June 30, 2010
News
BoatUS

Do alcohol and water mix?

The July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of boaters, sailors and anglers to the water. Along with hot dogs and apple pie, alcohol will
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June 30, 2010
News
washingtonpost.com

Lake Powell: Deals on houseboat rentals

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas is offering winter rates for fall houseboat rentals. Discounts apply to trips of at least five days for travel Sept. 1-D
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June 30, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Ship Equip marks order milestone

Ship Equip recently received its 1,000th order for its SEVSAT system. The SEVSAT solution provides cost-effective satellite communications for a wide
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June 29, 2010
News
Matt Folkard - www.am1150.ca

30 days for houseboats in Gellatly Bay

"We've had massive community support for this, basically bringing the Bay back into the public's hand." That from West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater
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June 29, 2010
News
David Pesci - newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu

Cary Grant movie "Houseboat" featured in film series

Every Tuesday night this July is a Cary Grant night at Wesleyan, though he'll be joined by some very attractive company. "Cary Grant and his Leadin
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June 29, 2010
News

Yamaha warns against boating in crude-oil contaminated water

In the weeks following the BPr/Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Yamaha has received many calls from concerned consumers who wish to learn mor
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June 28, 2010
News
www.northjersey.com

A trip for five through Utah's national parks

In August, we visited Utah's national parks, then rented a houseboat on Lake Powell (pictured, at Rainbow Bridge Arch). We stopped at Arches (don't mi
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June 28, 2010
News
www.kypost.com - Photography by: Eric Clajus and D

Partially submerged houseboat determined to be abandoned

After some anxious moments early Friday morning in Gallatin County, an overturned, partially-submerged houseboat on the Ohio River turned out to be ab
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June 26, 2010
News
Tom Miller

4th-annual PWC Poker Run a success

Threatening skies and an approaching thunderstorm delayed the 4th-annual Conley Bottom PWC Poker Run Saturday morning June 19th. After about an hour a
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June 25, 2010
News
www.abc.net.au

Council defends houseboat rates

Renmark-Paringa Council in Australia has defended the operation of a marina at Lock Five after houseboat owners complained about rising rates. Chief
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June 25, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Dealer exemption included in financial regulation bill

Boat dealers, along with auto and RV dealers, will be exempt from oversight by a new federal consumer financial protection bureau in a bill agreed upo
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June 25, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

MarineMax secures new floorplan financing deal

MarineMax announced today it secured a new $100 million financing facility with GE Capital, replacing its previous financing facility.
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June 24, 2010
News
ROCHELLE LASH - SPECIAL TO THE MONTREAL GAZETTE

Be the captain of your passage to adventure

Find the ignition switch. Master the gearshift lever. Rev up the throttle. You now are ready to captain a houseboat, taking your family, friends and e
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June 24, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Operation Dry Water to crack down on BUI this weekend

Marine law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence
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June 23, 2010
News
Lori Carson - LJWorld.com

Abodes on the water

"It's like going on vacation every weekend." That's how Patty and Doug Gerdel describe life on their 38-foot, twin-engine Nautaline houseboat docke
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June 23, 2010
News

NMEA Announces Changes In the Board of Directors

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced important changes in the NMEA Board of Directors. David Gratton, a dealer director an
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June 22, 2010
News

BoatingSavings.com announces grand re-opening

Great news, outdoor enthusiasts! The Sportsman's Guider, a sporting goods brand in the portfolio of Redcats USA, announced today the grand (re)opening
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June 22, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

MRAA applauds Grow Boating relaunch

The Marine Retailers Association of America, in an advisory to members, said it is pleased that the redirection of 85 percent of the Grow Boating Engi
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June 22, 2010
News

New boat lift from Divnick International, Inc.

Are you tired of dragging your fishing boat, ski boat, or wake board boat back and forth to the lake? Are those slip fees getting to be too expensive
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June 21, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

EPA delays E15 decision until fall

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay until the fall a decision on whether more ethanol than the current 10 percent limit can be blended into
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June 21, 2010
News
Rebecca Marston - BBC News

Houseboat living - a life less ordinary

There's the usual scurry round, the divesting of work accoutrements and snippets of talk about what the day has brought. The morning's coffee cups
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June 21, 2010
News
Hannah Booth - www.guardian.co.uk

Interiors: Three on a boat

Josie Curran has her six-month-old son strapped to her front, one hand on the wheel of a small tugboat and the other holding grimly to a mooring post
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June 20, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Amendment would give tax break to Gulf businesses

