Published in the January 2014 Issue January 2014 News

For a pleasure cruise or a year-round lifestyle, from the moment you board a Pluckebaum you are in command of one of the finest houseboats. The Kentucky manufacturer traces back to 1932 when founder Arthur Pluckebaum built his first boat. In 1946 Arthur built the first Pluckebaum houseboat. Sadly he passed away this year at the age of 96. 

Today, son Dennis Pluckebaum is in charge and continues his father’s tradition. While many boats are being constructed of wood, steel and fiberglass, Pluckebaum crafts their coastal cruisers and motor yachts of its unique all-aluminum hull structure. The quality of construction is second to none and Pluckebaum has been a proven name in the custom boat business for the last 60 years.  


Date Founded: 1946

Location: Prospect, KY

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: Custom

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date: 34’

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 82’

Hull Design: Aluminum Full Hull

Water Application: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: No

In-House Interior Designer: No


2013 Recap

While Pluckebaum has not had any boats under production this past year, we are maintaining in our service department as well as brokering used boats.


Manufacturer's Comment

“Pluckebaum owners have always been proud of their personal involvement in the building of a fine quality craft. And with Pluckebaum, this infinite quality and craftsmanship are more than a promise; they are a time honored tradition." Dennis Pluckebaum, owner of Pluckebaum

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