Motor Cruising on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal

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West Highland Sailing’s fleet of motor cruisers can be hired per week, and mid-week or weekend short breaks are available except in July and August. The biggest cruisers can sleep up to ten people.

All our boats are very well equipped. Most have CD and radio, and a DVD player is available on the Magnifique.

The comprehensive safety equipment inventories include buoyancy aids for each crew member, anchor and chain, lifebelt, maps and general cruising information.

As much tuition as is required by the novice sailor is provided. A non-refundable damage waiver of £60 is charged (£90-£175 for Le boat Cruisers). Fuel deposits range from £40 for yachts to £220 for the largest cruiser. From 2018 a Canal Fee of between £8 and £10 per night will also be chargeable.

Hire period starts in the afternoon and finishes in the morning. There are no time constraints for locks if you plan to head West on your first day, as you have the whole length of Loch Lochy, with pontoon berths at Letterfinlay and Gairlochy.

Please scroll down for detailed information on all the individual boat types in our Caledonian Canal motor cruiser fleet, or select below to bring up a short list based on boat size and the number of people in your party:

Sleeps up to eight Sleeps up to six Ideal boats for four people Great boats for couples

(If you already know the boat you are interested in then use these links):
Magnifique Elegance Classique Horizon Royal Star Braemore Crusader Curlew Teal Clipper Caprice Countess Consul Mountain Star Cygnet Kingfisher Capri

LeBoat Magnifique

Our biggest, newest and most luxurious cruiser

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  • Dual steering positions from raised sundeck or saloon
  • Saloon with sliding sunroof and adjoining split-level kitchen
  • Top deck dining area
  • Spacious and gracious living area
  • DVD player
  • Bow Thruster
  • 4 doubles in four cabins + 2 saloon berths; 3 toilets, 3 showers
  • Central Heating and Cabin Air Cooling
  • High level sundeck
  • Stairs to upper sundeck and sliding door for deck access
  • Shorepower

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

Magnifique Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1805
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £2355
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £3135
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1905
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1555

Collision waiver £20/day. Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

    

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LeBoat Elegance

Another big, luxurious cruiser that sleeps 6 in 3 cabins

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  • Dual steering positions from raised sundeck or saloon
  • Saloon with sliding sunroof and adjoining split-level kitchen
  • Rear Deck with Patio Doors
  • Spacious and gracious living area
  • DVD player
  • Bow Thruster
  • 1 double + 4 or 5 singles in 3 cabins; 3 toilets, 3 showers
  • Central Heating and Cabin Air Cooling
  • Top level sundeck
  • Stairs from rear deck to upper sundeck
  • Shorepower

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

Elegance Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1420
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1985
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £2505
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1645
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1270

Collision waiver £20/day. Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

 

 

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LeBoat Classique

 Sleeps up to eight in four cabins, with twin toilets and showers

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  • Dual steering positions from raised sundeck or saloon
  • Saloon with sliding sunroof
  • Split-level galley
  • Sliding door for deck access
  • Spacious and gracious living area
  • High level sundeck
  • Stairs to upper sundeck
  • 3 doubles and 2 singles or 1 double and 6 singles in four cabins
  • Two toilets
  • Two showers

 

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

 

 

Classique Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1370
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1795
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £2385
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1495
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1185

Collision waiver £20/day. Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

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LeBoat Horizon

Hi-spec boat designed with couples and small families in mind

 

  • Large forward stateroom
  • Roomy top-level ‘Fundeck’
  • Roomy and comfortable interior
  • Generous headroom throughout
  • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area
  • 360° view from the saloon
  • Additional compact 2-berth cabin
  • Highly specified gallery with full equipment
  • Boat on 1 single floor in the saloon/kitchen
  • Bow thruster for easier handling
  • Cabin Air Cooling and USB port

Start/Finish days:

7 nights  Sat-Sat      7 nights  Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Sat – Tues       4 nights Tues – Sat

Horizon Price Guide 2018
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £poa
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £poa
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £poa
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £poa
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £poa

Collision waiver £20/day. Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

    

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Royal Star

An elegant and classic design for this wonderful cruiser with double steering position


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Royal Star - Accommodation Layout

 

  • 8 berths (6+2) in 3 cabins + saloon
  • Rear cabin with double bed
  • Second rear cabin with two single bunk beds.
  • One forward cabin with island double bed
  • Spacious central saloon with settee converting into double bed
  • Second steering position and sliding door for access to the outside decks
  • 2 showers, toilets and washbasins

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri-Fri 7 nights Mon-Mon

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 4 nights Mon – Fri

 

Royal Star Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £895
1 Apr – 14 Apr £1149
15 Apr – 21 Apr £1125
22 Apr – 5 May £1105
6 May – 26 May £1189
27 May – 2 Jun £1475
3 Jun – 23 Jun £1435
24 Jun – 21 Jul £1465
22 Jul – 25 Aug £1695
26 Aug – 1 Sep £1569
2 Sep – 22 Sep £1285
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £975
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £1209

 

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Braemore

The Braemore offers excellent comfort, space, ease of handling and value  for money. Her versatile layout makes her very popular with families.

