The electric motors are modern 3-phase AC permanent magnet motors. Due to their high thrust, they facilitate the manoeuvrability, which is a huge advantage in the harbour.
The houseboat was built in 2017, a river catamaran with a length of 19.8 meters, a width of 5.05 meters and a weight of 38 tons.
The hull speed of the modern boat is 10.8 knots. However, the houseboat travels only short distances on canals and rivers at a maximum speed of 5 - 6 km/h.
The electric motors operate two 4-blade 23" x 16" propellers.
The energy supply is provided by a battery bank consisting of 24 Gel 2 Volt battery cells (nominal voltage 2 V, charge end voltage: 2.4 V) with a nominal capacity of 880 Ah.
Besides two Fischer Panda electric motors, the houseboat is equipped with a Fischer Panda battery charging generator. This AGT (Advanced Generator Technology) generator can charge the battery bank directly. The generator is housed inside a soundproof capsule.
In addition, the power supply is supported by solar power (4500 Wp).
A combi inverter converts 48 V DC power from the battery bank to 230 V AC for the electrical consumers (stove with induction plates, refrigerator, TV, etc.) on board.