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1998 24 (ft.) Custom Houseboat

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 37356

NEW HAVEN, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
24 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

This Custom House Boat is located in New Haven, CT.  Enjoy affordable waterfront property with this charming retreat!  Built on a 24’ x 20’ floating platform she is a seaside escape that will warm the hearts of owners, guests, and old salts alike.  A motorized mobile platform that combines the features of a cottage on the water, a waterside party deck, and self-propelled vessel – WOW!  Step aboard and you will quickly see that it is like having your own private pool house by the sea.  Use her for grand gatherings, cozy overnights, holidays with the family, a seaside office, marina services dock, entrepreneurial endeavors such as a small retail shop, or even as a live aboard.  She is one of the most unique and special pieces of maritime history to inhabit the Connecticut Coastline.

Built with knowledgeable and experienced hands, she combines quality construction with artistic charm both inside and out.  The woodwork is classy with Cedar Plank siding, reclaimed wide plank flooring, and a lovely galley bar.  The touches her owners have added over the years make the cabin cozy and comfortable yet one doesn’t need much of an imagination to realize the countless opportunities for wonderful life experiences aboard.  Utilize her for raft ups, barbeques, cocktails, reading, floating and dinning.  HerWaterfordwood stove and high output air conditioner keep you comfortable year round.

Make no mistake – she is a real vessel with full vessel registration, safety equipment, outboard engine, generator, and navigation lights.  Cruise your way at a leisurely pace to new waterfront vistas or moor up in a marina and be “the feature” and center of attention at the dock!  Tie your own vessel up to her mooring posts and truly live the life.  Brilliant design allows her to be hauled using a marine forklift for maintenance needs.  Further, enjoy a piece of the good life not unlike the folks who enjoy the many waterside apartments that dot the canals ofHolland or the quaintSeattle houseboat scene. 

Hot and Cold running water, plenty of storage, and a great loft are just some of the additional features to appreciate and enjoy.  Talk about life with friends at the inside bar or toss a few deck chairs out on the spacious forward deck and catch some zzz’s or some rays.  Having trouble figuring out where to put the cooler on board your vessel, head on inside to one of two refrigerators and your problem is solved.  Convert the inside space to a well appointed office or fold out the futon for dreamy nights.  Constructed of marine grade lumber, fittings, fasteners, and newly installed dock floats she is up to the same standards as your finest marina docks.  Easily connect shore power and running water just as you would with any vessel and perhaps have the ultimate platform for a casual toss of the rod and reel.  Huckleberry Finn would have called her a “yacht like no other!”

This classic has been featured in the newspaper articles and the magazine Urban Outfitters.  Get a tax break as a second home or even purchase her for business use – act fast or this broker may claim her for his own!  Showings are by appointment.

Serious Offers Considered!  Vessel Must Go.”


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Platform Length:  24’ Platform Width:  20’ Buiding Dimensions:  12’ x 12’ x 12’ (with 12’ x 8’ loft) HullMaterial:  Marine Grade Dock Floats Dry Weight:  Not weighed, can be hauled by marine forklift for maintenance! Draft: approx 3’ Persons Capacity:  Not specified Bridge Clearance:  approx 18’   Engines Engine Make:  Mercury, electric start (or optional Johnson) Fuel Type:   Gas Horse Power:  25hp Hours:  Unknown, though limited usage Drive Type: Outboard Cruise Speed:  @ 3kts Mount:  Custom outboard bracket   Electrical System System: 110 V AC – via shore power or generator Generator Yes Outlets:  Standard Other:  Port/Starboard Navigation Lights             Motion sensing outdoor lighting             Alarm System             Ceiling Fan w/Lights             Wall Sconces   Accommodations Heads:  Porta-Poti, though enclosed space is spacious and ready for full conversion to plumbed system Shower:  Exterior washdown AC:  110v Air conditioner Heat:  Waterford Cast Iron Wood Burning Stove   Hot Water Tank:   Yes                                     Refrigeration:  x2 units (1/2 size) Other:  Fully plumbed hot & cold water system   Exterior Features Marine Grade Cleats Mooring posts Dock Guards Swim Ladder Cedar Shake Siding Double Hung Windows Triple French Door Aluminum Roof Smokestack Flag and Burgee Staffs Dutch Door to Galley   Interior Features Custom Woodwork Gorgeous Finished Bar Stainless Steel Sink Ample Storage Generous loft for sleeping, playing, or storage 3 Distinct Spaces, Living area, Galley, Enclosed Head/Storage room  
Professionally brokered by, JEREMY FIFTAL (203) 613-4586, Robert Christopher Yacht Sales - Let us help you find your next great vessel.  Over 35 Years experience in the marine industry in vessels of all sizes.  Let our experience work for you.  We can assist in all phases of your next boat or yacht purchase including finding the right vessel, survey, insurance, financing, documentation, closing, and delivery.  *Financing to qualified buyers.  We are available seven days a week, (203) 356-0400.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you dockside under blue skies and bright sunshine!