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Luxury Houseboat Builder set to Expand

Sanctum on the Thames  – A luxury houseboat recently built at Solent Refit
Solent Refit is getting a reputation for building some of the most stunning luxury bespoke houseboats & office boats the Thames has seen. The shipyard is conveniently based out of Southampton waters with over 10’000 sq. metres of undercover working halls, an ideal location to build these contemporary, timeless and well-engineered houseboats/office boats in the UK.

Solent Refit has completed a number of luxury houseboat build and refurbishments in the last few years with more orders in the pipeline. The facility is capable of taking up and launching 60m vessels/houseboats with an overall height limit of 19m and 12m beam, which is plenty for even the largest of houseboats or office boats. The vessels are power railed through the halls effortlessly. The shipyard has over 35 full-time professional engineers qualified in structural engineering (steel, stainless steel and aluminium), electrical and mechanical with workshops along with high-quality joinery capability.

Sanctum, one of the most recent builds is a 38 metre, luxury 5-bedroom steel hulled houseboat. Comprising of a large master suite with water level views across the Thames and 4 further bedrooms on the lower deck. With the whole of the upper deck comprising of a large living and entertaining area with a wood burning stove and an ultra modern kitchen at one end. Both the bow and stern open onto secure outside areas for BBQ and sundowners! Above this deck via an automatic glass access way is a vast open deck space. She is now happily residing on The Thames.

‘‘Solent Refit was the right place to build my new houseboat. They offer excellent facilities to build large steel hulls, with power, lifting equipment, excellent access and of course a very large weatherproof shed, so they could continue whatever the weather.’’ Owner of Sanctum

Allan Foot MD of Solent Refit who has a passion for all things nautical has successfully carried out over 100 superyacht refits in the last few years.  This passion continues for building and refurbishing these dream houseboats for clients.
 “It was a natural expansion into luxury houseboat building with our years and professional experience in superyacht refit.  We are obsessive in the detail of creating these floating luxury homes and offices for their owners that are becoming so popular. We are ideally equipped having three undercover halls allowing us to build a number of houseboats at any one time. We work in collaboration with the top independent design and naval architects, interior outfits and subcontractors who are all local and known to us.
We provide a professional service to clients with a full and thorough understanding of the engineering related aspects of houseboats.  Each is custom designed and built to suit our 
clients specification and requirements, using the latest innovations and environmentally friendly systems.   Not costing as much as one would expect!
We are extremely flexible in our approach and tailor our service to our clientswishes, which accounts for the amount of referral business we attain”

For more information about houseboat building at Solent Refit please contact Allan Foot on +44 2380 841188

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