In 2007 we build the first ship: our own adventurous mobile family home.
We called our concept 'QROOZ - getaway machines'. We spend weekends anchored somewhere in nature and during the week in the city harbor.
The first ship we sold, we drove from Holland to Stockholm. It was the best trip ever! Anchoring in a bay in front of the Danish island Funen, spending a week in in the center of Copehagen, passing through the Kieler canal, the Gota Kanal, the big Swedisch lakes...
Qrooz01 is now a luxury dinner cruise in the Archiplellago. Even after it was sold we enjoyed visiting Qrooz for years in Stockholm because of our new friendship with the owners.
We build 4 more ships since; another house boat; a mobile-office-ship, a charter ship... And the past few years we also developed a cabin-concept GetAway Deluxe. We design, built and rent out our cabins, situated in the middle of nature.
The GetAway Deluxe-concept and the GetAway Machines-concept combined result in our newly designed ship that is currently being built: a bare aluminium, 20 meter 'GetAway Machine' that we plan to rent out as a B&B and charter ship in Stockholm. All things come together.
What We've Achieved
- 2007, winner Dutch Design Awards for best consumer concept
- 2007, nominated for the Audi Design Prize
- 2009, nominated for the German Design Awards
- ... an adventure & endless journey.