Who else builds Retractable Trailerable Houseboats?

by Mark

Nomad builds this low profile, retractable, trailerable houseboat.

Nomad builds this low profile, retractable, trailerable houseboat.

I found these Nomad retractable trailerable houseboats, but was hoping that there might exist another manufacturer of a retractable collapsible house boats. If anyone knows of such, I would really appreciate it.

I don't think the wife will go for 40k for the Nomad, and hopefully there is another make of the similar concept. Now, the need for the retractable model is not the trailerable feature, it's that to get to my dock, I have a bridge/culvert to pass thru and a conventional houseboat won't go thru.

It's about 5-6 feet above the waterline to get thru and since the top lowers, I would be able to get thru. With my pontoon boat, I just lower the bimini top and I can travel to the bay. Hopefully, there exists another make to look at. Thanks, Mark


Reply - Answer
Well Mark, thanks for your post about the retractable houseboat from Nomad. It's an interesting design, when you consider that you can lift and drop the cabin portion. And from the photo, people can see that it's a very trailerable houseboat model also.

As to other house boat manufacturers that make small trailerable houseboats, you could look at the Adventure Crafts, and the Travelwave360, to see what models they have or make.

I think the feature that is rare to find is the collapsible cabin/structure. You may very well have to convince your wife to "up the budget", so to say. :)

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their collapsible, retractable, trailerable houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.


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Travelwave 360
by: Anonymous

The Travelwave 360 offers all of the amenities you would need and is extremely stable. The pontoons fold up to make it legal for going down the highway. Check out more info on their website.

Any ultra light houseboats?
by: L.A.

Hi! I'm running into the same problems. All Trailerable houseboats so far are still too heavy in weight. I can't figure why some company hasn't taken advantage of the fact that most folks looking to tow have a smaller vehicle and can't tow the 6000 to 8000 lb range.

I'm looking for a trailerable 24 to 28 foot long, 8 foot wide and around 3500 to 4000 lb weight/ trailer included, that I can pull with my Honda Ridgeline. It maxes out at 6000 lbs.

But, I need room for equipment and packing weight. I would also like fridge, stove with propane option. Generator is just too noisy! Does this product exist and if so where can I get more info?

Retractable Houseboat
by: Anonymous

There is a company in Austrailia that builds a really neat looking retractable trailerable houseboat, catamaran style. The web site lacks detailed information but the pictures are worth a thousands words. The site is getawayconcepts.com.au Hope this helps.

Retractable house boats
by: Brian

Hi Mark, I hear your situation and it interests me. I am wondering what it is exactly you are looking for in a boat. I am currently designing my own boat based on the functions I deem as important.

Perhaps we could share notes. I am not sure how to get in touch but I will check here again in the next while to see if you are around. Brian

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