The seminar ship is a passenger ship (200 pers.), which can run on any European inland waterways. Because of the construction, it is ideal for a variety of events, particularly seminars. There are innovative technical solutions which emphasize the uniqueness of the vessel such as anchor piles for “parking” the ship on the water and thus it can also use many berths that other ships can’t use. Furthermore, the energy requirement of the vessel is covered self-sufficient in solar energy and a generator which uses sustainable biofuel.
We rent the seminar ship and offer our guests a full service. We combine ship rental and event organization. Our activities are the design of routes, the reservation of berths, catering, event technology, shuttle service, hotel reservations and many other subjects. In the first contact we advise our customers and offer them the benefits they need. Everything from a single source!
The seminar ship is a synthesis of design and innovation. The innovations concern not only the energy and the environment part, they also affect the comfort and flexible options that other ships can’t offer:
Use of anchor piles. These are telescopic anchor piles that can be shut down to a water depth of up to 6m on the river bottom to park on the water or use places and berths where no moorings are available.
Very high room interior height of 2.5m. This increases the comfort for all-day seminars. Conventional passenger ships usually have only an interior height of 2m.
Hydraulic adjustable solar roof. Due to the high interior a passage of low bridges is only possible if the solar roof can be lowered. The seminar ship thus has a maximum height of 3.5m and can pass also low bridges such as in the center of Berlin.
Very good thermal insulation. The seminar vessel has a wall thickness of 30cm and triple glazed windows, a significantly better thermal insulation than conventional ships. Our guests should feel well, especially in winter at frosty temperatures.
Solar Ship. The ship has a solar plant with an output of 30kWp at good weather conditions. This covers the entire energy requirements and charges the battery with a capacity of 170kWh.
Electric drive in hybrid construction. If there is insufficient solar to cover the energy demand, so the energy is generated by a motor that uses instead of diesel hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) as fuel. This is a recycled product from used cooking oil.
Waste heat utilization. The motor runs mainly in winter, the sunless time to charge the batteries. Here, the heat is used for heating and to heat up the water. On board there is a buffer storage with a volume of 1,500 liters to to save the heat of the engine. The vessel is heated with an underfloor heating system.
Wood-burning stove. In order to provide our guests in the winter a warm and exceptional atmosphere and to produce heat environmentally friendly from renewable CO² neutral resources.
The currently existing passenger ships have a few or no innovations in energy efficiency or environmental protection. Well maintained ships can be very old, 50 to 100 years old ships are not uncommon today. These ships enjoy a inventory protection, so there is no need for the shipping companies to invest in new technologies. There are just a few solar vessels which are not suitable because of their design for year-round operation. Also many passenger ships operate only regionally as the size or type is not approved for all inland waters. On the basis of its design and the many flexible options the seminar ship adresses to an audiences that feel not attracted by conventional passenger ships.
If we did not cover the required energy demand through solar panels and the use of fuels of vegetable origin and instead use fossil fuels, so the annual CO² emissions would be at a driving profile in the waters of Zone 4 (for example, Berlin) around 120 kg of CO². In a driving profile in the waters of zone 3 (as Rhein) it would be 400 kg of CO² per year.