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What do we provide? What should you bring…

Our boats have a large (15×15 foot) front deck, complete with patio furniture and a nice new (2009), 3-burner propane grill, and a very large cooler.

On the front deck of each houseboat, we provide..

  • Table and chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Grill

We recommend you bring:

  • Beer/Soda/Water
  • Extra Coolers
  • Meat to grill
  • Candles (citronella)
  • Lanterns/Flashlights
  • Bug spray

Main Cabin…what we provide and what you need to bring

The main cabins contain a dining room table, a sofa and a hideable TV . The helm and kitchen are also part of the main cabin.

In the main cabin, we provide…

  • Television
  • Sofa
  • CD Player/Radio (on helm)
  • Waterproof navigation chart
  • VCR and DVD player

We recommend you bring…

  • Game console
  • CD’s
  • IPod or other MP3 player w/adapter
  • Games for the kids (after the sun goes down)

The Kitchen…what we provide and what you need to bring

Our boats have a full kitchen, with a full size refridgerator, microwave and 4-burner stove and oven.

In the kitchens, we provide…

  • Service for 12
  • Pots, Pans, Dinner Plates, Cereal Bowls, Coffee Mugs
  • Dishwashing Detergent/Cleaning Supplies.
  • Paper Towels (min. 4 rolls)
  • Dish Cloths – Drying Towels
  • Corkscrew, BBQ Utensils

We recommend you bring…

  • Paper plates/plastic utensils
  • Party cups
  • Hand soap/Shampoo/toiletries
  • Extra Coolers/Chilly Bins
  • Drinking Water

Bedrooms…what we provide and what you need to bring

There is one main stateroom, one upper bedroom and two lower bedrooms. All bedrooms have queen-sized beds.

In the bedrooms, we provide…

  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Extra linens

We recommend you bring…

  • Extra pillows
  • Your favorite blanket

Bathrooms…what we provide and what you need to bring

One bathroom has a shower, the other is just a half-bath. Both come with marine-grade toilets. The dimension of the shower door is 20″.

In the bathrooms, we provide…

  • towels
  • toilet paper (10 rolls or so)
  • tissues

We recommend you bring…

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Extra towels

Engines…what we provide and suggestions

Our 60ft Sunstar and Horizon Houseboat Cruisers are powered along easily by 2 inboard/outdrive 4 cylinder GAS Mercruisers. Alpha 1 Drives hang down approx 1 ft from the bottom of the boat – which gives the boats a 3.5ft draft.
Drive engine Gas consumption mostly depends on rpm, with weight and balance a deciding factor also. At cruising speed of 9mph, 3-4 GPH PER ENGINE is an appropriate estimate.
Our 12.5kw Westerbeke Generators have handled all sorts of loads – including 5 piece rock bands and electric health devices.
The Air conditioning units are a standard household unit – and when on the genset burns upwards of 2 GPH. Winter Months will make the generator burn less fuel as there is not a lot of heat needed down here!

For your trip, we provide

  • An initial full tank of gas
  • 10 gallons of extra gas
  • Tow ropes for PWCs or other boats
  • Toolkit

We recommend that you have..

  • Basic working knowledge of carburated engines, in case of trouble?