Bring the right tech on board –
Long-term solutions for your comfort
The technical solutions we offer you are as individual as your Cruising Home itself. Whether in the drive, waste water system, drinking water treatment or electricity supply – your plans and needs define what tech your houseboat needs and how sustainable and self-sufficient the fittings need to be.
Your CRUISING HOME is driven by a rigid-shaft turbo-diesel engine. Depending on the model, we recommend marine engines by John Deere Marine, Nanni Energy in Blue or Volvo. These manufacturers provide reliable, low-maintenance, fuel-efficient engines and have a broad service network.
Steering and anchors
In order for you to be able to comfortably and safely manoeuvre your houseboat by joystick when in harbour and steer through locks without difficulty, we can fit it with an optional bow thruster. Here, you can choose between electrical and hydraulic technology – we are happy to advise you. If you have reached your berth, just press a button – and the spud poles will anchor your vessel.
Biological waste water system
The waste water system on board offers you the same comfort as on land. You flush the toilet – and that’s it. With a fully biological treatment system, environmentally hazardous chlorine and other chemicals are not used. You are also completely independent of pump-out stations and the costs associated with them.
Drinking water treatment
To be self-sufficient regarding water, a watermaker can be installed to make drinking water from fresh water from lakes and rivers.
Your CRUISING HOME is fitted as standard with a large battery pack, supplied with on-board and shore power. Would you prefer to be self-sufficient? We can install supplementary lithium ion batteries together with a solar panel on the upper deck. To be completely independent, an diesel generator is recommended
Oil or electrical heating ensure your CRUISING HOME remains at a pleasant temperature. The oil heaters from Kabola work using a more efficient, soot-free blue burner technology (TÜV-certified combustion: soot level 0.0) and can run underfloor heating or radiators. Alternatively, we can fit your houseboat with electrical infrared heating. Radiant heat is thought particularly pleasant. In addition, because of the low dust turbulence it causes, this heating is advantageous for those with allergies and asthmatics. A further plus: heat radiation on floors, walls, ceilings and furniture effectively prevents mould growth. There is also the option of having a further heat source in the form of an open fireplace – in addition to your oil or electric heating.
On the water, ships heat up particularly quickly in warm weather. With the selfcontained airconditioning untis of Webasto you keep your Cruising Home cool during the hot summer days and on chilly days you can even use the Webasto selfcontained airconditioning units as an heater.
With the introduction of the environmentally friendly Shipsonic ultrasound system lifting your Cruising Home and re-paint with costly anti-fouling paint every three years is now a thing of the past. The system uses ultrasound emitters attached to the steel hull from the inside that pulse out ultrasound waves that are entirely harmless for people and animals. This makes the hull of your houseboat an unattractive habitat for filamentous algae. This means, in its turn, that mussels and barnacles will not stick on your hull. The result: the underwater hull, outlets, rudder and propeller have long-term protection against fouling, thereby lowering your overall operating costs.
Do you want to bring your e-bike along with you? With the telescopic loading crane, you can easily and securely stow heavy or cumbersome items in the forepeak.