active and enjoyable holidays on a boat

Water sports and mobility impairments are not compatible? With us you can have both!


Since 2014 we offer accessible houseboats. With our Febomobil 990 and 1180 you can have wonderful holidays even with mobility impairments.


We paid special attention to the roll-under control station, that wheelchair user can handle it too. In the interior of the houseboat we mind the enlarged doors and that the bathroom is accessible for wheelchairs.


Experience the freedom on our houseboat Febomobil. Explore the Mecklenburg and Brandenburg waters on one’s own and enjoy extraordinary holidays.


We would like to advice you for your individual trip for your houseboat holidays.

 

Here we have summarized some notes for individual restrictions. But: Every person is different. Only you can judge whether you feel comfortable on board with your particular disability. Are the rungs of the ladder still close enough together for your dwarfism? Is the contrast of the wooden strip to the cabin wall strong enough for your eyes? If you are unsure and we cannot help you in a telephone conversation or chat, please come aboard. We will be happy to show you our boats at our locations. Please understand that we cannot communicate in sign language.

 

 

visual impairment

blind crew members or crew members with impaired vision are welcome on board. The Kormoran and Febomobil series are mainly equipped with contrasting colours so that corners and edges are clearly visible. The light switches also stand out from the background. On both boat types, handrails can be gripped anywhere on the deck in the outside area. There is no lettering in Braille. Since the engine noise overlays other housings, blind and visually impaired people cannot be alone in a houseboat.

 

small-grown crew members

small-grown crew members are welcome on board. There is enough space on all boats to place a ladder or a folding stool safely. Please make sure yourself that your climbing aids do not slip and especially not in wet conditions. Small children who are able to reach the bow and stern of the rented boat without a climbing aid and to moor the boat fore and aft can also travel without a tall crew member if all the climbing aids that are otherwise required are available twice. Our instructors will be happy to help you move the inventory to the lower cupboard areas. Please note that not all storage areas are accessible (for example the wall cupboards above the bed).

 

hearing impairment

deaf crew members or crew members with impaired hearing are welcome on board. Radio, sonar and control panels can be visually distinguished. Nevertheless, there is no optical marking of the engine alarm. Therefore our houseboats are not designed to allow deaf people to travel alone.

psychological restrictions

crew members with psychological restrictions are welcome on board, but should not be on board without assistance. Houseboats usually have many windows, so that there is no feeling of confined space, but a sleeping cabin can still seem cramped to claustrophobics. The vastness of the lakes, which most people find liberating, can act as a trigger for agoraphobics. Since spiders feel especially comfortable near water, houseboats are not a good place for arachnophobics. Acrophobic people who can stand up to two metres in height should have no problems on a houseboat. Please take the opportunity to have a look at our boats without obligation.

 

Details:

•    Unrestricted access to the boat
•    Completely at ground level
•    Roll-under control station
•    Roll-under sink
•    Clearance width entrance: 1,17 m
•    Clearance width bathroom door: 0,82 m
•    Strap at the toilet 
•    Sitting area in the shower
 

handing over Hafendorf Müritz

  • The port has paved roads and parking areas
  • Restaurant Captains Inn and beach bar Pirates Bar are accessible on wheels
  • There is a barrier-free bathroom in the sanitary building
  • Access to the jetty via floating jetty and stepless ramps (depending on the water level, assistance may be required for the ascent, our harbour team will be happy to assist)

 

handing over Priepert

  • The port has gravel paths and parking areas
  • The restaurant can be reached on wheels, there is a step to the minimarket
  • Access to the jetty is unpaved and sloping, depending on the water level assistance may be needed, the harbour team is happy to assist, the jetty itself consists of wide floating jetties

 

handing over Zehdenick

  • The port has paved roads and parking areas
  • Access to the jetty via floating jetty and stepless ramps (depending on the water level assistance may be required, the harbour team will be happy to assist)

 

handing over Berlin-Zeuthen

  • The port has paved paths and parking areas, access to the fixed jetty is through a lawn
  • The fixed landing stage has a sliding edge of about 5 centimetres high, which can be bridged with the board ramp
  • Depending on the water level, there may be an incline to the boat, so that if necessary, a completely barrier-free jetty in the neighbourhood can be used

handing over Berlin City Marina Rummelsburg (only in winter)

  • The port has paved roads and parking areas
  • Access to the jetty via floating jetty and stepless ramps (depending on the water level assistance may be required, the harbour team will be happy to assist)
  • The restaurant can be reached on wheels

 

  • Febomobil 990 (3+2 pers.)

    The slightly smaller boat with one bedroom and one bathroom - ideal for 2 to 5 persons.

    Febomobil 990 (3+2 Pers.)

German video about accessible houseboat holidays

Accessible houseboat holidays – report

Boat holidays on wheels 

''Tomorrow morning our trip will end at the small village Granzow, we are a little bit wistful because of all the memories and great experiences we made. We try to recall the past and remind of the trip: the fear from the beginning against the locks and the wind is completely gone. We remember all the friendly people, which we met and their willingness to help us on every place. We remind all the memorable views to the nature, all the beautiful places, the grey herons and kingfishers.


It was a different holiday, a change of the perspective and a new discovery of our homeland, anti-stress cure inclusive. We learned a lot and mastered many challenges, now we are recovered, and stronger, because of this adventure. There might be people, who think houseboat holidays are like camping on the water, but for us it was much more exciting, educational and full of special moments.''

 

houseboat Febomobil 1180 - accessable

Febomobil 1180

houseboat holidays - enjoy the nature

sunset on the houseboat

accessable bathroom

kitchen - Febomobil 1180

cabin Febomobil - accessable

lounge Febomobil

height-adjustable control station