• Houseboat industry eyes new venture for comeback

    January 30, 2012
    News
    Associated Press
    Kentucky's houseboat manufacturers once thrived by churning out luxurious floating residences, but the industry was nearly capsized by the economic do
  • Teachers' Lounge

    January 24, 2012
    How We Got our Name
    We are on our third Teachers' Lounge. This one is a 47-foot Gibson Classic. We are husband and wife high school teachers at Munford High School. Da
  • Have house, will travel: life on the lake floats this family's boat

    January 23, 2012
    News
    Neil McMahon - www.smh.com.au
    THE lake rocks. The beach sucks. Take a teenager's word for it: sand between your toes is not what summer is all about. This may sound like summer sa
  • Extreme Swim Training

    January 20, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    Our dog Sugar is the "swimmingest" pooch I've ever seen.
  • Hidden Anchor Revealed

    January 20, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    Did you spot the hidden anchor in the last issue?
  • Miscellaneous

    January 20, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    We've covered all the basics from thrusters to electronics to anchors to head systems, so what's left?
  • Thrustors

    January 20, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    A large houseboat needs thrusters. It's just about that simple.
  • Transportation

    January 20, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    There are just a few things houseboat owners should be concerned about when moving their prized palaces from the factory to the water or from one body
  • Adventure Craft

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Niemela Industries' model 2800 CabinYacht remains the "classic" Adventure Craft, offering a unique blend of features and amenities that help make boat
  • Anchor

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Designed for Danforth and Fortress style anchors, the Anchor Nanny fits on houseboats and small cruisers using an adjustable rail clamp that fits both
  • Armadia Houseboat

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Armadia is mainly managed by two boat enthusiasts, Pierre-Luc Coulombe, owner, and his father, Gérard Coulombe, mentor.
  • Bravada Yachts

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Product
    With unparalleled styling and design, Bravada Yachts has quickly transformed the houseboat market.
  • Catamarian Cruisers

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Since 1981, Catamaran Cruisers has been guided by a simple philosophy: houseboating should be an affordable pleasure, easy to buy, easy to enjoy and e
  • Destination Yachts

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Destination Yachts sets itself apart from the others by building what the customer wants.
  • Electronics

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    From battery charging systems to top-of-the-line GPS systems (and everything else in between), no houseboat is complete without its share of electroni
  • Furniture & Lighting

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    When it comes to making your houseboat a home, it all starts with your furniture selection as well as lighting choices and the following companies can
  • Generators and Inverters

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    You could make a strong case that the leader of the innovative pack is the venerable generator. It is the quintessential houseboating product-a symbol
  • Gibson Boats

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    For over 40 years, Gibson Boats has produced a hybrid cross between a houseboat and a cabin cruiser.
  • Heat & AC

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Unlike other onboard systems, air conditioning and heat units get a bad rap simply for what they are-defenses against the elements that have conspired
  • Improvements

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Sometimes it's those little added touches that make all the difference when it comes to improving the quality of life onboard.
  • Legacy Lake Yacht

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    The Legacy Lake Yacht is designed to plane through the water with a highly maneuverable hull. Its standard bow thruster helps aid docking in windy con
  • Majestic Yachts

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Majestic Yachts, Inc. offers four distinct lines of boats: the Royal, the Grand Royal, the Floating Condo and its Tommy Yacht trailerable houseboat.
  • Marine Santation

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Known as marine sanitation devices (MSDs), these under-hull systems are more than a wise investment, considering the tremendous risk involved in dumpi
  • Metroship

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    MetroShip is the result of re-designing the typical RV of the sea houseboat.
  • Monticello River Yachts

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    A Monticello River Yacht boat is truly the best of both worlds, now more than ever.
  • Pluckebaum

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    For a pleasure cruise or a year-round lifestyle, from the moment you board a Pluckebaum craft you are in command of one of the world's finest houseboa
  • Propellers

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Having the right propeller can be a huge advantage in not only improving your performance, but your fuel efficiency as well.
  • PROPULSION CONTROLS

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    For all their high-scale luxury, large, lake-style houseboats offer plenty of exploratory opportunities-as long as you're willing to take them.
  • Safety

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    When it comes to safety, you just can't be too careful. The companies in the section have developed a unique product or system to help not only make o
  • Sailbration

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Sailabration prides itself on offering houseboats that are everything the customer desires at an affordable price.
  • Satellite Systems

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    These days, even the smallest houseboats are often decked out with in-motion devices designed to track the television signal as your houseboat roams a
  • Sharpe Houseboats

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Since Sharpe Houseboats entered the houseboat market in 1998, it has made a splash that has rippled throughout the industry.
  • SkipperLiner

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    SkipperLiner continues to be one of the industry leaders in terms of custom design and quality construction by offering a custom pleasure craft with a
  • Stardust

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Stardust is the oldest continually operating houseboat builder in the USA and continually sets the mark in the industry.
  • Thoroughbred

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Thoroughbred Houseboats LLC has continued with new innovations this year and expanded internationally.
  • Twin Anchors Marine

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Twin Anchors Marine has been owned and operated by the same family since 1977.
  • Waterways

    January 19, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Specializing in building a luxury vessel, Waterways will build to your specific requirements to suite your houseboating needs.
  • Innovative new Footprint boat debuts at the Toronto International Boat Show

    January 17, 2012
    News
    www.footprintboats.com
    The Footprint Boat, a trailerable camper-catamaran, is taking the lead at this years' Toronto International Boat Show. Designed to change the way we p
  • Just Plane Fun Too

    January 17, 2012
    How We Got our Name
    Greetings from beautiful Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. We are on our second houseboat and have kept the same "name theme" going with both boats. I
  • Change Is Inevitable

    January 14, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    Over-the-hill motivational speakers are a dime a dozen. It seems like anyone and everyone who has ever enjoyed any amount of success in business, spor
  • Getting That Loan

    January 14, 2012 Published in the January 2012 issue
    Feature
    In today's economy, it's more important than ever to be well-educated on the ins and outs of boat buying.
  • Morgan couple find their river legs again

    January 13, 2012
    News
    Kay and Trevor Burr have only just settled into their houseboat home after high water levels, and the flow on effects, kept them away for one year. F
  • Thoroughbred Is Relocating

    January 12, 2012
    News
    Thoroughbred Houseboats has recently acquired the Fantasy Yacht building on East Hwy 90 in Monticello, Ky. Thoroughbred will be moving all their sales
  • Bote Wepublican

    January 10, 2012
    How We Got our Name
    We named our houseboat Bote Wepublican because of our party affiliation, also playing off of our last name "Westerfield" and the fact that "we" are Re