• Updating your outdated interior

    March 31, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    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.
  • And the houseboat capital of the world is...

    March 27, 2014
    Industry
    It's official. The houseboat capital of the WORLD has been named. Would you care to wager any guesses on who took the honor?
  • My Marina

    March 26, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Houseboating is fun, no matter where you live
  • Recap of 2013 On Water Expo

    March 26, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    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.”
  • Living Aboard: Weighty Matters

    March 24, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Janet Groene, with Gordon Groene
    According to NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, the Plimsoll Line marked on the hulls of commercial ships is a “reference mark that indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo.
  • Oh Those Cold Days Of March

    March 22, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    As some houseboating regions suffered through stretches of record-breaking low temps, it’s safe to say it’s been a long winter for a lot of us. It seems like this time of year is always tough on boaters, but this year it’s been worse than normal.
  • Hoist The Sails

    March 20, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Emily Cannell has been living in Japan for the last two years for her husband’s job.
  • Houseboating Abroad

    March 20, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    The houseboat adventure abroad is one-of-a-kind
  • Stardust In The Wilderness

    March 19, 2014
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    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
  • At the Helm

    March 19, 2014
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    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
  • BirdBGone

    March 19, 2014
    Product
    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
  • Living Aboard

    March 19, 2014
    Feature
    Janet Groene
    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
  • How We Got Our Name

    March 18, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
  • A Closer Look At Floor Plans

    March 18, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Michael Duelley
    Owning a houseboat is one way to capitalize on the phrase, “living the good life."
  • Destination Yachts Expanding

    Web Exclusive March 17, 2014
    Industry
    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.
  • Kohler Revamps Marine Generator Line

    March 16, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Kohler Power Systems, a manufacturer of diesel and gasoline marine generators from 4 to 500kW for a wide range of pleasure and commercial craft applications, has introduced updated emissions-compliant diesel generators, ranging from 40 to 99 kW for 60 Hz
  • Discover Houseboating

    March 16, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Michael Duelley
    You've been tossing around the idea of purchasing a houseboat for a long time now.
  • CHARdonnay

    March 15, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    We have an old Kings Kraft. I've completely remodeled the whole boat.
  • Zulu

    March 14, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    Our houseboat, Zulu, is a wide-beam narrow boat measuring 60 feet by 12 feet.
  • Don Pedro Lake Houseboats Relocating

    March 14, 2014
    Industry
    The drought currently going on in California is heartbreaking for all and will have a major impact on the houseboating community.
  • How The Gullywhumper became a reality

    March 13, 2014
    Feature
    Jocelyn O'Bryant
    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.
  • See Your Water Flow

    March 12, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Forespar's new Marelon Clear View Hose Connectors show water flow at a glance.
  • Double Punch Odors

    March 12, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Ensuring comfort and enjoyment for everyone onboard includes banishing disagreeable odors from houseboat toilets, waste treatment systems and holding tanks.
  • Houseboating Pets

    March 10, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Hoss was rescued from a Springfield, Tenn., animal shelter when he was just seven weeks old.
  • Just Right

    March 08, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    Our boat is called Just Right , named after Tim Schwan aka JR of Holiday Boat Sales
  • Financing & Refinancing

    March 07, 2014
    Brandon Barrus
    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
  • Houseboat Book Review

    March 06, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    Every family has unspoken boating traditions.
  • Stardust Is Excellent

    Web Exclusive March 05, 2014
    News
    Stardust Cruisers just announced that it has been recognized as a 2013 Kentucky Excellence Award recipient by US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).
  • Take A Staycation

    March 05, 2014
    Feature
    Jan Clark
  • Anchor In

    March 04, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    We accepted two different anchor locations in our January/February issue of Houseboat magazine.
  • Life is Good

    March 03, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    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
  • Back Deck Recipes

    March 02, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue
    News
    As you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite recipes including ideas for a drink, appetizer, meal and a dessert for your next onboard party.
  • Do Your Ceiling Lights Swivel?

    March 01, 2014
    Industry
    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.