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  • Hydrogen-Powered

    March 30, 2012
    Feature
    By Brady L. Kay From May 2011 issue of Houseboat
    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. A year ago, Mar
  • On Turning 60

    March 20, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    I just had a birthday.
  • Thoroughbred Houseboats acquires Sumerset Houseboats

    March 20, 2012
    Feature
    Thoroughbred Houseboats announced today they have acquired Sumerset Houseboats.
  • Innovation on Lake Powell

    March 19, 2012
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    Marty Zwisler is a rare individual, a man who lives to find ways to do things no one has done before. In fact, when faced with a task he wants to comp
  • How a houseboat ended up in Alaska

    March 18, 2012
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    Charlie Summerville has owned Alaska Adventures since 1995. For years, wildlife lovers with a taste for adventure came to Summerville for fishing trip
  • Cave Run Lake

    March 17, 2012
    Feature
    Soc Clay
    Cave Run Lake, a pristine, crystal-clear body of water located in the foothills of the Appalachians, is becoming a top destination for houseboaters se
  • This Old Boat

    March 16, 2012
    Feature
    Gary Kramer
    Jerry Troyanek has had a variety of marine-related occupations for the past 20 years that have taken him on an incredible number of waterways. He has
  • 3 Things You Should Know About Working for Nolan Bio Labs

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    essica Wall, VP of Sales and Marketing
    Our BacTANK T3 products use a non-pathogenic bacteria to break down wastes as well as fats, oils and greases without the need for harsh chemicals.
  • A True Houseboat Pioneer

    March 15, 2012
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    It wasn't an easy decision for Bill Green and his wife Joyce when they decided it was time to sell their beloved houseboat. Even though houseboating w
  • Ask Uncle Ricky

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Rick Lauper, Houseboats A to Z
    For the overwhelming majority of us, cold weather has set in and with it comes some unwelcome concerns.
  • Boating Questions?

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Afraid to head out on your own, but eager to embrace the open waters?
  • Building On A Strong Foundation

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) recently announced a new 410 kW (550hp) recreational vessel rating for the 6090SFM75 marine engine.
  • Escape the Sun in Style

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    In our November/December issue we featured a great variety of hats from Dorfman Pacific from its Escape The Sun In Style line.
  • Galley Stoves

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Janet Groene with Gordon Groene
    In earlier times, houseboats were thought of as floating RV's.
  • Getting Your Lover To Love.Houseboating

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Roy Sparks
    Statistics prove sharing hobbies with your spouse is a key factor in having a successful marriage.
  • Gettting to Know You

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Jessica Wall, VP of Sales and Marketing
    Our BacTANK T3 products use a non-pathogenic bacteria to break down wastes as well as fats, oils and greases without the need for harsh chemicals.
  • Girls Weekend Trip

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Brandon Barrus
    When thinking of the perfect getaway for 13 women, all looking for fun, spending the weekend on a houseboat may not immediately spring to mind.
  • Hidden Anchor Revealed

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Relaxing in the stern was our hidden anchor on page 10 in our January/February Buyer's Guide, did you spot it?
  • Houseboat Online Poll

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    You're never too old to go tubing, according to those who voted on our online poll.
  • Houseboat Product Review

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Joan Wenner, J.D.
    We all want it to be spring in the colder climes for the beginning of another great boating season.
  • How We Got Our Name

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    We are on our third Teachers' Lounge.
  • If It's Going To Cost More, Let's Do It!

