Here’s What it Costs to Buy a Houseboat, Coast to Coast

Have you ever dreamt about a life at sea—or even just what it would be like to live in a home that has to be docked? It might be time to finally make the move to a houseboat…or, you know, at least fuel your daydreams a little more.

We combed through Boat Trader listings on the East and West coasts to find real houseboats for sale so you can see what’s out there—and maybe even find one to drop anchor (or set sail) in.

Seattle, WA

Price: $80,000
Size: 50′

Dreaming about moving onto a houseboat in Seattle? This one has an aluminum hull and features a large main cabin with full-size appliances, as well as two large staterooms (aka bedrooms) and a full standing shower. You can find out more about this houseboat (and see the interior!) here.

Piedra, CA

Price: $95,000
Size: 50′

If you’d rather drop anchor in California, here’s one that can comfortably sleep 10 people, according to the listing. It has two staterooms and 2 pullout sofas, stainless steel appliances, a large side by side refrigerator and flat-screen TVs. Major bonus: It also features a waterslide. See the interior—and find out more—here.

Nokomis, FL

Price: $20,000
Size: 38′

This Florida houseboat has a fiberglass hull and two staterooms (a larger one at the rear, and one below with two twin beds). It also features a full-size refrigerator, a double sink, a 4-burner gas stove and oven, and a composting toilet. Find out more about this houseboat here.

Richmond, VA

Price: $23,000
Size: 35′

In Virginia, you can get this totally refurbished houseboat that includes one stateroom, an enlarged bathroom, a pullout sofa, and an all new kitchen with a 2-burner propane stove and a dinette that matches the counters. See more photos (note: even more are available upon request from the sellers) and find out more about this listing here.

Boston, MA

Price: $159,000
Size: 65′

And last but definitely not least, this houseboat in Boston features two staterooms and an office (which can be converted to a bedroom), one full and one half bath, a fully-applianced kitchen, a washer and dryer and a surround sound system. It also has an enclosed porch. See more pictures and find out more here!



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