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The Le Boat Magnifique is "Comfort" category

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Cruise file for the Magnifique


Boat size
Length 47′7″ ft (14.5 metres)
Width 13′5″ ft (4.1 metres)

Bow thruster

Dual steering

Shore power

Central heating



Number of guests: 10

Double cabins: 2

Convertible Twin/Double cabins: 2

Convertible sofa: 2

Bathrooms: 3


Electric WC

DVD player

All mod-cons aboard including a bow thruster, air-cooling system, DVD/TV and electric toilets...

14.50m x 4.10m

Features: Bow thruster, Dual steering, Shore power, Air cooling,
Heating, Electric toilets, Bimini sunshade in Midi and Camargue only,
Satellite TV/DVD Player

The Magnifique had a complete makeover for 2010 with new interior and
exterior upgrades, including premium upholstery and flooring
Berths: 2 doubles and 4 singles transformable to make doubles, plus
double settee convertible in the saloon
3 showers, 3 electric toilets and wash-basins
Ultra-modern galley, fully equipped to high standards
Dual steering positions
Very spacious and comfortable saloon designed to suit the needs of a
modern family.
Flat-screen TV/DVD Player and music system with CD/radio/MP3/UD features.
Additional sleeping for two on the convertible settee.
Spacious sundeck with permanent seating and fitted cool-box.
Lockable safe

The price includes:

  • The boat and equipment, crockery, cutlery and Linen
  • Cruising Instructions on departure day
  • Cruising documents, Canal Tolls, Technical assistance 7 days a week


The price does not include:

  • Consumables: charged at the end of your cruise @ 9.44-9.95€ (France), 12.50€ (Italy), 9.92€ (Germany), 9.26€ (Holland), 9.64€ (Belgium), 8.30€ (Ireland), £7.64 (England) per engine hour, subject to market prices;
  • Cruise damage waiver insurance: From 30€ per day
  • Security deposit: 2500€ if CDW is not taken, or 350€ if CDW is taken
  • Consumables deposit: Short break 150€; 5-6 nights 175€; 7-10 nights 275€; 11-14 nights 400€; 15 nights + 500€

Optional extras

Le Boat proposes a variety of bundles combining various extras: Prices available upon request

Payment schedule: 40% at the time of the reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

Magnifique boat plan

Boat plan for Magnifique

Testimonials for the Magnifique

Janet Finan. August 2016

 We hired a Magnifique, and rate it 9/10-always room for improvement!
The boat was as expecte (altho' not entirely pleased with Le Boat staff at Chatillon)( staff at Decize excellent)
The Magnifique was very well equipped. 2 refrigerators, nice quality kitchen items (except knives!), good bed linens. Abundant up top space.
Cruise region: Lateral Loire
Not as expected: Canal side villages were a disappointment. Little to walk around a see, let alone shop or dine.
The Waterways book shows places like Marseilles Aubigny and Fleury in bold print which suggests they may be special when in fact they are only a very small collection of houses with often not even a boulangerie, let alone a place of interest.
Places such as Charite sur Loire are at least a 30 minute or more walk away, if not biking, although very nice once there.
We did appreciate that the route was not crowded which may be our choice of week. Lock keepers pleasant and efficient. Nevers a nice town.
We are long time repeat customers of Hotels Afloat!
Service We rate 10/10 as usual
Prompt?:With minor exception, yes
We would appreciate more info about routes on the website. Perhaps previous traveler reports or possibility to communicate with those willing to discuss their experiences.
I think after 6 boat trips. we are really done, but I continue to recommend you to many!
It has been a great relationship Emma. I thank you for all of your help over the years and wish you continued success.
We would be willing to be contacted by prospective customers as we have been through Tripadvisor.
Fondly, Janet and Marty Finan, and Jill and John White

Kingsley Lewis. Yonne & Nivernais

Thank you for your assistance, it all went very well and the boat was very comfortable and provided everything we expected.

Patricia Jones, USA. May 2016

I'd rate the Magnifique 9/10
We cruised on the Midi canal and most appreciated the part without all the locks. Peaceful, really scenic countryside, and the villages got more charming and lovely.
We found Hotels Afloat via, plus surfing the net looking for self-driving boats
We rate you 9/10 Emma was fantastic.
We will book again with Hotels Afloat

William Peters: Lot cruise; June 2017

The cleanliness and reliability of the boat overall: 9/10
The cruise in the Lot was generally as expected:  One or two of the locks were a little trickier than expected
Scenic beauty and modest traffic
I found Hotels Afloat on the internet and rate you Excellent
Will book again, Yes

Rates and departures : Magnifique

Available in: Alsace, Aquitaine,  Brittany, Burgundy Canal, Burgundy Franche Comte, Charente, Lot, Loire Valley, Nivernais & Midi; Belgium, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy & Scotland

2020 Low 1 Low 2 Mid 1 High Mid 2 Low 3 CDW/day
Alsace from 2279 2979 3899 3919 3099 2199 30
Aquitaine from 2279 2979 3879 3919 3099 2199 30
Brittany from 2279 2979 3899 3919 3039 2119 30
Burgundy from 2359 3079 3899 3999 3099 2119 30
Charente from 2279 2979 3899 3919 3039 2119 30
Lot from 2399 3179 3839 4119 3459 2319 30
Midi & Camargue from 2379 3239 4059 4119 3459 2319 30
Nivernais Loire from 2279 2979 3779 3739 3039 2119 30
Belgium from 2579 359 4119 4419 2959 2319 34
England from 2419 3559 4019 4259 2899 2199 30
Germany from 2059 3139 4019 4059 2879 2119 32
Holland from 2399 3459 4319 4499 2899 2279 35
Ireland from 2119 3139 3719 3939 2679 2099 30
Italy from 2219 2999 3499 3559 2999 2019 31
Scotland from 2679 3359 4199 4599 2719 2139 30

All self-drive prices are per boat, per week and in Euro

Low 1: March 14 - April 24
Low 2: April 25 - May 22
Mid 1: May 23 - July 3
High: July 4 - August 21
Mid 2: August 22 - September 18
Low 3: September 20 - October 31

All prices are shown as a guide only: Le Boat reserve the right to increase or decrease rates, without notice.
Please contact our sales team for a quotation.

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