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1998 Monticello River Yacht Houseboat

Springfield, Louisiana, United States


70' Monticello River Yacht Houseboat 1998


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: MS. KAREN
Make: Monticello
Model: River Yacht Houseboat
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: MWC70782G798
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 70 ft
Length Overall: 70 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Max Draft: 3'2 ft
Dry Weight: 39,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 454XL
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 872
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 454XL
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 872
Total Engine Power: 700hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 480 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 78 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: House Boats, Cruisers


Rolla A. Tichenor IV
A & M Yacht Sales, Inc


A & M Yacht Sales, Inc - New Orleans
126 S. Roadway
New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 70124

Accommodations and Layout

Beginning forward is the open front deck with port and starboard boarding gates, carpeted deck and access to Focsle storage.

Moving aft and through a sliding glass door is the salon with a lower helm station to starboard, a dining table just aft and a sofa to port. Further aft is the full galley with residential appliances and bar/counter top with two bar stools. Directly to starboard are the stairs to the fly bridge with the upright refrigerator freezer underneath.

Moving down the companionway towards the sleeping accommodations to port is the first guest cabin with a queen berth and drawer and hanging storage. Next aft and to starboard is the guest head with a separate stall shower. Next aft, to port and down three steps are two guest staterooms, both with queen berths. 

From the companionway aft is the master suite with a queen berth to port, plenty of drawer and hanging storage and a private head with a tub and shower. Through a sliding door aft is the large covered aft deck with port and starboard board gates, carpeted deck, step down to the swim platform and curved stairs to the massive fly bridge. 

The tasteful décor is new and classy in light grays, black and white colors. Gray carpet through out with a slate gray walk from the front door to the back door of the boat. The 3” white bead board paneling and head liner and plenty of large opening windows create a very open and airy feel. Beige sofa, black Corian galley counter tops and white roll down shades complete the décor.


GE electric 4-burner stove and full-size oven, GE microwave oven with stove vent, Black Corian counter tops, Double basin porcelain sink, GE stacked electric washer and dryer, 20-gallon electric water heater, pressure and dockside water system, GE Pot-Scrubber 950 dishwasher.



Uniden MC 635 VHF (FB), Navistar Satellite compass, Voyager Monitor for Aft camera, Garmin GPSMAP 4212, 3” Ritchie Compass, Uniden MC 635 VHF (salon), Remote electric spotlight, Fusion Entertainment MS-RA70 Marine Entertainment System with Bluetooth capability.


Westerbeke 12.5 KW Generator with 1196 hours, Xantrex True Charge 40-amp 12-volt charger, two 50-amp 220-volt shore power cords (one with a cable master reel), Heart Interface power inverter with four 8D 12-volt batteries.


Twin 454XL Crusader 350HP engines with fresh water cooling and 872 hours, Walter V-drives, Glendinning electric engine controls (new 2014), Fly bridge and cabin engine control stations, Central air and Heat pump, Sea Star Hydraulic steering system, Freedom 20 fresh water pump.


Carpeted front and back decks with Charcoal colored indoor/out door carpet, fiberglass fly bridge deck, Slide from bridge overboard, Fly Bridge bar with sink and storage, 1.5” aluminum hand rails, Awl grip paint job with Matterhorn white topsides and Ice Blue hull sides, Simpson Lawrence Chain windlass with remote operation, Danforth anchor,  Bow storage compartment, Large bilge storage compartments, Single FB helm seat with port and starboard bench seats, 1000 LB davit with 110 volt electric winch, large swim platform with swim ladder, Aft deck shower, sea water wash down, Radar Arch, Curved stairs from aft deck to the fly bridge, Port and starboard boarding gates both fore and aft, 2-110 volt quartz lights.




With her recent and beautiful interior new look, low engine hours and spacious accommodations, Ms. Karen is a must see, large houseboat with a lifetime fresh water history. Spring 2020 bottom job and prop reconditioning.


Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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