March 31, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke

Updating your outdated interior: Tips From The Experts

The great thing about buying a houseboat is the fiberglass/aluminum hull is going to last forever or at least for a really long time. But the décor within the boat? Not so much.
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March 27, 2014
Industry

And the houseboat capital of the world is...

It's official. The houseboat capital of the WORLD has been named. Would you care to wager any guesses on who took the honor?
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March 26, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke

Recap of 2013 On Water Expo: Kicking off the houseboating season

As I reached my rental houseboat after arriving at the On Water Expo on Lake Cumberland, Ky., I heard a lady on the dock say to her husband, “If you can’t relax on a houseboat, you’re hopeless.”
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March 19, 2014
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Stardust In The Wilderness: How a houseboat ended up in Alaska

Charlie Summerville has owned Alaska Adventures since 1995. For years, wildlife lovers with a taste for adventure came to Summerville for fishing trips and bear-watching outings in Katmai National Park, near Bristol Bay in Alaska. This part of the state i
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March 19, 2014
Feature
Brady L. Kay

At the Helm: The Five-Year Bucket List

Let’s face it: it would be hard to top what Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman’s characters conquered in the 2007 movie, The Bucket List. Yeah, the thought of having a list of things you want to get accomplished in life before you kick the bucket is a tad
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March 19, 2014
Product

BirdBGone: Say Bye Bye To Annoying Geese

If your favorite marina is being overrun by geese, you know the expense and problems this can create. Without professional-grade goose control, getting rid of geese can be a challenge. Use a water hose or noise maker and they’ll return as soon as you leav
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March 19, 2014
Feature
Janet Groene

Living Aboard: Taxes: A Moving Target

Julian Block, a tax attorney in Larchmont N.Y., believes in taking every honest tax break in the book. However, today’s tax codes are so complex, even experts get stumped. Block finds that court decisions often rule against the IRS, in favor of the taxpay
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March 17, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Destination Yachts Expanding

The facility where your houseboat is built is important. These beginning stages of your boat can determine its seaworthiness and quality later on during its life.
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March 15, 2014
How We Got our Name

CHARdonnay

We have an old Kings Kraft. I've completely remodeled the whole boat.
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March 14, 2014
How We Got our Name

Zulu

Our houseboat, Zulu, is a wide-beam narrow boat measuring 60 feet by 12 feet.
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March 14, 2014
Industry

Don Pedro Lake Houseboats Relocating

The drought currently going on in California is heartbreaking for all and will have a major impact on the houseboating community.
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March 13, 2014
Feature
Jocelyn O'Bryant

How The Gullywhumper became a reality: Getting Its “Whump” On

While visiting Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced: pond-o-ray) in the northern Idaho Panhandle, I came across a very unique-looking houseboat. I had never seen one quite like this, so I decided to take a closer look.
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March 08, 2014
How We Got our Name

Just Right

Our boat is called Just Right , named after Tim Schwan aka JR of Holiday Boat Sales
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March 07, 2014
Brandon Barrus

Financing & Refinancing: Learn how to finance the houseboat of your dreams

We all know that the housing market it in the process of recovering from what economists have called The Great Recession, but how does that affect houseboat financing? To find out, we asked Joey Gottfried, with the Intercoastal Financial Group, and he has
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March 05, 2014
News
Web Exclusive

Stardust Is Excellent: Manufacturer Earns Kentucky Excellence Award

Stardust Cruisers just announced that it has been recognized as a 2013 Kentucky Excellence Award recipient by US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).
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March 05, 2014
Feature
Jan Clark

Take A Staycation

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March 03, 2014
How We Got our Name

Life is Good

We own a 2000 model, 65-foot Lakeview houseboat, with four bedrooms and two baths. Our family includes myself, my wife Jamie, our 9-year-old son Larson (named after my first cabin cruiser), our 5-year-old daughter Lauren, and our dog named Shiloh (named a
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March 01, 2014
Industry

Do Your Ceiling Lights Swivel?

A bright, beautiful downlight adds distinction to the interior of any houseboat, and worthy of a closer look is the adjustable ceiling illumination options from SalVinCo.
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