Sri Lanka will soon get a house boat which will be manly used for the local and international leisure segment. The house boat which costs around Rs. 4.5 billion will be constructed by the Ceynor Foundation, a public limited liability company that has 2 boatyards and 2 fishnet factories.
The house boat that can be used even in the shallow water would be equipped with 2 rooms, toilets, kitchen and a verandah. The boat would be completely designed and engineered by Sri Lankans and 85 percent of the raw material too would be from Sri Lanka. The model of the house boat that was on display at the recently concluded Boat Show, received a very positive response from both local and foreign investors
"With peace, tourism is booming and investors are looking at innovation. The house boat would be designed in response to this new emerging market segment. This would open a new chapter in local tourism similar to that seen in Kerala", Chairman Ceynor Foundation, Rohan Jayasinghe.