10 Luxury Houseboats from Around the World

These impressive vessels make for the most lavish off-land living.

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So you have your California beach house, maybe an Aspen ski lodge, even an international island escape. What next? For those seeking dreamy destinations that go beyond the beachfront, houseboats are the world's latest and greatest luxury.

From villas with underwater cabins, to four-story mega-vessels with movie theaters and heli-pads, these luxury houseboats make the case for off-land living.

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1 Floating House Project

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Singapore-based architect designed the Floating House as an innovative approach to living on water. The ultra-modern villa includes floor-to-ceiling sliding windows that can be opened to unite the home with its natural surroundings.

2 The Floating Seahorse

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The mega-resort in Dubai recently introduced The Floating Seahorse—a series of luxury floating homes surrounding St. Petersburg island—as a part of their expansive $5 billion project. This "under-over water" villa includes outdoor lounge areas, indoor living areas, and underwater cabins.

3 2020 Bravada Atlas X Series

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Bravada Yachts produces luxury bespoke houseboats that celebrate bold design and the wonders of water-travel. The 2020 is a four-story vessel complete with 16 bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, a hot tub, helicopter pad, movie theater, and more. By no surprise, this is their biggest model to date.

4 Bravada Atlas V Series

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If you can't find 16 people to set sail with, also offers a smaller option: the . With fire pits, a sun deck, luxury sound systems, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and more (obviously), this houseboat is at the forefront of a new generation of watercraft.

5 Status Luxury Houseboats

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, an Australian company that builds and sells "superboats" on Lake Elidon, Victoria, produces handcrafted vessels that are completely customized. The result: extra luxurious, personalized boats to set sail across Australia's idyllic waters and beyond.

6 Livable Yacht

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This floating villa/livable yacht has the feel, comfort and spaciousness of a house, all within a 75-foot luxury vessel. With its modern design (fully staged by ), spacious outdoor areas, and amenities of home, this is a houseboat of our dreams.

7 KATHARINE Superyacht

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Described as a "traditional gentleman's style yacht," is a classically furnished vessel with six guest cabins, a full beam master quite, lounge areas, a sun deck, formal dining spaces, and more, combining the luxury of a vacation with the comforts of home.

8 The Whitewater

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In Mannum, Australia, offers a slew of luxury houseboats, including Whitewater—a four-to-six-bedroom, four-bathroom luxury vessel with a large swim deck, designer kitchen, and spacious outdoor areas to soak up all the sun.

9 The Driftwood

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Since 1918, has been mastering the art of the houseboat and superyacht, and has grown into the largest luxury yacht building yard in the Netherlands. The Driftwood, a clean-lined and cozy model designed by Tim Heywood and Rémi Tessier, is a 180-foot limited edition vessel with six suites that hold up to 12 guests.

10 Houseboat Finland

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With short-term rentals, timeshares, and options for sale, celebrates the beauty of the Finnish lakes from the scope of their luxurious Scandinavian-designed vessels.

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