Le Boat announces new Horizons for 2017

Le Boat is excited to announce the launch of a new wave of Horizon models in 2017.

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 and set 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 Horizon models 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.

More about the new 5* Horizons:

The Horizon 2-S will be the same size as the original Horizon but sleep up to five guests with a smaller front cabin making room for a second bathroom. Horizon 2-S will be available in France; Burgundy, Midi, Nivernais-Loire, River Lot; Holland, Ireland and Italy.
Priced from £855 for a week’s  rental in Ireland based on March 2017 arrivals.

The Horizon 3 will be a larger vessel with three en suite cabins, accommodating up to seven guests. Holidaymakers can book their holiday on Horizon 3 in France; Alsace, Aquitaine, Burgundy; Germany and Ireland.
Priced from £1300 for a week’s  rental in Ireland based on March 2017 arrivals.

The Horizon 4 will be the same size as Horizon 3 but configured to sleep up to nine people with four en suite cabins. The design and layout makes it ideal for multi-generational families and groups. It will be available for cruises in on the Thames and in France; Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy, Charente, Lot River, Camargue, Midi, Nivernais-Loire; Germany and Holland.
Priced from £1680 for a week’s  rental in Germany based on March 2017 arrivals.

*Prices quoted are based on boat accommodation only and include a fully equipped galley (kitchen), towels and linen for passengers, a boat handling demo, technical support, on-board cruising information and lock fees . Flights, fuel costs and insurance are not included.

The first Horizon model was launched in 2016 to rave reviews and quickly sold out. Le Boat recommends booking early to experience the new Horizon models and ensure holidaymakers don’t miss the boat.

The new model will also be available to own  through Le Boat’s unique Ownership and Management Programme (see below for more information).

Own your own boat
In addition to offering a wide range of boating holiday options, Le Boat provides fans of self-drive cruising holidays with the chance to own their own boat. Le Boat’s ‘boat sales’ department offers various ways to bring people the pride and joy of owning an inland river cruiser, whilst making the sales process simple and straight forward. Families, couples and groups of friends can truly travel for as long as they like on their floating home from home with all the creature comforts – the horizon’s the limit. Visit Boat Ownership Programme
to fine out more. Boat Brokerage and Private Boat Sales options are also available.

For more information and to book a holiday with Le Boat visit: www.leboat.co.uk or call: +44 (0)23 9222 2177.