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Designed for boating pleasure. We begin with a thought, an emotion, ending with a design that will awaken your joy, passion, and excitement. We do more than just design houseboats, we awaken passion, family time, down time.

Just some of the our standard features are:  34" Hull, 8 ft. 6 inch Side Walls, Insulation Package, Anodized Rails, Diamond Plate Catwalks, Custom Made Cabinets, and list goes on.    Please check out our Standards page for the complete list of items.     Read More»



Thoroughbred Houseboats not only stands for the leader in quality, perfection, and a big part of the history of houseboats, but also the future of houseboats. It is our heartfelt goal to make houseboats more efficient, safer, and more comfortable. Read More»


Thoroughbred Houseboats has been in business since 1996 when a group of local craftsmen joined forces to manufacture Kentucky’s best built custom houseboats. The first of these houseboats rolled off the assembly line in 1997 and we have been producing top-quality custom houseboats ever since. Read More»


Why A Thoroughbred is the Best built Boat you can buy

For over 15 years Thoroughbred has been dedicated building exceptional boats for our customers. By continuously raising our standards to a new level, we have redefined the goals and set the bar in our industry. This is one area that sets us apart from our competitors. Read More»

Renovations and Repair

Over the last 5 years Thoroughbred has taken on the task of renovations and repair mostly due to acts of nature, but also to those that want to just "update" their boat. Thoroughbred currently has several projects under construction at this time and has a dedicated team to manage these projects.   Read More»



The options are nearly endless when it comes to customizing and planning your dream Houseboat. Visit our gallery and view what Thoroughbred can build for you.  We have a wide selection of plans to start from, but this is only a starting point. If you can dream it, we can build it. Read More»


Boats In Production

At Thoroughbred Houseboats we want you to watch the construction of your new boat. Once a week we update our pictures for your viewing. Every boat in production has a boat ID number assigned to it and that number will stay throughout the construction process to the finish. Read More»


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