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Buying a houseboat?

ABC does it all.

Buying a houseboat?

ABC Arkenbouw has over 20 years of experience as a houseboat manufacturer. Whether you prefer classic or modern design, single or multiple storeys, fully finished or just the hull, we can always create a solution to match your wishes and your budget! We are ABC, always at your service. 
All ABC houseboats are built in a fully covered environment, which means that we can build efficiently and offer short construction times. Your houseboat will be dry no matter the weather conditions, which has a positive impact on quality. ABC Arkenbouw is the driving force that will keep your desires for living on the water afloat.  


Committed, experienced crew

Our committed and experienced crew will be pleased to realise your dreams of living on the water and will do so with passion and expertise. We assist you with every part of the process, from design and planning permission applications up to and including delivery at your anchorage site. 

Quality first

We always work with well-known specialists, from painting, concrete and facade experts to installation companies and anchorage experts. They know exactly what it takes to build a houseboat and help us find the best solution for you. 

Point of contact

Our tenders are clear and complete. You pay when the houseboat is completed and you can drop by at any time while we are building your boat to check that we are constructing it according to specifications. We offer short communication lines and a single point of contact to make your life easier.

ABC does the hard work for you

We will design the layout of your new houseboat completely in line with your wishes. Free of charge and without obligation. If you would prefer to use an architect, we are always happy to provide references. Of course you can also bring in your own architect if you prefer. 

Before you confirm your order and ask us to build your houseboat, we will help you submit your planning permission application to the city. Registering your houseboat with the land registry office? We will do that for you, too.


ABC, always at your service

Please feel free to come and visit our shipyard in Urk at any time. We are always in the process of building several houseboats.