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Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

Of the all the themed floating hotels known as the "Hollywood Houseboats," the Yellow Submarine has the most psychedelic paint job. 960 1280

  

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

Inside the Yellow Submarine's living room, located at Albert Dock in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 960 1280

  

The Inachus

The Inachus

The Inachus houseboat docked at its home in London. 960 1280

  

The Inachus

The Inachus

An inside look at the modern and spacious kitchen of the Inachus. 960 1280

  

The Chelsea Piers marina, where the Emma Belle is docked in New York. 960 1280

  

Emma Belle

Emma Belle

The imported spiral staircase aboard the Emma Belle in New York. 960 1280

  

The Dominguez

The Dominguez

A comfy place to relax on the water, the Dominguez houseboat in Portland, OR, offers a swanky, lofted living room. 960 1280

  

The Dominguez

The Dominguez

When not in the houseboat, the Dominguez family likes to take to the water in their speedboat. 960 1280

  

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun houseboat is framed by the skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia. 960 1280

  

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun

The great room aboard the Midnight Sun offers all the comforts of home in a posh seaside setting. 960 1280

  

Yellow Ferry

Yellow Ferry

More likely to be seen in a beach bungalow, this room is aboard the Yellow Ferry in Sausalito, CA. 960 1280

  

The Yellow Ferry as seen from the water. 960 1280

  

The Balloon Barge

The Balloon Barge

"The Balloon Barge," owned by Ralph Peligra, stays close to the dock in Sausalito, CA. 960 1280

  

Watervilla in Kortenhoef, Netherlands.

Watervilla in Kortenhoef, Netherlands.

The open first-floor plan of “Watervilla” in Kortenhoef, Netherlands. 960 1280

  

Joysxee

Joysxee

“Joysxee” is an island formed on plastic bottles in the Isla Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico. 960 1280

  

Nomadic Narrowboat

Nomadic Narrowboat

Mark Nash is the owner of the Susie Q, aka the "Nomadic Narrowboat," on the River Cam in Cambridge, England. 960 1280

  

Frajac in Ghent, Belgium

Frajac in Ghent, Belgium

An exterior look at the "Frajac" in Ghent, Belgium. 960 1280

  

Artic Houseboat in Canada

Artic Houseboat in Canada

The "Artic Houseboat" sits on an icy pond in Yellowknife, Canada. 960 1280

  

Cosmic Muffin

Cosmic Muffin

David Drimmer sits atop his airplane-style houseboat, the Cosmic Muffin. 960 1280

  

The Bar Area

The Bar Area

An inside look at the Cosmic Muffin, including its small but effective bar area. 960 1280

  

Queen of Arts

Queen of Arts

This 3-bedroom houseboat, the Queen of Arts, is docked at the Gateway Marina in New York. 960 1280

  

Dragon Boat

Dragon Boat

Leni Miller, owner of Dragon Boat, stands atop her boat pointing to other houseboats, with scenic Sausalito, CA, in the background. 960 1280

  

Yankee Ferry

Yankee Ferry

A shot of the chicken coop located on the back of the 1907 Yankee Ferry. 960 1280

  

The Drapers

The Drapers

Catch a view of the water from the back of the Draper family’s houseboat-home. 960 1280

  

Washington State

Washington State

A view of the home’s patio and the lake from a large window of this extreme houseboat docked in Washington State. 960 1280

  

Floating Chapel

Floating Chapel

Take a look at America's first-ever floating chapel, located in Sarasota, FL. 960 1280

  

Marc Even

Marc Even

The Green family's houseboat contractor, Marc Even, discusses details, such as a cement fireplace, that he put into the living room. 960 1280

  

Aff-ter Hours

Aff-ter Hours

Terry and Shelly Aff stand on the second floor of their luxurious houseboat, "Aff-ter Hours," which looks out onto the water. 960 1280

  

The Living Room

The Living Room

A shot of the kitchen, lined with maple cabinetry; the living room, filled with fine leather couches; and the staircase, leading up to the bedroom. 960 1280

  

Gateway Marina

Gateway Marina

The exterior of Metro Ship, docked in the Gateway Marina. The NYC skyline, including the Empire State Building, sits in the background. 960 1280

  

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About the Show

We spend countless hours planning and dreaming about the perfect vacation, but what if living at home felt like you were on vacation all the time? Join Extreme Houseboats for a tour of the country's most unbelievable floating homes.
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  • Rockstars & Warships
    Take a 1-hour cruise through the amazing world of Extreme Houseboats. From the finest tailgating boat known to mankind to 3 Hollywood-themed boats in Liverpool, England, these vessels will take you to another world
    Wednesday December 24
    9am | 8c
  • Party Boats & Sunken Ships
    From a salvaged shipwreck in Bermuda to the world’s fastest floating sauna in Sweden, take a look inside some of the world’s most extreme houseboats.
    Wednesday December 24
    10am | 9c
  • Grain Haulers & Spas
    From the shores of Key West, FL, to the rivers of Paris, these amazing houseboats will make you swoon for life on the water!
    Wednesday December 24
    11am | 10c
  • Extreme Houseboats 3
    Take an endless vacation on the water, courtesy of a million-dollar floating manor decked in marble and crystals, a majestic 5,500-square-foot yacht (complete with a helicopter landing pad!), and a TV icon's legendary houseboat.
    Tuesday January 6
    12am | 11c
  • Extreme Houseboats
    Take an endless vacation on the water, from a converted fishing vessel turned luxury spa, to a secret luxury floating home with a $100,000 bathroom, to a converted warship restored to new glory.
    Tuesday January 6
    11am | 10c
  • Extreme Houseboats 4
    Take an endless vacation on the water, courtesy of a converted fishing vessel turned into a luxury spa, a secret luxury floating home with a $100,000 bathroom, and a converted warship restored to new glory.
    Tuesday January 6
    1pm | 12c
  • Extreme Houseboats 2
    Take an endless vacation on the water, courtesy of a lavish Dutch cargo ship made of 100 tons of wood, a massive party boat retrofitted with a 40-foot twisting waterslide, and a sprawling century-old steam schooner restored to all its glory.
    Tuesday January 6
    2pm | 1c
  • Party Boats & Sunken Ships
    From a salvaged shipwreck in Bermuda to the world’s fastest floating sauna in Sweden, take a look inside some of the world’s most extreme houseboats.
    Tuesday March 10
    12am | 11c
  • Rockstars & Warships
    Take a 1-hour cruise through the amazing world of Extreme Houseboats. From the finest tailgating boat known to mankind to 3 Hollywood-themed boats in Liverpool, England, these vessels will take you to another world
    Tuesday March 10
    1pm | 12c
  • Grain Haulers & Spas
    From the shores of Key West, FL, to the rivers of Paris, these amazing houseboats will make you swoon for life on the water!
    Tuesday March 10
    2pm | 1c
  • Grain Haulers & Spas
    From the shores of Key West, FL, to the rivers of Paris, these amazing houseboats will make you swoon for life on the water!
    Tuesday July 21
    12am | 11c
  • Extreme Houseboats
    Take an endless vacation on the water, from a converted fishing vessel turned luxury spa, to a secret luxury floating home with a $100,000 bathroom, to a converted warship restored to new glory.
    Tuesday July 21
    1pm | 12c
  • Extreme Houseboats 3
    Take an endless vacation on the water, courtesy of a million-dollar floating manor decked in marble and crystals, a majestic 5,500-square-foot yacht (complete with a helicopter landing pad!), and a TV icon's legendary houseboat.
    Tuesday July 21
    2pm | 1c

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