Houseboat Magazine

September 2009

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feature 30 10 0 Feet Of With nearly an eight-foot tall ceiling, five inches taller than most standard models, you could exhaust yourself looking for the hidden amenities and added features on this posh houseboat from Sunstar. It's owned by George and Patty Rob- erts and the sky really is the limit when it comes to designing a custom houseboat for the president and CEO of Sunstar Houseboats, Inc. As the Monticello, Ky.,-based manufacturer heads into its 15-year anniversary mark, the Robertses, along with a talented group of employees, look forward to the next decade and beyond. One of the perks to being the owner is always having your own custom houseboat—that is, unless someone else likes your boat. "In this business we always have our boat for sale," explains George. "We've had some boats that we really loved, but half the fun is designing the next one." Building The Dream After selling his previous boat, George decided to build a posh houseboat that would reflect a lot of the new styles and ideas that he was starting to incorporate in the boats he was building for others. In fact, his wraparound style helm Video

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