Aug 14, 2011

DC's 1st-Ever Boat Home Tour a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Boat Home Tour this past Saturday. The sold-out event was a huge success, and we're hoping to make the tour an annual occurrence.

We raised approximately $4,000 that will be split between the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Earth Conservation Corps. You helped us celebrate Live-Aboard Boater Day 2011 in style, contribute to cleaner DC waterfronts, and empower local at-risk youth with leadership and job skills.

If you attended the tour, we'd love to hear your feedback. Please share your comments on this post in terms of what went well and what you think could be improved for next year. How was the check-in process? Was it easy to find your way around the marina? Did you have a favorite boat? How can we make the tour better?

If you'd like to download a PDF copy of this year's tour booklet, please click here.

Below we've compiled links to recent press about the tour. Thank you again for helping to make this event a huge success. We enjoyed sharing our homes and meeting all of you. If you'd like to stay in touch, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our blog listserv (in the upper, right-hand corner or this site).

Article by Lydia DePillis (Housing Complex), staff write for the City Paper - With Future Finally Assured, Liveaboards Host an Open House

Article by Kate Barrett Gallery for her blog, Neighborhood Nomad - If I had a Houseboat

LIFE AFLOAT (Blog by Jaye Lunsford) - What’s it like to live on a boat in the middle of downtown Washington, DC? (Aug 13, you can visit and find out!)

WTOP report by Michelle Basch: D.C. residents livin' on the dock of the bay

Washington Examiner reporter Hayley Peterson's THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: Jason Kopp

Hill Rag article by William Rich (SWTLQTC): Plans Move Forward at The Wharf

"I'm on a Boat" and "Want to see a house boat?" Blog posts and video from 7th St Landing at The Wharf (Special Thanks to Hoffman-Madison Waterfront for sponsoring the event and providing use of 7th St Landing as the event check-in):