Sumerset Houseboats

Published in the January 2014 Issue January 2014 News

Sumerset Houseboats LLC has recently begun producing houseboats again and has seen a lot happen in the last year. With the acquisition by Thoroughbred Houseboats, Sumerset Houseboats are produced at the Thoroughbred facility near Monticello, Ky.

Sumerset has a big name following and also a high-quality heritage that dates back to the mid-70s. Future produced houseboats will continue with this quality and innovation. Sumerset has seen a promising start in 2013 and is looking to the future with an even greater 2014 outcome.


Date Founded:  1976

Location: Monticello, Ky.

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 18x75, 19x90 or 20 x 100

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date: 15’ X 50’    

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 23’ X 125’

Hull Design: All Aluminum Mono Hulls

Water Application: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes  

In-House Interior designer: Yes


2013 Recap

Sumerset Houseboats is in full production now. We have shipped six boats to date with many more Sumerset orders yet to fill. Starting next year, we will be launching the first glass Sumerset boats at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and also Lake Lanier in Georgia. These new innovative glass boats will be sleek on the water and timeless.  Sumerset has also been working on new production techniques to build a better hull, stronger framed boat and better roof systems. The plan is for Sumerset to be as maintenance-free as possible for long term.


Manufacturer's Comment

"Sumerset has always been the biggest name in the houseboat world and is working back towards that after the slow economic times. We have the biggest package of floor plans, options, and name recognition over any other manufacturer." Shawn Heinen, president/managing partner

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