Houseboat Tug- Custom Steel hull, One of kind custom Tug shaped House and pilot House.
Steel Hull, Fiberglass over plywood house and decks. , Urethane insulation embedded . efficiently heated with two electric oil filled radiators. super cozy. Currently in Gray Epoxy Primer- ready for top coat of choice, or I have the red.
Bright spacious interior. Galley kitchen: sink, two burner stove, convection-microwave oven, refrigerator
Head: Shower, vacuum flush toilet, sink,onboard fresh water storage tank and black water tank.
Aft Cabin: Full size bed, built in led tv.
This was my full time residence year round for about 8 years in a fresh water basin on the Connecticut River. If you ever dreamed of living ON the water this could be for you. It is warm in the winter, easy to cool in the summer, no smell of mustiness or fuel. I kept a slip along side this boat where I had a runabout and got on the water often..then came back to my cozy floating home.
If you have shoreline property or a pond or lake this could be a great guest house, or Airbnb possibility. There is NO tax on boats!
I didn’t have the time to put final paint on her this Summer and a few other details that I expected to take time to finish. The work and maintenance left could be easily done by someone who is handy or a marina would have no trouble finishing off for you. There is an up-trend in Live aboard and Tiny House market and boats being used in smaller marinas as cottages.
This is a very unique item in that it represents the cuteness of a Tug shaped boat with the extra thought that went into making it a comfortable live aboard. Most boats are meant to be used only in the warm weather. I had a good friend spend a couple nights on her and he fell in love with it and thought afterward he would buy a used 42′ powerboat for $250k to live on and sell someday further down the line…he spent one test night on the powerboat in October and he said he was shivering all night and couldn’t get warm and he couldn’t stand the smell of the diesel fuel and mold.


Location: Chester, Connecticut, United States

See listing: 2004 Houseboat Tug (from December 28, 2018)