About Horizon 5

The Horizon 5 is the largest model of our premier Horizon fleet and sleeps up to 12 people in 5 en-suite cabins, as well as a convertible settee in the saloon. Its spacious and fully-equipped interior & sundeck offer all the comfort and convenience you will need for a perfect holiday with a large family or group of friends.

Already available in Europe, our state-of-the-art Horizon 5 boats will also be available in Canada from 2019!

Please note: this virtual tour is of the Horizon 4 model, the Horizon 5 has an additional front cabin.

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

Layout of Horizon 5

Horizon 5 deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 14.99m x 4.35m
  • 1 double cabin at the front
  • 4 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s)
  • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
  • Large stateroom with convertible settee (sleeps 2)
  • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck

Horizon 5's key features

Horizon 5 interior and saloon
  • 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 single 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 5 cabins and bathrooms
  • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible bed
  • Four side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s)
  • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric-flush toilet
  • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in all cabins
Horizon 5 sundeck
  • Spacious ‘fundeck’ with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower
  • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade)
  • 2x steering positions - inside and outside + bow and stern thruster for easy handling
  • Wide gangways for easy access to all sides of the boat
  • Aft cockpit with settees to be used as second outdoor space
  • MP3 entertainment system – waterproof speakers
Horizon 5 other features
  • 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
  • Two steering positions - inside and outside
  • Bow thruster & stern thruster (NEW) for easier manoeuvring
  • Rudder angle indicator & GPS speed sensor for greater control
  • Demister system for safe navigation from inside in case of rain
  • Safety box

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 5 Specifics

112 L + 60 L
Oven / Grill
MP3/USB features
Internet access
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen DVD Player
CD / Radio player
Air cooling (see above for details)
Air Conditioning
Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
12/220V Converter
220V on cruise (110V in Canada)
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
14.99 m
Fuel Tank
300 L
Engine Type
4.35 m
Air draft (height of boat from water line)
2.90 m
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

Please note: while our Horizon 5 can sleep a maximum of 12 people in total, there is only space to comfortably seat 10 adults around the saloon table. The sundeck can easily seat 12 people however.


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 29 September 2019

Sam Erez said

A new boat much easier to navigate and well equipped and maintained everything went well according to plan. no problem with the boat. a very enjoyable cruise
Added on 28 September 2019

Michael Lovatt said

Excellent from start to finish, could not fault any part of this experience We explored the Canal de Garonne from Le Mas d'Agenais north and then turned round and travelled down to Castelsarraisin encountering 59 locks which were all working well, with the exception of one which the engineers soon sorted out. We loved the peace and quiet, the scenery and the wildlife, seeing numerous kingfishers, coypu, herons, jays, a turtle sun bathing and deer. Everyone we saw was friendly and wanted to engage in conversation, just passing by. The French canals are beautiful and Le Boat have made the most of these with their efficient boats which enables us to navigate these waterways.
Added on 21 September 2019

Karl Teel said

Absolutely the best vacation for our group of friends. Everyone had their own private quarters on our very comfortable boat. The scenery was fantastic as a boat tokes you to places that you can only see from the water. It was a tremendous bonding experience as we worked together navigating the locks. The main salon and upper deck were great gathering and dining areas. The trainiong made it all so easy to operate. The staff suggested a great itinerary. They anticipated our needs and offered great suggestions including dining and fishing options. The boat, which we received great training on, was very clean and easy to use and very thoughtfully and completely equipped..
Added on 15 September 2019

Annelise Hinrichsen said

We had excellent service from the Le Boat staff in South Africa who assisted us with our booking for our holiday. Assistance at Port Cassafieres was good and our boat was ready when we arrived. Staff at Castelnaudary was excellent and willing to assist us. We had a great holiday and would consider this again in another part of Europe.
Added on 07 September 2019

Buce Macdougal said

Well appointed. We looked at the competition while we were on the canal. Le Boat was far superior. exceeded expectations which were high
Added on 07 September 2019

Jonathan Naylor said

The booking process was excellent with plenty of information ready for our trip. However the checkout was abrupt, exceptionally unfriendly to the point where the rep barged in on a guest in the bathroom before the checkout time. He accused us of damage which simply was untrue and of course the result was a withdrawal of the accusation. This is on a par with the worst of private landlords and totally unacceptable. What a shame that LeBoat spoiled our final day. Perfect boat for our needs.
Added on 04 September 2019

Dennis Dube said

Excellent customer service! Addressed issues promptly! So helpful and nice! Beautiful weather...beautiful area...excellent hospitality from the Canadians and the Le Boat Staff as well as the lockmasters! A lifetime of good memories made with our family aboard! Even a beautiful experience for my 89 year old mom who was aboard! If she can do it, anyone can, if they have a positive mindset and zest for new experiences!
Added on 02 September 2019

Steve Garman said

friendly, clean and priced reasonable. Spaceous and ideal for the seven of us. so much extra room!
Added on 12 August 2019

David Luck said

Check in went smoothly and the instructions were comprehensive. We had great weather which really added to our enjoyment. 4 couples on the Horizon 5 worked well with one cabin for our extra coolers and musical instruments. The beds were alright for most but too hard for some. The pillows were great. I liked the glassware. I thought there might be plastic dishes. The waterways were well marked and the park staff at the locks were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The suggested timing between towns was useful in our planning. We booked reservations at many restaurants and dined on board as well. We were told there was a French press coffee maker on board but actually there was a regular coffeemaker. Perhaps the European boats have French presses. The best day was exploring Jones Falls and anchoring in Morton Bay. Glad we did this adventure and would highly recommend it for couples and families. Overall an excellent holiday with long time friends.
Added on 07 August 2019

Christine Gulutzen said

2nd year we have rented a boat from le Boat. Great customer service, Boat had everything we needed, glad we checked out the website to see what all was included on the boat. Love the big Rideau lake. Smith falls and the historical waterways are beautiful. Towns were great and people along the way were friendly and very helpful.
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We're so glad that you had a great holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back on board another cruise soon.