Following the sell-out success of the 2016 Horizon boat, designed with a focus on couples and small families, Le Boat has unveiled plans to introduce three new Horizon models that will further revolutionise self-drive boating on Europe’s inland waterways.
The luxury Horizon was designed and built exclusively for Le Boat andset a new standard in European boating holidays. Comprising the largest top-deck of any boat of its size, a sunbathing area, outside seating area and a bright and spacious saloon with excellent all around vision, the Horizon’s focus on comfort, luxury and easy handling proved to be a winner with the rapidly-growing boating holiday market.
Now Le Boat will expand its current fleet and launch a series of new high-end self-drive Horizonmodels to suit larger groups in 2017. All of the new larger Horizon models will be built to the same high-spec as the original innovative cruiser (which catered towards couples and small families with one master cabin and a second smaller cabin), but each will either sleep up to five, seven or nine people. They will feature the same ‘fundeck’ area for barbecues and sunbathing, providing spacious areas for socialising inside and out and deliver a five star experience to more holidaymakers.
Cheryl Brown, Managing Director at Le Boat said: “We are thrilled with the new Horizon boats and can’t wait to launch the larger models so more holidaymakers can enjoy them. We continually invest in our fleet to keep it modern and in excellent condition and it’s a delight to see the glowing customer response to the Horizon this summer. The new 5* boats were fully booked well in advance for 2016 and we expect the larger models will prove just as popular.”
A delighted Le Boat customer said: "Straight away, we felt like we’d stepped on board something really special. There was so much space and light, it was as if we were still outside. The boat is very easy to get around with few steps inside, plenty of head room and nice wide walkways. It was all very well thought out.”
The new Horizons will go on sale for the 2017 season from 1st September 2016 and will be available in all of Le Boat’s key cruising areas, including waterways in France, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Italy and the UK’s River Thames.
As with all Le Boat holidays, no boat handling experience is necessary and a full briefing is given before setting off.