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  • Dual steering positions from raised sundeck or spacious saloon
  • Open-plan galley
  • Warm air heating
  • Sliding door for deck access from saloon
  • Versatile accommodation – 4 singles & 1 double or 2 singles & 2 doubles or 3 doubles in 2 cabins & saloon.
  • En-suite rear master cabin
  • 2 showers, toilets and washbasins
  • Easy handling qualities

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Tues – Sat

Braemore Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £725
1 Apr – 14 Apr £899
15 Apr – 21 Apr £849
22 Apr – 5 May £825
6 May – 26 May £945
27 May – 2 Jun £1269
3 Jun – 23 Jun £1089
24 Jun – 21 Jul £1185
22 Jul – 25 Aug £1467
26 Aug – 1 Sep £1355
2 Sep – 22 Sep £1045
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £745
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £975

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LeBoat Crusader

A smart cruiser offering excellent accommodation for six people

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  • 3 seperate cabins all with ensuite facilities
  • 1 Forward cabin with 2 singles
  • 2 Aft cabins, each with 2 singles or 1 double.
  • Saloon with steering position
  • Separate galley on lower level
  • Large upper sun deck
  • Second steering position on the sundeck
 

 

Collision waiver £16/day.

Prices shown are guide prices only.

LeBoat operate dynamic pricing –

contact us to arrange the best price.

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

Crusader Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1180
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1680
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £2080
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1370
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1055

 

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Curlew

The Curlew offers excellent comfort, space, ease of handling and value for money. Her versatile layout makes her very popular with families.

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  • 1 Double and 2 singles, or 2 doubles in 2 cabins plus a small double in the saloon. Sleeps 4 +2
  • En- suite rear master cabin
  • Open-plan galley
  • Sliding door for deck access from saloon
  • Two toilets and two showers
  • Stereo /CD player
  • Warm air heating
  • Easy handling qualities
  • Dual steering position from sundeck or saloon

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

 

Curlew Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £765
1 Apr – 14 Apr £949
15 Apr – 21 Apr £895
22 Apr – 5 May £869
6 May – 26 May £995
27 May – 2 Jun £1335
3 Jun – 23 Jun £1149
24 Jun – 21 Jul £1249
22 Jul – 25 Aug £1555
26 Aug – 1 Sep £1425
2 Sep – 22 Sep £1099
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £785
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £1025

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Teal

An older craft offering a superb mix of value and comfort, ideal for families

Teal

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Teal - accommodation layout

  • 2 singles & 2 doubles or 3 doubles in 2 cabins & saloon. 2 toilets, 2 showers
  • Comfortable large saloon with picture windows
  • Large rear deck accessed by patio doors
  • Mid cabin with a small double and ensuite
  • Front cabin can be two singles or a double as required
  • Second toilet and shower.
  • Warm air heating

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri      7 nights Sat-Sat
7 nights Mon-Mon     7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon      3 nights Sat – Tues
4 nights Mon – Fri      4 nights Tues – Sat

 

Teal Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £599
1 Apr – 14 Apr £709
15 Apr – 21 Apr £659
22 Apr – 5 May £615
6 May – 26 May £765
27 May – 2 Jun £945
3 Jun – 23 Jun £859
24 Jun – 21 Jul £935
22 Jul – 25 Aug £1115
26 Aug – 1 Sep £1045
2 Sep – 22 Sep £845
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £629
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £779

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LeBoat Clipper

The Clipper can accomodate six and is sumptuously spacious for four with two separate large cabins each with en suite toilet/shower

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  • Front cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and shower
  • Rear cabin has two single beds convertible to a double and en suite toilet and shower
  • Generous saloon area with steering position
  • Rear sun deck with second steering position
  • Galley on lower level.
  • DVD player, radio and CD player

Collision waiver £16 per day.

Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

 

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

Clipper Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1110
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1570
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £2110
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1300
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1055

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LeBoat Caprice

A modern boat, with a light and airy interior, ample headroom and features normally associated with larger boats. Sleeps 4+2.

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  • Forward cabin with two single beds
  • One central cabin with two single beds
  • Large rear saloon with steering position and settee that converts into a double bed
  • Two showers, toilets and washbasins
  • Spacious sundeck with steering position, seating and access to the saloon
  • Full width bathing platform at rear

Collision waiver £16 per day.

Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

Caprice Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £1055
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1465
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £2005
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1235
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £1005

 

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LeBoat Countess

Stylish and spacious boat with rear sundeck

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  • Forward cabin with two single beds and adjacent shower and toilet
  • Double cabin at rear with en suite shower and toilet
  • Roomy central saloon with convertible double settee bed
  • Two steering positions, one inside and one outside
  • Rear sundeck with second steering position
  • Full width bathing platform at rear

Collision waiver £16 per day.

Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Sat – Sat 7 nights Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Sat – Tues 3 nights Tues – Sat

Countess Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £945
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1325
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £1795
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1110
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £900

 

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LeBoat Consul

A stylish and practical design, ideal for a family or two couples

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Consul - accommodation layout

  • Large rear cabin with double bed and en-suite toilet and shower
  • Front cabin with two singles or one double bed
  • Spacious central saloon with steering position
  • Radio / CD Player
  • Two steering positions, one inside and one outside
  • Sun deck with second steering position and seating
  • Shower and toilet compartment at the front

 

Collision   damage waiver £14  per day.

Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Mon-Mon

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Mon – Fri

 

Consul Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £920
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £1305
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £1755
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £1080
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £880

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LeBoat Mountain Star

Modern design with large central saloon – sleeps 4+1

Mountain Star

Mountain Star - accommodation layout

  • Two forward cabins, one with double bed and the other with two single bunk beds
  • Saloon table convertible into a single bed
  • Shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Spacious central saloon with steering position
  • Airy steering station – side door opens for fresh air whilst you’re at the helm!
  • Radio / CD Player
  • Rear sundeck 

Collision waiver £20/day.

Prices shown are guide prices only. LeBoat operate dynamic pricing – contact us to arrange the best price.

 

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Sat – Sat 7 nights Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Sat – Tues 3 nights Tues – Sat

Mountain Star Price Guide 2016
Low Season 19 Mar – 29 April from £670
Mid Season 20 April – 8 July from £945
High Season 09 July – 26 Aug from £1295
Mid Season 27 Aug – 23 Sept from £780
Low Season 24 Sept – 31 Oct from £635

 

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Kingfisher

The Kingfisher is a very versatile small cruiser suitable for up to four people

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  • Double berth under wheelhouse plus two singles or a double in saloon
  • Spacious saloon & galley with dinette
  • Raised wheelhouse with good visibility and seating for helmsman and crew.
  • Toilet, shower and wash-basin compartment
  • Hydraulic Drive
  • Great value for money

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

 

Kingfisher Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £529
1 Apr – 14 Apr £645
15 Apr – 21 Apr £625
22 Apr – 5 May £585
6 May – 26 May £695
27 May – 2 Jun £839
3 Jun – 23 Jun £819
24 Jun – 21 Jul £839
22 Jul – 25 Aug £909
26 Aug – 1 Sep £819
2 Sep – 22 Sep £775
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £559
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £695

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Cygnet

The Cygnet is a very affordable compact cruiser, ideal for couples or smaller families. Sleeps up to four.

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Cygnet - accommodation layout

 

  • 2 singles & 1 double – sleeps a maximum of four
  • Separate saloon & galley with dinette
  • Patio doors to large rear deck
  • Central toilet/shower compartment
  • Warm air heating
  • Great value for money

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri – Fri 7 nights Sat-Sat 7 nights Mon-Mon 7days Tues-Tues

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 3 nights Sat – Tues 4 nights Mon – Fri 4 nights Tues – Sat

 

Cygnet Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £569
1 Apr – 14 Apr £665
15 Apr – 21 Apr £639
22 Apr – 5 May £589
6 May – 26 May £715
27 May – 2 Jun £869
3 Jun – 23 Jun £829
24 Jun – 21 Jul £875
22 Jul – 25 Aug £929
26 Aug – 1 Sep £825
2 Sep – 22 Sep £769
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £575
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £695

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Capri

The Capri is a chic compact cruiser, ideal for a couple or three people

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Capri - accommodation layout

 

  • Forward cabin with large double bed
  • Saloon with dining table which is convertible into single bed
  • Raised exterior steering position with opening roof
  • Large rear deck with seating
  • Shower / WC
  • Ideal boat for couples

 

Start/Finish days:

7 nights Fri-Fri 7 nights Mon-Mon

Short break options :

3 nights Fri – Mon 4 nights Mon – Fri

Capri Prices 2017
27 Mar – 31 Mar £529
1 Apr – 14 Apr £645
15 Apr – 21 Apr £625
22 Apr – 5 May £585
6 May – 26 May £695
27 May – 2 Jun £839
3 Jun – 23 Jun £819
24 Jun – 21 Jul £839
22 Jul – 25 Aug £909
26 Aug – 1 Sep £819
2 Sep – 22 Sep £775
   23 Sep – 20 Oct £559
21 Oct – 28 Oct   £789

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