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Nautaline Houseboat Boat Models & Specifications

by Tara Dodrill

Nautaline houseboats were among the first fiberglass vessels manufactured in the United States. Although the boats are no longer built, the line of luxury houseboats are still very popular with both recreational and liveaboard boaters. Nautaline houseboats were manufactured from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

Buying Tips

You can find a vintage Nautaline vessel by searching boat exchange and used yacht websites and print trade publications. Boat specifications are limited to the information the individual sellers or used boat dealers shares in sale listings. Additional information and photos on all Nautline houseboats offered for sale must be gained by contacting the seller directly.Generic boats parts can be purchased from marina supply stores, but Nautaline specific parts have become increasingly difficult to find due to the age of the vessels. It would be extremely rare to find a pristine Nautaline houseboat which hasn't been adapted, overhauled or cosmetically revamped.

Flybridge 43

The Nautaline Flybridge is 43 feet long and built in 1979. The houseboat features a beam height of 14 feet and a displacement of 19,000 lbs. The boat is powered by a 540 horsepower Crusader engine. The average cruising speed is 15 knots with a maximum speed of 23 knots. Enjoy long sightseeing trips with the 170 gallon fuel tank. The boat is designed with a liveaboard lifestyle in mind. Amenities include four cabin and two heads. Electronic offerings include a VHF radio, CD player, compass, depth-sounder and communications radio. Relax after a day spend sunning on the deck inside the houseboat in air conditioned comfort. The galley features an oven, hot water and refrigerator.

Nautline 50

The Nautaline 50 was manufactured in 1978 is a 50 feet long fiberglass boat with a twin gas engine. You can power all of your electronic gadgets by utilizing the 7.5 Kohler generator. A spacious lower helm station offers the boat captain room to move about while cruising along on long trips. A full galley kitchen allows you the opportunity to prepare meals on-board and storage for can goods. A master bedroom is situated in the aft area of the houseboat with additional sleeping berth for one of two people underneath the deck. A depth-finder and VHF radio allow you to keep in communications with other boaters and the marina while maneuvering on a pleasure or fishing cruise.

Flybridge 34

Nautline Flybridge 34 was manufactured in 1967. The 34 foot long houseboat has a beam height of 12 feet and a maximum displacement of 8,000 lbs. Float along the water at a cruising rate of 10 knots. The boat's maximum speed is 18 knots. The galley features a refrigerator, stove and ample storage space to sundry items. The fuel tanks hold 100 gallons gasoline with a back-up holding tank with a 12 gallon capacity. Enjoy overnight excursions on the boat with the queen size sleeping cabin and full head.

About the Author

Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.

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