Go Coastal! New Catamaran Style (2006)
It’s no secret that the core of the “contemporary” houseboat market runs through the inland South. Between lakes Cumberland and Lanier alone, we could fill this magazine for years without repeating ourselves.
It’s also no secret, however, that the world of house boating has reached far beyond the lake and river communities that have done so much to popularize it. One such extension is Florida.
Destination Yachts The Ultimate in Customer Satisfaction
First time houseboat owners, Paul and Denise Lunsford, are residents of Carmel, Indiana. Previously cruiser owners, they started looking for something to suit them better, something larger and something that they could entertain on without distraction.
Paul first became interested in houseboats in 1990 when he had a company sales meeting on a rented houseboat on Lake Moroe, Indiana. But it would be September 2003 before the Lunsford's purchased their first houseboat. "The houseboat is absolutely fabulous because it allows you to move around the lake calmly." Paul says. "When you're in a cruiser you feel like you need to go fast. It is noisy and it inhibits conversation."
We present some very creative boats and some very interesting people we’d like you to meet. Our criteria for inclusion was not based upon size or extraordinary furnishings, rather it is a selection of houseboats that represent each individual owner or designers’ idea of excellence. While a few may in fact be at the very highest end of the budget scale, some of these boats represent a higher form of function in their design - not all houseboats spend their days at the dock under the watchful eyes of their owners. Some boats are designed for kids and fun where durability and practicality play a more important role in the design of the boat. We include those boats for their individual merit. We have also included some top of the line rental boats that deserve to be recognized.
Slowing Down a Hot Rodder:
Biker Family Takes it Easy on Their Destination Yacht
Roger Bourget is no stranger to the magazine cover. The founder of Bourget Bike Works, Inc.,in Pheonix, he's had his creations splashes across newstands the world over. Ironworks, Quick Throttle, Hot Bike, Biker and Easyriders have all featured Bourget's highly-acclaimed masterpieces.
Now a new, rather unlikely, publication can be added to that list; Houseboat Magazine. In preparation for the photo shoot for this article, Bourget and his wife Brigitte brought one of his bikes--actually his bike--out to Lake Pleasant Marina from their home in Glendale, Arizona.