Houseboat Ownership
  • 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.

  • Southern Hospitality

    Not far from the main part of the lake at the Mermentaw River campground in Louisiana is Jeff LeBlanc, relaxing on his 45-foot Destination Yacht.

  • Tips for Renovating Your Houseboat

    With creative floor plans, designs and amenities, a houseboat can feel spacious and suit your daily living needs.

  • 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.

  • Hope And Opportunity

    The 89-foot Majestic houseboat C.C. Man III splashed across the cover of Houseboat’s March 2003 issue. Then 15 years later the same boat, now monikered Hope and Opportunity is a symbol of peace and sobriety for its newest owner, Chad Jansen.

  • Financing Your Houseboat

    Financing a houseboat can seem like a complicated process if you’ve never done it before. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult an expert like Joey Gottfried, the regional manager of Newcoast Financial Services in Clearwater, Fla.

  • 7 Reasons to Move onto a Houseboat

    Whether you’re looking for a change of pace or a change of scenery, moving to a houseboat may be just the thing you need to take your landlubbing life to a whole new level.


Houseboat Vacations
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    Booking a Houseboat Vacation

    Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid when booking a houseboat vacation.

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    Locking Through History

    “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” said Glenn Staudigel. “Like going up the Grand Canyon. I tell everybody about it and you’ve just got to get a group of people together and do the Erie Canal.”

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    Best Houseboating Lakes in the United States

    After asking avid houseboating fans which were their favorite lakes to houseboat on, the votes revealed the truth about which lakes really are the best.

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    Benefits of Renting a Houseboat

    A houseboat offers the ideal option to make the most of your vacation.

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    Seven Points Marina

    As the largest full-service marina in Pennsylvania, Seven Points Marina has everything you could need for a summer full of fun.

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    Pleasure Cove Marina

    This past July, the Magda family and their friends and relatives experienced renting a houseboat for the first time at Pleasure Cove Marina in Napa, Calif., and they were completely blown away.

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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.

Houseboat Lifestyle
  • Anchoring Your Houseboat

    The National Park Service (NPS) put out these guidelines for anchoring your houseboat in the Arizona and Utah areas.

  • 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."

  • Baby On Board

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

  • 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.

  • Peace and Quiet

    Here's a closer look at boat noise laws.

  • Unlock Your Mind and Relax

    On the off-chance that just listening to the sounds of the water or the birds doesn’t seem to be doing the trick for relaxation, you’ll want to have some backup in tow.

  • Houseboats vs. Cruisers

    You don't have to be big to appreciate the space and roominess that a houseboat offers, but it does help.