The original Habitent stock is just about expired so we are delighted that the Habitent Mistral will soon be with us.
The Habitent 'Mistral' will be available in both M and M-NS size options. The updates include carbon fibre, telescopic stern support poles, finer insect material, a smaller Logo on the side panel and a larger storage bag! Due to the success of the two size options of original Habitents’ the measurement details have not been changed. See Specifications page for details.
Whilst we managed to hold the introductory price of the Habitent since its launch in 2011, increases in production costs, material costs, etc. mean that prices have increased for 2015. The RRP £445 including VAT for the Mistral still reflects exceptional value and we anticipate that the cost will enable boat owners to enjoy a Habitent shelter at an affordable price.
The proposed Habitent Sirocco prototype which is aimed at the smaller sailing boat such as the Cornish Shrimper was a big success at the recent boat shows and we will keep you updated about the progress.
Don’t forget to check out the Habitent Event dates for 2015. If you would like us to attend any sailing events and demonstrate the Habitents’ at your club, let us know.
Habitent has enjoyed a successful year, many thanks to all who have supported us, please send me more photos!!
With your help and support the ‘Habitent’ Brand is being recognised throughout the world. The Habitent is now tried and tested by sailing professionals and the end user – the boat owners. The support and excellent feedback we receive means that the Habitent has been accepted as a serious alternative to the traditional canvas units. Customers who purchased their Habitent in 2011 are still complimenting us on the performance of the unit.
We have now finalised the details for updating the original Habitent. The Habitent 'Mistral' will be available in both M and M-NS size options and goes on sale in 2015. The updates include carbon fibre, telescopic stern support poles, finer insect material (hopefully the Scottish midge will meet their match), a smaller Logo on the side panel and a larger storage bag!
Due to the success of the two size options of original Habitents’ the measurement details have not been changed.
We managed to hold the introductory price of the Habitent since its launch in 2011 believing that this would assist us establish the market for this ‘innovative’ product, however the introduction of a lighter weight pole system coupled with increases in the cost of base materials and production costs means that prices will inevitably increase for 2015.
The RRP will still reflect exceptional value and we anticipate that the cost will enable all boat owners to enjoy a Habitent shelter at an affordable price.
August 2014 Habitent to exhibit a prototype of a new smaller unit ‘The Habitent Sirocco’ at Southampton Boat Show.
Hamilton Innovation Ltd has been providing readymade boat awnings since 2011, making on-board leisure time more comfortable.
The Adjustable Habitent provides a lightweight and robust shelter from the SUN, WIND & RAIN at a lower cost than the alternative traditional canvas canopies. Our Universal fit, design approach makes the canopy suitable for a wide range of sailing boats with a stern between 1.6 -2.4m.
May 2014 News: – We are excited to announce that following extensive design development work, we will be exhibiting a prototype of a smaller unit at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show. The proposed Sirocco will offer a Habitent solution to owners of boats with or without a side deck and a stern between 1-1.6m. At 3.25m the unit is a bit longer than the 'M'
March 2013 - We are pleased to announce that we now have a Distributor based in Amsterdam with responsibility for Habitent sales and enquiries throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Ruud and Ingrid have an established chandlery, sail and custom awning
business and sees the Habitent as a quality ‘off the shelf’ product that will compliment their bespoke range of products.
You can contact Ruud at:
Roschmarine vof, Orgelmakergracht 24, 1544 CZ Zaandijk, the Netherlands.
March 2012 - Due to popular demand we have a new product to suit those with a narrower stern so you can now request a Habitent that spans boats with a 160-200cm stern, the current model has a stern span of 200-240cm. All other dimension remains unchanged.
We have been testing a prototype of a smaller Habitent since November at Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. This coastline has had some severe weather that made us slightly apprehensive about the Habitent being left up during such atrocious conditions. However, the unit survived everything that came
its way and is making a major improvement to our live aboard testers Mark and Nicky. You can see their blogs on living with the Habitent on our blog page