A sporty looking canal boat rental at 9 metres (29 feet), the Town Star is a comfy cruiser with a steering station on the raised lounging deck, offering tonnes of visibility!
Sleeps up to3
Reviews for the Town Star
Boat was in great shape and exactly as advertised. Staff were incredible, most friendly, helpful and customer friendly experience we had in a country that was already top of the list in friendly people. Could not have been better.
Check in was good, everything clearly explained, then the guy who showed us how to use the boat was fantastic (sorry cant remember his name but I think he was from Czeckslovakia). Then we had to leave suddenly before our last night and even though it was late in the evening check out was arranged with absolutely no fuss by a very nice German lady. Overall great customer service.
Efficient staff, fab boat, easy to drive.The only negatives were the extortionate costs for the extras & the fact that although the boat couldn't be collected until 16.30 it had to be back at 09.30!
Excellant little boat. Easy to drive & the maps given to us were really helpfull.
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Hi Kate,Thank you for your feedback. We endeavour to get customers underway as early as we can but this is something that cannot be guaranteed if several parties all turn up at once. We are nonetheless sorry for the inconvenience that was caused by your late handover/departure on this occasion. We have have taken steps to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future.Kind regards,The Le Boat team
Sailed Carrick-Portumna and back, including a detour up the Suck to Ballinasloe.
Fine, I know the boat well from previous trips. The throttle stuck at one point but popped into Emerald Star in Portumna, and they fixed it promptly.
We started off going up the waterway towards Belturbot but decided to stay in the river where navigation was less arduous and there appeared to be more wildlife. We got as far as Boyle on Lough Key and spent two nights at the Lough Key Forest Park
The Town Star could hardly have been better for my wife and me. There was more than enough space for the two of us, the galley allowed us to prepare meals amost as easily as at home and the furnace kept us cosy even though it was chilly in April when we cruised. We were astonished at how little fuel she used (about 20 litres in four days). She was quite slow but we wouldn't have gone faster even if there had been more power.