The EcoMaris 2 has had many names - and many lives.
Originally known as Georgia Clipper, it was built in 1996 as a recreational boat made for Ontario waters. Two cycling enthusiasts from Quebec bought it in 2008, and took it to Montreal where it became the Latitude Amsterdam bike-boat - inspired by a Dutch concept meant to provide hikers and cyclists with a ‘home port’.
In 2012, the ship passed into the hands of a watersports enthusiast raised in a family of sailors. A year later, it was restored with the help of Symbole branding + design. Latitude Amsterdam then became the Skal Nuphar, an elegant hostel boat for corporate and private events in the heart of Montreal's Old Port.
Today, the ship is located at the Bickerdike Basin in Montreal, where it continues to undergo interior and exterior renovations, in order to welcome our educational and tourist eco-cruise program Giving Back the St-Lawrence. See you in spring 2024!
Elegant, modern and simple, the Skal Nuphar was named in honour of the famous aquatic plant - whose colors inspired its decor.
Like a nuphar thriving in cold and deep, the EcoMaris 2 amazes crowds with its sturdy shell ("skal" in Swedish) that ensures safety all year long.
Offering a playful and highly comfortable environment, our boat features the amenities of a lounge and accommodation. With its surface area of 4,500 square feet, the EcoMaris 2 includes: