Get To Know Twin Anchors Marine

May 2016 Feature


Twin Anchors Marine is gaining more traction than ever and it has been owned and operated by the same family since 1977. Prior to the turndown in the houseboat market, Twin Anchors began building relocatable buildings for oil and gas exploration companies and the mining industry. The demand for these Relocatable Workforce Solutions declined mid-year due to falling oil prices. Twin Anchors reacted again and wisely added Modular Housing and Park Models to their model mix, thus being able to retain all key personnel.

The houseboat business started to improve in 2015 for Twin Anchors, with even livelier boat interest looking towards 2016. A new customer, Emerald Cove Marina, is having its first new rental houseboats in several years delivered to Bullard’s Bar in the spring of 2016.

All Twin Anchors boats feature their exclusive unitized cabin and bridge, their engineered bridgedeck truss system and no bearing interior walls, thus allowing for cathedral ceilings and total freedom with floorplan design.


Date Founded: 1977

Location: Sicamous, BC, Canada

Best-selling Floor Plan: Large salon and galley with cathedral ceiling; 2 staterooms and 2 cuddies – 65 ft to 75 ft LOA with 16’ beam

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date: 35’ with 10’ beam (Trailerable)

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 75’ Tri-deck with 18’ beam

Hull Designs: Aluminum Pontoons and Aluminum Catamaran

Water Application: Pontoons for Lakes and Rivers, Catamarans for Coastal and Intracoastal

In-house Transportation: Yes

In-house Interior Designer: Yes

2015 Recap: This year provided the most houseboat builds since 2009. A slowdown in resource industry accommodation was partly taken up with diversification into modular buildings and park models.

Looking to 2016: This manufacturer is pleased to see that there is already a pent-up demand for new houseboats by several rental operators in California and Arizona for 2016.

Company Quote: “Twin Anchors saw an increase in houseboat builds this year and signs of an even better 2016. Special thanks to Emerald Cove Marina who will become the 19th houseboat rental operator that has chosen Twin Anchors to provide ‘industrial strength’ houseboats with low maintenance and great re-sale value.” –Nigel Lamb, Boat Sales

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