AT LAST, the HABITENT SIROCCO is finally on sale.
To all of our Habitent supporters a big ‘Thank You’ for your patience and encouragment through a demanding period of developement.
The NEW HABITENT SIROCCO, a solution for owners of narrower boats with or without a side deck, will provide a cockpit shelter that will be a practical addition for many boats and become ‘essential on-board equipment’.
Whilst we have maintained our overall Habitent design principles, the unit demanded a different approach.
These are the key features of the Habitent Sirocco.
- Suitable for most sailing boats with a stern width 1.0 - 1.6mts (39-63 inches)
- Suitable for most sailing boats with a cockpit length to the open most point of the companionway 3.0 - 3.25mts (118–128 inches)
- For use with or without a sprayhood
The Sirocco may require additional fittings to install it to your boat.
RRP. £445.00 (inclusive of VAT) plus shipping.
The Sirocco will be with us in early July 2106, in the meantime forward orders are being accepted. Secure yours now and receive a 10% discount off the RRP. This offer is available until 30 June 2016.
See the FULL SPECIFICATION of the Sirocco on our Facebook Site
Habitent Ready-Made Canopies
The range of boats now benefiting from the Habitents unique ready-made approach to providing a shelter for you continues to grow, please see the compatibility list as we update this frequently.
We had many visitors and good sales at The Dusseldorf Boat Show which improves the visibility of the Habitent in Northern Europe. The next European Show is HISWA in Amsterdam 16th March 2016.
Please see the news page for details of the 2016 Boat shows we intend to exhibit at.
To the owners of the smaller sailing boats, we hope to reward your patience. We are delighted to report that the Sirocco design has been signed off. We now await the UK landing date, details.
We hope to re-design our website this year and would welcome more photos of the Habitent on your boat and perhaps some stories about how the Habitent has contributed to your enjoyment on board.
Paris Boat Show 2015
Habitent Readymade Cockpit Enclosure will be exhibited at the - Salon Nautique International de Paris – stand number 2 -1 C87 from 6 to 14 December 2015.
La Toile de Cockpit HABITENT sera exposée sur notre Stand 2-1 C87.En espérant avoir la chance de vous rencontrer. 6-14 Décembre 2015.
Nous sommes heureux d'anoncer que nous avons maintenant un Revendeur d'HABITENT en France.
Florent Neviani et son équipe auront la responsabilité des ventes et des demandes de renseignements d'HABITENT sur le marché français.
Florent est gérant de l'entreprise ALPHAVER Marine - Industrie - Equipements qui est spécialisée depuis 1977 dans la distribution d'équipements pour la marine et en particulier dans le domaine de la propulsion.
En 38 ans, ALPHAVER a développé des compétences d'assistance technique et acquis une notoriété manifeste auprès de sa clientèle.
Florent perçoit le produit HABITENT comme un produit de qualité qui viendra compléter sa gamme de produits et de services.
We are pleased to announce a new HABITENT stockist in France.
Florent Neviani and his team will have responsibility for sales and inquiries for the French market.
Florent is Manager of the ALPHAVER Marine - industry - equipment company that, since 1977, has specialised in the distribution of equipment for the Navy and in particular in the field of propulsion. For 38 years, ALPHAVER has developed technical
skills and gained a good reputation among his clientele.
Florent perceives that a quality product such as the Habitent will complement its range of products and services.
You can contact Florent as follows:
Immeuble Le Colbert
2 rue Le Corbusier
Tél: +33 (0)1 43 83 05 59
Port. : +33 (0)6 67 65 10 43
Fax: +33 (0)1 43 83 96 76
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
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