So Many Houseboat Manufacturers,
how do you know which one's best?

When it comes to houseboat manufacturers there's Standard, Custom, and Luxury houseboat builders. They have different engineers and designers, and each manufacturer has their own merits, specialty, benefits, ideas, and weaknesses. The technology though has vastly improved in the last few decades.

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When it comes to choosing a houseboat manufacturer, there is surely a boat builder that's perfect for you and your family.

Depending on your needs, there's low-cost entry boats, and high-end luxury models, and plenty of models in between.

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Some people want a pontoon houseboat, others want a planing hull for the speed, others want the catamaran hull style for its gas fuel efficiency & smooth ride, and others want a small houseboat for the cost and prices, while others want the trailerable houseboat style so that they can very easily transport it to new locations. There's so many houseboat designs. it's hard to decide which one.

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Adventure Craft

Blue Water

Bravada Yachts


Catamaran Cruisers

Desert Shore

Destination Yachts

Eco-Sea Cottages

Emerald Bay


Gibson Boats

Harbor Master

Holiday Mansion

Horizon Yachts


Majestic Yachts



Nomad Houseboats

Orca Houseboats

Patio Cruisers




Stardust Cruiser


Sun Tracker



Three Buoys


Twin Anchors




Boatel Houseboat

Burns Craft




Chris Craft

Cobia boats

Combo Cruiser


Cruise A Home

Delta Clipper

Drifter Craft

Fantasy Yachts

Fisher Craft




Kayot Houseboats



Land N Sea

Lazy Days



Mattie River Yachts




River Queen

Sea Camper


Sea Rover

Silver Queen









Yukon Delta

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