The Houseboats are a new way to go on holiday to enjoy on board the beautiful Lagoon of Venice or the river itineraries to discover Veneto and Friuli.

Comfortable, safe, ideal for relaxing holidays with family and friends.
Driving a houseboat is very simple and you don't need a boat license. Before departure you will have all the information on itineraries, comfort on board and we will teach you how to use the boats without a license.

Before the charter we are available to advise you on the different itineraries that you can do during your week on board.
The standard charter is weekly.
Contact us for any requests


Houseboat Italia flagship model has been designed as new to match customers expectations in modernity and comfort, and listening what they told us during the years. All aspects have been improved without compromises. This new boat represents a huge step forward in terms of quality, comfort and reliability compared to aged boats present in the fleet.

Minuetto 8+ got the “CE” certification and further that the “C” class navigation due to its strong structure and safety solutions applied.


Size: 13.80 m x 4.20 m
Sleeps: 8+2
Bathrooms: 3
Fridge: 1 x 300 L
Water Tank: 800 L
Bow + stern thrusters

Layout and Description

double rooms + 2 rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer
3 en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.
Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design.
The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle

Maneuverability and technique

Strong and well known propulsion system supplied by Nanni Diesel, together with the resistant hydraulic propulsion is reliable and can be used without nautical permit
For the first time the boat is equipped with a twin thrusters system powered by an easy joystick to move the boat by the side and turning around with just 2 fingers during mooring approach.
Double steering position, inside and outside. The deck helm position have been improved in visibility and comfort with a new luxurious seat to let the captain enjoy the navigation. The new rudder angle indicator will help the driver at every moment.
For the first time on board on our fleet, a Raymarine Eco Sounder will ensure the water draft in every moment, and advise in case of shallow water.

Comfort and technology

220V GenSet 6Kw for pure freedom during the stay, although far from harbor.
Boat is equipped with Powerful air conditioning and heating unit.
Thanks to the powerful inverter electrical plugs can be used for hairdryer, portable tv, laptop, and other NON industrial devices.
Media center with MP3/USB Iphone compatible connectivity with twin speakers inside and outside to listen your music at every moment.

Outdoor living

Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.
Cushions are available for all seats and sunbathing area on the top
Outside steering position with increased comfort seat
New concept sliding bimini to adapt the position to the sun and shade the appropriate area; to be closed and saved during the night, passing under the bridges, and in windy days
A totally new handrail design will ensure easy and safe access to the whole areas of the boat, particularly if children are onboard
Light and modern gang plank will ensure easy access outboard from the back and the side of the vessel once moored.

Air Conditioning

The boat is equipped with a 220V heat-pump air conditioning system with cable to connect to the wharf, so requires docking in the evening. Some boats may have a power generator enabling the system to be used outside the port as well.

How to use the air conditioning: the boat is not a house, so don’t expect the same power and cool temperature as at home. During the day when you are outside, leave it switched off to avoid placing excessive stress on the system. In the evening, turn on the system before going to bed and in less than 5 minutes the cabins will have cooled down, guaranteeing you a good night’s sleep.

Do not miss the chance to be the first in spending an unforgettable holiday on board on this new 5 stars houseboat, only available in Venice and Friuli cruising areas.