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Adventure Craft’s Little Cabin Boat AKA Mini Yacht

The little cabin boat or mini yacht that you see here is Adventure Craft’s AC2800.

Have you ever seen one of these before?

They like to describe it as a miniature yacht. Actually they use the term CABINYACHT.

And yes, it’s still quite pricey but I thought it was worth showing you guys because it’s like a tiny boat house of sorts.

One of the things I loved is that you can drive the boat either from the inside or up top with an amazing view.

The glass doors in the front and rear not only give you an incredible view from the inside but can also provide a nice breeze.

Adventure Craft AC2800 Mini Yacht CABINYACHT Small House Boat

Hey! Don’t miss the video at the very bottom of this post. 🙂

The house boat is 28.5 feet long and offers the following features:

  • Bathroom and shower
  • Hot water heater
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Air conditioning
  • On-board battery charger
  • Four couch seats that convert to two beds
  • Sleeps 4 people
  • Storage under seats

Inside there is 6’4″ of headroom.

There are a total of eight large screened windows so you can enjoy an open and breezy feel.

Adventure Craft AC2800 Mini Yacht CABINYACHT Small House Boat

On the second level deck there are two molded chairs along with a picnic area.

There’s also a fly bridge so you can drive up there too, as I already mentioned.

The boat can accommodate up to a 150 horse power engine. This allows it to go upwards of 28 miles per hour.

Fuel efficiency is somewhere between 4 and 6 miles per gallon.

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What do you think about this house boat? Pretty cool, huh? Speak your mind in the comments.

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Photo Credits: Adventure Craft

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  • Brian
    August 11, 2011, 1:55 pm

    At 6’6″ I’m instantly disqualified. But I like the look of it and the huge windows!

  • August 11, 2011, 2:39 pm

    I’m 5’8″ so I’m in! Lol. I like the look of it too… Especially because of those big windows. I think it’s a really cool boat. Thanks for coming by Brian!

  • Mike
    August 12, 2011, 5:43 am

    I looked at this boat but decided on a Ranger Tug 25SC as my dream for both a small house and a boat on the water. Being on the water in your own home is a great experience and I can go where ever I want.

  • August 12, 2011, 12:17 pm

    I like your decision Mike, that’s a really nice boat!

  • BigWarpGuy
    August 19, 2011, 4:29 pm

    I think it is way cool. It is like a mini-house boat. It is great for one wanting use the boat for day trips and stay in it while docked (home port or another port).

  • August 19, 2011, 5:54 pm

    For sure BWG. It also seems easy to tow which is cool.

  • August 22, 2011, 8:30 pm

    How do I get rid of these annoying pop ups? They are in the youtube screen and driving me crazy.

  • August 22, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Hey Pat, what is the pop up that you are getting in youtube?

  • Bill
    September 27, 2011, 3:17 am

    I would rather have a sailboat or maybe a trimiran instead. Rely on the wind instead of a motor.

  • September 27, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Great point Bill. Thanks!

  • Mike
    October 19, 2011, 11:56 pm

    Looks like a great boat for a family. Interested to know the cost, and stability of the boat from flybridge? I boat in coastal bays and ocean. Is the boat designed for saltwater use and can it take some rockin’, either from other boats or rough water?

  • October 21, 2011, 11:15 am

    Hey Mike I’m glad you stopped by. Since I’ve never used one I think you are better off contacting the dealer right here with your questions: http://www.adventurecraft.com/About/contactus.html

    I’m sure it’s fine for what you need but there are probably other boats out there that may fit your needs better if you’re constantly dealing with rough water.

  • Kat
    June 7, 2012, 10:02 pm

    Really nice. After spending a weekend on a houseboat – I am in love with the idea. This would be too small for full time, but is a real sweet boat.

    • June 8, 2012, 4:14 pm

      Thanks, Kat! Hope you had a good time!

  • Cahow
    September 28, 2013, 11:48 am

    Alex, you landlubber, you! You don’t DRIVE a boat…you STEER or NAVIGATE a boat/ship. Bwahahahhaaaa. 😀

  • jerryd
    September 28, 2013, 2:22 pm

    Missed this one too. There are a lot of these out there, just get FG ones, not metal ones.

    In a few weeks I’m starting a 16′ all cabin version with steering inside and on top.

    It’ll be aero shaped to be a trailer too with the tongue bolted to the bow and wheels attached when needed as a trailer making it very flexible to live on land or water or travel at low cost.

  • Edward
    November 13, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Easily livable, my wife and I lived aboard a 26 ft sailboat for a few years. But it is a houseboat suitable for only very protected waters. Sliding glass doors aren’t good with breaking waves:)
    Get rid of the 40hp and put on 9.9hp and slow down for better mpg not to mention saving a bundle in motor cost.

