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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 vary in size, with the smallest current boat listed at 24 feet in length, to the longest vessel measuring in at 106 feet, and an average length of 55 feet. These boats are built and assembled by a wide variety of boat makers with hull types including displacement, modified vee, planing, flat and other designs. Boat Trader currently has 237 houseboats for sale, including 15 new vessels and 222 used boats, listed by both individuals and professional yacht brokers and boat dealerships across the country.
What are the best houseboats?
Some of the most notorious builders of houseboats currently include: Sumerset, Gibson, Stardust Cruisers, Harbor Master and Bravada. These builders construct houseboats models with inboard, inboard/outboard, outboard, outboard-4S 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 variety of prices from a sensible $5,000 on the lower-priced models all the way up to $1,500,000 for the most expensive boats. Models with more power can accommodate motors up to a whopping 1,746 horsepower, while lighter-weight utility models may have as low as 60 horsepower engines on them (although the average engine size is 500 HP).
Why are houseboats popular?
Houseboats are popular for their moderate draft and very wide beam, qualities that make these boats appropriate 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 hold onboard is 33 people with a maximum of 55. Also, with 237 houseboats presently listed for sale and 24 boats added in the past 30 days, Boat Trader is confident you’ll find the boat you are looking for.