Sizes of Houseboats - What size is good for houseboat living?
A typical 40 foot Bluewater Yacht houseboat.
Looking at different sizes of houseboats, and wondering what's a good size for a couple thinking and planning on houseboat living?
My husband and I are looking to buy a used houseboat in the size range of 40-50 feet to liveaboard. (we are recent empty nesters)
Which houseboat manufacturers make this size houseboat. We have looked at some Bluewater Yachts and like them a lot.
Joe & Barbara Strzykalski, Maryville, TN
Reply - Answer
Well Barbara, congratulations on your decision to start living on a houseboat! You're right about getting a 40-50 ft size houseboat to live on.
As to which house boat manufacturer builds 40-50 foot boats, I would say that most of them make this common popular length. It's a good size for traveling, docking, and easy to maintain.
Some houseboat builders make what they call trailerable houseboats, others build pontoon house boats, while some build large, luxury, custom houseboats.
If you looked at the mid range (40-50ft) and liked the Bluewater houseboat style, than you should also look at the Holiday Mansion, Harbor Master, Monticello, Pluckebaum, Skipperliner, and the popular Gibson houseboats to just name a few.
When it comes to personal houseboat designs, styles, and tastes, there's surely something for everyone. if would like to start you're search and need some names, the house boat manufacturer list is a good place to start.
Let us know if you do purchase a house boat, and do try to send us a picture, since we all like to hear about new beginnings. :)
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their choice of sizes, and houseboat living experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found at the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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