Do you love houseboats? We love them too.

Who doesn't LOVE houseboats, as they have everything you need in a boat. They're spacious, filled with amenities, and great for entertaining family & friends. Once you get on a house boat, you'll want to spend the weekend, the whole summer, or want to actually live full-time on one.

So many BOAT STYLES to love?

They manufacture some boat models for SLOWLY CRUISING through the lakes & rivers, and they build some models that can GO FAST ENOUGH to haul water-skiers behind your boat. They also build a STATIONARY style if you want to 'stay in one spot' and simply enjoy the marina waterfront environment.

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Like anything in life, maintenance is part of the whole package, and owning a boat is no different. There are things that need to be cleaned, some things need to be fixed, and some need to be replaced. Maybe this year you need change the dock lines, maybe the fenders, or maybe your horn is not working anymore. Take advantage of our Liquidation Center, and get your parts & accessories at discount prices.

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Do you love houseboats?
We love them too.

Who doesn't LOVE houseboats, as they have everything you need in a boat. They're spacious, filled with amenities, and great for entertaining family & friends. Once you get on a house boat, you'll want to spend the weekend, the whole summer, or want to actually live full-time on one.

So many BOAT STYLES to love

Favorite houseboat builders & manufacturers


Different boats for DIFFERENT tasks

They manufacture models for SLOWLY CRUISING through the lakes & rivers, and they build some models that can GO FAST ENOUGH to haul water-skiers behind your boat. They build STATIONARY models if you prefer to 'stay in one spot' and simply enjoy the marina waterfront environment.


Here's our POPULAR pages below




You can also SEARCH our 1393 pages

This website was created for the new, curious, beginner, and experienced boaters. You'll find over 1,393 pages of unbiased real-life tips, FAQ, guides, and articles covering everything from A to Z.




A great VIDEO all about houseboating

An awesome video by Julie (who hosts the show at www.boaters.tv) where she provides an informative summary presenting the Who, What, Where, and Why people love houseboats so much.


Julie's got a CRUSH on Houseboats



I'm IAN, and after spending a lifetime around houseboats they are still my favorite boats. I'm very lucky as I've rented, built, bought, driven, repaired, and actually live on one.


Latest NEWS as of




Visit our LIBRARY for more knowledge

Here you'll find our eBook collection written to fill the "need for more boating knowledge". I've written them so they're easy to read, and filled with photos & diagrams to accommodate all boating levels. If you like houseboats, you should join our free monthly HB INSIDER newsletter.

Collection of Boat & Houseboat Books



Our LIQUIDATION STORE is now open

Like anything in life, maintenance is part of the whole package, and owning a boat is no different. There are things that need to be cleaned, some things need to be fixed, and some need to be replaced. Maybe this year you need change the dock lines, maybe the fenders, or maybe your horn is not working anymore. Take advantage of our Liquidation Center, and get your parts & accessories at discount prices.

Houseboat Accessories at Liquidation Prices

Houseboat Liquidation Center
Visit our STORE and save @ 30-35%




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