Naval Architect Stephen Leake Launches the Esposa 15-5

Naval Architect Stephen Leake launches a new style of houseboat -the Esposa 15-5.

There was a time when savvy consumers recognized the value of being able to live and vacation on the water comfortably yet be mobile. Boaters chose the ubiquitous North American houseboat style. Many of those offered thirty years ago are no longer in production. Those that remain are tired, shabby and require considerable investment to restore to modern requirements.

Perceiving a dearth of good quality houseboats edged out by go-fast cruisers (an oxymoron) offering all mod-cons shoehorned into an impossible and inefficient package, Stephen Leake, naval architect, wanted to provide a contemporary alternative. In collaboration with Italian designer Salvatore Esposito, SWL Consultants Consulting Naval Architects is pleased to offer the Esposa 15-5 A fresh look for river and sheltered water cruising.

“Our goal with the Esposa 15-5 is to bring back the luxury in houseboat design” stated naval architect Stephen Leake.  

There are three deck levels for relaxing, living and enjoyment. The layouts which can be customized are practical and maximize comfort, operation and maintenance.  The Esposa 15-5 is spacious, easy to handle and economical to operate.

The Esposa 15-5 basic design is offered outfitted with machinery, fuel and electrical systems. Alternative custom layouts are offered based upon the client’s requirements: private operator, fleet rentals, charter boat dinner cruisers, dive and fishing charterers.

For information, contact Stephen Leake B.SC, C.Eng, Naval Architect at 613-258-9953 or email

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