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Jepson,42, British National, I have 25 years experience in the boat
building and marine engineering,12 years at Sun seeker, Poole, England.
I came as a tourist in kerala on 2002 and traveled in a houseboat
at Alleppey,it was truly a beautiful experience, it must be preserved
(protected). I did some research on houseboats and met with the
Director and Secretary to Govt' Tourism Dpt To my delight they told
me about the new classification scheme for houseboats, after that
meeting I had a key Interest to build the Greenpalmhouseboat
in Alleppey, according the State Government's criteria (requirements).
"The houseboat holidays
of Kerala are becoming increasingly popular with domestic as well
as international tourists. Consequently the numbers of houseboats
plying the backwaters of Kerala have increased dramatically. So
much so that there is an urgent need to evaluate the safety and
service standards of houseboats and classify them accordingly. This
will be the First steps towards sustaining this unique tourism product"*
is a unique houseboat, almost 100% pollution free.....My dream is
to (show) give some ideas to the people on how to build a houseboat
that is totally eco -friendly and look forward to a green and pleasant
future in the backwaters.
State Department of Tourism Kerala has introduced a classification
scheme to address this matter, the 3 different classifications are,
- Silver Star
- Gold Star
- Green Star
the essential conditions and adhering to eco-friendly measures prescribed
by the Department of tourism will be awarded the Green Palm Certificate,
this is the top classification awarded by the Department of tourism,
for eco-friendly houseboats.
will be awarded upon inspection from the tourism Dpt, depending
is a non Government funded project- supported by the Secretary and
Director to State Government Kerala - Tourism Dpt.
is looking at constructing and runing a houseboat using - ECO -environment
friendly systems on board.
are four main areas to develop:-- Environment - Energy - Water
technology - Water pollution control - Noise pollution control -Waste
management - Effluent treatments - Recycling technology.
Energy :-Solar energy - Renewable energy - Alternative energy
(wind) - Energy conservation - Heat recovery.
Water :- Water conservation - Water treatment - Filtration &
Purification - Pumps ,Valves & Fittings - Instrumentations &
controls -Waste water & Sewage treatments - Bio chemical systems.
Propulsion :- Inboard 120 volt DC motor –controler- battery
– solar panel. Water tight / sound proof engine room.
will release information -after trials -so houseboat builders and
owners can look at what systems are best for them to install on
there boats to attain a Government approved houseboat classification.
is not suggesting that the traditional way of boat building or materials
used should change, these skilled tradesmen have handed down there
knowledge through many generations. The projects aim is to make
available information about what can be done after the construction
of hull to help the environment.
hull is 80-Foot (24 meter) length X 15-foot (4.2 meter ) width.
Construction is fibre (FRP) using European technology with high-grade
resins.1 kitchen – 2 double bedrooms with bathrooms on suite
– 1 staff toilet shower.The boat is now on the water and the
sewage treatment plant and fresh water tanks are being installed.
1 kitchen - 2 double
bedrooms with bathrooms on suite - 1 staff toilet shower. The boat
is now on the water and the sewage treatment plant and fresh water
plant are installed, the sewage treatment plant will be endorsed
by the PCB (pollution control board) Kerala.
boat will be launched May 2006,and will be at the KTM (Kerala Travel
Mart September2006)and IIBS (Indian International Boat Show October
The sustainability of
eco-tourism and the promotion of green palm is the most important
factor of the entire project. Less fuel/running cost, no oil or
diesel contamination into the backwaters, no untreated sewage into
the backwater, reduction in noise pollution.
Dream for a green and pleasure future in the Alleppey backwater
and save the backwater for the new (next) generation
R&D / Development
has a dream that soon all houseboats will be seen BUT not heard.
A scientist friend
of mine from Bangalore has built a catamaran using a conventional
aircraft wing as the sail and two regenerative 48 volt DC motors
8 x 2 HP, it is a fantastic project that he is building.
has found two of the same motors in Kerala (i am in God own country
and he has delivered them to me)I have calculated the boat size
on that motor,38 feet/ 9.
The houseboat can run
from solar panel / battery / 48 volt DC motor permanent magnetic,
This houseboat will
run from the sun - including the solar hot water system (pressurized),lights
and fan, aerobic sewage treatment plant, the propulsion system a
15 HP inboard 48 volt DC motor.
is looking for a investor interested in this kind of project.
is happy to take any inquiry/order/consulting, related to eco houseboats
is Working today for a cleaner tomorrow.
Mob:0091 94460 81000 (24 hrs)
Green Palm Eco Marine Project
Kariyil Chira Buldgs.,
Near Nehru Trophy Finishing Point
Rajeev Boat Jetty, Thathampally Post,
Alleppey-688 013, Kerala State, South India.
Tel:0091 477 223 9904, Fax: 0091 477 223 9903