About Horizon 3

The Horizon 3 is a bigger boat, allowing larger parties to holiday together. It sleeps up to 7 guests with one master cabin at the end of the boat and two smaller cabins, all with the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms. It enjoys a spacious saloon and sundeck. Please note that sundeck sinks are not available on all of our Horizon boats.

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

Please note that the following virtual tour is of the Horizon 4 boat rather than the Horizon 3, however the only difference is that the Horizon 4 has a slightly different front cabin layout.


Layout of Horizon 3

Horizon 3 Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat size:13.5m x 4.3m
  • 3 cabins
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms
  • Large saloon with convertible settee (sleeps 1)
  • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck

Horizon 3 Boat's key features

Horizon 3 - saloon & kitchen
  • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double bed
  • The full kitchen/galley includes an oven, stove, large electric refrigerator, microwave, and high-quality equipment and utensils
  • Air cooling in the saloon & cabins + USB port
Horizon 3 - forward cabin
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s)
  • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s).
  • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins
Horizon 3
  • 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
Horizon 3 - rear
  • 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
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.

Horizon 3 Boat Specifics

109L + 64L
Freezer compartment
14L + 4L
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Smart TV
CD / Radio player
Internal Steering Position
External Steering Position
Bow thruster (propels front of boat sideways)
GPS Navigation
Available in Canada only
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
Premium sundeck cushions
Water Tank
800 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1 m
Max. Headroom
1.9 m
13 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.3 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.9 m
Toilets type
Safety Box
Memory foam mattresses

Good to know...

Restriction and exceptions

  • The barbecue hotplate on the Horizon fleet in the Thames is not usable.
  • Lough Allen and the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Ireland are not accessible on this boat.
  • In Holland, this boat is not able to access our Hindeloopen base because of the low bridge.
  • To reach Amsterdam, this boat needs to cruise via the Nieuwe Herengracht (instead of Oude Schans) and can also not cruise through Utrecht.
  • Please note that this boat cannot travel on the Tay Canal from Beveridges Locks to Perth (Canada).
  • Please note that this boat cannot navigate on the River Bäise (Aquitaine) and the Lot River is not reachable due to the Garonne section not being navigable.
  • Due to low bridges in Brittany, this boat can only navigate up to the entrance of Rennes. You will be unable to navigate the waterway Northwards from Rennes to Dinan. Southwards there is no restriction.
  • Please note this boat model is NOT equipped with a Bimini in the Netherlands.
  • Hire of the boat, its facilities and equipment, which includes:
           - Fully equipped kitchen on board
           - Fridge, gas oven, hob, dishes and utensils.
           - Bathroom facilities on board
           - Hot showers, toilets and towels.
           - Sleeping facilities on board
           - Pillows, duvets and bed linen. 
           - Heating.
  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Boat handling demonstration.
  • Daily technical support and assistance from the local Le Boat team as required.
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Safety equipment (inc. life jackets)

Download a detailed inventory of equipment supplied on all of our boats


Supplementary fees also included:

  • Compulsory mooring fees for Canada, Scotland and Italy (see compulsory costs)*
  • One way supplement for routes starting and ending at different bases.*

*These supplementary fees are automatically added where applicable and are included in prices shown on this website. They are then shown separately in the price summary, when you proceed to book.


  • Optional holiday extras - see our extras page for details
  • Refundable Damage Deposit – deposit payable locally. See compulsory costs for details.
  • Fuel (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear). Deposit and charge payable locally. See compulsory costs for details.
  • Travel to and from the base(s)
  • Waterside services (moorings, pump-out, electric, water, etc.) Payable locally, where applicable and if used.
  • Passage through locks in Ireland & the Netherlands where a small fee is payable locally for each lock.
  • Cancellation cover or personal travel 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 10 June 2024

Clark Mello said

Great service in Smith Falls. No physical office site at this time in Ottawa. Very comfortable boat. Thrusters make it easy to handle.
Added on 15 May 2024

Ofer Rotshtein said

excellent very professional Big nice and very comfotable. We were four people on the boat.
Added on 27 September 2023

Remigijus Cizauskas said

Everyting is super good! Every is super good!!!!!!
Good day, Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your boating holiday. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time on your Emerald Star experience with your friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again. Kind regards Refilwe from Emerald Star
Added on 20 May 2023

Jill Heinerth said

The entire team at Le Boat was helpful and kind. I thought their dedication to safety and customer comfort was excellent. We were given ample time to acclimatize to the boat with excellent instructions by Dave. He was patient and helpful, anticipating all our questions and covering all safety features and procedures clearly. We took our time and travelled from Smiths Falls southbound, reaching Jones Falls and returning in one week. We could have driven further but there is so much to savor along the way. Don't rush, just enjoy the journey!
Added on 10 October 2022

Graeme Spencer said

We found Le Boat on the Internet and took the plunge by calling Marcus who is based in France and this was able to guide us to what best suited our needs and expectations. We decided upon a 10 day cruise and pick the boat up in Trebes before returning it in Port Cassfieres. The route was marvellous as was the food and plonk along the way but perhaps it’s equally important the horizon three that we had hired was spotless inside and extremely comfortable for four people but could have easily catered for six. We pick the boat up right at the very end of the season and outwardly it appeared somewhat tired however inside and mechanically everything was perfect including the initial handover and return. We would certainly recommend Le Boat and we would use them again.
Added on 31 August 2022

Jeff Glanfield said

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The boat was easy to use and drive. The weather was great and the scenery was beautiful!
Good day Jeff, Thank you for your five-star review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We are so happy to hear that your experience was great on all fronts and that you received excellent customer service from our base team in Smiths Falls. We hope to welcome you back on board again in the near future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 7 August 2022

A customer said

The Boat was clean and modern.
Good Morning, Thank you for your five-star review of your recent boating holiday on the Rideau Canal! We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this comment. Apologies for our late response. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation on board the Horizon 3 and that the boat was up to standards! We look forward to welcoming you back on board in the near future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 3 August 2022

Keith Pfeiffer said

Was one of the most amazing experiences and will definitely do it again.The staff are amazing and everything was so slick and professional. The reason i only gave 4 stars is that we got what appeared to be the only older boat, it had been bashed around a bit and cushion backs were missing on the top deck which made it uncomfortable to lounge around, a the boat interior was clean but felt very used especially the external part of the boat needed a good clean
Good Afternoon Keith, Thank you for your review of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that over all you enjoyed your experience on board. We have taken your feedback concerning the age and the condition of the boat and have passed along your comments to our base team in Smiths Falls. We very much look forward to welcoming you on board again in the near future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 3 August 2022

A customer said

Great All great
Good day, Thank you for your five-star reviews of your boating holiday on the Rideau Canal! We are glad to hear that you received great service from our Base Team in Smiths Falls and that you enjoyed the location including your experience on board the Horizon 3. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the near future! Best wishes, Le Boat Team
Added on 29 June 2022

A customer said

Excelente experiencia para niños y adultos. Los barcos están en muy buenas condiciones y con documentación completa para disfrutar al máximo. El barco es muy cómodo con y se encontraba en buenas condiciones. Ideal para familias o grupos de 6 personas.
Buenos días, Muchísimas gracias por haber dedicado tiempo en contestar a nuestra encuesta. Estamos encantados de que hayas disfrutado de tu crucero y te agradecemos por tus comentarios tan positivos. Es verdad que es una opción perfecta para desconectar en familia y descubrir el patrimonio cultural y la gastronomía francesa. Esperamos volver a verte pronto a bordo. Tu equipo Le Boat