• SPLASH: It’s ALL About Family

    Web Exclusive November 30, 2018
    Feature
    By Heather Magda Serrano
    Shelly and Keith Bolyard recently splashed their new Harbor Cottage houseboat in Lake Ouachita, Ark., and they couldn’t be more excited to experience their new vacation home with their kids and grandkids.
  • How Sweet the Sound

    November 29, 2018 Published in the August 2007 issue
    Feature
    By Janet Groene, with Gordon Groene
    What to name the houseboat that will be your home? Stop! Think! Before the artist arrives with the golden leaf, put that name through some serious sea trials.
  • Belaying Pins: A Sailing Tradition

    Web Exclusive November 28, 2018
    Multimedia
    Mike Gilly
    I am constantly trying to upgrade my trailerable houseboat, “Ki Ki Too.” One day as I was surveying the USS Fitzgerald (DDG62) I happened to be around her flag-box and I noticed this Navy Destroyer had “Belaying Pins.”
  • The Gift of a Safe Trip Home

    November 27, 2018
    News
    BoatUS News
    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, houseboater, sailor or angler.
  • Plywood Deck Thickness

    November 26, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Feature
    Check out this recent Houseboat forum exchange about plywood deck thickness, and don't forget to hop on the forum to share your own experiences.
  • Nautical Aptitude Quiz

    November 25, 2018
    Multimedia
    Ted A. Thompson
    Are you cut out to be the captain of a boat? Spend a few minutes to reveal your true Nautical Leadership Quotient.
  • Back Deck Recipe:Winter Wonderland

    November 24, 2018
    Multimedia
    Experience a winter wonderland with these delicious recipes!
  • Moving a Houseboat Across an Icy Bay

    November 23, 2018
    Multimedia
    You think your winter is tough? Check out how this couple moved their half-ton houseboat barge across an icy bay!
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 22, 2018
    Multimedia
    On behalf of everyone here at Houseboat Magazine, we'd like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
  • 2018 Guide On How To Winterize a Boat

    November 21, 2018
    Multimedia
    By the Experts at Boats.com
    Prepping for hibernation can't be ignored—here's all the details on winterizing your boat.
  • The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

    November 20, 2018
    News
    BoatUS News
    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), the 1,100-plus-mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida, is improving.
  • What’s Your Super Power?

    November 19, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Feature
    By Brady L. Kay
    While Doug Bagby would freely admit he’s no super hero, his latest boat purchase might suggest differently.
  • The Dockwind

    November 18, 2018 Published in the June 2007 issue
    Feature
    Ted A. Thompson
    Docking a houseboat can be tricky, especially in windy conditions. Here’s Ted Thompson’s take on the whole ordeal.
  • How to Spot Hypothermia

    November 17, 2018
    Multimedia
    Shannon Stockwell
    Believe it or not, hypothermia doesn’t occur during freezing temperatures only. Here’s how hypothermia sets in.
  • Nauti Jokes

    November 16, 2018
    Multimedia
    Here's a nautical joke to brighten your day!
  • Land & Sea

    November 15, 2018
    Multimedia
    Land and Sea RV builds awesome houseboats that double as RV campers. Check out this video and don’t forget to read our full-length feature about Doug Bagby and his Land and Sea RV in our current issue of Houseboat Magazine!
  • Houseboats In Unusual Places

    November 14, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Feature
    We’re going to start highlighting houseboats that are in unusual places (non-traditional houseboating lakes) and could use your help.
  • Are You Covered?

    November 13, 2018 Published in the January 2018 issue
    Feature
    Roy Sparks
    There are hundreds of choices to be made when insuring your vessel; with a little research and preparation, you can easily make the right ones.
  • Castaways Marina

    November 12, 2018
    Multimedia
    Enjoy this video of the beautiful Castaways Marina in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and don’t forget to read our full-length feature about Castaways’ Grand Opening Party for the clubhouse in our latest issue!
  • Gear Up and Gather Up

    November 11, 2018
    Feature
    By Shannon Stockwell
    Your houseboating adventures shouldn’t be overwhelming. This is the time to make some good memories, so here are a few ideas for preparation to make everything as least stressful as possible.
  • Neverland

    November 10, 2018
    Multimedia
    Billy and Sierra along with their dog Jetty lived on Neverland, their 1973 Marine Trader Trawler, for three years before moving onto their 1988 41' Crowther Spindrift Catamaran.
  • The Fine Print

    November 09, 2018
    Multimedia
    By Joan Wenner, J.D.
    Many marinas have slip renters sign a written agreement. These are important documents, particularly as they relate to liability for damages to the boats.
  • Threading a Needle with a Houseboat

    November 08, 2018
    Feature
    Check out this expert houseboat navigation on Lake Powell. Very impressive!
  • A Spring Lake Dawn

    November 07, 2018
    Multimedia
    Ted A. Thompson
    A bit of poetry from the helm of a houseboat, by Ted A. Thompson.
  • Seeing The Big Picture

    November 06, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Multimedia
    By Brady L. Kay
    We’ve created a Reader Submission section in our magazine and each time we go to print, we want to include the best photos we receive.
  • Sleepless in Alameda

    November 05, 2018
    News
    Tom Hanks’ old houseboat recently hit the market and it’s absolutely reminiscent of Sleepless in Seattle.
  • The Beauties Of Lake Texoma

    November 04, 2018
    Multimedia
    Austa Cook
    Lake Texoma was formed by blending the waters of the Red River from Oklahoma and Texas, just as the name is a blend of the two states themselves.
  • 20 Life Hacks

    November 03, 2018 Published in the July 2017 issue
    Multimedia
    Austa Cook
    Here are 20 of our favorite houseboat life hacks that we personally can’t wait to try out.
  • Reader Submission Photos

    Web Exclusive November 02, 2018
    Feature
    Here are some of the photos our readers shared on our Facebook page! Share your photos with us; yours could even be picked for our next issue of Houseboat Magazine!
  • BOTE Dock

    November 01, 2018
    Multimedia
    Meet the BOTE Dock—an inflatable dock/swim platform.