About Lake Star

The Lake Star has comfortable accommodations for a maximum of six, and with one double and two to four single beds, the boat is a fine choice for small families. This canal boat hire offers sporty looks and gracious interior appointments. The rear cabin has a double bed and plenty of privacy—perfect for Mum and Dad!

Layout of Lake Star

Lake Star Deckplan

Sleeps up to





  • Boat Size: 9.80 m x 3.70 m
  • 1 cabin with double bed and en-suite bath
  • 1 cabin with two single beds and separate bath
  • Settees in saloon become 2 additional single beds

Lake Star 's key features

  • The spacious central saloon is equipped with a radio/CD player.
  • The kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator.
  • The aft (rear) cabin has a comfortable double bed perfect for Mom and Dad.
  • Two single beds occupy the forward cabin, making it great for children.
  • 2 settees in the saloon converts to 2 full-size single beds.
  • Two bathrooms and showers are convenient.
  • The rear sundeck is a great feature of this boat.
  • The second steering station provides superb visibility for the skipper. 
  • There’s access to the saloon from the sundeck, enhancing flow-through in the interior. 
  • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. 
  • The Lake Star is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Lake 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
600 L
Water draft (bottom of boat to water line)
1.00 m
Max. Headroom
2.38 m
9.80 m
Fuel Tank
200 L
Engine Type
3.70 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

Ulf Zagora said

very good service. very friendly and useful advice for local music great food in cosy Pubs around the lake nice small boat - all we needed. As it got chilly during the night, the heating passed the test very well.
Added on 01 July 2017

Bill Rea said

Excellent care and attention from the staff at Portumna The boat was well maintained and comfortable. (We drew attention to minor faults). We will go again when the opportunity arises. Comfortable and easy to handle. Good access from outside control to quay when alongside, when short handed.
Dear Mr Rea,
Thank you very much for your feedback, it is much appreciated.
We are very pleased to learn you enjoyed your cruise on the Shannon with us and were satisfied with the customer service your received, and your boat.
We would love to welcome you on board with us again soon.
Best wishes, The Emerald Star team
Added on 27 April 2017

Lee Hughes said

We've always been happy with Emerald Star and always been happy with our boat. The staff have always been absolutely excellent, from booking to check in to check out. We've never had a hidden charge or an excessive fuel bill. They're just nice people to deal with. A very nice little boat for four guys. It's not the newest boat in the fleet but it's very reasonably priced and while cosy, not at all cramped. We took it up the Shannon Erne waterway and it was perfect where a larger boat would have been a little more unwieldy in the narrow confines of the canal. There's no tv, which is great as that's the first thing we stow away when we get aboard.
Dear Mr H,
Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is much appreciated. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your cruise along the Shannon River and were satisfied with the customer service you received and your boat.
We have forwarded your positive feedback to the base team.
We hope to welcome you on board with us again soon.
Best wishes, The Emerald Star team
Added on 15 August 2018

Emmanuel Kirby said

Check in very slow with only one staff member on desk. Shower / toilet area in admin building too small and not as clean as expected. Old boat, but very clean and no complaint overall.
Added on 14 April 2018

Patrick Kelly said

Found great help at reception and great advice on boat handling Just hire of boat, cushions for comfort and smartcards for locks/toilets/showers.
Added on 29 September 2017

Gail Sturdy said

Once at the base in Portumna, we received great customer service. On the website, it would be helpful to know possible ways to easily travel directly to Portumna. We took a train to Galway thinking there was a bus to Portumna. Once in Galway, we found out that was not the case and we had to rent a car to avoid a 5-6 hour bus ride. Other customers had taken the train but got off at a different stop and took a taxi. The boat was dated but clean. We understand the speed being controlled for non-boaters but for experienced boaters it was sometimes frustrating not to have the power needed for the current, especially in Athlone.
Added on 15 April 2019

Nathan Barrett said

Very good service, welcome was good in Carrick on Shannon. Seamus our technician who guided us through the boat was friendly and very helpful Boat needs connection to onshore electricity, the cabin in the bow was extremely uncomfortable.
Added on 25 August 2018

Paul Kennedy said

The young man you gave me tuition on the boat was excellent and a very nice man. I know I got the boat at a bargain, but the next time if I was to do the same I would want a boat with out leaks, there were 7 leaks in windows from the rain. And the pump toilet in main cabin leaked also. Old boat needs work. as discussed above.
Added on 11 August 2018

Noel Higgins said

Whilst I know that that this kind of holiday is not going to be cheap, I would have hoped for a little more give for the money overall. I found the "app" almost useless, the map/chart not the easiest to follow and the service overall only so so. This should be sold as more of an adventure or some such thing. Myself and my wife had been on an Emerald star holiday before. This time we were bringing our daughter on the trip prior to heading back to school, she did enjoy it I have to say. I hve summed it all up in the introduction.
Added on 20 April 2018

Kenneth Page said

The staff were friendly and helpful. The boat was over 20 years old and looked it. Mechanically it ran ok.
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