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  • Hope And Opportunity

    The 89-foot Majestic houseboat C.C. Man III splashed across the cover of Houseboat’s March 2003 issue. Then 15 years later the same boat, now monikered Hope and Opportunity is a symbol of peace and sobriety for its newest owner, Chad Jansen.

  • Updating your outdated interior

    The great thing about buying a houseboat is the fiberglass/aluminum hull is going to last forever or at least for a really long time. But the décor within the boat? Not so much.

  • Japan’s Floating Room Pods

    Huis Ten Bosch, the Dutch-themed amusement park in Japan, is now offering floating hotel room pods! Just imagine the Pacific Ocean rocking you to sleep at night!

  • Houseboats vs. Cruisers

    You don't have to be big to appreciate the space and roominess that a houseboat offers, but it does help.

  • Catamaran Home

    For some people, living on land just doesn’t have the same appeal as living out on the water does, so these guys converted this catamaran into their new home!

  • Gibson is Back!

    We caught up with Kelly Cawthorne, the new owner of Gibson Boats, to chat about the company and what's in store for the future.

  • Old Boats/Lost Souls

    Karl R. Kerns wrote this poem as a tribute to his 1978 Chris Craft named the Lazy Buoy.

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    Tax Provisions for Boats Extended

    Excluding home equity loans, boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions for recreational boat buyers remain for next year’s 2018 tax season, according to BoatUS.

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    2018 Yamaha Classic Photo Contest

    Today the Yamaha Marine Group announced the launch of their 2018 “Yamaha Classic Photo Contest,” and you could be the next winner!

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    Houseboat Magazine’s Executive Editor

    Brady L. Kay, Houseboat Magazine's executive editor, was among those honored when Boating Writers International announced the election of a new board of directors and detailed the annual Best Boating Journalism awards.

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    Award Winning Flotation Device

    ThrowRaft’s Search & Rescue Yellow TD 2401 was awarded the 2018 Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show.

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    Lanier Islands Announcement

    There’s some big news coming from Lanier, the popular houseboating lake in Georgia.

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    Houseboat Rescued from Sandy Hook Bay

    Danny Davis and his three dogs were left homeless when their 33-foot houseboat was carried away by ice, but thankfully they were able to get it back to safety.

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    Icy River Conditions

    Ice and snow make for horrendous driving conditions. Try to imagine what that would be like for houseboats, or any kind of boats for that matter.

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    Houseboat on the Icy River

    A houseboat is tied to the Mississippi River bank in Chester, Ill.

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    BRAVADA Yachts Unveils New Luxury Houseboat

    Bravada Yachts is excited to kick-off the New Year with the launch of their newest model, the 2018 V-Series.

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    Teba the Boat

    Georges Adda created a Facebook page for his houseboat building project! Check it out and follow him on his journey!

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    Mercury Marine Wins Environmental Honor

    Mercury Marine earned the “Green Masters” designation for the seventh consecutive year in a row.

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    Ethanol in Your Gas

    Last Friday, EPA set the 2018 RFS at 19.29 billion gallons, a 0.05 percent increase over the 2017 standard.

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    8 Telltale Signs that the Used Boat You’re Buying Could be Storm-Damaged

    While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm-damaged lemons.

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    Three Guidelines for Used Houseboat Owners

    Purchasing a used houseboat can be a very exciting experience.

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    BoatUS National Advisory Council Gathers to Look at Recreational Boating Today, Tomorrow

    A panel of distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Austin to discuss key issues impacting recreati

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    West Marine and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Raise More Than $41,300 through In-Store Fundraiser

    West Marine partners with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise more than $41,300 through in-store fundraiser.

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  • 5 Things Your Marine Surveyor Wants You to Know

    For many people, buying a boat is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime, and at the center of this process is your friendly marine surveyor.

  • Know Your Fuse Box

    First and most importantly, a boat owner should never modify or add onto an electrical box.

  • Dogs On Board

    PFD's for Pets: People are not the only beings who should wear a PDF (or life jacket) while boating. Once onboard, make sure your pet has their own

  • Siren Has New Wireless Sensors!

    Siren Marine has added important features and functionality to its MTC Boat Monitoring and Tracking system, making it even easier for boat owners to create their own Connected Boat and access onboard information – right from a phone, tablet or computer.

  • BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist

    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right.

  • Next-Gen Bilge Pump Switches

    In mid-February, Blue Guard Innovations announced the general availability of its new solid-state bilge pump switch, the BG-SW!

  • Boating Safety Education Course

    The BoatUS Foundation offers a no-cost NASBLA and state-approved online boating safety course for 36 states at BoatUS.org/Free.

  • Sprucing Up for Spring

    Spring is in the air which makes it a good time to have a thorough tidy-up on our houseboats. Let's say goodbye to winter by sprucing up our boats!

  • Mini Floating Gym

    If you want to work out but hate the gym, how about transforming your houseboat into a mini home gym?