Any houseboats in Mexico, and in Salt Water?
by J J Strader
(Glendale, AZ )
Any houseboats docked in the saltwater of Mexico?
Has anyone permanently docked a houseboat in Mexico, and at a salt water Marina?
We are thinking of purchasing a houseboat and having it moved to a marina in Mexico. It would be docked permanently at the Marina that we have found. Has anyone done this before?
If so, any ideas on the cost of houseboat transportation and set up? Feasibility of Salt Water on the Boat?
We would have another boat to use in the bay area for fishing etc.
Thanks, J J. Reply - Answer
Well J J, to answer some of your questions, if I remember correctly, I did see a houseboat docked at a marina in Mexico. I just don't remember if it was Puerto Vallarta, or Jalisco.
As to transporting a houseboat to Mexico, you could have a look at our houseboat movers page to get some quotes on cost and the technicalities.
Especially if your houseboat is in saltwater, I would recommend installing a galvanic isolator.
Their purpose is to reduce or eliminate the electrolytic corrosion that happens. They're cheap compared to the damage that will occur.
You should have a look at our houseboat buying guide
to get a better understanding of what houseboat would best suit your situation. There's many styles of houseboats, each with their own advantages (or disadvantages).
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their Mexico houseboat experiences.
Thanks for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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