TriCities.com features a story on Laurel Marina in Bristol, Tennessee and owner Dale Thomas’s plans to expand.
The marina expansion had to clear hurdles ranging from ecological concerns to the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Included in the first phase of the marina expansion are 11 spaces for houseboats ranging from 90 to 100 feet.
According to the story, Thomas has seen an increased demand for houseboat space. Some boaters are investing money that normally would have gone to real estate towards bigger boats.