for comfort.
  • The second steering station has superior visibility.
  • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power.
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.

Magnifique Specifics

2x 120 L
Freezer compartment
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Internal Steering Position
External Steering Position
Bow thruster (propels front of boat sideways)
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
Water Tank
1000 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1.00 m
Max. Headroom
2.00 m
14.50 m
Fuel Tank
350 L
Engine Type
4.10 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
3.10 m
Toilets type
Safety Box

Good to know...

Restrictions and exceptions

  • In Italy, the Flat Screen DVD Player is not available on this boat model
  • This boat model is equipped with a bimini sunshade in Italy, Midi, Camargue and Lot River
  • Lough Allen in Ireland is not accessible on this boat.
  • Please note that this boat cannot navigate from Messac Northwards to Rennes and Dinan due to low bridges around Rennes (Brittany).
  • 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
Added on 29 August 2022

Sarah Stow said

From start to finish, the holiday was first class. A call from the office prior to the holiday made sure that we had all things arranged and everything organised before we embarked on our first Le Boat voyage! Comprehensive information from emails and on bird as to locks and moorings etc. Simply a perfect break.
Added on 26 August 2022

Timmy Walsh said

Le boat holiday I just finish was the best holiday me and my family ever had. All the staff very very helpful and the boat was fantastic. I’ll definitely use Le boat again and recommend it to all my friends and everyone i can.
Dear Timmy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a five star review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your boating holiday in France and we will be sure to share your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. Best wishes, The Le Boat Team
Added on 15 August 2022

Reuven Mouallem said

Good mix on river of nature landscapes and interesting villages, including Windsor Castle. A great combination of ideal weather, relaxed views, swimming, land activities, and access to provisions
Dear Reuven, Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review of your boating holiday on the River Thames. The River Thames has so much to offer and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and visited many places along the way. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Best wishes, The Le Boat Team
Added on 18 July 2022

A customer said

Lovely staff , very easy service
Hello, thank you so much for providing us with a 5-star review on your recent boating holiday along the River Shannon. We're so pleased to read that you had such a great time on our boats, and that our staff provided you with excellent service. We can't wait to welcome you on board for another adventure again soon. The Emerald Star / Le Boat team.
Added on 7 May 2022

Nick Barker said

The people were very helpful and reassuring. They came out when the boat needed attention. We had a great trip. Great to have a one way trip and not to have to work out when to retrace our steps. Going in early May the river was very quiet.
Hello Nick, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a 5-star review on your Le Boat holiday on the River Thames. Your feedback is valuable to us and we're very pleased to hear that our staff at the base were helpful and reassuring. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 16 April 2022

A customer said

The service was excellent, from booking, departure and the return of the boat. Excellent service throughout.
Hello, thank you so much for providing us with a 5-star review on your 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 team in Chertsey. We're looking forward to welcoming you on again board soon! The Emerald Star team.
Added on 13 April 2022

Audrey Gilbert said

Really good service very well run organised system Great boat rooms upfront bit tight but great boat
Hi Audrey, thank for you taking the time to provide us with a 5 star review on your boating holiday on the River Shannon in Ireland. We're glad you had a great time and liked your boat. We hope to welcome you on board again soon. The Le Boat team.
Added on 9 April 2022

