• Floating Campgrounds

    The giant 20’x20’ double-story platforms float peacefully on California's Lake Oroville, serving as floating campgrounds for boaters like the Au family.

  • Unlock Your Mind and Relax

    On the off-chance that just listening to the sounds of the water or the birds doesn’t seem to be doing the trick for relaxation, you’ll want to have some backup in tow.

  • Old Camper Turned Houseboat

    The Happy Camper was an old vintage Avion camper before Flipping Ships from Animal Planet converted it into a floating retreat for a lucky couple.

  • The Magic Dragon

    Due to its serpentine appearance, locals fondly refer to the Lake of the Ozarks as “The Magic Dragon.”

  • 2017 IBEX Award Winners Announced

    The awards recognize achievement in product development across 10 areas in the marine industry and are decided by a diverse panel of judges.

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    Houseboat Design Collaboration

    Taylored Architecture recently helped a client with big dreams to design and build their own custom houseboat.

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    Houseboat Magazine Prays for Las Vegas

    On behalf of Houseboat Magazine publisher, staff, advertisers and community partners we send our condolences and heart-felt prayers to the wonderful city of Las Vegas.

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    2017 IBEX Award Winners Announced

    The awards recognize achievement in product development across 10 areas in the marine industry and are decided by a diverse panel of judges.

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    Save Big On These Lake Powell Getaways

    Just because Labor Day has waved goodbye and we’re headed towards fall doesn’t mean houseboating has to wind down just yet.

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    Labor Day Deals? More like Labor Day Steals

    High end products with a high end discount. This is not a drill.

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    Houseboat Expo 2016

    There might not be a bigger or better celebration of the houseboating lifestyle than the National Houseboat Expo, which has become an annual tradition and the unofficial kickoff to summer for a lot of houseboaters.

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    Boating Industry Reader Survey Shows Ethanol Repairs Rising

    According to BoatUS, a new survey by Boating Industry magazine found that people who manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are noting an increasing number of issues due to ethanol-related fuels.

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    Recreational Boating On Federal Waters Is Looking Up!

    When it comes to recreational boating, we love our access to federal waters. But with problems like lack of funds for ramp/dock maintenance, aging marina infrastructure, and even government will, there can be obstacles to this access.

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    Houseboating Is Hot In CA

    With water levels higher in northern California lakes, resorts are getting some good business this summer.

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    Economic Outlook Is Promising For Boat Sales

    As National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich put it when addressing groups throughout the industry, “All this economic news is a green light for good times in recreational boating.”

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    West Marine Inc. Acquired By Monomoy Capital Partners

    West Marine and Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund, just announced a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly owned affiliate of Monomoy will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of West Marine at $12.9

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    Swimmers, Be Safe This Year

    With the summer heating up and more of us jumping into the lake, BoatUS reminds everyone to be careful where you jump.

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    Meet This 8-Year-Old Golf Champion Houseboater

    Natalie and Matthew Meilleur own and operate Village Quay Marina in Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada. Thanks to this Destination Yachts position, their eight-year-old daughter Carlee has had the joy of living on a houseboat her entire life.

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    A Night Afloat

    How would you like to spend the night on a river—without a boat?

  • From the Forums: GFCI Mini Splits

    Recently, one of our readers asked a question about a newly installed mini split. Here are some tips and solutions offered by other readers.

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    Look For UFOs In 2018

    You might have noticed pictures and videos of the UFO, a circular sustainable houseboat concept created by Italian automotive and yacht designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini and the team at Jet Capsule...

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    What Can't This Bluetooth Speaker Do?

    This high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker gives off impressive stereo sound and acts as your 6000mAH power bank to boot, charging smartphones and tablets via USB output or playing 20 straight hours of playtime.

  • From The Forums: Beyond Elbow Grease

    Recently one forum member had a question about fighting back algae: