About Us
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Welcome to Twin Anchors Houseboats

About Twin Anchors Houseboat Manufacturing



We’re lucky. We grew up on Shuswap Lake. In fact, we live the way we do because of it: its 1,000 kilometers of shoreline, its sandy beaches, its wilderness and its people. In its own way, it has taught us everything we need to know: how to work, how to live, how to play.

Not that we haven’t weathered our share of storms, mind you, but it must be said that those of us fortunate enough to live on the Shuswap are plenty grateful for our lot in life.

And yet, by the same token, we envy our customers. The excitement of a guest whose most memorable holiday is spent aboard one of our houseboats and the thrill of the client who takes delivery of a brand new vessel inspire us to be our best.

Our crew inspires us too. The pride of building the finest houseboats in North America never wanes. Nor does our respect for the talented team that takes care of our guests and our fleet, both on and off the dock. In fact, our crew’s excellence drives the great reputation we have garnered in this multi-million dollar industry.

You’re always welcome–prospective clients, guests, suppliers or employees–to join us and discover the Twin Anchors lifestyle on Shuswap Lake.

We look forward to meeting you.

Greg Kyllo, President: Twin Anchors Marine Manufacturing

Building Houseboats
Your Dreams. Our Passion.

Houseboat building has evolved tremendously over the last thirty years. From the early “box on barrels” model to the three-storey luxury floating condominiums of today, Twin Anchors has grown from a small 10 person shop to an ISO 9001 – 2008 Quality Assurance certified 50,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility.

Twin Anchors, a member of National Marine Manufacturers Association, is highly respected in the North American houseboat industry. But don’t just take our word for it. Take the word of the biggest players in the industry. Every year, Twin Anchors builds 40 to 50 houseboats for multiple premiere houseboat rental companies throughout North America.

Whether we build an entire fleet or a single custom-designed vessel, your dreams are our passion.

Building from the hull up
A Primer on Twin Anchors Manufacturing

Twin Anchors is very proud of the exceptional level of expertise found at our facility. We complete all facets of construction on site using quality construction materials available including high grade aluminum, specially formulated fibreglass resins and gel coats, heavy-duty cleats and deck fittings, solid wood cabinetry and seamless countertops. Our crew, consisting of draftsmen, engineering technicians, welders, framers, fibreglassers, finishing carpenters, cabinet makers, plumbers, electricians, mechanical specialists, riggers, office managers, material managers, interior designers and support workers, build boats that work better, last longer and are safer on the water.

Twin Anchors has built over 375 units. These days, annual production runs at 40 to 50 units. Each unit is custom designed for clients from across the country and around the world. Our houseboats are docked in some standout destinations including Lake Shasta in California, Lake Powell in Arizona, Lake Roosevelt in Washington and Lake Billy Chinook in Oregon.

The building process is an exciting one and begins with the floor plan selection. While each boat is custom designed for you, all Twin Anchors houseboats come standard with a comprehensive list of features including marine grade aluminum hull, fibreglass superstructure, fully operational fly bridge with second control station, mercruiser 3.0L engine with alpha stern drive, 8.0 Kw Westerbeke generator, 50 Amp shore power service, two 115 gallon fuel tanks, 110 gallon water tank, 3 ft. rear swim platform, waterslide, BBQ quick connect system, all cabinetry, furniture, and appliances.

Twin Anchors houseboats are U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard approved, include all safety equipment (carbon monoxide (C0) detector, twin trumpet horn, running lights, compass with backlit binnacle mount and ship’s bell). Private vessels carry a 5-Year Limited Warranty (hull and cabin), while commercial vessels carry a 1-Year Limited Warranty. All vessels are are built to select standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and are Yacht Certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Assoication (NMMA).

Once you decide to build a houseboat with Twin Anchors, a preliminary cost sheet is developed. Then, with the budget finalized, the building process begins. Your build spot is reserved, the final boat design is completed and the construction begins. When complete, we send our own delivery, sea-trial and set-up team to ensure your boat arrives safely, and is set up for years of care-free enjoyment.

Well, enough about us.

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