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  • Houseboating on big rivers novelty in ?R, no licence needed

    May 31, 2011
    News
    The phenomenon of small houseboat rentals, well-known from the Netherlands, has reached the Czech Republic, enabling even untrained fans to motor boat
  • Boaters gear up for Memorial Day weekend

    May 27, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    Boating business owners around the country are hoping Memorial Day weekend - the traditional start of boating season - will be the beginning of a prof
  • A New Era

    May 26, 2011
    News
    It's nearly impossible to walk most marinas without coming across at least one Holiday Mansion houseboat. These popular crafts were first manufactured
  • Life Buddy

    May 26, 2011
    News
    Top Knots Life Buddy is a safety throw bag containing 60 feet of FLOATING yellow rope. The rope has no "memory" so it will uncoil smoothly every time
  • Little green houseboat on the Superfund site

    May 25, 2011
    News
    Matt Hickman - www.mnn.com
    Yesterday I featured Build Your Block pillows, a collection of cushions from designer Patrick Chirico that encourage couch-side urban planning. Each p
  • In La. Parish, one man's decision to face the floods

    May 22, 2011
    News
    www.npr.org
    Flood waters are heading towards the small community of Butte La Rose, La., and the parish government there has ordered residents to evacuate. Host Sc
  • Welcome Boating Season

    May 20, 2011
    News
    The 2011 Lake Cumberland Forum Party, that helps kick-start the new boating season, was held at State Dock on the weekend of May 14. The "botels" (ren
  • Another day of waiting for the water to arrive - Slideshow

    May 19, 2011
    News
    Ted Jackson - The Times-Picayune
    "That's for the looters," said Tommy Girouard, who plans to ride out the flooding in Butte LaRose on his houseboat moored behind his home. Residents o
  • Lifeboat pilot raises awareness of dangers of drinking and swimming

    May 18, 2011
    News
    David Lindsell - www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
    A lifeboat pilot has told how he nearly risked his life jumping into the freezing Thames as a young man, in a bid to warn students and drinkers of the
  • Voyage of discovery: Why you should buy a houseboat

    May 17, 2011
    News
    Christopher Middleton - www.telegraph.co.uk
    For Nick and Hannah Cash, the best address in London is not Mayfair, Park Lane or Belgravia, but the River Thames. Over the past nine years, they've
  • For an urban alternative, go coastal

    May 16, 2011
    News
    Shira Springer - Globe Staff
    Prime location. Check. Sleeps six. Check. Fully-equipped kitchen. Check. On-call, 24-hour maintenance service. Check. Pets welcome. Check. Gentle sway
  • Tradeshow caters to lifestyles in the Shuswap - including houseboating

    May 12, 2011
    News
    Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News
    Whether you're into trees flying by as you pedal down a world-class network of trails, or prefer kicking back on a houseboat while enjoying a brillian
  • $5 Million Weekend

    May 11, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brady L. Kay
    At a time when the houseboat industry could use some good news, the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., last March did just that.
  • Generating Interest

    May 11, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brandon Barrus
    Every houseboater knows the importance of having a reliable power source onboard at all times.
  • Mississippi River level reaches 74-year high

    May 11, 2011
    News
    Trade Only Today
    The Mississippi River began cresting Tuesday in Memphis, but the slow passage of water working its way from north to south along the river is only the
  • Restoring A Classic

    May 11, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brenda Reinold
    We didn't intend to buy a houseboat!
  • Miami sesigner fundraises for first sustainable, tsunami-proof houseboat

    May 10, 2011
    News
    Amanda McCorquodale - blogs.miaminewtimes.com
    Forget Starbucks sales. One economic indicator that the economy is actually recovering is the number of ambitious, unreasonable, and expensive design
  • Outlook fickle for one Lake Shasta resort; lake is full but gas prices a concern

    May 09, 2011
    News
    David Benda - www.redding.com
    With the lake filling up for a second straight year, phone reservation lines at Shasta Marina Resort were lighting up earlier this year. "A lot of
  • 13 Father's Day Gift Guide Ideas for Dad

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Fathers do so much for us when we're growing up. Beyond being providers and protectors, they're the ones who introduce us to the world of outdoor spor
  • Boat Show At Lee's Ford

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    On Friday, May 13, the BuyaBoat.net In-Water Boat Show kicks off at the Lee's Ford Resort Marina in Nancy, Ky.
  • Do You Have A Designated Operator?

