The Houseyacht is a new livable watercraft that combines houseboat, luxury yacht, and luxury home features to meet the growing demand for livable watercraft. Founders Hayri Dayi and Emin Gunal noticed a surge in demand during and after the 2020 health crisis, but traditional houseboats and catamarans lacked the desired features for discerning customers. The Houseyacht offers a unique and luxurious solution for those seeking a more affordable floating home option.
Dayi and Gunal developed the luxury Houseyacht, a livable watercraft that can function as a floating home or yacht, offering increased volume, efficiency, and stability. It can be sustainable by adding electric propulsion.
The Houseyacht offers a variety of sizes and configurations, including dinghy, day-tripper, floating RV, and waterfront condo. These seaworthy models are made from marine-grade aluminum with premium finishes, making them suitable for lakes and canals, as well as extended cruises. The Reina lineup includes 26-, 34-, 44-, and 60-foot vessels in single and two-story configurations, with different passenger capacities. The Houseyachts feature high-quality furniture, appliances, and smart home technology. Power comes from twin Mercury latest-gen outboards, certified by the CARB for Ultra Low Emissions rating and extended longevity.
The Reina Boats' first live-aboard Houseyacht, the Reina Live 44DR, will debut at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This luxurious vessel has a passenger capacity of 12 and a sleeping capacity of seven, with a two-story configuration. It features a full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. The Reina Live is ideal for families with children, as it has bunk beds and a main bedroom with a chic wardrobe and vanity corner. The propulsion system could also be customized to include solar packages and electric motors, reducing the carbon footprint of seafarers.
The Reina Live 44DR offers 448 square feet (41.5 square meters) of living space, including a compact U-shaped kitchen for quick meals. The second level features an entertaining area with an L-shaped sofa, outdoor dining, and an oversize lounger. The outdoor mini-kitchen includes a barbecue and a small sink. The yacht's smart home features and premium materials make it feel like a condo, yet its 12-knot maximum speed makes it an impressive choice for those seeking a luxurious watercraft experience.
Reina highlights luxury yachts as a lifestyle option, but the Houseyacht line's price remains unknown, but it's likely to be expensive. As long as you can afford it, it's a viable option.