coopsy 23.6.22 Naval Architect | mothershipmarine.com

Comfort, style, efficiency, value for money, family friendly, eco friendly and heaps of fun were all words used in the brief to Naval Architect Andy Dovell. We were looking for a boat that would be a real alternative to a beach house and something that could be used all year round.

Andy’s credentials as a Naval Architect are well known in the industry and include 5 America’s Cups, the design of over 50 prestigious yachts and cruisers including the stately Palm Beach.

Andy’s responses was a houseboat that in fact wasn’t a houseboat. She is sleek, sea-worthy and has very elegant lines. She has a top speed of over 10 knots and enough storage space to keep a sailing dinghy and 2 sea kayaks.

The MotherShip is driven by solar powered electric motors that are backed up by a diesel generator. It means motoring is quiet and inexpensive. A real win win situation.