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brady L. Kay
    So what do we need-more threats, increased sobriety checkpoints, how about more coverage of deaths that occurred because of drunk boaters?
  • Fishing Safely Afloat

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Dan Armitage
    When fishing, the most obvious danger to all involved is presented by the water itself, and the threat of drowning.
  • From the Forums

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    When life is out of balance, you may want to visit a chiropractor or therapist to get everything straight again.
  • Getting To Know

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    As Dock Master I help operate over 60 rental houseboats.
  • Hydrogen-Powered

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Brady L. Kay
    Mark Runia is the proud owner of the world's first hydrogen-powered boat and at least for now he can also say he has the only one, too.
  • Imtra Earns Innovation Award

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Imtra, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, recently announced that its new line of proportional Speed Control DC thruste
  • Industry Pioneer

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    The legacy that Bruce Carrender leaves behind goes beyond his love of houseboating.
  • Murray revives as business picks up

    May 07, 2011
    News
    Stuart Innes - www.adelaidenow.com
    A resurgence of business has finally come to River Murray tourism operators. After "horrendous" years of drought and people being scared off by a p
  • Success In The Desert

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Bravada Yachts nationally debuted its line of houseboats at the Houseboat Expo last March in Louisville, Ky.
  • Take A Child Fishing

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Jan Clark
    In today's society, age of impatience, everything instantaneous with high anxiety and higher expectations-it's no wonder this decade is so competitive
  • Taxes: A Moving Target

    May 07, 2011 Published in the May 2011 issue
    Ask The Expert
    Janet Groene
    While neither this column nor this magazine give tax advice, we encourage you to start asking questions, keeping records, watching the tax code and co
  • California weekend getaway: Serene loafing on Shasta Lake

    May 06, 2011
    News
    Cary Ordway - californiaweekend.com
    If you've driven Interstate 5 just north of Redding, you no doubt have marveled at the beauty of Shasta Lake, with its miles and miles of scenic shore
  • Hidden Hideaway

    May 05, 2011
    Feature
    Dan & Gini McKain From April 2007
    Automotive executive Bill Miller, the three times past commodore of the Ridgewood Yacht Club is one of the most active users of both his houseboat and
  • Wayne's World

    May 05, 2011
    Feature
    By Brady L. Kay
    You may think you know what you want when it comes to building a custom houseboat, but nothing can possibly compare to the efforts one California man
  • Everyone On The WaterMat

    May 04, 2011
    News
    By Brady L. Kay
    If you have any doubts about a 6- by 20-foot mat that weights just over 30 pounds, yet can hold up to 1500 pounds, you're not alone. As I kept looking
  • Torrential rain sends unoccupied houseboats down Arkansas River

    May 04, 2011
    News
    Katherina Yancy - www.katv.com
    Even boats could not escape the flash flooding. At River Valley Marina, the strength of the current pulled the docks from the marina sending them dow
  • Home away from home

    May 03, 2011
    News
    Elisabeth Arriero - www.charlotteobserver.com
    While many people can empathize with the feeling that they spend more time at work than home, few can say that the two places are the same like Ashley
  • Take me to the river - Australian houseboat vacations

    May 02, 2011
    News
    Daniel Scott - www.smh.com.au
    Some of my most memorable holidays have been on houseboats, floating on tranquil waterways such as the Hawkesbury and Myall Lakes. They're close to ho