The seminar ship Orca ten Broke

State-of-the-art technology
The solar hybrid ship “Orca ten Broke”, built in 2017, is the first of its kind. It combines design and technology to create a unique comfort experience. There is no noise, vibration or exhaust fumes on board, just the wonderful feeling of being on the water.

Versatile in use
A heated seminar room with roof terrace for your conference in winter, a gala dinner for your anniversary celebration or a floating ballroom as a wedding venue. Whether seminar, meeting, conference, meeting or wedding, anniversary, celebration – with us you can hire the room you need.

Choose between different seating options and find exactly the interior that suits you. Our design options are very flexible and offer almost everything you need for a successful event.

Cater for your guests or the participants of your event with finger food, soul food, barbecue, multi-course menus or classic and rustic Berlin-style, here too only your wishes count. Selected partners complete our event room to create an all-round package for every occasion.

Visit on site
Come by, let us show you the ship, learn interesting facts about the ships’ sustainable energy concept and enjoy the atmosphere with our friendly crew. Feel invited, welcome and at home.

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Concept & Innovation

We attach great importance to modern interior design: the interior of the ship is dominated by tasteful, warm colours. A sophisticated lighting concept sets accents using direct and indirect lighting.

In addition, the interior of the seminar ship is around half a metre higher than in conventional passenger ships. Nothing feels oppressive, nobody has to tuck their head in – the interior room height of 2.6 metres, which is standard in modern offices, supports the feel-good climate on board.

The seminar ship resembles a low-energy house: with a wall thickness of 30 centimetres and triple-glazed windows, it is significantly better thermally insulated than a conventional ship. Our guests should not only feel comfortable here in summer, but also in icy winter temperatures. Both the environment and the organiser benefit from the low energy consumption.

In winter, when there is little sunshine, the motor is mainly used to charge the batteries. However, the motor produces a lot of heat, which is channelled into the underfloor heating and used to heat the domestic hot water. If the motor takes a break because your guests prefer to stay in one place, there is a buffer tank on board with a volume of 1,500 litres of water. This ensures that the engine’s energy is optimally utilised.

The seminar boat is equipped with air conditioning – in summer, an energy-efficient heat pump extracts the heat from the room and releases it into the water. In winter, this process is reversed: the heat from the river water is also used to heat the ship.

Your guests can enjoy the sun, which charges the batteries, in a deckchair on the roof terrace – either on one of the front sunbathing areas or in the shade of the solar panels, which are set up like a sun canopy and provide protection from the wind and weather on cooler days.

With our anchor, the boat can stop at a nice spot and stop for a swim.

Because the high ceiling was very important to us, we equipped the ship with a hydraulically adjustable solar roof. This allows us to pass under low bridges.

The ship’s solar system produces up to 32 kilowatts, which covers the entire energy requirement in appropriate weather conditions and charges the battery with a capacity of 250 kilowatt hours.

There is not always enough sunlight to cover the energy requirements. On such days, the hybrid electric drive proves its worth: the energy for the virtually noiseless and vibration-free motor now comes from a purely plant-based fuel – it is already utilised and recycled vegetable oil, known as hydrogenated vegetable oil – HVO.

The seminar ship itself is barrier-free. The doors are wide enough. The ship has a spacious toilet with grab rails and an alarm button. – Please note: Access to the ship (berth) is not barrier-free. Please contact us for further information and coordination.

We have done the maths: If we were to cover our energy requirements with fossil fuels, the annual CO² emissions would be 12 tonnes of CO² per year for a driving profile in zone 4 waters (e.g. Berlin). With a driving profile in zone 3 waters (e.g. the Rhine), this would be 400 tonnes of CO² per year. We save this with our solar system and the use of renewable plant-based raw materials.