David Hodgson said

1. On Saturday 9th April 2022 we arrived at the Chertsey Boat Yard at our allotted time for when our boat would be ready, 1500 to 1530 hrs and it was nowhere near ready. A party who had paid extra to have their boat at 1400 hrs were still waiting for their boat at our time. one of your "cleaners" had gone for lunch and not returned. All members of your team at your Chertsey base were running around trying to make up for the lost time but struggled. The early party got their boat, finally at 1600 hrs and we got ours at 1630 hrs.
2. As we were leaving it soon became apparent that the boat we had chosen did not have any Bow Thrusters working. The Chertsey Boat Yard is extremely difficult to manoeuvre out of without the use of Bow Thrusters. I shouted to one of your team on shore and when I came close to shore he jumped onto our boat, lifted the back engine cover, climbed down into the engine compartment and reset, what he called, the Bow Thruster thermal cut out switch. This gave us our Bow Thrusters back and so we set sail for Hampton Court Palace.
3. Hampton Court Palace is quite a journey and so on our first night we moored up at Sunbury Locks. When we tried to lock our doors for the evening we discovered that the sliding side exit door would not lock. We had effectively picked up a boat which was not secure to leave. We set off next morning, heading for Hampton Court and on our arrival we discovered that the Bow Thrusters were no longer working. I tried to reset the thermal overload switch down in the engine compartment but it would not reset. We moored up as best we could and rang LeBoat Emergency Help line and gave the member of your team a list of the following defects. a] Bow Thrusters keep tripping. b] Side door will not lock and c] Fridges not working. Your man said he will come over to Hampton Court and sort the problems out. We then went to Hampton Court Palace leaving our boat in an insecure state. When we arrived back in the early evening your man came and reset the Bow Thruster thermal overload and got the fridges working. However, he could not source a lock for the door and so he said he would have to try. We told him that we were now heading for Windsor and would phone him when we arrived and our location.
4. We arrived at Windsor on the Monday evening, rang your man, told him where we were moored (near the Spitfire statue) and he came that evening with the new lock and changed it.
5. It was quite cold in the evenings and so we used the heating quite a lot. During this period, after a while, I noticed that the green "ON" Light of the heating switch would end up flashing?
6. On the Tuesday, after we had been to LEGO Land, your Technical Expert rang me and said that he would have to look at the Bow Thrusters system when we arrived with the boat at your Benson Boat Yard at the end of our holiday. I told him that it had tripped several times and now I had discovered that it will only reset with the engine off, which now I did in order to have use of the Bow Thrusters during our voyage.
7. We arrived at the boat yard at around 1400hrs on Friday 15th April, a day early but decided to go home. I met your Technical Expert who then told me that the switch I had been resetting in the engine compartment was in fact a charging reset switch which answered the question as to why the heater on switch green light flashed. When it flashed it was telling me that the batteries had tripped and were no longer charging the boat's electrical systems.
8. When we originally booked our holiday our route was Benson to Benson but operationally this was impossible as our boat had not been taken to Benson from Chertsey. However, our holiday was now going to be better because our journey would consist of new places every day instead of having to return through the places we had already visited. Leboat very kindly offered to ferry my car across to Benson free of charge so that it was waiting for me at the end of my journey.... which was a kind gesture on their part.
9. It was stated, at some time during my numerous conversations, that LeBoat France send all their old boats to the UK for use on the Thames. When you see some of the designs of boats that are now in use I'm beginning to believe it.

Our boat should have been given a thorough maintenance inspection before declaring it fit for use. Our week was the first week, this season, that our boat had been made available and come into circulation after a Winter parked up.

Every single person at LeBoat's Chertsey base deserve a medal because of the impossible task they had in getting the boats out on that day, 9th April 2022. They were left with impossible odds due to the disappearance of their cleaner at lunch time and the shortage of bodies to make up the slack.
Your Technical expert at Benson and the female receptionist (Polish?) both deserve medals because of the way they handled our problems en-route and on our final day before we went home We had a fantastic time. Hampton Court Palace is a definite place to see. Even our children loved it, especially the "Magic Garden" When we were there, having a coffee whilst our children played we saw Rich Fulcher who played Bob Fossil in "The Mighty Boosh"
Lego Land cost "an arm and a leg" but a must see and that was another enjoyable part of our journey
Hi David. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your boating holiday on the River Thames. We are so sorry to hear of the issues you had with our boats and understand this must have been very frustrating for you. We do pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service, and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from our teams in Chertsey and Benson. We're pleased you manage to have a good holiday despite the issues, and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team
Added on 24 September 2021

James Roche said

We had a great trip, Boat spotless, all ammenities were great, we are hoping to book again
Good afternoon, James. 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
Added on 10 September 2021

Al Nichols said

Everything was good.
Hi Al, Thank you for taking the time to provide a five star review of your boating holiday on the Alsace-Lorraine. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we are delighted to hear that you received just that from the team in Hesse. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. The Le Boat Team