Composting toilets offer several advantages for boats,
- Eliminating Thru-Hulls
Bid farewell to the need for an external water source to flush (though it remains usable when on land) and wave goodbye to the necessity for a thru-hull.
- Farewell to Pump-Outs
No more hassle of locating, queuing, and paying for pump-outs. Say goodbye to these inconveniences for good.
- Reduced Weight
Did you know? One gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. With a 15-gallon holding tank, that's an additional 124 pounds, mostly due to water used for flushing.
- Creating More Space
Holding tanks consume precious storage space. By removing them, you'll free up valuable room and bid adieu to the gallons of malodorous waste previously aboard.
Toilet Talk with Jeff Ready
Since we try to be minimalists and believe in sustainability, clean oceans, a clean environment, and minimal maintenance on the boat, a composting toilet was always a goal we had planned for the boat.
And we couldn’t be happier with the Cuddy.
Removing our old head (toilet), holding tank, macerator, and plumbing and replacing it with a composting toilet was the best thing we did on the boat.
It minimizes our maintenance needs which frees up our time, eliminates odors you always get from a traditional toilet system, and is just easier all the way around in functionality.
Both Cuddy's sleek design and compact footprint are perfect for sail boats and other marine craft.
Cuddy™ is a composting toilet with an agitator that helps kick start the composting process. With up to 25 #2s it is perfect for longer trips.
Cuddy™ Lite uses the layering system. You'll start out with a bag inside the soilds bin and after each #2 you'll add a bit of composting agent to cover it.
The bag system works well for even quicker emptying. It is also good if you are renting your boat or sharing the toilet with other non-family members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Composting toilets for boats
The best toilet for a boat depends on individual preferences and needs.
However, composting toilets are increasingly popular among boaters due to their efficiency, water conservation, and eco-friendliness
Composting toilets on boats typically separate urine from solid waste to facilitate the composting process.
Solid waste is mixed with a bulking agent like coconut coir, allowing aerobic decomposition to occur.
Regular maintenance, including turning and adding bulking agents, helps manage odor and promote composting.
The frequency of emptying a composting toilet on a boat depends on usage and the size of the toilet's composting chamber.
Generally, it may need to be emptied every few weeks to months, depending on usage and composting conditions.
Depending on use, Cuddy Composting Toilet needs to be emptied every 20-25 uses for the solids bin and 1-2 days for liquids.
Yes, composting toilets are suitable for use on boats.
They offer an alternative to traditional marine toilets and are favored for their water-saving capabilities and environmental friendliness.
No, when properly maintained, composting toilets on boats are designed to minimize odor.
Adding bulking agents, ensuring proper ventilation, and regular maintenance help control any potential smells.