March 31, 2011
News
Herald-Leader Staff Report

Grant to aid houseboat industry

A $252,000 federal grant announced this week hopes to revitalize Southeastern Kentucky's ailing houseboat manufacturing industry. The Economic Develop
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March 30, 2011
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Like Going Back In Time: Lake Raystown Resort is like no other houseboat destination

To refer to Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania as one of our country's best-kept secrets would be an understatement. It's an old cliché that gets u
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March 30, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

MRAA president search draws wide interest

About 70 applications have been received by the Marine Retailers Association of America in its search for a president to replace Phil Keeter, who is r
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March 28, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Yamaha says halt won't cause supply delays

Yamaha's U.S. marine officials said that a production delay in Japan shouldn't cause a disruption in its supply channel. "With the suspension of prod
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March 24, 2011
News

Small boats needed for Clean the Bay Day

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners are now recruiting volunteers to clean up shoreline litter for the 23rd Annual Clean the Bay Day
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March 23, 2011
News

A $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. During the t
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March 23, 2011
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Innovation on Lake Powell: No generators? Impossible!

Marty Zwisler is a rare individual, a man who lives to find ways to do things no one has done before. In fact, when faced with a task he wants to comp
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March 23, 2011
Feature
Joyce Crowe

We Can Do This.I Think: Taking on the Black Swan renovation project

How did an art restorationist and a saltwater sailor happen to buy a dilapidated 25-year-old houseboat and spend many months, lots of money, and untol
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March 21, 2011
News

Win an $8,500 Lake Powell houseboat trip

This year Fred Hall Show -- the Ultimate Outdoor Experience -- at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will have a completely different look. As this giant show ha
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March 19, 2011
Feature
Charlie VanLeuven

Houseboater of the Year Announced: Kathy Ballard To Be Recognized At The Expo Today

Kathy Ballard will be presented the 2011 Houseboater of the Year trophy today at 4 p.m. at the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky.
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March 18, 2011
News
Erik Robinson - Columbian Staff Reporter

Wayward houseboat saga grows more murky

A wayward houseboat remained intact and afloat near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, but the fate of a sunken cruiser alongside t
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March 17, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

New accessibility regulations include boating facilities

Revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act, including standards for making boating facilities accessible, went into effect T
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March 17, 2011
News

ProCharge Ultra Battery Charger

Houseboaters find the ProCharge Ultra from Sterling-Power-USA to be a big hit due to its efficiency, ability to run on 90vac to 270vac (even a surging
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March 16, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Connecticut tax changes affect boaters

Additional proposed taxes on Connecticut recreational boaters could be enough to drive them to Rhode Island, according to an article in the Hartford C
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March 15, 2011
News
Patricia Wolff - www.thenorthwestern.com

Houseboat guy ponders next move

Jeff Jacobs, the man who gained notoriety last winter when his houseboat froze into the Fox River at Rainbow Park, stepped lightly across two small bo
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March 14, 2011
News
middletownpress.com

Houseboat escapes down the Connecticut river, puzzles residents

ome Higganum residents were awakened to a surprise Friday morning when they saw a wooden shack floating down the Connecticut River. Steve Rocco sai
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March 13, 2011
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Won At The Expo: 2010 winners still enjoying top prizes

At the 2010 National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., a lot of great prizes were won by those who entered the All Hands on Deck Poker Run. The top f
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March 12, 2011
News
Ian Griffiths - guardian.co.uk

Houseboaters being 'socially cleansed' from Olympics area

Houseboat residents near the Olympic development site in east London are accusing British Waterways of an attempt at "social cleansing". They say prop
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March 11, 2011
News
Jennie Baker - www.cambridge-news.co.uk

Call for new moorings after late-night houseboat terror

Drunken pranksters untied a houseboat from its moorings leading in a "terrifying" incident where the vessel crashed into the weir barrier at Jesus Gre
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March 10, 2011
News
Dinah Voyles Pulver - www.news-journalonline.com

Boat became final passion for retiree

While motorists may reflect on the glistening vista they see from the Rose Bay bridge, every time Jan Walker passes by, she thinks about her late husb
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March 09, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dead anchovies appear in California harbor

