It does have side decks, but they are very narrow. They are about the same width as on my Albin 25. I wouldn't use them unless it's calm and the boat isn't moving. I assume the houseboat has handholds if you are on the side deck
. Since the house boat has a forward cockpit anchoring
would be easy.
I think most of these go into rental fleets, so when docking
, there probably will be marina staff to help. Otherwise, it probably doesn't move much absent a hurricane
, so you could likely tie one end and then walk on the dock
to tie the other. Chances are you wouldn't be soloing on this beast either, so someone could toss a line if the boat drifted off the dock.
If you had a boat leery spouse, you might lure them onto the water
one of these at some spectacular lake.