‘Bauhaus’ a solar electrically powered cruising houseboat 15.24m by 4.1m
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9JYE5BVZY Music extract by “Mr Simon and his Imaginary Friends”
What makes Bauhaus unique is the combination of the technologies listed below. A boat like Bauhaus or another made to your design but including the groundbreaking specifications used in Bauhaus can be built from £120,000.00.
25m² POLYCRYSTALLINE PHOTOVOLTAIC panels rated at 1.7kw (more details and how to get more from your own solar panels in technical info).
Electrically powered using the most efficient Lynch motor 10 horsepower also saving you 25% on the British Waterways licence (more details in technical info).
No gas, diesel or petrol on board! You cook and heat with the electricity the PV system generates.
Huge, 1.2 ton battery bank, cruising range ca. 40km (more details in technical info).
All steel flat bottom shell, built to the highest specifications 12/8/6/4mm (14 tons of steel) by a very well established boat builder in Britain (more details in technical info).
Unsurpassed multilayer composite Passiv Haus insulation using the surrounding water as an energy source (more details and you can insulate your boat better check out technical info and some of the articles in the press section).
Under-floor heating throughout and an Art Deco – Bauhaus style 1930’s solid burning stove.
Bauhaus is classified as category D-Inshore
Through its unique design and layout Bauhaus offers much more internal space than many Dutch barges or double width narrow boats of 15.24m overall length, but importantly has exactly the same if not better manoeuvrability then any other vessel of this size. The inside dimensions of the cabin is 3.66 by 14m, apart from three steps into the boat everything is on the same level. Bauhaus is divided into a very big lounge/kitchen, 25m², a bathroom, and two cabins 13m² and 7m². There is plenty of light from a skylight, a large fully glazed door and windows. Plenty can be seen during cruising, but you don’t get the ‘I am sitting in a fish tank feeling.’ The roof can be used as a seating area.
Bauhaus look rather like a house above water however, there is much more to bauhaus than meets the eye on every level. This vessel is named after the amazing German Arts and Crafts school which was closed down by the Nazi’s in 1933 and, yes and the Band. Bauhaus Barge is absolutely unique and the concept is based on the manifesto of the Bauhaus school, using basic forms to create objects which are primarily functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Bauhaus-Barge is utilitarian at its best whilst offering all comfort, having a lower environmental impact than comparable cruising barges, houseboats or indeed most flats or houses of this size.
Thanks for coming on this website and reading this far, if you have not read yet ‘was ist das’ I recommend you do. If you would like to have something built with all the features described but customized to your needs or make your own boat or indeed house more energy efficient get in touch using the contact form. However, I do not offer the free help and advice line.. I take a free lunch as a minimum fee.
A pv solar powered boat may be an option for you… Just think where and how often you are likely to cruise or how often you are going to stay onboard. Your dream eco boat does not have to look like a brick, but if you keep the design simple you can put the money you save into decent, well proven technology. Bauhaus type boats can be built with a higher capacity battery bank and a 3-5kw Panasonic HIT system from £120 thousand Pounds sterling. If you intend to do more and faster cruising you can make bauhaus a foot or so narrower and lighter and if you don’t cruise at all you can make bauhaus wider. If you don’t have a mooring and you are new to the boating business you should really do a few hours research on these matters before contacting me or your local boat builder. If you like to go for something like bauhaus and done your research I would love to meet you.
This showboat ‘bauhaus’ demonstrating since 2010 whats possible is not for sale and neither is the mooring. However, the bauhaus team would be assisting in finding a suitable mooring if a boat is commissioned.
DRAUGHT: With the current load/ballast at the lowest point centre stern 78cm, and between 48 to 53cm on bow and stern.
AIR DRAUGHT: With the current load/ballast the higest point is 2.18 to 2.23m in the center and 1.67 to 1.75m at a width of 4.04m the cabin is 14.40m long by 3.94m wide.
WEIGHT: 18 to 22 metric tons
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