An amendment to the Senate tax extenders bill introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., would allow fishing and tourism-related businesses, including re
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June 20, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Companies offer help for oil spill protection

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, some companies are offering information on new or refined products to help boaters and indus
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June 19, 2010
News

Sunset Marina and Resort on Tennessee's Dale Hollow Lake

Families are flocking to the hills of Tennessee and enjoying the incredible vacation packages from Sunset Marina and Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. House
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June 18, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Maine cuts sales tax on boat purchases

Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci recently signed into law a provision that ensures non-resident boaters will pay less in sales tax on boat purchases in the
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June 18, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Sailor ends three uninterrupted years at sea

A U.S. sailor has returned to shore after reportedly spending more than three years at sea without touching dry land, and the Guinness World Records i
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June 18, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Yamaha test has `Wild Kingdom' moment

As part of a Yamaha Motor Corp. press event held Wednesday and Thursday in the Florida Keys, more than a dozen marine journalists aboard five Yamaha-p
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June 17, 2010
News
Michael Hupp - www.wtrf.com

Country Roads, Stay at Home

West Virginia's tourism industry hangs its hat on natural beauty. The state's parks and lakes provide a wonderful landscape, while creating economic
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June 17, 2010
News
blog.seattlepi.com

Strong sales continue for Seattle houseboats and floating homes

Two floating homes sold in Seattle in May, a 2 bed 1 bath home in Westlake, and a 2 bed, 1.75 bath home in Eastlake. That brings the total floating ho
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June 16, 2010
News
habituallychic.blogspot.com

Christian Louboutin's houseboat

Since I mentioned Christian Louboutin's houseboat in Egypt in my last post, I thought I would share the photos. It's very simply furnished but looks m
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June 16, 2010
News
WartaWarga (student newspaper)

Houseboat Rental at Lake Powell

Lake Powell is in the Colorado River in Arizona and Utah, extending some 186 kilometers, and offers 1986 of beautiful coastline to explore. The backdr
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June 16, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Wisconsin defends cash incentives to Mercury Marine

Wisconsin's flagship jobs program has committed up to $135.6 million in incentives during the last two years to four major employers, including Mercur
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June 15, 2010
News
robynandanthony.blogspot.com

16 people, 4 dogs and a houseboat

The houseboat trip officially started wednesday the 28th of July. My dad, cousin Dianne, Aunt Brene, husband Troy and daughter Rhiannon met my Aunt Ja
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June 15, 2010
News
ABBEY ROY - NEWARK ADVOCATE

Boat Boys celebrates launch of boating season

Seasoned skippers and first-time fishermen alike have taken to the water for boating season, and Tim Figgins has worked with the gamut of them.
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June 15, 2010
News
Tania Dall - kxly.com

Three-story houseboat nearly ready to sail

It's a work of love, built in California, trucked north to Coeur d'Alene, assembled piece-by-piece. Now "Monty's Cruisin'" is almost ready for its mai
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June 14, 2010
News
MaryAnn Ball - parentingwithcourage.wordpress.com

A family adventure on a houseboat

This was one of the family adventures we partook of last year. I have heard about the amazing Lake Powell my whole life and we had a window of time la
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June 14, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Dometic unveils online dealer locator

Dometic Marine, supplier of sanitation systems, air conditioners, and other amenities for vessels, launched a new online dealer locator.
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June 14, 2010
News
www.expresstravelworld.com

Houseboat: From goods transporting vessel to conference venue

From the old Valavara Kettuvallam (houseboat) transporting goods through the lakes and rivers to various destinations of Kerala in the olden days to t
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June 14, 2010
News
Seattle Post-Intelligence

Seattle houseboat open houses this weekend

Sunday is supposed to be the nicest day we have had in Seattle this year so far! I am hearing 75 degrees and sunny -- anyone hear any differently? We
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June 11, 2010
News
Elizabeth Ellis - Soundingsonline.com

Abby Sunderland's voyage comes to an end

Australian search-and-rescue authorities say Abby Sunderland was just like "a small dot on the ocean" when they spotted her alive on the back deck of
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June 11, 2010
News
BoatUS News

On-the-water towboat company opens on Mississippi River

Local marine repair business owner Capt. John Bloch has opened TowBoatUS St. Charles, Missouri, an on-the-water towing company that recreational boate
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June 10, 2010
News
www.apartmenttherapy.com