Millions of anchovies washed up dead early Tuesday in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., choking the waters in and around dozens of private boa
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March 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Coast Guard, ISS issue piracy warning

The Coast Guard has asked the International Superyacht Society to warn its members about piracy. "This is critical information for persons either p
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March 07, 2011
News
Boating Industry

House repeals 1099 requirement for small business

On March 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4 to repeal the IRS requirement that small businesses must file Form 1099s to all vendors wh
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March 07, 2011
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Never A Better Time To Buy: Houseboat Expo offers a unique incentive for attendees

For years the National Houseboat Expo has been known throughout the industry as the only place to view all the top builders together, walk through som
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March 04, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Builders buoyed by Miami show results

Many builders are reporting positive results from the Miami International Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami and the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, all of
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March 03, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Heidi C. Brescher

eBay: Not Just For Knickknacks: Buying and selling houseboats on eBay

If you're considering buying or selling a houseboat, going to eBay may not initially come to mind.
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March 03, 2011
News
Doris Janssen - CHBC News

Eviction notices issued to Sutherland Bay houseboats

Houseboats moored illegally on Kelowna's waterfront have been put on notice: move it or lose it. The houseboats currently being targeted are within
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March 03, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Gary Kramer

From Cover Girl To Poster Child: 1978 SkipperLiner is a one-of-a-kind

She was once a ground breaking cover girl and is now a poster child for how a thorough updating can keep an old girl still turning heads.
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March 03, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Ted A. Thompson

I Am An Empty Bottle

Floating far from shore, barely breaking the surface, the tight plastic cap at my neck assures prolonged existence between the worlds of air and water
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March 03, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Prizes Won at the Expo: 2010 winners still enjoying top prizes

At the 2010 National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., a lot of great prizes were won by those who entered the All Hands on Deck Poker Run.
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March 03, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brandon Barrus

To One-Thousand Islands And Back: A couple take their houseboat where few have gone before

Paddy and Steph Savage enjoy adventure and good times with friends.
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March 02, 2011
News

Debuting At The Expo: New luxury houseboat manufacturer to display at show

For the first time ever, the exciting new Bravada Yachts line will be showcased at the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky. The new manufacturer
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March 02, 2011
News

Divnick Lift Unveiled : New boat lift makes its debut on a Thoroughbred

For those tired of dragging their fishing boat, ski boat, or wakeboard boat back and forth to the lake, Divnick International, Inc. might have the sol
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March 02, 2011
Feature
Susan Andrews Goldthwait

Our New England Houseboat: Restoring A 1983 C Yacht Houseboat

Living in New England, winters are snowy, cold and wicked long. Anytime my husband Wade and I can scrape together a few vacation days, we always head
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March 02, 2011
Feature
Dan Bullard

The Joys Of Free Power: The advantages of going solar

Houseboating is such a freeing pastime. It gives you a chance to get away from the neighbors, the roar of traffic, the bustle of the city and to just
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March 02, 2011
News
www.boating-industry.com

ValvTect announces marina of the year

Marine fuels supplier ValvTect Petroleum recently presented its 2010 Marina of the Year Award to Longboat Key Club Moorings in Longboat Key, Fla. The
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March 01, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

EXPO: Never A Better Time to Buy: Houseboat Expo offers a unique incentive for attendees

For years the National Houseboat Expo has been known throughout the industry as the only place to view all the top builders together, walk through som
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March 01, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

Just Blow'n Steam: New Horizon is the ultimate getaway

Off in the distance the early morning sounds begin to awake as I make my way down the steep hill.
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March 01, 2011
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Proud Crowd: We're Looking For You!

Call it unity, call it tradition or simply call it a coincidence that marina members like to show up wearing the same shirt to the Expo each year. Wha
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March 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Sea Ray signs three-year deal with KVH

Sea Ray named KVH Industries its exclusive satellite partner for the next three years. "We chose KVH as our exclusive supplier of satellite televisio
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March 01, 2011| Published in the March 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Reader submission by Jan Clark

Space Saver: Making your houseboat more efficient

Houseboats and their owners are unique.
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