January 30, 2012
News
Associated Press

Houseboat industry eyes new venture for comeback

Kentucky's houseboat manufacturers once thrived by churning out luxurious floating residences, but the industry was nearly capsized by the economic do
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January 24, 2012
How We Got our Name

Teachers' Lounge

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
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January 23, 2012
News
Neil McMahon - www.smh.com.au

Have house, will travel: life on the lake floats this family's boat

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
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January 20, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature

Extreme Swim Training

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

Hidden Anchor Revealed

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

Miscellaneous

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

Thrustors

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

Transportation

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Adventure Craft

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

Anchor

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

Armadia Houseboat

Armadia is mainly managed by two boat enthusiasts, Pierre-Luc Coulombe, owner, and his father, GĂ©rard Coulombe, mentor.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Product

Bravada Yachts

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

Catamarian Cruisers

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Destination Yachts

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

Electronics

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Furniture & Lighting

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Generators and Inverters

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Gibson Boats

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

Heat & AC

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Improvements

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

Legacy Lake Yacht

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Majestic Yachts

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

Marine Santation

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

Metroship

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

Monticello River Yachts

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

Pluckebaum

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Propellers

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

PROPULSION CONTROLS

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

Safety

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Sailbration

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

Satellite Systems

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Sharpe Houseboats

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

SkipperLiner

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
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Stardust

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

Thoroughbred

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

Twin Anchors Marine

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

Waterways

Specializing in building a luxury vessel, Waterways will build to your specific requirements to suite your houseboating needs.
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January 17, 2012
News
www.footprintboats.com

Innovative new Footprint boat debuts at the Toronto International Boat Show

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
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January 17, 2012
How We Got our Name

Just Plane Fun Too

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
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January 14, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Change Is Inevitable: Growth Is Optional

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
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January 14, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature

Getting That Loan: What to know before you buy

In today's economy, it's more important than ever to be well-educated on the ins and outs of boat buying.
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January 13, 2012
News

Morgan couple find their river legs again

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
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January 12, 2012
News

Thoroughbred Is Relocating: Houseboat manufacturer heads to Monticello

Thoroughbred Houseboats has recently acquired the Fantasy Yacht building on East Hwy 90 in Monticello, Ky. Thoroughbred will be moving all their sales
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January 10, 2012
How We Got our Name

Bote Wepublican

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
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