• Keep Your Firearms Safe Onboard

    March 31, 2017
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    For those wanting to keep a handgun on their houseboat, but are concerned about it being stolen or worse, discovered by a child, here is a must-have product that will put your mind at ease.
  • Back Deck Recipes: Easter Feast!

    March 31, 2017
    Easter is coming up in just a few weeks! If you're looking for some new ideas to make a special holiday feast, look no further.
  • West Marine’s 2017 Marine Electronics Expo Is Coming Up

    Web Exclusive March 30, 2017
    News
    If you’re looking to update any marine electronics, mark Saturday April 8 on your calendar, because West Marine’s second annual Marine Electronics Expo will be going down!
  • From the Forums: Hot Water Heaters

    March 30, 2017
    Recently one forum member inquired about people’s experiences with tankless hot water heaters.
  • From The Executive To The Titan

    Web Exclusive March 29, 2017
    Marina
    Jones Valley Resort is cupped by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and offers a fleet of 12 lovely houseboat rentals to anyone visiting Shasta Lake, Calif.
  • Hats Off For The Kentucky Derby!

    Web Exclusive March 28, 2017
    News, Product
    Dorfman Pacific is gearing up for the big race with a collection of specialty Scala Collezione and Biltmore hats.
  • Are You Covered?

    March 27, 2017
    Austa Cook
  • Gibson Has Returned

    March 27, 2017
    Brady L. Kay
  • The Great Lake Escape

    March 24, 2017
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    With plenty of hours of daylight left, Edward and Karen Hyde slowly pull away from the Lee’s Ford Marina for an evening cruise on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky like they’ve done hundreds of times before.
  • Four Common Fire Extinguisher Myths Exposed

    Web Exclusive March 24, 2017
    As we gear up for this year’s boating season, let’s take a moment to go over safety tips to make sure we have the best possible time out on the houseboat.
  • Be One With The Weather

    March 23, 2017
    Product
    The INO Weather Pro is the first handheld device to combine weather data with lightning detection, making it easier for boaters to make informed safety decisions while they’re out on the water when the weather turns foul.
  • Ellis Island Ferry Gets Second Chance—As A Houseboat

    Web Exclusive March 22, 2017
    Feature, News
    According to WorkBoat.com, this hundred-year-old ferry served under the Ellis Island immigration center in New York Harbor and is now being given a $1.25 million jumpstart on a new life as someone’s private houseboat.
  • Houseboat Industry Welcomes Chris Girdler Once Again

    Web Exclusive March 21, 2017
    News
    After a decade of serving in governmental roles including a term as a Kentucky State Senator, Chris Girdler has returned to his houseboating roots as Trifeca Houseboats’ new Executive Vice President.
  • Testing The Bluetooth Flashlight & Powerbank

    March 20, 2017
    Product
    Yep, you read that correctly. I never would have put the words Bluetooth and flashlight together in the same sentence, but for Secur Products it clearly works.
  • Winter Strikes Back

    March 17, 2017 Published in the May 2016 issue
    Feature
    Austa Cook
    “Snowpocalypse, January 22, 2016...that’s just what it was,” remembers Michelle Henderson, secretary at Conley Bottom Resort in Monticello, Ky. “A layer of ice and over 15 inches of snow blanketed the Lake Cumberland area.”
  • Where Vineyards, Waterfalls, and Fine Art Meet

    Web Exclusive March 17, 2017
    Named after its grouping of long lakes, visitors can explore this unique area onboard a Stivers Seneca Marine rental, dubbed The Erie Canal Houseboat.
  • With Some Places Under 5 Feet Deep, It’s Becoming Hazardous

    March 16, 2017
    News
    According to BoatUS, the famed 1100-plus mile Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is getting “thin” from the effects of shoaling, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) is aiming to do something about it.
  • Dock Box? Check. Stylish Furniture? Check.

    March 16, 2017
    Product
    Austa Cook
    If your dock doesn’t have many sitting options, Better Way Products has got your back—or should we say your backside?
  • Here It Comes!

    Web Exclusive March 15, 2017
    News
    What big resolutions did you make for the new year? For West Marine, making the nonprofit BlueFuture Fund a big 2017 priority is one of them!
  • The Boat Drinks Book

    March 14, 2017
    Product
    With “The Boat Drinks Book,” Fiona Sims dives into the cocktail culture of harbors all around the world. This is all about drinks and appetizers stuffed into 176 pages of recipes, background information, and area-specific specialties.
  • Sock It to ‘Em!

    March 10, 2017
    Feature
    Dan Armitage
    March can be breezy and higher-profile fishing craft can be a challenge to control when attempting to drift, troll or maneuver at slow speeds under primary or electric motor power.
  • Welcome To Patoka Lake

    Web Exclusive March 10, 2017
    Marina
    If you drive into the hills of southern Indiana and head to the west side of the Hoosier National forest, you’ll find yourself at Patoka Lake—a clear, quiet body of water cupped by over 25,000 acres of gorgeous green trees.
  • Couple Faces Tornado While Still Onboard

    Web Exclusive March 09, 2017
    News
    The Murfreesboro Post recently shared the nail-biting situation houseboaters Regina and Mike Layton found themselves in when an EF-1 tornado hit Four Corners Marina in Antioch, Tenn.—while the couple was still onboard.
  • Say Goodbye To Lake Lanier’s ‘Museum Houseboat’

    Web Exclusive March 09, 2017
    News
    Nicknamed the “Museum Houseboat,” this abandoned and potentially dangerous houseboat has finally been removed from the shores of Lake Lanier, Ga.
  • Gibson Is Back!

    March 08, 2017
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    On March 1, Kelly and Pam Cawthorne and their son Shane and his wife Danielle Cawthorne, purchased the rights to manufacturer Gibson fiberglass houseboats.
  • Too Much Humidity Is No One’s Friend- But This Is

    March 07, 2017
    Product
    Guardian Technologies announced the launch of its PureGuardian DH201CA Small Space Dehumidifier, a new product geared to remove moisture and mustiness from small spaces onboard.
  • Get Control With Propco Propellers

    March 03, 2017
    Feature
    Trevor Mason
    I’m constantly surprised at the innovations that people can come up with in such a tiny package (I guess that’s why I’m a writer, not an inventor). As such, the reverse hook cup propeller blew my mind.
  • A World First In Jet Ski Anti-Theft Technology

    March 03, 2017
    News, Product
    If you have a jet ski, odds are you’ve had at least a little concern over making sure it never gets stolen at the lake. But with the JetSkiWarden, your days of worry are over.
  • Back Deck Recipes: St. Patrick's Day

    Web Exclusive March 02, 2017
    Feature
    St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate on the water than by whipping up some easy and delicious Irish-inspired food!
  • Five Cool Facts About Smith Mountain Lake

    Web Exclusive March 01, 2017
    Smith Mountain Lake is a gorgeous recreational destination that made our top ten list of Best Houseboating Lakes in the US. Here are five fun things you might not have known about this jewel of southwestern Virginia.