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





  • 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 areaLarge stateroom
  • Backyard outside area and large sundeck fully equipped

Horizon 1's key features

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Horizon 1 Specifics

120 L
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Cabin air cooling
Air Conditioning
Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
12/220V Converter
220V on cruise
Shore Power (220V on dock)
Internal Steering Position
Bow Thrusters
External Steering Position
Moorings joystick (easy dock)
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
11.5 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.2 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
Toilets type
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 15 September 2018

Greg Burke said

We had a magical adventure in the Burgundy Valley and are now working on figuring our our next LeBoat Adventure! See our write up and photos at: https://www.theluxuryvacationguide.com/adventure-travel/boating-burgundy-valley-france/ The Horizon Boat is fantastic. We want this same boat next time!
Added on 07 September 2018

David Caywood said

Great people. My only concern is the lack of places to more up to for the night.
What fantastic feedback. Thank you for sending it. We love Canada too!
Added on 04 September 2018

Nigel Marsh said

Helpful and accommodating service. Friendly and professional, perfect! Fantastic and accommodating boat, although maybe big for 2!
Added on 17 August 2018

Jens Puls said

the boat was in perfect condition; the office staff polite and very helpful; the fifth star is lacking because the familiarizing with the boat is too short - especially the driving. The instructor did the driving by himself, and I just watched. hands on by the renter would be more productive! boat was in perfect condition!
Added on 11 August 2018

Ehud Millman said

It was our fifth time we enjoy cruising with le-boat. but this time was amazing. It starts with a wonderful boat called Horizon and ends with an amazing crew that runs the marina and the cruise fleet. This is exactly a decade of our acquaintance with le-boat company, the boats and the sailing sites all over Europe. We have cruise twice in France, once in Holland and once in Germany and all our vacation with le-boat was good. But this time was super !!! We choose the horizon especially because the driving facilities, The functionality of parking the boat with a joystick was amazing for us. The boat was clean and all the inter facilities was working like charm. We found that boat full of innovation and all the systems worked with helpful facilities. That was only the start of a wonderful vacation. The le-boat crew in the two bases we met was really magnificent people. It started with the e-mail correspondence before we arrived and continued with wonderful people we met when we arrived. A bunch of people who just know how to serve. Both in Harbor of Carick-on-Shannon and at the base of Portumna, The service was exceptional beyond what we were accustomed to on previous visits (on other sites) Happy friendly people that gives you the feel that they really want to satisfy you. Answering all your needs and do it with a smile. The combination of a wonderful boat and a amazing team is certainly a reason to report to the management and ask to preserve the situation. Really good job, please go on like this Thank you for wonderful vacation cruise The purchase process is simple, efficient and very intuitive
Added on 23 July 2018

Solomon Hay said

Leboat always goes out of their way, before, during and after the trip, to make sure the trip is perfect! The new Horizon boats are truly incredible and a pleasure to use.
Added on 22 July 2018

Andrew Wholey said

The Horizon boat itself exceeded expectations and the team at our point of embarkation were very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. This was our second such holiday with Le Boat and I am fairly sure that there will be a third! Excellent holiday and one that I have heartily recommended to others.
Added on 24 June 2018

Zayne Domingo said

Would use Le Boat again. All aspects of the trip from planning to completion were perfect. Staff at the start and finish were friendly and helpfull Friendly staff and great boat
Added on 18 June 2018

Joe Buckley said

The entire service experiece was excellent. Everyone we interacted with at Le Boat in Smiths Falls was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help make our trip enjoyable. Great staff who knows the area well, really helpful in every way. Great boat! We have rented houseboats on the Rideau before, but having been on Le Boat's Horizon, will not go back to a houseboat. Easy for 2 to handle, even 2 seniors like us. Bright, roomy, well equipped. Not fast (6 knots tops), but who would hurry through this area? Thrusters make docking, locking easy.
Added on 15 June 2018

Willie Oldewage said

We really appreciated the service received at Hindeloopen where arrangements were made to collect us from the hotel and drop us off at the boat and your staff could not be more friendlier The boat was in excellent condition and catered to all our needs