Houseboat owners rescue man from chilly Columbia River near Jantzen Beach

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, By Kate Mather, The Oregonian Houseboat owners fished a neighbor out of the Columbia River this afternoon after the man fell off his boat near Jantzen Beach. The unidentified man was on a 12-foot flat-bottomed boat in the North Portland Harbor when he fell in the roughly 45-degree water about 4:30 […]

Houseboat rentals prove to be a popular niche

Heather Beck Wednesday, March 7, 2012 © The Cairns Post It,s an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day – heading to rugged Weipa on Cape York to take over a houseboat business that comes highly recommended by anglers from around Australia. Owners Lisa May and Steve Rehn set up the business nine years ago […]

Houseboat Remodeling

by CARMEN CORBIN on MARCH 6, 2012 Vacation homes aren’t always perched on a beach or a hillside, and don’t always rest on a foundation. Every year, many happy sojourners take to the water in their houseboats, enjoying each and every cove, bend and shoreline of the grand lakes and waterways they explore. If you’re […]

Lanier Partners of North Georgia is pleased to announce…

Lanier Partners of North Georgia is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual “Pirates of Lanier Castaways Boat Poker Run” on Lake Lanier in support of the children. This years event will be a great opportunity to help the children that are in need in our area, meet new friends, bond with your old ones and […]

What is Shasta Lake Houseboating all about?

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 BY BEN JACKSON Lovin’ Shasta Shasta Lake is a magnificent body of water shrouded by a massive evergreen forest. This is the best of Mother Nature, raw and unspoiled, at your fingertips. Four rivers or “arms” merge together to create this man-made wonder: the Sacramento, McCloud, Squaw Creek and Pit. Each has […]

Holly Hill houseboat back in water, on way to marina

BY LYDA LONGA, STAFF WRITER February 8, 2012 HOLLY HILL — It’s gone. The 52-foot, 60,000-pound houseboat that graced Holly Hill for four months finally hit the water this morning after three tug boats yanked and yanked and yanked, and freed the vessel from its sandy spot on a tiny island off Riverside Drive. Three […]

Public comment sought on Glades Reservoir

By Jane Harrison The public has an opportunity to comment on the potential social, economic and environmental impact of the proposed Glades Reservoir planned by Hall County 12 miles northeast of Gainesville. The reservoir, which has been in the planning stages since about 2007, is proposed as a needed water supply for Hall County through […]

Lanier businessman holds fundraiser for fallen heroes’ families

By Alan Hope For many Americans the date August 6, 2011 might not bring to mind anything of significance. Not so for the Naval Special Warfare community. Thirty eight members of the military were lost after their Chinook helicopter was brought down by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Among them were 22 members of the NSW, […]

Can you beat this? 36 years spent long range cruising They have travelled four times around the world on boats they built themselves, spent an amazing 36 years long range cruising, and now in their eighties, have decided to call it a day and go back to live in their home town of Rochester – not in a house but a houseboat. Bill and […]

Houseboat company floats back to business One employer feeling encouraged and just starting to come back from the brink is Majestic Yachts, Inc. They’re a houseboat manufacturer in Columbia, Kentucky. I first came across Majestic three years. Jim Hadley, the president and CEO, had laid off dozens of employees, the machines had gone silent in his factory, and it was […]

Isolation is a way of life for Whittier residents – Particularly in winter

Kirsten Swann – Arlen Arneson has a long driveway. Ninety miles outside of Anchorage, at the end of Portage Valley Road, through a two-mile tunnel under the mountain, Arneson lives in a houseboat at the end of Float B in the Whittier small boat harbor. In the winter, the narrow dock to his front […]

Houseboat industry eyes new venture for comeback

MONTICELLO, Ky. – Kentucky’s houseboat manufacturers once thrived by churning out luxurious floating residences, but the industry was nearly capsized by the economic downturn. Now it’s dabbling in a new venture as it looks for a different course — the construction of moderately priced, energy efficient landlocked homes. Houseboat maker Stardust Cruisers has built two […]