Houseboat Ownership
  • From Dinghy to Houseboat

    Mike Gilly has had quite the journey, starting out with a dingy and then making his way up to a houseboat, Kiki too.

  • Heidi-Ho: A Tiny Houseboat

    The idea of a pontoon boat functioning as a houseboat might sound a bit far-fetched, but Scott Cronk has found a way to make it work with the Heidi-Ho, a houseboat he designed and built himself.

  • From Start To Finish

    Although the Kennedy family has owned houseboats before, this is the first time they’ve ever custom built one from start to finish. In the end they’re getting exactly what they wanted—a completely customized Bravada houseboat.

  • We threw around several questions and got ourselves a better idea of what new houseboaters should be looking for.

  • 10 Things Marina Owners May Not Tell You About Living Onboard

    If the houseboat is your only home, first make sure living on board 24/7 is permitted at all. Then note these things that may not have been mentioned.

  • Making Better Memories

    Jeff Hensley recently finished a year-long restoration project on a 2006 Horizon houseboat named Sales Relief. The boat is 20-feet-by-100-feet and was originally built for the owner of Horizon and called the Utopia.

  • Great Food, Friendship And Family

    In the case with Otto and Carolyn Lienhart, their daughter Ashley and their silver lab Gauge, they find a lot of food for the body and soul, and a tremendous amount of joy and laughter on their new Sumerset.


Houseboat Vacations
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    A True Slice of Heaven

    Nestled in the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean is the nautical paradise, Angler House Marina.

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    Houseboat Holidays

    William Lower discovered Houseboat Holidays back in 1996 and has been going back almost every summer since.

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    Houseboat Essentials

    Whether you stay docked in a marina or take the vessel out for adventure, it's important that you make sure you've invested in everything your houseboat needs.

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    Operating a Houseboat and Other Tips

    Once you learn the ropes in houseboat operation, it's all smooth sailing.

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    Home Away From Home

    Tina Frock and her family have been renting houseboats from Seven Points Marina in Pennsylvania for the past 15 years.

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    Houseboat Safety 101

    The nature of most houseboat vacations demands that you be prepared. Here are some tips for better safety on a houseboat.

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    Join the Family

    If you’re planning to take your next houseboat rental vacation at the beautiful Hendricks Creek Resort on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Ky., chances are you’re probably going to get a hug.

Houseboat Lifestyle
  • Baby On Board

    Baby-proofing a houseboat is no small matter, as Forrest and Kayleigh Packebush can tell you.

  • In Search of Silence

    "Thanks to Wahweap Marina, I felt some of that regenerative golden energy as I experienced some of the secrets that Lake Powell offers."

  • Kids On Board

    When you live on your houseboat with family, life gets richer for Mom, Dad and the kids. No matter where you are, life must go on. That means chores and, of course, education.

  • Marina Manners

    You may find yourself docked or anchored with only a few feet between your houseboat and the neighbors’ parties, engine exhaust, cooking odors, barking dog, barbecue smoke and loudspeakers. How can you be a better neighbor?

  • Why Houseboating Relieves Stress

    Houseboating reduces stress and helps your relax. Who knew?

  • 30 Years Of Fun

    The versatility and the ability to bring and keep families together has been the backbone of Houseboat magazine since its inception and it’s truly been an amazing 30 years and a milestone worth celebrating.

  • The Gift of Houseboating

    There’s something about houseboating that insists, practically and emotionally, that it be done in the company of others. It’s a shared adventure.