Most motor- and houseboats are equipped with diesel engines. But not Elfsteden Vaarvakanties Friesland‘s rental fleet. Endorsing the need for the transition to a ‘circular economy’, the Frisian company has decided to renew their diesel houseboats with a new luxury outlook and modern techniques based on sustainable materials and energy.
Elfsteden Vaarvakanties Friesland rents out houseboats with low height, width and depth, allowing tourists to navigate the world-famous Elfstedentocht: a 200 km long circular route along canals, rivers and lakes visiting the eleven historic Frisian towns, with picturesque bridges and scenic views.
Recently the first few of eleven outdated diesel houseboats have been completely modernised and equipped with electric propulsion and engines. Depending on the vessel’s length, a number of MG Lithium-Ion HE Battery Modules are being installed, to store the green energy supplied by the solar panels on deck. A Fischer Panda generator is used as a backup supply.
The houseboats vary in size, accommodating 2 to 10 persons, and offer sustainable luxury on board. All equipment runs on 220 V, including a smart tv with wifi, radio, coffee maker, ceramic cooking and a combi oven. Water is heated by a boiler, walls and windows are insulated and an air heater guarantees a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
Comfort and luxury, combined with silent cruising for hours at a time will allow guests to enjoy the most of Frisian nature, peace and quiet. Recharge your inner battery during a holiday powered by the sun.