CRUISING HOME - "EXPLORER" - Living & Travel Yacht

This ship is a completely new development of our yacht architect Olivier van Meer. The aim was to create a new type of ship. We have combined the hull shape of a fast moving displacement yacht with the living qualities of a real house.  Another novelty is the shape and dimensions of the ship. The hull width, height and draught have been optimised so that you can sail all inland waters of Europe with this ship, including Berlin and French canals.


Also the interior will pleasantly surprise you: Due to our "split-level construction", living comfortably takes place on 3 levels. If you enter the ship from behind, you will find the kitchen on port side. All rooms are flooded with light and offer the perfect panoramic view. A staircase leads you to the living gallery. Here you have enough free space to put up your own furniture and to furnish the ship yourself. A staircase in the salon leads you below deck, to the bedrooms and sanitary rooms. The large, light-flooded panoramic windows open up the view over the water. 

Another novelty is a new, ergonomically designed steering position in the interior. When the weather is good, a fresh breeze blows in during the voyage. In bad weather, you steer safely and comfortably behind the double-glazed windscreen with windscreen wipers that guarantee a good view.

A residential and touring ship for all inland areas and situations


Climate change will have a decisive influence on the navigability of inland waterways in the coming years. The experience of recent years with falling water levels due to long periods of heat, was a challenge for the team of Olivier van Meer to meet exactly these changes in a professional and innovative way. 


Unbeatable advantages of the new Explorer


  • With the new CRUISING HOME - Explorer a residential and cruising ship has been created with which you can travel safely even in low water. A special shaft tunnel provides optimal protection for the propeller.

  • On request we install an air conditioning system.

  • On the roof you can optionally install solar panels and store the energy in a power storage.

  • Low headroom.

Decide for yourself how your rooms will be divided and what the interior design should look like on your "Explorer".

2-3 room houseboat


  •     Living room with open kitchen and dining area (fireplace)

  •     1 bedroom

  •     1 bathroom

  •     1 side room for office, guests or sauna

You can have your CRUISING HOME Explorer built with the following features:

  • 12.50 meters x 4.50 meters > 35 sqm

  • 15.00 meters x 4.50 meters > 65 sqm

  • Hull and superstructure in steel (weight approx. 40 t)

  • Living space: 65 sqm on three levels

  • Living space: balconies incl. over 100 sqm

  • freeboard height: 1,5 meter

  • CE Category - C

Cruising Home Explorer Außen
Cruising Home Explorer Esszimmer
Cruising Home Explorer Wohnzimmer
Cruising Home Explorer Wohnbereich

Explorer XT - 14.5 meters


This extended version is currently under construction and can be seen on Lake Lucerne in 2021. Discover the innovative features of the new Explorer XT.


Features of the new modular design:

  • Extended outdoor lounge by 2 meters (12.5 plus 2m - 14.5 m)

  • Integrated sun protection awning

  • Hydraulic bathing platform

  • Integrated lift for a RIB tender


On request, we can also equip your CRUISING HOME in a self-sufficient version

  • Quiet and powerful generator for independent power supply

  • Biological sewage treatment plant

  • Watermaker for fresh or salt water

  • Solar panels with Powerwall electricity storage


We would be happy to advise you personally.



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