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Gary Kramer
    At a certain point in the restoration of his 1973, 43-foot Nautaline, owner Scott Hickey says that when he was reviewing the work that still needed to
  • Industry Insider

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    The assets of Bluewater Yachts were recently purchased by Aries Investments, LLC, whose ownership includes a long time owner of nine Bluewater Yachts.
  • Life Taking Off Years

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Bryan Spears
    We recently finished a full renovation of our 1986, 14- by 70-foot Sumerset houseboat and it turned out amazing.
  • Neighbor, Neighbor

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Jan Clark
    No, I'm not stuttering.
  • Not Just For Pet Stains

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    When Lamar and Ann Gidden from Lauderdale, Miss., contacted Houseboat concerning a product that could help clean their houseboat, we were very interes
  • Party Crashers

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Last year we announced our new Houseboat magazine party contest where we ask houseboaters to send in stories of parties they're having on their dock.
  • Quality Family Time

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    For most of us it's probably safe to guess that quality family time ranks high on our lists, if not right at the top.
  • Renaming Superstitions

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    For some couples, it seems like deciding on a name for their houseboat is actually harder than coming up with a name for their children.
  • Send us your video clips!

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Feature
    With the advancements being made to cell phone cameras, more and more boaters are shooting video than ever before.
  • The Next Generation

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    It's still early for most vacationing houseboaters on this Saturday morning, but Denis and Debbie Steiner are quickly going over the finishing touches
  • Why Houseboating Is Safe

    March 15, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue
    Brandon Barrus
    Houseboats are safe, but are you educated on what makes them safe?
  • Success At The Dock

    March 14, 2012
    Feature
    Dan Armitage
    While on assignment for Houseboat magazine recently I found myself dock-locked by foul weather for a good portion of the period I had hoped to be crui
  • What To Know Before You Buy

    March 13, 2012
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    In today's economy, it's more important than ever to be well-educated on the ins and outs of boat buying. Whether you're a first-time buyer or you're
  • Attracting Attention

    March 11, 2012
    Feature
    Joan Wenner, J.D.
    Most boaters don't want every large lake and inland waterway turned into one giant No-Wake zone because a small minority of operators ignore boat nois
  • Looking For Flooring Options?

    March 11, 2012
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    Flooring can be the focal point of your houseboat, both for good or bad. Whether people walk into your boat and are amazed at the warmth and classic s
  • The Real Meaning

    March 10, 2012
    Feature
    Jan Clark
    Why are boats named after women? Is it because we are cherished, worshipped, idolized and beautiful in the eyes of the owner? Because we're unforgett
  • Houseboat rentals prove to be a popular niche

    March 09, 2012
    News
    Heather Beck - www.cairns.com.au
    Owners Lisa May and Steve Rehn set up the business nine years ago after seeing a gap in the market between skippered fishing charters and high-end exp
  • You Can Come Back

    March 09, 2012
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    Who says you can't go home again? Bob Taggart grew up on Lake Shelbyville in Illinois and has always enjoyed life on the water. That love was passed o
  • Custom boatmaker refloated by customer

    March 08, 2012
    News
    Todd Nelson - Star Tribune
    Entrepreneur Jeb Griffith is plotting a course for growth after taking the helm of SkipperLiner, a custom houseboat and commercial passenger boat make
  • Restoring A Classic

    March 08, 2012
    Feature
    We didn't intend to buy a houseboat! We're sailors! We just needed a slip with power since the dock we were on at a marina on Lake Ouachita in Arkansa
  • Cruising through France at 3 knots

    March 07, 2012
    News
    Tom McMillen - For the Coloradoan
    Our friend Jan Gulley came up with the idea of cruising through the canals in the countryside of France on a houseboat. Sounds like fun, we all said,
  • Fishing Safely Afloat

    March 07, 2012
    Feature
    Dan Armitage
    Fishing from a boat is one of the safest sports a family can enjoy, a point that is emphasized annually each May with National Safe Boating Week (May
  • Stuck In The Middle

    March 06, 2012
    Feature
    Reader submission by Joan Janzen
    Last year, while visiting a cousin in Sicamous, British Columbia, in Canada, my husband bought a contest ticket for a houseboat trip on Shuswap Lake i
  • What to expect at an unfamiliar marina

    March 06, 2012
    Feature
    Brandon Barrus
    Everyone has his favorite body of water. Whether it's a lake, a reservoir, a river or what can be classified as a pond, familiar areas are comforting.