Published in the January 2014 Issue January 2014 News

MetroShip manufactures fiberglass catamaran liveaboard houseboats with modern, open plan, New York loft space designs. MetroShip is manufactured using prefabricated parts and can be easily customized for commercial hotel use or coastal cruiser with single or twin 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 no other houseboats. The owner lived on a MetroShip for two years as a product test to create one of the best-quality, low-maintenance houseboats on the market.


Date Founded: 2009 (1995 in the UK)

Location: Orlando, FL

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 42’x12’

Smallest Houseboat to Date: 31’ X 8’

Largest Houseboat to Date: 53’x19’

Hull Design: Fiberglass Catamaran

Water Applications: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes

In-House Interior Decorating: Yes (via MetroSofa)


2013 Recap

With credit unions beginning to finance the MetroShip, we've been able to help customers break the dreaded houseboat finance curse. This has been great for owners and for us.


Manufacturer's Comment

"Boats still being delivered to the Northeast as the primary market where real estate prices are high to be in the best water locations. MetroShip ownership offers same high-dollar locations at some of the best marinas in the world without giving up the creature comforts of luxury real estate." David Ballinger, president and owner of MetroShip

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