Published in the January 2011 Issue Published online: Jan 21, 2011 Ask The Expert
Viewed 236 time(s)


Since March of 1997 when the first houseboat came out of the custom-designed plant, Horizon Yachts has been putting pride and workmanship into each houseboat it builds. This Kentucky builder has a strong reputation for offering one of the best available houseboats in the industry. This success is best evidenced by its repeat business. The attention to details has given Horizon Yachts a solid reputation for excellent service during construction and continuing after the delivery. From the simple yet delightful to the most luxurious vessel imaginable, each houseboat embraces the beauty and mystique of the waterfront.

Horizon Yachts has nurtured a variety of custom crafts for the past 13 years and each is built with special features or designs. One of the biggest differences on a Horizon Yacht is something you may not notice in the slip. It continues to be the hull featuring a double plated semi-V bow and full keel design that keeps the boat on course. The way these boats handle is amazing as they cut across those waves creating a gentle ride.

"Horizon Yachts strives to be a name recognized for the best houseboat in the industry. We continue to build houseboats for families that still have a passionate dream of houseboating. Our strength continues to be in our success of repeat customers. Your dreams are limitless with a Horizon Yacht."

- Ray B. Chesney

Date Founded: 1996

Location: Monticello Ky.

Best-selling model or floor plan: 85' by 18'

Smallest houseboat built to date: 14' by 46'

Largest houseboat built to date: 100' by 20'

Hull Design: Full

Water Application: Lakes and Rivers

In-house transportation available: Yes

In-house interior designer available: Yes

You May Also Be Interested In...

November 11, 2013

Random Realities By Ted

That's the point. Idling on the lake-I suppose that's another double entendre, but not nearly as clever-is a terrific time to do nothing but think.
October 28, 2013

Looking Back

The May/June issue of Houseboat back in 1993 started off on a strangely familiar note.
October 24, 2013

Bow to Stern

When we were dating, Vic told me that he had been in love before.
September 05, 2013

Q&A: Suggestions to Help Control Condensation

We suffer from extreme condensation as fall turns to winter, what would you suggest to help control this?
September 07, 2012

Ask Uncle Ricky

Well I can't speak for your location, but here in Tennessee we had record- breaking heat this summer.
May 11, 2011

$5 Million Weekend

At a time when the houseboat industry could use some good news, the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., last March did just that.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!