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What are houseboats?
Houseboats are larger size vessels generally used for on-the-water activities such as living aboard. These types of vessels can range in size, with the smallest current boat listed at 24 feet in length, to the longest vessel measuring in at 112 feet, and an average length of 55 feet. They are built by a wide variety of boat building companies with hull types including displacement, planing, modified vee, pontoon and other designs. Boat Trader currently has 256 houseboats for sale, including 5 new vessels and 251 used boats, listed by both individual owners and professional yacht brokers and boat dealerships across the country.
What are the best houseboats?
Some of the most iconic manufacturers of houseboats presently include: Gibson, Sumerset, Stardust Cruisers, Custom and Harbor Master. These builders produce houseboats models with inboard, inboard/outboard, outboard, outboard-2S and other propulsion systems, available in gas, diesel, electric and other fuel systems. In the past 30 days, the top, most-viewed houseboats brands on Boat Trader were Custom, Gibson, Harbor Cottage, Stardust Cruisers and Sumerset.
How much do houseboats cost?
Houseboats for sale on Boat Trader are offered at a range of prices from a sensible $5,125 on the moderate end all the way up to $1,500,000 for the most luxury model vessels. Models with more power can hold motors up to a blazing 1,807 horsepower, while the more modest utility models may have as little as 60 horsepower engines on them (although the average engine size is 450 HP).
Why are houseboats popular?
Houseboats are popular for their medium-depth draft and exceptionally wide beam, characteristics that make these boats favorable for living aboard. Houseboats are also popular boats for coastal, inshore and offshore boating. From our current listings, the average number of passengers that houseboats can take is 55 people with a maximum of 55. Also, with 256 houseboats now listed for sale and 61 boats added in the past 30 days, Boat Trader is confident you’ll find the boat you are looking for.