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Did You Know: Monticello, KY is Considered the Houseboat Capital of the World?

(Monticello, KY) Nestled along the serene shores of Lake Cumberland, Monticello, KY proudly bears the title of the “Houseboat Capital of the World.” This unique title comes with good reasoning. The area hosts the greatest concentration of houseboat manufacturers in the world. According to 2017 article by Ray Balogh, “The largest, Trifecta Ventures, was created by the August 2014 merger of three of the area’s leading houseboat manufacturers — Stardust Cruisers, Thoroughbred Houseboats and Sumerset Houseboats — and their relocation into one facility in Monticello, a city of 6,162 residents.” With the expansive network of waterways, encompassing over 1,200 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland provides the perfect setting for the manufacturing, testing and use of houseboats.




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