Sustainable houseboats: discover the beauty of nature without polluting it!

Ahoy! Would you like to know how relaxing a day on the water can start? Imagine yourself standing on the bow terrace of your houseboat, the morning mist conjuring magical shapes on the shiny water surface in front of you and the first rays of sun drawing fine golden lines on the moss-green water. A coffee mug warms your hands and and fish pass by under your feet. At the same time your houseboat INDIE is whisper quiet. Because the solar panels and the fuel cell charge their batteries silently, and without emissions that pollute nature.

We are fully connected to nature. That is why our houseboat integrates into its environment without disturbing it. Neither do the operating noises drive away the fauna you want to observe, nor leave traces that would pollute the flora.

During the construction of the INDIE (certified according to design category C/D), we were guided by the desire to create something new. Something that helps preserve the beauty of this world for our children and grandchildren. The internationally patented Solar Railings© of our houseboats make it possible to sail across Europe on pure electric power without having to refuel every two days. The large area of solar panels makes it possible to obtain enough energy from sunlight for propulsion and comfortable living on board. If the sun is not enough to ensure progress, a fuel cell is ready to take over the charging of the accumulators. 

Our European nature is only so beautifully green because it rains enough. Unfortunately, the rain also minimizes the effect of the solar panels, so that an energy source must be available even for days without enough sun. Therefore, on the houseboat you have other innovative ways to generate energy:

  • In flowing waters at anchor, the ship’s propellers driven by the flowing water can be used to generate energy
  • In addition, an optional hydroelectric power plant can be lowered into the water in the center of the stern
  • A methane-based fuel cell is also available. This can be used day and night to charge the batteries. The power of the fuel cell is sufficient to ensure driving operation at all times even without solar radiation

Water is not only the medium on which we want to live and travel, but it is also an indispensable elixir of life. So that we don’t have to constantly call at a port to fill up on drinking water, we have come up with a system that turns any river or lake water into drinking water of the purest form. So pure, in fact, that it complies with the strictest food law in the world: the German Drinking Water Ordinance.

Certified by German authorities, the system even filters heavy metals and other polluting substances from the water to guarantee you fresh, clean drinking water at all times. Optionally, this system can also be designed for brackish and salt water.

What would all our efforts be worth if we couldn’t also dispose of our wastewater in an appropriately environmentally friendly manner? That’s why our houseboats are equipped with a marine sewage treatment plant – also certified by German authorities.

The onboard sewage treatment plant purifies the wastewater under specified conditions. The purified water is thus let off the boat in fresh water quality. To support this process, you will not find typical ship toilets on our ships, but modern porcelain toilets with direct odor extraction and bidet function.

  • No exhaust fumes due to purely electric drive
  • No vibrations that could drive away living creatures from the underwater world
  • No environmental damage from brackish water, thanks to the boat’s own sewage treatment plant

We are fully connected to nature. That is why our houseboat integrates into its environment without disturbing it. Neither do the operating noises drive away the fauna you want to observe, nor leave traces that would pollute the flora.

During the construction of the INDIE (certified according to design category C/D), we were guided by the desire to create something new. Something that helps preserve the beauty of this world for our children and grandchildren. The internationally patented Solar Railings© of our houseboats make it possible to sail across Europe on pure electric power without having to refuel every two days. The large area of solar panels makes it possible to obtain enough energy from sunlight for propulsion and comfortable living on board. If the sun is not enough to ensure progress, a fuel cell is ready to take over the charging of the accumulators. 

Our European nature is only so beautifully green because it rains enough. Unfortunately, the rain also minimizes the effect of the solar panels, so that an energy source must be available even for days without enough sun. Therefore, on the houseboat you have other innovative ways to generate energy:

  • In flowing waters at anchor, the ship’s propellers driven by the flowing water can be used to generate energy
  • In addition, an optional hydroelectric power plant can be lowered into the water in the center of the stern
  • A methane-based fuel cell is also available. This can be used day and night to charge the batteries. The power of the fuel cell is sufficient to ensure driving operation at all times even without solar radiation

Water is not only the medium on which we want to live and travel, but it is also an indispensable elixir of life. So that we don’t have to constantly call at a port to fill up on drinking water, we have come up with a system that turns any river or lake water into drinking water of the purest form. So pure, in fact, that it complies with the strictest food law in the world: the German Drinking Water Ordinance.

Certified by German authorities, the system even filters heavy metals and other polluting substances from the water to guarantee you fresh, clean drinking water at all times. Optionally, this system can also be designed for brackish and salt water.

What would all our efforts be worth if we couldn’t also dispose of our wastewater in an appropriately environmentally friendly manner? That’s why our houseboats are equipped with a marine sewage treatment plant – also certified by German authorities.

The onboard sewage treatment plant purifies the wastewater under specified conditions. The purified water is thus let off the boat in fresh water quality. To support this process, you will not find typical ship toilets on our ships, but modern porcelain toilets with direct odor extraction and bidet function.

  • No exhaust fumes due to purely electric drive
  • No vibrations that could drive away living creatures from the underwater world
  • No environmental damage from brackish water, thanks to the boat’s own sewage treatment plant

Contact

If you want to arrange for a meeting or if you just want to ask a question, contact us via email or call us.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone

+49 171 811 9600

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Location

Obergasse 18a
61250 Usingen