• Be serious about Carbon Monoxide prevention on your boat

    Web Exclusive January 31, 2014
    Industry
    Carbon Monoxide has always been a concern for the industry and this issue shouldn't be taken lightly on your houseboat.
  • Twin Anchors Marine

    January 30, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Twin Anchors Marine has been owned and operated by the same family since 1977, the longest continuous ownership in the industry.
  • Skipperliner's New Adventure

    Web Exclusive January 29, 2014
    News
    Skipperliner has started on a new adventure. The company is building a custom boat for Destiny Cruises, so they can offer day and evening cruises on Gull Lake, Mich., starting in the summer of 2014.
  • Thoroughbred Houseboats LLC

    January 28, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Thoroughbred Houseboats LLC has grown this year building 17 boats that were/will be launched in 2013.
  • NMMA opposes bill dropping second-home mortgage deduction

    January 27, 2014
    News
    The marine industry is continuing its fight against a change in tax laws that would prevent boat owners from writing off houseboats as second homes.
  • Sunstar Houseboats

    January 26, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    In February, Sunstar Houseboats will be in business 19 years.
  • Drift Off To Dream

    January 24, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    When Travis Tritt released his song "Drift off to Dream" in 1990, I thought that would be a great name for a houseboat.
  • Sumerset Houseboats

    January 24, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Sumerset Houseboats LLC has recently begun producing houseboats again and has seen a lot happen in the last year.
  • Lake Raystown Resort is like no other houseboat destination

    January 23, 2014
    Marina
    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 used more often than it really should when attempting to describe a beautiful area that few people seem to
  • Stardust

    January 22, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Stardust is the oldest continually-operating houseboat company in the United States, having built over 1,500 custom boats.
  • Bond Voyage

    January 21, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    Our boat is a 1978, 14- by 60-foot Summerset with an aluminum hull, which is rare for that time period. The rest of the boat is typical of the era of step-down boats across manufacturers and we've had it almost 10 years.
  • New fire alarm released

    January 20, 2014
    Industry
    When it comes to potential fire situations onboard your houseboat, being able to efficiently pinpoint the source enables quicker response time
  • Skipperliner

    January 18, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    SkipperLiner has been building high-quality custom houseboats and commercial passenger and dinner cruise vessels since 1971.
  • Custom Fit Dock Box

    January 18, 2014
    Industry
    Are you in need of a dock box, but don't have a lot of room at your marina? Trionic's new Small Sized Dock Box is perfect those with narrow dock configurations often at older marinas.
  • Ask Uncle Ricky: Updating Your Colors

    January 17, 2014
    Feature
    Rick Lauper, Houseboats A to Z
    Well I can't speak for your location, but here in Tennessee we had record-breaking heat this summer. The Fourth of July week brought record temps in excess of 110 degrees. That left us with two choices-in the water or inside the boat. Needless to say out
  • Pluckebaum

    January 16, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    For a pleasure cruise or a year-round lifestyle, from the moment you board a Pluckebaum you are in command of one of the finest houseboats.
  • Sandbar Auger Anchor

    January 16, 2014
    Industry
    The AugAnchor is a patent-pending, easy-to-use, shallow water anchor system that will hold your secondary boat or PWC in place.
  • Welcome back Sumerset!

    Web Exclusive January 15, 2014
    News
    It's a big day in houseboat news. A brand new Sumerset left the factory, yesterday January 14th, and was launched at State Dock on Lake Cumberland, Ky.
  • Water Toys!

    Web Exclusive January 14, 2014
    Industry
    The best part about being on the houseboat is being on the water. Kwik Tek makes your time there even more enjoyable with their lineup up towables and other water toys.
  • Solar Powered

    January 13, 2014
    Feature
    There's nothing quite like a day aboard a houseboat. Enjoying the warm days of summer on the water is amazing in itself and doing it with all of the luxuries and amenities of home makes every trip a memorable one.
  • MetroShip

    January 12, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    MetroShip manufactures fiberglass catamaran liveaboard houseboats with modern, open plan, New York loft space designs.
  • Majestic Yachts

    January 10, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Majestic Yachts manufactures some of the finest houseboats, river yachts, trailerable houseboats, floating cottages and many other marine-related vessels that can be found in this industry.
  • At the Helm

    Web Exclusive January 09, 2014
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    "Can I help you?" These were the words that seemed to have come out of nowhere and it was a deep raspy voice that could have just as easily come from the comedian Ron White. I slowly turned around and what I got was a good look at the stare this houseboa
  • Houseboat Decor

    Web Exclusive January 09, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    We have seen this beauty floating around Facebook lately and we thought it would make a great tip to pass on to you, the reader. Coffee tables can be tricky on the houseboat, especially if they take up a lot of room. This sample is rather large but becaus
  • Living Aboard

    January 09, 2014
    Feature
    James Martin - goeurope.about.com
    Take your houseboat to a state park marina and live onboard for two weeks while helping with a trail cleanup. Volunteer your houseboat to take Sea Scouts out to get their navigation training. Use your houseboat for business entertaining.
  • Precision Reporting

    Web Exclusive January 09, 2014
    Product
    Brady L. Kay
    When it comes to potential fire situations onboard your houseboat, being able to efficiently pinpoint the source enables quicker response times. The new Triton 8 Fire Alarm Panel from Sea-Fire is an addressable system enabling up to 256 detectors or manua
  • Destination Yachts

    January 08, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Destination Yachts also dropped the direction of using dealers for the western market.
  • Lake Powell Resorts & Marina introduces new luxury

    January 08, 2014
    News
    A new level of luxury is coming to the waters of magnificent Lake Powell with the addition of the new Axiom Star fleet, a one-of-a-kind collection of lake yachts. Beginning today, guests can book a seven-night summer vacation on one of Lake Powell Resorts
  • Walking The Expo In Comfort

    January 08, 2014
    Industry
    Brady L. Kay
    If you look up Alegria in a dictionary you'll discover it means happiness. Dig a little deeper and you'll realize it's also a new line of footwear created by PG Lite, a California-based company.
  • Bravada Yachts

    January 06, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    With unparalleled styling and design, Bravada Yachts has quickly transformed the houseboat market.
  • Ask Uncle Ricky: Prepare for Summer

    January 06, 2014
    Feature
    Rick Lauper, Houseboats A to Z
    With a busy summer season on it's way, instead of focusing on just one specific area of your houseboat, I'd like to take a look at several. Let's start with your party top that at times can feel like an oven when you're on the top deck.
  • AXIOM Yachts

    January 04, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Compass North Industries, LLC (CNI) currently builds Bravada Yachts and Adventure Series Houseboats and is now proud to introduce its AXIOM Yachts line.
  • Lots of choices for both new and not-so-new houseboats

    January 04, 2014
    Feature
    Gary Kramer
    Whether you are ordering a new houseboat or re-furbishing an older one, decisions need to be made about what kind of deck surfaces you want. For older boats, that also frequently involves dealing with deck repairs before a finish can be applied.
  • Forum Temporarily Turned Off

    Web Exclusive January 03, 2014
    News
    As most of those of you who use the forum have probably noticed, it has been taken over by spam in the last few days. Our IT company is diligently working to get this problem resolved. Unfortunately, it's worse that we expected and we had no choice but to
  • Adventure Series Houseboats

    January 02, 2014 Published in the January 2014 issue
    News
    Founded by Compass North Industries in 2010, Adventure Series Houseboats has quickly become one of North America's foremost builders of value-driven houseboats.