Although the Kennedy family has owned houseboats before, this is the first time they’ve ever custom built one from start to finish. In the end they’re getting exactly what they wanted—a completely customized Bravada houseboat.
Not far from the main part of the lake at the Mermentaw River campground in Louisiana is Jeff LeBlanc, relaxing on his 45-foot Destination Yacht.
With creative floor plans, designs and amenities, a houseboat can feel spacious and suit your daily living needs.
Jeff Hensley recently finished a year-long restoration project on a 2006 Horizon houseboat named Sales Relief. The boat is 20-feet-by-100-feet and was originally built for the owner of Horizon and called the Utopia.
The 89-foot Majestic houseboat C.C. Man III splashed across the cover of Houseboat’s March 2003 issue. Then 15 years later the same boat, now monikered Hope and Opportunity is a symbol of peace and sobriety for its newest owner, Chad Jansen.
Financing a houseboat can seem like a complicated process if you’ve never done it before. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult an expert like Joey Gottfried, the regional manager of Newcoast Financial Services in Clearwater, Fla.
Whether you’re looking for a change of pace or a change of scenery, moving to a houseboat may be just the thing you need to take your landlubbing life to a whole new level.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid when booking a houseboat vacation.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” said Glenn Staudigel. “Like going up the Grand Canyon. I tell everybody about it and you’ve just got to get a group of people together and do the Erie Canal.”
After asking avid houseboating fans which were their favorite lakes to houseboat on, the votes revealed the truth about which lakes really are the best.
A houseboat offers the ideal option to make the most of your vacation.
As the largest full-service marina in Pennsylvania, Seven Points Marina has everything you could need for a summer full of fun.
This past July, the Magda family and their friends and relatives experienced renting a houseboat for the first time at Pleasure Cove Marina in Napa, Calif., and they were completely blown away.
Whether you stay docked in a marina or take the vessel out for adventure, it's important that you make sure you've invested in everything your houseboat needs.
The National Park Service (NPS) put out these guidelines for anchoring your houseboat in the Arizona and Utah areas.
"Thanks to Wahweap Marina, I felt some of that regenerative golden energy as I experienced some of the secrets that Lake Powell offers."
Baby-proofing a houseboat is no small matter, as Forrest and Kayleigh Packebush can tell you.
When you live on your houseboat with family, life gets richer for Mom, Dad and the kids. No matter where you are, life must go on. That means chores and, of course, education.
Here's a closer look at boat noise laws.
On the off-chance that just listening to the sounds of the water or the birds doesn’t seem to be doing the trick for relaxation, you’ll want to have some backup in tow.
You don't have to be big to appreciate the space and roominess that a houseboat offers, but it does help.