While browsing through classified ads for pontoon boats for sale, you may notice advertisements for a pontoon houseboat for sale. A pontoon houseboat is a pontoon boat that is modified to support a house-like structure on water. A pontoon boat is the likely choice for many houseboat owners because it has a flat bottom and can adequately support the structure.
Pontoon houseboats are generally safe and are easy to operate. They are very inexpensive and don’t have a lot of maintenance costs involved especially when you compare it to maintaining a real house. A pontoon houseboat is used in bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and bays.
If you are looking at buying at pontoon houseboat, then you need to know the right boat size that will accommodate your needs. A medium sized pontoon boat that ranges from 25-45 feet can already meet basic requirements like sleeping and cooking, however, if you need more space to comfortably live then a large pontoon boat should be your choice.
Before doing an actual inspection of the houseboat you need to have a list of questions to ask to the houseboat owner. This list of questions need to address your wants and needs so that you can determine if the houseboat you want to buy will meet them. Remember, buying a houseboat is very much different from buying a house with a complete set of outdoor ceiling fans with light because the fixtures and other accessories have to be installed by a professional.
If you are not sure if you are making the right choice of the houseboat you are getting, it’s best to seek professional opinion especially if you are buying the boat used. Once you have decided which one to buy, do an ocular inspection and find out as much as you can about the boat from its previous owner. Do not be afraid to ask questions because it’s your money and comfort on the line here.