About Shannon Star

A great choice for larger parties, this canal boat hire features a large saloon and flexible sleeping options with single and double beds in the three cabins. Up forward you’ll find a fourth small cabin and bed for a young child. With its easy access to the sidedecks and sundeck, the Shannon Star boat hire offers an excellent layout.

Layout of Shannon Star

Shannon Star Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 12.80 m x 4.10 m
  • 1 forward cabin with double bed and small child's bed or storage space
  • 1 cabin with double bed1 cabin with two twin beds
  • Settee in saloon converts to double bed
  • 3 bathrooms

Shannon Star's key features

  • The spacious and luxurious saloon features a TV, a sound system with radio/CD player, and a steering station with good visibility.
  • The settee converts to a double bed. The full kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, electric refrigerator, and abundant storage space.
  • The boat’s large forward cabin has a comfortable double bed, and there’s a little cabin with a bed for a small child.
  • The boat has two rear cabins, one with double bed and one with two single beds.
  • Each of the three staterooms has an adjacent private bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet.
  • The boat’s roomy bridge/sundeck is a great place for gatherings and to watch the scenery pass by.
  • The steering station offers excellent visibility for the skipper.
  • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power.
  • The boat also has 220-volt shore power. The boat is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Shannon Star Specifics

90 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
900 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1.00 m
Max. Headroom
2.77 m
12.80 m
Fuel Tank
270 L
Engine Type
4.10 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
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
Added on 26 September 2018

Alan Higgins said

Excellent service start to finish the price was fantastic and will be back next year Great boat for the price .
Added on 21 September 2018

Paula Williams Doyle said

The staff at the dock were so friendly and helpful. The guy who was my instructor, Frank, was brilliant at putting me at ease as it was my first time, and he explained everything so well. The lock-keepers were so friendly and helpful too. The check in and check out were fast and stress free. I would recommend a trip on the Shannon with the le boat team to anyone. A special mention too for the staff of Shannon River Cruises. I booked through them and they are a brilliant company to deal with. I will certainly be booking again!! This is a big boat! Lots of space so it was very comfortable. It was spotlessly clean, easy to drive and we slept very well on board.
Added on 25 August 2018

Tommy Langan said

We where really happy with everything great service best few days me and family had definitely do it again and boats were lovely and easy drive thanks again for good service Good big boat plenty of room for us all and very easy drive and tv was very handy for kids
Added on 15 August 2018

John Hurley said

5 star service the whole way Shannon Star - our favourite boat
Added on 16 April 2018

Richard Godfrey said

Excellent service as usual from the team at Carrick from check in to the return of the boat. Friendly and efficient. Had a few friends from Croatia on the boat, their first time, and great weather. Great fun in Cox's bar in Dromod. In the Shannon Star, a great old lady of the river, roomy and well able for the few windy days on the lakes. The development of electricity supplies at harbors, the facility of a shower base at Carrick (and places like Leitrim Harbor and Dromod as well) all add to the general feeling of a good trip. Not as "fancy" as some of the newer boats but a great lady of the river. Smoother on the water on windy days than the smaller boats yet still easy to navigate entrances like at Dromod's new harbor. Roomy. Five big guys with plenty of room, three showers and "heads". Driving from the outside gives a clear view. Well recommended even if one of the older model of craft available.
Added on 04 April 2018

William Walsh said

Excellent service as always. My only disappointment is the fuel charge, now per hour, as apposed to litre used. The fuel was expensive enough when it was at per litre rate. Charging per hour just seems to be a way to take more money of guests. Very reasonable price and pleasure
Added on 05 October 2017

Sean Conway said

Really nice employees and extremely helpful and polite Boats were very spacious and comfortable
Added on 13 September 2017

Graham Taylor said

Everything was ready for our arrival, all clean and everything we needed Fantastic boat for two couples, plenty of room. Very comfortable.
Added on 21 August 2017

Michelle Fleming said

Very Please with everything Very Happy we had 8 on board and fitted with comfort
Added on 14 August 2017

Tom Dolphin said

Everything was as we were promised and we really enjoyed the experience. We would and have recommended you to others. Great space. Very comfortable.