Ken Harlan, the owner of Seven Bays Marina in Washington, owns 11 Twin Anchor houseboats and rents them out to customers. He took over the marina back in 2015 and while his marina also offers another brand of houseboats for rent, Twin Anchors is definitely his favorite.
“I chose Twin Anchors because of the quality customizability,” added Ken. “Last year we bought two triple-deck houseboats and they worked with us to design the boats from the ground up.”
Ken really enjoyed the collaboration with Twin Anchors when it came to the design process and he explained they always work with him to make it exactly how he wants. They are a great team to work with because they bring a lot of experience to the table when it comes to building houseboats.
The oldest Twin Anchor houseboat in Ken’s marina is a 2002 and the newest ones are luxurious 2018 triple-deckers. He explained that most people can’t believe how big they are, how easy they are to run or how close to a home they are inside.
“I love to take the Twin Anchors out with my friends and family and everybody loves it,” shared Ken. “It’s like a floating cabin on the lake.”
Operated by the same family since 1977, Twin Anchors has the longest continuous ownership in the industry and is a pioneer in the houseboat industry. Before the downturn in the industry during the 2008 recession, Twin Anchors added accommodation units to their product mix, building accommodation units for the oil and gas industry. Now the company has opened its market to residential housing, building holiday homes and cabins throughout British Columbia as well.
Designs from Twin Anchors are distinguished by an exclusive unitized cabin and bridge and engineered bridgeneck truss system. They also have no bearing interior walls, having that cathedral-like feel. All aspects of design are premium to give each vessel a true trademarked stately essence.
Twin Anchors operate out of Old Town Marina in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada, where every boat is designed and manufactured from the hull up at the Sicamous manufacturing plant to ensure quality construction and meticulous attention to detail.
Date Founded: 1977
Location: Sicamous, B.C., Canada
Best-selling Floor Plan: 16’ X 65’ – 75’
Smallest Houseboat Built to Date: 10’ X 35’ (Trailerable)
Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 18’ X 75’ Tri-Deck
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 Decorating: Yes
Looking to 2019
Twin Anchors is looking forward to a successful year in 2019. They have worked hard in both rental and manufacturing divisions. As of right now, their production line for 2019 is forecast for primary residential builds with the new BC Housing initiatives, complementing 90 percent of production.