  • Dean
    April 3, 2015, 2:51 am

    This boat reminds me, very much, of a houseboat that came out of Everett, Washington in the 1970’s called Cruise-A-Home.
    While the boat has not been made in probably 35 years, I can’t help but notice the similarities.
    Check out the website and judege for yourself – http://cruiseahome.com/
    I believe this particular boat was patterned, more, after the small 31 footer.
    No disrespect meant, just making an observation.

  • Dean
    October 3, 2015, 11:30 am

    Boats in general have a lot to offer to the tiny house movement. Many similar concerns and solutions exist in boating. However the one difference is cost. From my viewpoint one of the cornerstones of the tiny house movement is a goal of affordable housing. Most boats are not real good on that aspect except for older used boats. I would think Shanty Boats would be a better parallel to the tiny house movement. They have very similar goals and size constraints and suffer from the same lack of attention. The boat in question appears to be certainly seaworthy and a nice craft. But probably expensive and classifies more as a toy or spam in a can type of boat. Not a tiny house.

  • Streamwhuddle
    October 3, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Looks like a worthy successor to the old Sea Camper boats. I love the concept. Would like to see one up close.

  • Greg Burns
    October 3, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Funny thing: I was JUST thinking about this product! A few years back, after a night of some pretty wild karaokeing in New Milford, CT, my co-worker, Pat & I were watching TV and saw an ad to call for information. Sure enough, a nice brochure arrived in the mail a few weeks later. On a business trip from Baltimore, MD, one passed me, being towed along I-95 North, and it looked AWESOME! Only wish the couple pulling it had stopped at one of the rest areas for gasoline or a bite to eat so I could’ve picked their brains about their purchase. Think I recall the brochure also touting the fact that being on a trailer, It could also be lived-in on land, as a “camper”. It was only 8 feet wide, so easily fit into most campgrounds, and then could be lowered into the water of any nearby lake! NICE! Believe the pricing wasn’t too awful either, and they offered several different engine options for water propulsion, too. Come ON Ed McMahon! PLEASE SHOW UP AT MY DOORSTEP WITH YOUR “Publisher’s Clearing House” CHECK FOR 25 MILLION DOLLARS! LOL! It would be parked in my driveway by the next day! Thanks for the GREAT article and follow-up comments!

  • Edward T
    December 13, 2016, 7:56 pm

    Love the boat.
    Not an offshore option.
    But, there is offshore mini houseboats.
    I’m searching for one, Now ? 28 -30 ft., inboard, w/ trailer ? Project boat Ok !!
    If anyone has one for sale, contact me ?
    [email protected]

  • Charlene North
    August 6, 2020, 4:33 pm

    Is this boat still for sale?

  • Lance
    January 27, 2021, 7:22 pm

    Appears quite interesting… mostly for lakes or calm waters only because of the large windage with the cabin arrangements. The hull looks like a cathedral style similar to Boston Whaler,Montage, which is very stable but might slap the waves at speed.

    I saw one from a distance, a block or so, but was unable to close enough.for a better assessment.

    I love watercraft of all types which has brought to marinas all along the coast. Each design covers specific characteristics for the purpose so there really is no perfect design, but rather a large array of vessels to fit one’s needs.

  • Travis Turgeon
    April 7, 2021, 12:10 am

    What an interesting idea! I think this would definitely be suitable for anyone who’s using it in relatively calm water, but I’m curious to know how it holds up in offshore conditions. My guess is that it would be borderline dangerous to do any real cruising with. I’m also thinking about the benefits you get compared to the cost. I did some searching on the used market, and it looks like most are nearing the $40k mark. There are a ton of options for liveaboard cruisers at a fraction of the cost that offer far more in nearly every aspect of a boat. These are a bit gimmicky in my opinion, but I would be interested to hear an actual owner’s thoughts after owning it for some time. I would also be curious what made them buy one of these over a more economical vessel.

  • Luis Rivera
    February 6, 2022, 4:35 pm

    Hi Alex,
    This is a nifty item; but, did you forget to quote a price; and, where can we purchase?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 7, 2022, 7:13 am

      Hi Luis – This post is from 2011 and I’m afraid the company that produced these appears to be out of buisness. — Natalie, Tiny House Team

    • James D.
      February 7, 2022, 4:29 pm

      Do a search for the model, like looking for old model cars, there’s still some out there that occasionally go on sale and sites that cater to those looking for them…

  • January 18, 2023, 9:41 pm

    Where can I get something similar to this? and can it be modified?

    • James D.
      January 18, 2023, 11:47 pm

      Read replies to Luis Rivera’s question…

  • Patrick Primmer
    October 11, 2023, 9:53 am

    Is there room for inboard solor elec propulsion and panels up top?

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