Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : The new trailblazer among houseboats

The new trailblazer among houseboats

'The boat looks and performs like nothing else on the market.'    Getaway Concepts    Click Here to view large photo

Who says there’s nothing new under the sun?

Certainly not the builders of this radical new houseboat from Getaway Concepts, which extends both upwards and outwards in a bid to be fully trailable.

The story apparently started when the founders were asked to help a friend with building a houseboat – an old-style box on a flat-bottomed punt. While functional, it lacked the versatility and efficiency demanded of a new-age motorhome on water.

A new class of boat demanded a trailer rethink as well. -  Getaway Concepts  
The physical limitations of trailering have long caused headaches for designers. To build houseboats narrow enough to tow, they lacked stability. They were harsh riding because of the flat hull sections, and difficult to manoeuvre … not to mention downright ugly.

For all that, they’re hard to beat in terms of space.

The Getaway team decided to redesign the whole concept and the 28-foot Reflection XXVIII is the innovative result.

There’s a number of ways of altering beam width in trimaran designs – some tilt up, others pivot laterally, but the Getaway cleverly uses telescopic arms to extend the 2.5-metre trailing beam to 3.6 metres once on the water.

The conventional boat trailer was also given a once over to accommodate the hull, with room to spare for canoes, dinghies, even PWCs. It's equipped with four electric actuators to lift the boat from its transport mode then lower.

When on trailer it can double as a caravan -  Getaway Concepts   Click Here to view large photo

Upon the catamaran sponsons rests the living pod, which in turn has an extendable roof with tinted window surrounds (not just plastic clears). The hard top slides down at the press of a button and becomes completely concealed.

A single 50hp outboard is all that’s required to push the torpedo-like hulls to around 14 knots, though the production version is likely to get twins. Displacement is two tonnes and trailable weight 3.5 tonnes, so it’s a fair lump of boat.

Getaway Concepts is continuing to look outside the square with plans for solar-powered versions and self-renewing energy sources. As well as the houseboat version there’s been interest in the concept for fishing, diving and resort use.

A single Mercury 50 pushes the prototype to 14 knots. -  Getaway Concepts   Click Here to view large photo

Getaway Concepts website




by Mark Rothfield

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84735

2:32 AM Wed 15 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News





Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,




















































Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   
Powerful Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series revealed   
Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history *Feature   
Swan celebrates sales success *Feature   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon   
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science   
Stealth i14 out of China   
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways   
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT