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Houseboats are larger size vessels usually used for time-honored pursuits such as living aboard. They have a rich legacy as vessels that are sought-after due to their moderate draft and generally wider beam, traits that make these vessels exceptionally great for living aboard. The average number of people that can be accommodated onboard houseboats listed is 12 passengers, with a maximum capacity of 55 guests and crew. Models with more power can take motors up to an enormous 2,157 horsepower, while affordable models may have as low as 10 horsepower engines on them (although the average power size is 265 HP).
Of the 250 houseboats for sale on YachtWorld currently, there are 52 new vessels and 198 used and custom yachts listed by professional yacht brokers and boat dealerships mainly in the following countries: United States, France, United Kingdom, Spain and Netherlands. Over the past 30 days, there have been 23 houseboats listed for sale on YachtWorld. The average length for this type of boat is 48 feet, while they differ in size from 19 feet long for the shortest, to 131 feet for the longest listed vessel. They are built by a wide variety of yacht makers and their hull types include displacement, flat, catamaran, modified vee and other designs.
Some of the most iconic, masterful builders of houseboats presently include: Custom, Houseboat, Gibson, Harbor Master and Sumerset. These builders manufacture houseboats with inboard, inboard/outboard, outboard, outboard-4S and electric propulsion systems, available in diesel, gas, electric and other fuel systems. Last month alone, the top 5 brands with the most views for houseboats on YachtWorld were Fantasy, Gibson, Houseboat, Sumerset and Sun Hing Shing.
Houseboats for sale on YachtWorld are listed in a wide swath of prices from $14,958 on the more modest side all the way up to $2,565,663 for the most luxury model vessels. Keep in mind the cost of ownership when considering your budget and the listing price of a yacht for sale.