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New Houseboats For Sale - don't miss the boat, you can buy or pre-order now

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As part of our New Houseboat For Sale series, here are some of the top reasons to not miss the boat. In my 40+ years of boating, never has there been a better time to buy or at least pre-order a new houseboat. Have you been contemplating buying a new boat?

The growth of the houseboating industry has very likely paralleled the increasing amount of baby boomers who are looking to explore the new lifestyle. One of the major factors has to be the price of houseboats in comparison to other typical similarly sized boats.

Where else can you acquire a piece of waterfront property, and the incredibly relaxing and friendly lifestyle for less than 1/2 the price of a commonly found flybridge/express/cruiser/trawler style boat.

Don't Miss the Boat - you can buy or pre-order

The houseboat manufacturers prices are absolutely rock bottom, yet the construction quality and standard/optional equipment list are amazingly sky high. It's a definite win-win situation for anyone purchasing now as you get an incredibly high-tech and well equipped boat for some of the lowest prices seen in many decades.

Low Interest Rates on Loans

We have seen interest rates fluctuate widely over the last few decades, yet at this moment in time they are incredibly low (in the 5-6% range). Low interest rates combined with 15-20 year terms make it much easier on the budget, and especially easier to make that financial decision.

Cost of Materials is Going to Rise

The cost of raw material to build a boat has generally always risen over time, yet at the moment there has been a sizable lull in the pricing. Now that the economy appears to be rebounding, the prices of raw goods will surely climb thus increasing the purchase price of new houseboats.

The Pleasure & Satisfaction Factor

I think everyone has to agree, there is nothing better than taking ownership of for example a new car, a new house, or in this case, your BRAND NEW houseboat. There has to be no better feeling than taking possession of your new houseboat and having that "fresh out of the factory" feel and smell... :)

Superior Quality & Construction

The changes in the houseboat industry have been astronomical in regards to the quality, workmanship, construction, and with the safety standards. With the addition of high-tech materials and the technological advances in construction, combined with new safety requirements and boating standards have created some of the largest, fastest, fuel efficient, and utterly stunning houseboats in history.

Excellent Service & Warranty

The boat manufacturers have been able to expand their service depts and warranties to provide a truly great experience for new boat buyers. The industry has matured to where they truly understand how to take potential new customers, turn them into happy customers, and also to keep them as lifelong clients.

You Can Custom Design your own Boat

One of the biggest changes has been how you can now custom design your boat with all the features, amenities, and personal requirements that you want. You can have the boats built to your requirements and functionality.

New High-Tech Systems & Equipment

With the many advancements in technology and manufacturing, houseboats now have become the affordable, spacious, luxury cruise ships of the 21th century. Whatever you want, feel, or need to have on your new boat in order to be comfortable, you can NOW have it installed or included in your new boat.

Buying a New Boat Creates Local Jobs

One of the big advantages of buying a new boat versus buying a used boat is the economical and employment impact that it has in the industry. One of the hidden but realistic benefits of buying a new boat is that it creates jobs, especially local jobs.

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Looking forward to a new boat
by: Carlo

Since I have been boating on and off since childhood, I have a good idea how to layout and equip my new houseboat.

I like the idea of keeping it simple to clean & maintain, yet I want to have all my onboard equipment, options, and toys pre-installed.

I want it to have a large solar system, generator, AC heat pump, two full heads/showers, and the usual items like full sound and tv systems.

I like to take my dinghy and go fishing or exploring for the day, so it will have a practical system to store my 14ft Zodiak along with all the beach toys.

My wife wants a full fridge, dual sink, and plenty of storage and counter space. She is in charge of the interior decorating and furniture since she has much better taste than me.

I haven't decided if I will go with outboards or inboards, but I will be going with either a bow thruster or a bow/stern combo to make life easier when docking etc....

Glad to hear that the interest rates are at an all time low since that will help our budget and allow us to spend the summer on the boat.

We are just waiting to sell the RV to get the down payment together to start the process going.

Carlo & Linda


Carlo & Linda, congratulations on your decision to purchase a new houseboat. It sounds like to know exactly how you want it equipped :)

When you get your new boat, take a moment to write a few lines and do show us some pictures here.

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