In recent years, house boat recreational units have been gaining more and more popularity.
They are units of various sizes, although we consider the vast majority to be small and light. Sometimes it’s more a house, and sometimes more a boat. The common feature is to ensure the comfort of living as in a house with the possibility of moving this unit by water. Such units can be observed most often in inland navigation.
We decided to deal with this topic in our office as part of R&D in cooperation with Palasz Marine Projekt design office ( www.palasz-marine.pl ) which gives capacity in hull structure, outfitting, interiors and HVAC.
We assumed for the beginning that we will prepare a project that can be used in coastal shipping. The second important assumption was the maximum use of renewable energy sources to supply the unit, that is, according to trends, the largest possible reduction of harmful gas emissions. The third assumption was to design the hull in such a way that it was light and at the same time simple to build.
Despite the small size of the vessel, we used a whole set of computational methods and software available in our office for its design.
Software used for design is mainly Rhinoceross, Maxsurf, Femap and 3DBeam.