High-Style Houseboats

There's something that seems a little renegade-ish about living on a houseboat. No property taxes, a lawn of water, and a tiny living space aren't typ
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June 10, 2010
News
Rebecca Byerly - National Geographic News

Houseboat tourism struggling in India

If Srinagar's lakes vanish, so would the livelihoods of the Kashmiri people, called Hanjis, who live on the region's 1,200 houseboats. Around the t
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June 10, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA names top 10 boating states

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced the top 10 boating states, based on annual sales, and Discover Boating identified affordable,
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June 09, 2010
News
Jay Jones, Special to Tribune Newspapers

Great Summer Vacations

Everyone has a different take on summer. Grown-ups are itching to ditch work for a week or two. The kids already are complaining about being bored.
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June 09, 2010
News
Beth Rosenberg - Trade Only Today

High hopes in South Korea as boat show opens

With great flourish and pageantry, the third Korea International Boat Show opened today, and organizers said they are well on their way toward the goa
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June 08, 2010
News
Soundings Magazine

Loran tower comes tumbling down

Alaska's tallest man-made structure has become the tallest ever felled in a controlled demolition. Watch the planned demolition of Alaska's tallest ma
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June 08, 2010
News
BILL McAULIFFE, Star Tribune

Neighbors, 5-year-old head off boat tragedy

A cool-headed 5-year-old girl and some resourceful neighbors teamed up to avert what could have been a boating tragedy involving a White Bear Lake fam
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June 08, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Senators push for boat-dealer exemption in reform bill

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators last week sent a letter to Senate Banking chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and House Financial Services c
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June 08, 2010
News
Charlie Meyer

Two sides to the Houseboat sinking story

There is NO question that wake creation and responsibility by all (large or small) vessels is a factor that must be recognized, however the statement:
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June 07, 2010
News

Speak your mind, win a hat

Houseboat magazine readers can win a hat by participating in a short survey.
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June 07, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Volvo Penta warns of engine damage from Gulf oil

As the effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion continue to spread, engine manufacturer Volvo Penta of the Americas issued a statement reg
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June 06, 2010
News

2011 Adventure Craft DeckYacht launches

After a successful 2009 season, Niemela Industries has added a second model to its popular Adventure Craft houseboat line the 2850 DeckYacht. The new
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June 05, 2010
News
Marc Haddock - Deseret News

Utah Lake Festival hopes to draw attention to natural attraction

Keith Morgan has found his own version of paradise on a small houseboat on Utah Lake. "Why would you want to wake up anywhere else?" said the 60-ye
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June 04, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

ABYC offers advanced electrical course

The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering a four-day course in marine electrical certification July 13-16 at the College of the Albemarle in Man
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June 04, 2010
News
George Webster for CNN

Five far-flung tourist gems you can only get to by boat

It's a long way to travel for a glass of beer. The Old Forge pub in Knoydart is on a small peninsula off the west coast of Scotland and it's only acc
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June 03, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Health insurance the topic of ABBRA roundtable

Health insurance professional Robert Driscoll will speak at a June 29 roundtable discussion hosted by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Associati
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June 03, 2010
News
www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk

Houseboat owners on Driffield Canal told to leave moorings due to planning breach

Houseboat owners are being forced off their moorings on an East Yorkshire waterway. Planners say they are in breach of planning guidelines on Driffie
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June 03, 2010
News
www.bassfishingadvice.com

Houseboat Plans And The Various Types Of Houseboats

Designing your own houseboat can often be really tricky. You still need to comprehend more concerning houseboats. Soon after, you still need to think
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June 03, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA board votes to end redirection of Grow Boating funds

As the industry explores recasting its Discover Boating campaign, the NMMA's boat manufacturers divisional board voted June 1 to end the redirection o
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June 02, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

Analysis sees steady increase in boat demand

The latest analysis from the Cleveland-based market research firm Freedonia Group predicts an industry rebound from depressed 2009 boat sales with dem
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June 02, 2010
News
Joe Hackman - joesgonesocial.com

Houseboating on Lake McClure

A short while ago I noticed a new job title on a friends LinkedIn account. My friend Ben Jackson had become VP of Sales at Houseboats.com. I knew righ
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June 01, 2010
News
JONO PECH - Sunraysia Daily

Industry in favour

THE Mildura Jewel proposal has another supporter in Sunraysia's houseboat industry. In a letter read at Thursday's council meeting last Thursday, the
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June 01, 2010
News
Trade Only Today

NOAA expands Gulf fishing ban again

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration again expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico.
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