For new or experienced captains

The KUHNLE-TOURS fleet has been put together to accommodate all levels of experience. All of the boats are easy to maneuver and are fully equipped. The boats have stern and bow thrusters and many boats have an high technology control system, which you navigate with a joystick. 

Enjoy the challenge and relax on your houseboat.


beginners areas

Mecklenburg Great Lakes

With our Marina at the Müritz your houseboat holidays start in the centre of the Mecklenburg Lake District. You can decide, if you want to drive through all the small canals, rivers and lakes or if you want to explore the the bigger lakes like the Müritz, Kölpinsee,Fleesensee and Plauer See. This area impresses by its majestic size, there are no locks, only a few bridges and numerous of moorings, so it is a perfect house boat area for beginners and less experienced.

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Segelboote im Hafen


Good wine and unique monuments expect you along the waterways in France.

beginners boats

Kormoran 1140

The Kormoran 1140 is a modern houseboat in traditional style with two cabins, a large sun deck, a large swim platform with boarding ladder and outdoor shower. This excellent steel boat was developed by KUHNLE -TOURS specifically for charter operations, because of the hydraulic bow thruster it is very easy to handle, so it is the perfect boat for beginners.

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vetus 1200 K3

This modern house boat is a motor cruiser purely for inland water. It has 3 cabins in the stern and can be easily maneuvered using the bow and stern thrusters.

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Which boats are suitable for my boating holiday?

Hausboot Urlaub auf der Mecklenburgischen Seenplatte

Which boats are suitable for my boating holiday?

All of our houseboats are suitable for houseboat newbies, because they are easy to maneuver and especially designed for charter operations. Almost all our houseboats have a hydraulic bow thruster (sometimes also stern thruster and joystick control) and therefore they arr perfect for beginners, even without a boat license.

You can choose your houseboat according to your personal preferences. If you are planning a trip with a larger group or family, we have the right boat from 2 to 12 people. We offer various models such as Kormoran, Vetus or Pirate. Hight comfort and an easy control system is important for you? Our Aquino might be the perfect boat for you, because it has a joystick control system and high design standarts. On the other hand our Kormoran houseboats offer a lot of individual design options, for example you can have a double bed in two easy steps, depending on the needs of your crew.

If you don’ t know, if you want to have a holiday apartment or a houseboat, the Febomobil is the right choice. This boat combines the feeling of a holiday house with the freedom of a houseboat. For example you can have a large roof terrace at the top of the Febomobil 1180 and enjoy the nature.

Boating Questions

Why are houseboats so big?

True, our largest Kormoran is 15 meters long and 4.35 meters wide. But a lock is about 40 meters long and 5 meters wide. They might be big but our fleet is designed to be easy to maneuver and remember travelling speed is always slow.


What about the other waterway users?

Compared to road transport, the traffic on water is negligible. If you see another boat on the water, you will probably have the same speed. The majority of time you only will share the waterway with the nature. 


Do I need to be able to navigate?

If you can read a map, then you will be able to navigate on the waterways in Germany. Travelling on the waterways is much slower than on the road, so there is more time to decide which way you should take and less chance of any heated discussions. 

And if I don't respond quickly enough?

Take it easy, on a houseboat everything is much slower than you are used to. The speed limit is just 10 miles per hour on the waterway, so there is always time to think about the next steps. 


I don't know the rules on the water!

Fortunately, boating was invented before bureaucracy. The traffic rules are usually characterized by logic and reason, so if in doubt common sense should prevail. 


How are we all going to fit on a boat?

It is true, in comparison to a house, a house boat is smaller. But you will be surprised how much space you have on board. The boats are designed with maximum headroom, easily accessible cabins, large beds, a foredeck, a back deck and a fully equipped galley. 

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