• Houseboat Buying Tips

    December 31, 2018 Published in the January 2019 issue
    By Brady L. Kay
    With the calendar officially changing, it’s time to do more than just celebrate another trip around the sun as we welcome in 2019. This year could mark the beginning of a new lifestyle with the purchase of a houseboat.
  • Save Your Lines with Shockles

    December 30, 2018
    Anchor, dock and tow lines see some pretty rough action, especially in choppy water. With Shockles™ from Davis Instruments, all this jarring is cushioned.
  • New Louvers in Delta "T" Systems

    December 29, 2018
    Airflow onboard a houseboat is essential, especially in an engine room, and Delta "T" Systems custom-builds its new Louvers to sizes to fit most applications.
  • A Work In Progress

    December 28, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Melissa and Ben Marsh bought and are renovating the houseboat that had been owned by the screenwriter of Donald Duck. The 1973 Holiday Mansion housed the screenwriter as he worked directly with Walt Disney at Disney World.
  • Hubbell's 100A Line Improvements

    December 27, 2018
    New upgrades to Hubbell Marine's 100A ship-to-shore pin and sleeve cable sets, connectors and inlets make their performance, durability and ease of installation even better.
  • The Grand Opening

    December 26, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    By Heather Magda Serrano
    The atmosphere at the Grand Opening party bubbled with laughter and playful banter as Castaways Marina unveiled its brand-new clubhouse this past July.
  • Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2018
    Merry Christmas from Houseboat Magazine!
  • Tiny Houseboat Tour

    December 24, 2018
    This houseboat was designed by Ian Ugarte in collaboration with architect Drew Heath with a strong lightweight design for life at sea with open views.
  • Light, Sound, Action!

    December 23, 2018
    The new Infinity by Harman Kappa KAPPRV515 stereo receiver from Prospec Electronics has the ability to control RGB speakers and accessory LED colors from the unit, without mobile apps or an additional remote.
  • Ward off the Common Cold and Flu

    December 22, 2018 Published in the December 2007 issue
    Shannon Stockwell
    Beat the flu and cold season with some of these tips for staying healthy.
  • Raritan Simplifies Toilet Troubleshooting

    December 21, 2018
    Raritan Engineering's Bluetooth Flush Control delivers the ability to collect the information to help troubleshoot with customer support and send Raritan technicians data necessary to assist in getting a toilet back up and running.
  • 20 Years of Making Houseboats

    Web Exclusive December 19, 2018
    Destination Yachts is celebrating 20 years of building gorgeous houseboats and they will be showing one of their 45-foot I series houseboats at the Atlanta Boat Show in January.
  • Le Boat and Johnny Bananas in the South of France

    December 18, 2018
    Le Boat
    Watch Le Boat on ‘NBC First Look’ where Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio takes us on an adventure of a lifetime in the South of France.
  • Monday Maintenance

    December 17, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Walleye Dan - www.brainerddispatch.com
    Learn all about winterizing, what to do when your exhaust gets too loud, and what to do when your V-drives get too hot.
  • A Liveaboard Tip Jar

    December 16, 2018 Published in the November 2013 issue
    By Janet Groene, with Gordon Groene
    Living aboard is more than popping into the marina for a picnic cruise. It’s eating, sleeping and showering onboard.
  • Christmas Onboard: A Back Deck Recipe

    December 15, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    Make this Christmas season as tasty as possible with these recipes!
  • Marina Facts

    December 14, 2018
    Check out these Q&A's for finding your perfect houseboat slip.
  • Verifying Your Fish, Literally

    Web Exclusive December 13, 2018
    Sometimes, identifying a fish species can be tricky, and without that knowledge it is impossible to determine whether or not it is in season or within the size and catch limit. FishVerify, an iOS app, can aid you with all of that.
  • Coast Guard Authorization Act

    December 12, 2018
    BoatUS News
    Engine cutoff switch requirement and 5-year vessel documentation is now included in the passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act.
  • Boat A Home Video

    December 11, 2018
    Check out this awesome video of the Boat A Home Escape II. Looks pretty fun!
  • Good Samaritans

    December 10, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    By Joan Wenner, J.D.
    We know there are times out on the waterways when a fellow mariner needs help fairly quickly. If you do take on the task, act reasonably and don’t put your vessel or yourself or guests at risk.
  • Food Safety in the Shipshape Galley

    December 09, 2018
    Janet Groene
    In these days of more and stronger microbes, food safety in the galley is more important than ever before. Check out these tips for food safety!
  • If Wishes were Fishes

    December 08, 2018
    Ted A. Thompson
    "As most of us learned when we were very young, when it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. I am a thoughtful, giving guy, so I thought I would give folks some ideas of what I’d like for Christmas, boatwise." -Ted A. Thompson
  • InReach Mini Marine Bundle

    December 07, 2018
    Garmin International, Inc.
    Garmin International announced the inReach Mini Marine Bundle, a new addition to its popular line of satellite communicators with available two-way messaging, basic navigation and a 24/7 SOS function via the global Iridium® network1.
  • Ethanol Misfueling Danger

    December 06, 2018
    BoatUS News
    A new website with photos of gas station pumps clearly shows the challenges boaters face with poor ethanol warning labels at the pump, resulting in a greater risk of misfueling.
  • FUSION’s Wireless Stereo Remote

    December 05, 2018
    FUSION recently announced the release of the ARX70 ANT Wireless Stereo Remote.
  • BoatUS’s Annual Debate on Boating Issues

    December 04, 2018
    BoatUS News
    BoatUS leaders and staff gathered last week along with guests to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating, including the changing boat-ownership model and shifting boater demographics.
  • Mermaid Sighting!

    December 03, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue
    By Heather Magda Serrano
    Mermaid Tami has been making a splash in the Mansfield, Ohio, area for the past four years.
  • Benefits of Thrusters

    December 01, 2018 Published in the October 2007 issue
    Cooper Brooks
    Bow or stern thrusters enable greater flexibility of movement, which can be hugely helpful when maneuvering a tall houseboat with a shallow draft against a busy dock or in close quarters.