New Models

January 19, 2011

Southland boat present the HRV Liberty, half-boat, half-house

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Spending extended periods of time on our lakes and rivers without spending a fortune is now possible with the HRV (Hybrid Recreational Vessel) Liberty . The HRV is a unique new concept developed by Southland a Canadian manufacturer of high quality pontoon boats. Knowing that many people are faced with the rising cost of waterfront property, the folks at Southland have come up with a practical economical solution that allows owners to feel completely autonomous with solar and wind power sources and all the amenities needed to experience life on the water without interruption.

Economy
The scarcity of waterfront property, the prohibitive cost of buying, maintenance, taxes and services are all the more reason to see the HRV as the economical practical alternative. At around a quarter of the cost of the average waterfront cottage in Canada and built with all aluminum structure the HRV is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to maintain.

Autonomy
You can leave the dock with peace of mind with the HRV. This true hybrid offers a floating independence at all times thanks to its revolutionary design and three different energy sources: green, electric and propane. The green power comes from its 80W solar panels and its 200W wind turbine which can power any of the onboard appliances (fridge / microwave / washing / pumps, etc..). The HRV is also equipped with a 110v Shore power inlet when you are at the dock you can charge up the batteries and still use all the onboard appliances. Thirdly the fridge, stove, water heater are all propane powered with cylinders stored outside for safety.

The HRV has been designed to incorporate the best of both worlds. Half  boat with large outside seating area and Half cruiser, with its full size stand up shower full kitchen and dinette, in the HRV you can enjoy the best of the outdoors without sacrificing anything in the comfort of daily living: eating, sleeping, having fun.

Portability
It is easily transportable on its own custom trailer , without a permit thanks to the 8’6" beam, it  weighs only about 5,000lbs . Did you want a change of scenery? Portaging across the province or the country is easy.

The HRV Liberty will be exhibited at :
The Toronto Boat Show from January 6th to 16th.
Salon Nautique de Montréal at Place Bonaventure from January 27th to 31st
Salon des Chalets et Maisons de Campagne, Quebec City, hotel Delata from January 20 to 23rd
Salon des Chalets et Maisons de Campagne Olympic Stadiun,  Montreal February 10th to 13th 13
Salon Nautique de Sherbrooke from March 4th to 6th.