Offering the ultimate in mobility, small trailerable houseboats – at anywhere from 3,500 to 9,000-pounds – offer the perfect opportunity to trail to several different freshwater lakes or rivers throughout the season – a great alternative to being limited to a single stretch of water.
A modern-inspired trailerable houseboat incorporates the amenities, function and performance seen in some of the large-sized houseboats. Small trailerable houseboats are sized to accept two to four passengers with ease. Floor plans are devised with space-conservation kept in mind – including such areas as a kitchen, dinette, and shower room – and amenities such as hot and cold running water, fridge, electrical outlets, stove, etc. House boats on a more luxury scale come with a fly bridge, dual-helm, and air-conditioning.
Build materials consist of fiberglass, wood, steel, and aluminum, with the fiberglass, wooden and aluminum constructed houseboats the most favored – and steel not so favored, with this build material decreasing in popularity.
Offering a reasonably light payload (compare to other vessel’s offering similar amenities) the small trailerable houseboats are towable by a sports utility, small pick-up or similar powered-vehicle. Trailering a short or long distance is a relatively simple and practical process.
For ease in on-road transporting, a trailerable houseboat is liable to come complete with a specifically designed trailer for effortless unloading and loading. A dual-axle trailer in aluminum is equipped with hydraulic brakes, submersible lights, and electric winch for complete ease in operation.
There is a variety of styles for the trailerable houseboats and these are manufactured for the various rivers and lakes and intended uses. They are able to offer luxury and comfort with wide-ranging amenities for a highly pleasurable experience out on the water. A permanent or trailerable floating home is highly popular for those interested in getting a break from day-to-day activities, and perfect for a holiday rental.
TravelWave360 Stoll Manufacturing
1374 Highway 77,
Tel: (785) 629-8043
Stoll Manufacturing – manufacture the Travelwave 360. This trailerable vessel, at 36-ft in length x 14-ft in width, is constructed with a patented pontoon lifting system to transfer the vessel in and out of its travel mode – with the pontoons lifted, the hull width is reduced to 8-ft for a much more practical size for trailing on the highway.
Nomad Houseboats, Inc
17695 Campground Road,
Tel: (252) 288-5670
Nomad Houseboats, Inc – manufacture the all-welded aluminum Nomad 25 – trail, launch and retrieve with complete ease – coming with a wide, spacious interior, a great range of amenities, and room to accept 2-people.
Niemela Industries LLC
Some of the popular freshwater lake and river destinations to tow a 18-ft to 28-ft houseboat consist of Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, Lake Mead in Nevada, Dale Hollow and Center Hill Lakes in Tennessee, Lake Powell in Utah, and several bodies of water in Northern California, such as Lake Shasta. Take your pick of the endless list of lakes and river across the US offering gentle waters and unique landscapes to discover.
A trailerable houseboat offers the opportunity to explore the local (or even further afield) rivers and lakes and gives the opportunity to avoid having to pay hotel fees or similar expenses when away for the weekend.