While enjoying a successful year as part of the Trifecta Ventures merger, Sumerset Houseboats is still proud to celebrate its roots and the company’s beginning all started in 1953 with Jim Sharpe. This man started what was then called Sumerset Marine with a 10- by 24-foot steel bottom with scow bow. He may have sold his shares in 1996, but his vision behind Sumerset Houseboats wove the history of the industry. The name Sumerset and all of the company’s patents were purchased by Thoroughbred houseboats in 2010 and production started back up after the previous owners had shut down due to financial uncertainty.
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