Building a Houseboat in Switzerland
by Theo Muller
European Houseboats - building a house boat in Switerland
I am about to build a real houseboat wonder, the real traveler houseboat with lots of comfort, space, and with great autonomy. Reply - Answer
The vessel is 14.99m long and 4.8m (mit Scheuerbalken 5m) wide and 3.3m high, over water 2.6m, and also good for Midi Canal in France.
There are 2 inboards (most economical ones) with ~85 HP each.
1 Guestroom with shower and WC.
1 Bedroom with shower and WC.
Kitchen 6,5m long living no wishes open,incl. Washing machine, and Eating corner.
A big Saloon (4.6m x 5,5m) with 2 roof windows, 140cm wide and 220cm long each. On the side we have 9 windows 120cm x 90cm high, all fully isolated glass.
The houseboat is well suited for winter living too.
We have 3500L fresh water, 3500L Heating oil, 1200L Diesel oil, 2 x 1000L gray water tanks, 2 x 300L WC tanks.
The boat is certified in class C = 3 miles into coastal waters.
Specs and drawings are ready and we plan to begin building in 2009.
We build in Stettin with a small wharf which is quite low cost.
Our aim is to launch a low cost houseboat with great living and traveling comforts. Whoever would like to part at the same time and build one unit will surely profit from this newcomer. They will run under the name of "Creation"
Best regards, Theo Muller, Switzerland
Well Theo, congratulations on the decision to build a houseboat. Sounds like quite the vessel that you have planned. Should have great autonomy for long distance cruising.
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