• Bravada Houseboat in Seattle, Wash.

    When you think of Bravada houseboats, your mind generally conjures images of Lake Powell since that’s where you typically find a lot of their houseboats. So imagine how pleasant a surprise it would be to stumble upon a Bravada in Seattle, Wash.

  • Pets Onboard

    If you're planning a boating trip and want to bring along Sparky, do you know how to prepare in order to keep both your houseboat and your pet safe?

  • Always Be Prepared

    Many unexpected things can happen that you never planned to ever happen to you. That's why it's a good idea to prepare for anything.

  • Reboot Your Life

    With help from book, Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life By Taking a Break, your liveaboard dream may be more do-able than you think.

  • Ken Harlan's Twin Anchor Houseboats

    Ken Harlan, the owner of Seven Bays Marina in Washington, owns 11 Twin Anchor houseboats and rents them out to customers.

  • Rick Wilson's Thoroughbred Houseboat

    A couple of years ago, Rick Wilson and his family invested in a 21- by 100-foot Thoroughbred Houseboat and they have been living it up ever since.

  • Tammy Dunn's Sunstar Houseboat

    Tammy Dunn and her husband bought their 2018 20- by 90-foot Sunstar Houseboat in June, and they couldn’t be more pleased.

  • News

    A Cupholder on Steroids

    Whether in the cockpit or attached to the outside of the hull, SeaSucker's Party Barge is the ultimate portable bar.

  • News

    Bigger and Better

    Shurhold Industries' new incredibly oversized Water Sprite Hand Towel makes fast work of sopping-up and holding vast amounts of water, outperforming cloth towels, sponges and leather chamois.

  • News

    Good, Massive Sound

    The new JBL by Harman multi-element, high-performance Marine Class D amplifiers from Prospec Electronics deliver massive, dynamic sound from slim, compact chassis that install into the tightest of spaces.

  • News

    Fiberglass Stain Remover

    FSR™ (Fiberglass Stain Remover) from Davis Instruments is the fast and easy way to clean a wide variety of gelcoat and painted surfaces. It's so effective, it's used by the US Navy.

  • News

    Powerder-Coated Primus Wheels

    The new powder-coated Primus steering wheel from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products can be tactical, race-inspired, sophisticated or rebellious.

  • News

    Folding Line Chocks

    Reduce clutter and tripping hazards on your houseboat with Accon Marine's 502 series Surface Mount Folding Chocks. They fold flat when not in use!

  • News

    Shine Your Metals

    To keep the metals on your houseboat looking their best, try Iosso Metal Polish. It leaves a brilliant protective shine that lasts for months.

  • News


    Nauti-Tech has enhanced its popular Nauti-Combine. The device now manages the switching between two generators and two transformers, making it a complete source management solution.

  • News

    Sumptuous 10-Foot RIB Render

    If you're in the market for a tender, Argos Nautic offers the 305 Yachting. This head-turning tender delivers lithe, pulse-quickening performance in a sumptuously comfortable 10-foot package.

  • News

    Sea Hawk-XL Dual Color LED Floodlights

    With Hella marine's Sea Hawk-XL Dual Color LED Floodlights, one incredibly rugged and compact fixture is all that's needed to bathe an area with the ideal light for the situation at hand.

  • News

    Fire in Scappoose

    One of the largest structure fires Columbia County has ever seen destroyed three houseboats at Multnomah Channel Yacht Club Moorage in Scappoose, Ore.

  • News

    Love Seat or Dock Box?

    Dock boxes are incredibly useful for storage, but not too comfortable to sit on. The Waterside Lounger from Better Way Products is different. It holds an astounding 14 cu. ft., and provides a comfortable spot for two to sit, relax and enjoy being by the w

  • News

    Women's Sailing Conference

    Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

  • News

    Engine Room Ventilation Control

    Delta "T" Systems has unveiled its new, next-generation P/T6 Engine Room Ventilation Controller, which is ideal for houseboats.

  • News

    Albin's New Water Heater

    Owners of smaller houseboats might want to check out Albin Pump Marine's new 5.8-gallon Premium Electric Square Water Heater. It's ideal for galleys, showers and transom wash-downs.

  • News

    Protect Your Houseboat

    We love our houseboats so it's a good idea to protect them from damage and theft. Innovative ZigBoat™ from Glomex Marine Antennas provides you access to critical vessel information when away.

  • Yacht A Fun With Alex Rooker

    Learn how to turn your houseboat into a successful business with Alex Rooker.

  • An Underwater Menace

    Protect your boat from the invisible damage from electrolysis.

  • Take A Staycation

    What I’d like to propose is that this summer you take a staycation.

  • Entry Sentry

    Here are some ways to bring less mess into your houseboat’s interior.

  • Boat Search Advice

    Excerpts from recent Houseboat forum exchanges about searching for a houseboat.

  • Random Realities

    One of the most enjoyable things about houseboating is allowing the time for daydreaming.

  • Coming To A Show Near You

    For those hoping to see a houseboat on display at a major boat show, I am happy to report the wait is finally over.

  • Taxes: A Moving Target

    While neither this column nor this magazine give tax advice, we encourage you to start asking questions, keeping records, watching the tax code and conferring with your own tax advisors.