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.
Thoroughbred Houseboats bought Sumerset back in March of 2012. Sumerset had closed its doors in October of 2009 and had stopped building boats earlier than that. Thoroughbred accquired the company, in great part, because of the legacy the company had established.
"The name Sumerset has been synonymous with quality for many years," said Thoroughbred President Shawn Heinen. "Thoroughbred Houseboats is excited to carry on the legacy of this great brand and plans to incorporate many of the same famous features seen on many Sumerset boats."
This isn't the first Sumerset that's been built in recent years though. The first one shipped to Lake Lanier, Ga. back in November of 2012. This was an 18x85' and incorporated a lot of features new to Sumerset, including all-glass front wall, deeper hull and taller side walls.
The boat that launched yesterday is a 22x110'. If you want to see it in person (and why wouldn't you?), it will be at the On Water Houseboat Expo June 6-8, 2014 at State Dock on Lake Cumberland.