There was a show on (I think) the Fine Living Channel about a father and son who re did a house boat in the Florida keys
, it was one hour long, I really enjoyed it.
I'm not sure if the audience market for boats is big enough, the highest rated tv show in the world is Top Gear
because cars translate very well to different cultures and shows like Overhaulin are sold around the world to different cable nets.
I'm in the broadcast media business and would have to say it would be a lot of work and very expensive but it possibly could be done cheap
if you were to get all the boat parts
manufactures to donate the parts
for product placement advertising, tough to do for a show that has never aired and you can't gaurantee how many eyeballs will be watching or if it will even air and on what cable net.
I'd think the producers for a Overhaulin show on boats would have to sell the boat for the money
at the end instead of giving it away to cover some of the production cost of the show. It takes about $150k to produce a 'small low budget' cable net show excluding the cost of the boat and parts / labor to redo it.
I'll say this, if anyone can get sponsors to donate all the boat parts I'll look into it more.