Boats

Do you ever dreamed about having a boat to live on as your “movable home” ? During you stay at home, the amazing country of Egypt with all its monuments pass you by ? You can discover the the whole land, green farm areas, mountains, deserts, temples under palm trees during you do not leave your home. On deck you can enjoy the sun, some tea, if you like fishing your dinner. All this is possible, when you live on one of our luxury boats.

Our high end boat type is called “Dahabiya” with 3 till up to 10 cabines. It is a sailing boat that can be added by a motor, so you will be independing from the wind. If a Dahabiya is too big for you, another boat type is called “Sandal” with 2 till 3 cabines, but same luxury and structure.


Why a boat?

To live on your own boat has many advantages. Yes, it is a little bit more expensive than to buy a house, but your level of freedom, your whole lifestyle will change.

  • No stress by reaching any highlights. Never again you need long transports in cars or busses to any monument. The most monuments in Egypt are very close to the nile. So not only you are drive to a moument, your whole home is driving to there. You can discover all and your home is always only a few minutes away. What ever you like to watch, you can stay where you want and how long you want. No bus is waiting for you.
  • Close to but not between. Nobody can harass you on your boat, your privacy is nearly untouchable. Your crew watch for the boat and driving it and create your meals by your personal wishes.
  • Maritime life style. Wide, unobstructable views from the tea deck, always a light, fresh breeze and sleeping by the sound of waves.
  • Rent your boat when you are not in Egypt. When ever you don`t need your boat you can rent it for trips to other people. Boats like the Sandal or the Dahabiya are popular. For a one week trip for a single person people pay up till 800 $. There is no reason to mull your boat during your absence. You can earn money with it. Or maybe you want to enjoy some friends by inviding them to an unforgetable trip on your boat ?

The “Sandal”

A Sandal is a type of boat with the body made out of steel and the rest by wood. The size is round about 15 till 18 by 6 meters. It is a sailing ship that in addition have a motor, mostly 2 till 3 cabines each with bath or shower, a kitchen, one lounge and one sun deck. For making trips you need a crew of 3 people, the captain, one mechanical and one searvant. With fee, food, drinks and benzin a trip for one day costs round about 600 €. Usually you can take 5 till 6 customers on board. The additional costs for such a boat (lisences, tax, fee, guard and so on) are round about 3000 € a year.

Sandal one

Sandal one


Type:   Sandal Cabin: 3 Price in US $: 120.000
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The “Dahabiya”

A Dahabiya is a type of boat with the body made out of steel and the rest by wood. The size is round about 32 till 36 by 6 till 7 meters. It is a sailing ship that in addition have a motor, mostly 5 till 12 cabines each with bath or shower, a kitchen, one or two lounge and one sun deck. For making trips you need a crew of 7 people, the captain, one mechanical, two searvant, two sailors and one guard. With fee, food, drinks and benzin a trip for one day costs round about 1300 €. Usually you can take up to 20 customers on board. The additional costs for such a boat (lisences, tax, fee, guard and so on) are round about 4500 € a year.

Dahabiya one

Dahabiya one


Type:   Dahabiya Cabin: 5 Price in US $: 150.000
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Dahabiya two

Dahabiya two


Type:   Dahabiya Cabin: 5 Price in US $: 150.000
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Dahabiya three

Dahabiya three


Type:   Dahabiya Cabin: 8 Price in US $: 260.000
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For to buy a boat our conditions are the same like for to buy a house. If you pay a deposit, you get the right of first buy and a garanty for the price. In addition by a boat we send you before pictures of the registration lisence of the boat, of the lisence for sailing and of the last inspection certification of the motor. The contract for sale is the official contract of the government

The boats have internet connection. During the boat stay you have electric power by cable, while driving over batteries.

As we told you, these boats are very popular to make trips. Thats why we can´t rent boats as long you want to use them as your flat in Luxor. If you have rented the boat and then some guests would like to make a trip, you would have to clear the boat – which would be a problem for you. So if you like to stay on such a boat as your home, we only can sell it to you, not rent. But of course any time you can rent such a boat for making a trip. Our offers and prices for trips you find on our webpage in a different area under “https://luxor-rent-and-sale.com/tourism/mode-of-transport/ under the point “Luxury class ship”.