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Contact Person: 
Kerry Brink
00 27 (0) 71 852 4601

OB Joyful is a 70Ft double decked pontoon style houseboat that takes maximum 12 passengers.  She has a crew of 4 being the Captain, Captain’s Assistant, Deckhand and Cook.  There are 2 x Dory tenders each with 40h.p. motors and each taking 5 passengers plus driver.  Clients have the option of hiring a pontoon tender with shade canopy for US$ 40-00 per day.  On the lower deck are 2 x twin bedded en-suite cabins, fully equipped kitchen, dining area/breakfast nook and crew’s quarters.  The top deck is very spacious and has a further 2 x twin bedded cabins with vanity basins.  A separate shower and a separate toilet and hand basin.  Dining area and bar under the covered section and towards the front is an  open sun-deck with Jacuzzi and sun-loungers. The boat is considered child-friendly. There is a cot for babies up to the age of 3 years – parents to supply own linen.


Boat Number: 
KF 225
Max Pax: 
Number of Cabins: 
2 x twin bedded en-suite air-conditioned on the lower deck and 2 x twin bedded air-conditioned with vanity basins on the top deck
Number of Crew: 
4 Crew – Captain, Captain’s assistant, deckhand and cook
In the cabins and lower deck dining area – the air-con runs off the generator which much be switched off at 22:00hrs therefore the air-con units do not run through the night.
Swimming Facility: 
Jacuzzi on the top deck
Cruising Speed: 
6 knots
Fuel Usage: 
100-120 litres diesel for main boat and generator
Tender Boats: 
2 x Dory tenders each with 40h.p. motor and each taking 5 passengers plus driver
2 en-suite and 1 separate on the top deck
2 en-suite and 1 separate on the top deck – hot water via geyser
Plug Points: 
Square and round – clients to supply own adaptors
Entertainment System: 
No but clients are welcome to bring their own
Wood/charcoal braai – clients to supply own charcoal/wood and firelighters
Child Friendly: 
Yes – suits all ages
Moored at: 
Cutty Sark Harbour - there is a car park fee of US$ 2-00 per vehicle per night payable on arrival
Boarding Times: 
10:30hrs to 15:30hrs Disembarking at 10:00hrs
Average Price: 
USD380 per night low season
Rates Include: 
Hire of the houseboat and tenders, cleaning materials (dishwashing liquid, bin bags, toilet rolls etc), all linen and bedding (except swimming towels) and use of all facilities onboard including the services of the crew.
Rates Exclude: 
Fuel, outboard oil, catering, drinks, ice, fishing equipment, bait, car park fees and National parks fees/fishing permits. Guests must also supply wood/charcoal for the braai, first aid kits, personal toiletries and swimming towels.