Tents! Well you either love em or you’ve actually been camping.
But marine awnings? A whole different thing. They are so good nowadays they’re pretty much a standard on any boat. Strung between a coachroof-lid and a bulwark, they stop wind and rain from ruining your evening, while still giving you that terrific view of the cute bay or harbour that you chose to stop the night in.
So given the option of enclosing a space for the times when the weather’s a bit dodgy or living within three walls when every cell in your body screams “I wanna be outside on this perfect evening”!What do you do?
Well I overstated it a wee bit, but you get the picture? Having a nice wide aft deck, on a boat designed for barmy weather, I’d rather have it open and close it up when needed.
While towing the Nutshell 26 is possible behind an SUV it is not an exercise to be taken lightly. Experienced drivers won’t have problems (it’s the same as towing a similar size centre console boat). Height is an issue but the weight is similar.
The complexity is with narrowing the boat. The trailer is designed to take care of this, but the boat has to be prepared before-hand. I suggest that this may not be an ‘every weekend’ exercise.
If you want to day-sail the boat, and leave off all the liveaboard kit, then the boat becomes a great water-sport base. You can load canoes, SUPs etc into the back of the boat and, once launched, you have a big aft deck, fridge and storage, plus a day-bed.
There will be two types of trailer. The standard one will tow the boat in the wider position. The split-back will additionally enable the narrowing of the hulls. This would be particularly useful for a yard managing multiple boats – that needs to access public roads to launch or recover. Or any business that stores the boats undercover – the space-saving for narrow boats is considerable.
Imagine this is the view from your apartment bedroom
Now imagine you could take your apartment for a spin
In association with Waterfront Houseboats we are about to catch up with your imagination.
The Waterfront Houseboat company operate funky sleep onboard houseboats in the Cape Grace Marina and the brand new Nutshell 26 can be your home-from-home there.
Welcome to Waterfront House Boats. Situated at the Cape Grace Marina adjacent to the 5 star Cape Grace Hotel, at the very heart of the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. This unique experience offers you the opportunity of “living on the water” with frolicking seals, fish and bird life to keep you entertained and all that the Waterfront and Cape Town has to offer on your doorstep.
Wake up with the sound of water lapping against the hull. Take an early morning stroll to buy your fresh croissants and eat them on board with a lovely cup of Nespresso coffee while enjoying expansive mountain and city views. With everything in easy and safe walking distance the entire V & A Waterfront is an extraordinary experience.
Eat out an any of the more than 80 restaurants and eateries. Ride bicycles or jog to the Sea Point promenade. Stroll across the swing bridge to the award winning Zeitz Mocca Museum or take a ride on the Cape Wheel. Visit the Watershed and OZCF markets selling produce, clothing, accessories and jewellery all of which is locally produced.
Or chat to us about our exclusive offerings such as a tour through the canals, a private dinner while moored off Quay 4 or even a trip to Granger Bay to enjoy the festival atmosphere created by The Grand.