United Yacht Sales presents this House Boats 1988 Holiday Mansion Barracuda Coastal Cruiser/houseboat boat for sale.

  • This Holiday Mansion Barracuda Coastal Cruiser/houseboat offered at $119,000
  • Powered by single Volvo Penta Duoprop AQ271C / 752 hrs
  • The boat located in Boston, Massachusetts (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Aug 31st 2021

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Very Rare Opportunity!! Location Location Location…..This Holiday Mansion 38 Houseboat Cruiser is located at one of Boston’s premier liveaboard marinas in the Charlestown Navy Yard! Spectacular views of Boston from your new floating one bedroom home on the water!! THIS BOAT IS NOT to be compared with her southern cheaper unrenovated counterparts. This cruising-capable beauty has been lovingly renovated into the 21st century to create an upscale cozy living/relaxing nest for 1-2 people and occasional guests. The added value is the location, the marina and the renovation.

Notable features of the renovation include but are not limited to:

Complete Exterior Blue vinyl maintenance-free wrap just completed (cost of 16k) 27,000 BTU Cruisair AC/Heating system-COZY WARM INSIDE ALL WINTER LONG! THREE outstanding outdoor pleasure spaces to enjoy - two Lower Decks and a 2-Tiered upper sun/observation deck with queen sun pad! Auxiliary Heater as well (cost of 3K) New Scandvik Designer shower, sink and faucet Top of the line custom interior lighting Newer flybridge upscale outdoor furniture Propane fire-pit for flybridge spring and fall gatherings (3) Separate outdoor spaces for maximum enjoyment during warmer months New High End commercial grade engineered flooring throughout boat for very low maintenance Newer large armoir/cabinet for clothing and extra pantry storage Desk for home office if desired WORKING - YES WORKING VOLVO PENTA DUOPROP STERN DRIVE ENGINE - YES YOU CAN DRIVE THIS BOAT!!!

Vessel Walkthrough

Boat can be entered from swim platform, aft deck or either Walkaround sidedeck. From full beam swim platform is short ladder up to main full beam aft deck. Note there are full walkaround sidedecks port and starboard. Aft deck provides one of three outdoor lounging areas. There is a large opening picture window in the aft section of the lower salon looking out over this area and downtown. Moving forward on either sidedeck is the forward/bow deck. This area features fore and aft built in settees with NEW SUNBRELLA FABRIC with room for a dining table in between. Moving aft from this deck on starboard side is the main entrance to upper salon through sliding glass picture door. This bright and airy upper area features the helm slightly to starboard, large armoire for extra clothing and sundries storage, desk work area and stairwell down to day/master head and queen master stateroom. Moving down stairwell (located forward and to port) is the freshly renovated day head/master head featuring bathtub/shower combination, new marine head and new vanity/sink/faucet set. This is handy for day guests and also convenient to the main stateroom located aft of the head. The stateroom is a very cozy non standup area featuring built-in drawers and closet storage as well as queen bed. The genius of the Holiday mansion 38 is that priority is given to a large open sense of space in the living areas with the tradeoff sacrifice of headroom where the primary activity is sleeping anyway. Moving aft from the main entry area is a step down to starboard to the lower salon featuring very cozy and welcoming country galley, entertainment area and lounge seating for owner and guests. Going back to the aft-deck is a short ladder to port leading up to the expansive 2-Tiered sun/observation deck. This area is guaranteed to be the favorite warm season hangout featuring L-Shaped upholstered couch and propane fire pit as well as more than ample room for additional chairs. Up a small step is the upper Sundeck featuring a queen sun bed. Engine room is accessed from a hatch in the aft deck.

Main Salon:

Salon features upper main entry level with enclosed weatherproof helm, modern desk (overlooking beautiful view and lower salon), large armoire and cabinet for extra clothing storage and galley and pantry items. Newer engineered wood floor. Note armoire is easily removed if a different use of the space is desired. Small steps to starboard lead down to lower salon which is multi purpose. This area features newer couch, entertainment area with flat screen TV and country L-Shaped galley. Note these areas are soaked with natural light from picture windows creating a warm and cheerful living environment not found on all boats and houseboats. The feeling engendered is that of being on a much larger boat!


Large new butcher block L-Shaped countertop Combination Fridge/Freezer under counter Stainless steel sink and faucet set fed by either dockside water or onboard tank water by pump Single burner electric stove (can be easily removed with room for 2-3 burner replacement if desired) Generous under counter bank of drawers Undercounter cabinet storage Plenty of counter top area for a convection/microwave, if desired

Master Stateroom:

Queen bed Built-In dresser drawers Storage cabinets Relatively easy slight crouch access to bed with ample headroom for sitting up in bed Conveniently located next to head for private en-suite like feel when no guests are onboard


Safety rails all around (2) New designer couches (outdoor grade) Propane Fire Pit Queen size day bed (2) Foldable Teak occasional tables


Stainless steel full wrap around stanchions and safety rails Anchor with chain rode Cleats

Electronics and Helm:

VHF Radio Full Engine instrumentation Gas Vapor alert system AC volts monitor Lever type engine controls Light and accessory switches Compass


50 amp 220/110v Shore power inlet and cord 30 amp 110v Shore power inlet and cord 12v and 110v Circuit breakers Ample 110v Outlets throughout vessel Helm 12v Outlet

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

Volvo Penta AQ271C Gas engine with duoprop stern drive (3) Bilge pumps Fresh water pump for tank water Bilge blower Anchor with chain rode

Broker's Comments

This totally renovated Holiday Mansion is a MUST SEE for anyone wishing to get into the liveaboard and cruising lifestyle. Take it from this 35-Year liveaboard veteran!!! This boat is the perfect starter liveaboard for anyone who has heard the beckoning call of waterfront living! For a fraction of the cost of a waterfront condo, and a richer ON THE WATER experience, you can gain entry to this fabulous lifestyle for very short money. At this price point you could even try it for a year and if you don’t like it I will sell it for you for at least what you paid and probably even more due to both increased demand for liveaboard boats ALREADY LOCATED IN BOSTON and scarcity of such inventory.

Finally-this boat, UNLIKE most other houseboats, can actually be driven places! Take your home out for a night at anchor or a harbor mooring or cruise to another marina for a week or two summer vacation! No need to pack-just move your house! Been doing it for 35-Years and it can’t be beat! Call me for an informative discussion and a potential showing!


3-Year old Zodiac tender with 50hp Yamaha engine.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Approximate boat location – Boston, Massachusetts
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United Yacht Sales

(772) 272-1792
/ Stuart, FL

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