Published in the January 2013 Issue January 2013 News

Stardust is the oldest continually-operating houseboat company in the United States, having built over 1,500 custom boats. Recent innovations include its new wood-free wall composed of aluminum and fiberglass panels that are made in-house. The walls allow for standard windows or inset-free form windows with shapes limited only by your imagination. Its patented web frame design strengthens the entire structure. New hull designs and direct drive or V-drive power configurations are available for owners seeking improved handling and economy. The same quality and style is available in houseboats of any size and price range. Each Stardust is designed to provide each owner a unique and beautiful boat that will stand the test of time and provide a trouble-free second home on the water.

Stardust is located in Monticello, Ky., and operates from a 100,000-square-foot factory.  They specialize in custom woodwork and cabinetry and have their own fiberglass shop on the premises. Stardust products have been featured on the Travel Channel, ION Channel and soon the Discovery Channel. The builder also manufactures rental houseboats, party barges and custom boats of any kind.


Date Founded: 1965

Location: Monticello, KY

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 18’ X 85’ Four-bedroom design

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date:  10’ X 30’

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 22’ X 120’

Hull Design: Standard Barge and Cruiser Style Hulls

Water Application: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes

In-House Interior Designer: Yes



Manufacturer Comment:

“Stardust leads the industry in innovation and design; for example, we have perfected the shaped glass windows and the elimination of wood in the sidewalls. However, not all of our boats are the extreme Stardust boats that make headlines. Stardust quality and style is available in houseboats of any size and price range.”

Terry Aff, CEO


2012 Recap:

Stardust finished two very large projects that started in 2011. These two projects were both 22 feet wide and 125 feet and 110 feet in length. The first boat traveled on its own power from Western Kentucky to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The other boat traveled to Houston, Texas, then went from St. Petersburg to Moscow Russia, all on its own power. This is the equivalent mileage of a trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, there were no mechanical problems with this trip.  

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