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The Le Boat Magnifique is "Comfort" category

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 confortable 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: 26€ per day
  • Security deposit: 2500€ if no CDW taken, or 350€ if CDW taken
  • Consumables deposit: 150€ short break; 250€ 1 week; 350€ 8 days +


Optional extras

2018 All-inclusive pack, for cruises of one-week only: 600€ (France); 630€ (Germany); 650€ (Holland)
Includes 30 hours of fuel, Cruise Damage Waiver insurance, cleaning & 1 bike

Payment schedule: 35% at time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

Magnifique boat plan

Boat plan for Magnifique

Routes for the Magnifique

Click for more information about the possible routes & destinations with the Magnifique

Aquitaine Alsace Brittany Burgundy canal Burgundy, Franch-Comte, Vosges The Camargue Nivernais & Loire Valley Charente The River Lot The Canal du Midi Germany Holland Italy England Belguim Ireland Scotland

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

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

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.

Rates and departures : Magnifique

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

2019 Low 1 Low 2 Mid 1 High Mid 2 Low 3 CDW/day
Alsace from 2049 2699 3649 3499 3299 2149 26
Aquitaine from 1949 2549 3599 3599 3199 2049 26
Brittany from 1799 2399 3649 3449 3249 2149 26
Burgundy from 1949 2449 3349 3449 3249 2149 26
Charente from 1949 2699 3599 3749 3190 2149 26
Lot from 2049 2699 3799 3849 3299 2199 26
Midi & Camargue from 1899 2699 3549 3799 3349 2249 26
Nivernais Loire from 1949 2549 3399 3549 3349 2149 26
Belgium from 2249 2949 3699 4349 2999 2199 30
England from 2399 3049 4399 4099 3249 2299 26
Germany from 1799 2899 3499 3849 2699 2149 28
Holland from 1850 3290 3945 4105 2710 2150 31
Ireland from 1799 2549 3449 3849 2749 2099 26
Italy from 1990 2880 3400 3415 2775 2055 27
Scotland from 2649 2899 4049 4349 2849 2149 26

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

Low 1: 16 March - 26 April
Low 2: 27 April - 24 May
Mid 1: 25 May - 5 July
High: 6 July - 23 August
Mid 2: 24 August - 20 September
Low 3: 21 September - 25 October

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

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Enquiry & availability

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After you have submitted your enquiry form, if you do not receive a reply by email within the next 24 hours then please call Emma +33 614 250 200 or email