Scientifically designed fibreglass houseboats
Samudra Shipyard has been building boats for more than three decades.
Currently, true to its penchant for innovation, it is replacing wood
with fibreglass while making luxury houseboats. These scientifically
designed and tested holiday cruise boats have become a benchmark in modern-day
boat building. The luxurious furnished houseboat gracing the backwaters is the
hottest thing to happen to tourism in India. This exotic barge meant for leisure
cruises comes with 2 and 3 attached bedrooms, modern Bio toilets, a snug living room,
an open lounge and a kitchen. More than a house built to float on water,
it can actually be a cruise boat or a floating restaurant.
Age-old tradition. New-age technology
Samudra Shipyard has opened fresher insights into the making of a modern houseboat.
Earlier in the Kettuvallam, the hull used to bear all the weight. But with the most
notable addition of the superstructure, the problem of stability has come up. Safety
too has been another problem all through. Samudra's pioneering introduction of scientific
design into its new-age fibreglass houseboat tackles all these issues comprehensively.
These Boats are built as per Inland Vessel Act 2010.
The making of a flawless houseboat
Running on an inboard diesel engine, Samudra's fibreglass houseboat is the result of extensive R&D.
The hull was put through a tank-testing facility at the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Chennai,
the only such facility in India, the final product confirms to the test results.
The best brains in India worked behind the creation of Composite Houseboat. The project was undertaken
jointly with the Advanced Composites Division of the Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council
(TIFAC), New Delhi. TIFAC is a division under the Department of Science and Technology, forecasting
future technological requirements for all sectors. TIFAC's Advanced Composites Division, was headed
by Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, former President of India.
The Hull of the houseboat, designed at IIT Chennai, is made by virtually eliminating wood.
Making it maintenance-free and eco-friendly. Space-age technology, like the one employed
in the making of the fuselage of Boeing aircraft (vacuum bagging), is pressed into use.
The Industrial Design Centre, a wing of IIT Mumbai, designs the entire fiberglass superstructure.
IIT Kharagpur and the Department of Tourism Kerala are also part of the project along with Samudra.
Samudra Composite House Boats offer trouble free service in kerala , Karnataka & Dubai