Houseboat Hull ID Number History - is it a River Queen or a Drifter Craft boat?
by Pete Regula
Houseboat History - is it a River Queen or a Drifter Craft boat?
When it comes to a houseboat hull ID number history, we wonder if it's a River Queen or a Drifter Craft boat?
Was the RiverQueen made by Drifter Craft? I'm totaly confused as I purchased a 1964 houseboat in which "River Queen" was on the side of the cabin. Not knowing exactly what I had, I started researching and it gets worst.
The houseboat is a 1964 "Drifter Craft" 30' in length X 11.5' wide, "fiberglass hull" 20 X 8 cabin, and driven by two Johnson 88 HP outboards. Rather than roasting marshmallows over it, my wife loved the boat so I took it down to the bare hull and started upward.
For research purposes the hull ID No. is 430827. Do I have a classic or a floating scrap pile?
Thanks for any help, Pete. Reply - Answer
Well Pete, welcome to the forums, and on the major houseboat rebuild project. From what I can tell, I would say that it's a Drifter Craft.
If you're inclined to learn more about your boats history, there's a website that can give you the boats history
by entering the Hull ID Number (HIN), MIC, or serial number.
You may find the following article of interest to you since it looks at deciphering a houseboat track record.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their Drifter Craft houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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