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A unique adventure

Houseboats and Tiny houses are gaining in popularity. But the designs from my search were not satisfactory. After months of preparation, sketches, discussions with many parties, and a design process with architects and nautical engineers, the time had come. We started construction at the end of October and on April 4, 2021 we had our Maiden Voyage and the Houseboat was ready to live on.  

We built Surla#1 with great pleasure and passion. There is a lot of demand and interest for our Houseboat and we have signed the first orders to also build a boat for third parties.  My girlfriend, Judith Nijmeijer, and I decided to start producing these boats in series as a professional company. It is possible to buy , rent and/or a combination of both a Houseboat and we will arrange the management. See also the investment opportunities in the special page.

For us, the name Surla stands for fond memories of a lovely beach bar at the surfers paradise beach of Tarifa in southern Spain. 


Our Professional Crew


Robbert-Jan Meerpoel

Entrepreneur and water sports fanatic. 30 years of experience in the travel industry and e-commerce. Lives on Kaageiland. Father of 4 children. See also linkedin . ​


Judith Nijmeijer

16 years working at KLM as a flight attendant. Takes responsibility for hospitality and services in Surla's rental organization. Mother of 3 children and living on Kaageiland.​

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