This ghost houseboat floating in a Toronto marina is finally coming up for sale
After sitting vacant for about a year at a Toronto marina, a beautiful houseboat will soon be up for sale.
This ghost houseboat was built by a developer but has never been lived in, says realtor Steve Mak, who is handling the sale of the boat.
It is currently docked at Bluffer's Marina Park and Mak says it is a registered Transport Canada live-aboard vessel. But the owner has not been permitted to live on the boat and is paying the marina just for storage.
A spokesperson for Bluffer's Park Marina could not be reached for comment.
Anyone interested in buying this houseboat would need to speak to the marina or find a new location for the boat. Although it looks like a home, this is a boat that can be moved, says Mak.
Mak is soon listing the houseboat, called We The Champs 2019, for $999,800.
This is a "very unique and rare opportunity to live on a winterized year-round boat that is the size and scale of a large floating home, but modern by design," he says.
Unlike a floating home, the houseboat is designed to accommodate outboard motors which allows for easy transport. There are no motors currently on the boat.
Inside the boat looks like a home.
There is 1,200-square-feet of cabin space with a full kitchen and living area. There is 450-square-feet of deck space on the upper level. There are three separate sleeping quarters and two full washrooms.
There is a private mortgage available for this home, Mak says.
Unless you have your own private waterfront dock for this boat, potential buyers would have to pay monthly fees to a marina.
While it may not be for everyone, life on the water offers a unique lifestyle and wonderful waterfront views every day.
This story was adjusted to add that the houseboat is not yet up for sale.
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