Published in the January 2013 Issue January 2013 News

MetroShip manufactures fiberglass catamaran houseboats, steel houseboats and aluminum houseboats with a modern, open plan, New York loft space design. MetroShip is manufactured using prefabricated parts and can be easily customized for commercial hotel use or coastal cruiser with twin Suzuki or Honda outboard motors. High-end kitchens and bathrooms make the MetroShip feel like a luxury floating hotel room, while offering a practical alternative to the typical 'RV of the sea' houseboat.

No matter where you want to dock, this builder reports that it has available dock spaces in some of the most sought-after marina locations in the world that will accept the MetroShip but not other houseboats. The owner lived on a MetroShip for two years as a product test to create one of the best quality houseboats on the market.


Date Founded: 2009 (1995 in the UK)

Location: Orlando, FL

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 35’ X 12’ / 48’ X 12’

Smallest Houseboat to Date: 31’ X 8’

Largest Houseboat to Date: 53’ X 13’

Hull Design: Aluminum, Steel or Fiberglass

Water Applications: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes

In-House Interior Decorating: Yes (MetroSofa)



Manufacturer Comment:

"The MetroShip range of houseboats represents the next generation of houseboat design: low maintenance and high-end design at prices 50 percent lower than most houseboats with fantastic resale potential.”

David Ballinger, MetroShip Designer


2012 Recap:

The 2012 MetroShip lineup includes all-new fiberglass catamaran hulls with sealed bulkheads and a 70- by 16-foot flagship MetroShip.


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