Houseboat Ownership
  • A Beautifully Decorated Houseboat

    Tammi McCleery and her husband Henry have given a great deal of thought to the interior design of their 2021 Aqua Lodge houseboat and the results are gorgeous.

  • From Start To Finish

    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.

  • Southern Hospitality

    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.

  • Tips for Renovating Your Houseboat

    With creative floor plans, designs and amenities, a houseboat can feel spacious and suit your daily living needs.

  • Making Better Memories

    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.

  • Hope And Opportunity

    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 Your Houseboat

    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.


Houseboat Vacations
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    Join the Family

    If you’re planning to take your next houseboat rental vacation at the beautiful Hendricks Creek Resort on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Ky., chances are you’re probably going to get a hug.

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    Avoiding Rookie Mistakes

    Here are the top 12 most common mistakes new and experienced boaters should be aware of.

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    Home Away From Home

    Tina Frock and her family have been renting houseboats from Seven Points Marina in Pennsylvania for the past 15 years.

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    Booking a Houseboat Vacation

    Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid when booking a houseboat vacation.

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    Locking Through History

    “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.”

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    Best Houseboating Lakes in the United States

    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.

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    Benefits of Renting a Houseboat

    A houseboat offers the ideal option to make the most of your vacation.

Houseboat Lifestyle
  • Why Houseboating Relieves Stress

    Houseboating reduces stress and helps your relax. Who knew?

  • Houseboating's Healthcare Reform

    We can make everyone healthier by giving them a houseboat vacation.

  • Lasting Moments

    It’s impossible to go houseboating and not make some of your best memories.

  • The Gift of Houseboating

    There’s something about houseboating that insists, practically and emotionally, that it be done in the company of others. It’s a shared adventure.

  • Marina Manners

    You may find yourself docked or anchored with only a few feet between your houseboat and the neighbors’ parties, engine exhaust, cooking odors, barking dog, barbecue smoke and loudspeakers. How can you be a better neighbor?

  • In Search of Silence

    "Thanks to Wahweap Marina, I felt some of that regenerative golden energy as I experienced some of the secrets that Lake Powell offers."

  • Baby On Board

    Baby-proofing a houseboat is no small matter, as Forrest and Kayleigh Packebush can tell you.