• Grant to aid houseboat industry

    March 31, 2011
    News
    Herald-Leader Staff Report
    A $252,000 federal grant announced this week hopes to revitalize Southeastern Kentucky's ailing houseboat manufacturing industry. The Economic Develop
  • Like Going Back In Time

    March 30, 2011
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • MRAA president search draws wide interest

    March 30, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    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
  • Yamaha says halt won't cause supply delays

    March 28, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    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
  • Small boats needed for Clean the Bay Day

    March 24, 2011
    News
    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
  • A $5 Million Weekend

    March 23, 2011
    News
    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
  • Innovation on Lake Powell

    March 23, 2011
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    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
  • We Can Do This.I Think

    March 23, 2011
    Feature
    Joyce Crowe
    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
  • Win an $8,500 Lake Powell houseboat trip

    March 21, 2011
    News
    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
  • Houseboater of the Year Announced

    March 19, 2011
    Feature
    Charlie VanLeuven
    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.
  • Wayward houseboat saga grows more murky

    March 18, 2011
    News
    Erik Robinson - Columbian Staff Reporter
    A wayward houseboat remained intact and afloat near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, but the fate of a sunken cruiser alongside t
  • New accessibility regulations include boating facilities

    March 17, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    Revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act, including standards for making boating facilities accessible, went into effect T
  • ProCharge Ultra Battery Charger

    March 17, 2011
    News
    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
  • Connecticut tax changes affect boaters

    March 16, 2011
    News
    Boating Industry
    Additional proposed taxes on Connecticut recreational boaters could be enough to drive them to Rhode Island, according to an article in the Hartford C
  • Houseboat guy ponders next move

    March 15, 2011
    News
    Patricia Wolff - www.thenorthwestern.com
    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
  • Houseboat escapes down the Connecticut river, puzzles residents

    March 14, 2011
    News
    middletownpress.com
    ome Higganum residents were awakened to a surprise Friday morning when they saw a wooden shack floating down the Connecticut River. Steve Rocco sai
  • Won At The Expo

    March 13, 2011
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • Houseboaters being 'socially cleansed' from Olympics area

    March 12, 2011
    News
    Ian Griffiths - guardian.co.uk
    Houseboat residents near the Olympic development site in east London are accusing British Waterways of an attempt at "social cleansing". They say prop
  • Call for new moorings after late-night houseboat terror

    March 11, 2011
    News
    Jennie Baker - www.cambridge-news.co.uk
    Drunken pranksters untied a houseboat from its moorings leading in a "terrifying" incident where the vessel crashed into the weir barrier at Jesus Gre
  • Boat became final passion for retiree

    March 10, 2011
    News
    Dinah Voyles Pulver - www.news-journalonline.com
    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
  • Dead anchovies appear in California harbor

    March 09, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    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
  • Coast Guard, ISS issue piracy warning

    March 08, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    The Coast Guard has asked the International Superyacht Society to warn its members about piracy. "This is critical information for persons either p
  • House repeals 1099 requirement for small business

    March 07, 2011
    News
    Boating Industry
    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
  • Never A Better Time To Buy

    March 07, 2011
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • Builders buoyed by Miami show results

    March 04, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    Many builders are reporting positive results from the Miami International Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami and the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, all of
  • eBay: Not Just For Knickknacks

    March 03, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Heidi C. Brescher
    If you're considering buying or selling a houseboat, going to eBay may not initially come to mind.
  • Eviction notices issued to Sutherland Bay houseboats

    March 03, 2011
    News
    Doris Janssen - CHBC News
    Houseboats moored illegally on Kelowna's waterfront have been put on notice: move it or lose it. The houseboats currently being targeted are within
  • From Cover Girl To Poster Child

    March 03, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Gary Kramer
    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.
  • I Am An Empty Bottle

    March 03, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Ted A. Thompson
    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
  • Prizes Won at the Expo

    March 03, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    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.
  • To One-Thousand Islands And Back

    March 03, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brandon Barrus
    Paddy and Steph Savage enjoy adventure and good times with friends.
  • Debuting At The Expo

    March 02, 2011
    News
    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
  • Divnick Lift Unveiled

    March 02, 2011
    News
    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
  • Our New England Houseboat

    March 02, 2011
    Feature
    Susan Andrews Goldthwait
    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
  • The Joys Of Free Power

    March 02, 2011
    Feature
    Dan Bullard
    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
  • ValvTect announces marina of the year

    March 02, 2011
    News
    www.boating-industry.com
    Marine fuels supplier ValvTect Petroleum recently presented its 2010 Marina of the Year Award to Longboat Key Club Moorings in Longboat Key, Fla. The
  • EXPO: Never A Better Time to Buy

    March 01, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • Just Blow'n Steam

    March 01, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brady L. Kay
    Off in the distance the early morning sounds begin to awake as I make my way down the steep hill.
  • Proud Crowd

    March 01, 2011
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • Sea Ray signs three-year deal with KVH

    March 01, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    Sea Ray named KVH Industries its exclusive satellite partner for the next three years. "We chose KVH as our exclusive supplier of satellite televisio
  • Space Saver

    March 01, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Reader submission by Jan Clark
    Houseboats and their owners are unique.