Hey guys! I have a few questions for the cuisersforum wealth of knowledge...
I've always had the idea that I would enjoy living on a boat, so I bought an old 27' sailboat and moved what little I own aboard. After 3 days I realized a $2500 27' boat wasn't going to cut it. I sold the boat and I am now on the hunt for my next boat.
A 1972 River Queen Star Stream houseboat caught my eye, but the problem is I know absolutely nothing about houseboats or any steel
boat for that matter. I was hoping some of you could help me out with some questions I have.
This particular boat is listed at $15k. I tried to look up a value on NADA but couldn't find River Queen as a manufacturer and I'm not sure if they go back to 1972 anyway. Is there a resourse I can use to try and figure out what a fair value for this boat would be?
What is River Queen's general reputation? This boat is steel
, which I love, but again I don't know what I'm talking about so I'm not sure if thats a good thing.
If I bought the boat I'd assume I could pay to have it transported from MI to MD, but getting it insured seems to be a problem. They online quote program for progressive seems to reject both steel hulls and full time liveaboards. Any thoughts?
Any information would be very helpful. I'm always impressed at the amount of knowledge being shared here.