• Maintenance Q&A with Warren

    Learn about the benefits of hardtops on houseboats, when to rebuild you outdrives, whether lake water is good for washing your houseboat from Warren.

  • Cardboard Houseboat

    Check out how Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller built a houseboat using over 300 discarded cardboard boxes!

  • Rollin’ The Dice

    When Dennis Robinson decided to take on a major renovation project on an old out-of-commission rental houseboat, the name Yachtzee seemed appropriate.

  • One of America’s Finest Old Houseboats

    It's highly likely KV Dahl III's 1976, 40-foot Harbor Master called the SS Dahlfin is one of the finest old houseboats in the country.

  • Whoa! That’s A Lot Of Candles

    There's a 30th birthday worth looking forward to and worthy of celebration and that’s Houseboat magazine’s anniversary.

  • Reader Submission Photos

    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!

  • 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.

  • News

    Flush Tie Downs

    Cast stainless steel Accon Marine Tie Downs provide ideal anchor points for holding fenders or equipment in place while blending discreetly into the deck.

  • News

    Safe, Dependable Onboard Power

    Internationally-rated systems from Hubbell Marine are one of the only CE-certified electrical shore power products designed for vessels voyaging far from home.

  • News


    Everyone knows that musty, dank odor. It's a sign that mold and mildew have taken hold. Worse yet, it signals that damage such as rust may be happening. It's easy to eliminate the humidity that causes these problems with Air-Dryr from Davis Instruments.

  • News

    Up Your Connectivity

    Glomex Marine Antennas' innovative weBBoat 4G Plus Internet antenna receives 3G/4G cellular and Wi-Fi signals up to 20 miles away throughout the US and Canada.

  • News

    Brushing Up

    With Shurhold Industries' new 10" Soft/Medium Combo Brush, it's easy to cover a lot of ground on your houseboat while saving time, using only one tool.

  • News

    Stylish and Functional Lights

    Hella marine flawlessly combines style and function with its EuroLED 75 Dual Color Down Lights. These multipurpose lamps switch from pleasing white to night-vision-preserving red LEDs to suit the user's current need.

  • News

    Faster and Easier Connections

    With the Pro Series Antenna Cable System from AirWave Marine, installing or replacing an antenna has never been faster or easier. It's ideal for DIYers, marine electronics installers and OEMs.

  • News

    Keep the Old Looking New

    With Iosso Products' biodegradable Mold & Mildew Stain Remover, it's simple to bring back a like-new appearance to outdoor fabrics and keep many insidious organic marks from returning.

  • News

    FD Boxes and Angled Adapters

    Weatherproof FD boxes and angled adapters from Hubbell Marine help assure a secure flow of safe, reliable power of up to 50 amps under all climactic conditions.

  • News

    Retrofit A Charles ISO BOOST or PM3 to Latest Technology

    Many Charles ISO BOOST and PM3 models are showing signs of their age, yet savvy houseboat owners aren't replacing them--they're retrofitting them to the latest technology.

  • News

    Argos Nautic 396 Yachting

    Tenders always come in handy on a houseboat. For your tender needs, check out the new Argos Nautic 396 Yachting.

  • News

    New Repair Provider for BoatUS Insurance

    MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members.

  • News

    The Safashor Dock Model

    With the Safashor Dock Model, boarding and exiting a vessel has never been safer.

  • News

    Disposal of Old Marine Flares

    BoatUS urges San Mateo County boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event to be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco.

  • News

    Just for the Ladies

    The Sailing Convention for Women, presented by Gail Hine, is to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California.

  • News

    More Power To You

    For owners who find themselves without access to typical marina power but want to use standard household current, SmartPlug can help.

  • 20 Life Hacks

    Here are 20 of our favorite houseboat life hacks that we personally can’t wait to try out.

  • Write Design/Plans for Your Houseboat

    A major factor contributing to houseboat popularity is the ability for anyone to build one easily with the help of a design plan.

  • Preparing to Buy a Houseboat

    Whether you purchase something out of your price range or you aren’t capable of the maintenance requirements, your dream could turn into a nightmare without the proper planning.

  • You CAN Take It With You

    Here are some things that can go anywhere with you anywhere when living aboard. Consider keeping those you have and perhaps joining others.

  • The Tale of McBarge

    The owners of the infamous Expo 86 Mcdonald’s McBarge have plans to transform it into a deep sea research center.

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Houseboaters!

    On behalf of everyone here at Houseboat Magazine, we'd like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! And remember, it's always better celebrating a holiday like this on a houseboat!

  • 10 Reasons To Houseboat In The Fall

    Something makes houseboating more special in the fall. Scratch that, several somethings do. Ten, to be precise.

  • Nautical Chart Placemats

    Nautical Placemats from ProStar Publications feature full-color, detailed charts of over 50 popular boating areas. Such a gift would be perfect for houseboat enthusiasts.

  • Unique Ways to Furnish and Decorate Your Houseboat

    Here are some unique ways to furnish and decorate your houseboat, plus everything you need to be aware of before jumping in!