ABOUT TWIN ANCHORS

OUR HISTORY

Twin Anchors was born out of the determination to deliver a Shuswap vacation like no other. Our double-edged brand manufactures custom-built, luxury CruiseCraft houseboats and allows you to rent them; for a premium Shuswap Lake experience. We provide a comfortably stocked boat, and you bring your friends and family for the ultimate excursion!

From the beginning our goal has always been to enhance the way families experience the Shuswap. To share the beauty of the lake and provide you the means to enjoy it as much as we always have… First established in 1964 and evolving ever since. Our small family-owned business has slowly grown to become the largest houseboat company in Canada.

Did you catch that bit about family-owned? It was the most important. Our founder was our Bestefar, Knud Thomsen. In 1977 he acquired the company with a fleet of just 15 boats. Together with his family they put in the real work, building new houseboats and spreading their love of the Shuswap. Knud managed the company for nearly 20 years. 

In 1995 Knud passed his legacy to the next generation and we’ve been running with it ever since. We started with 30 houseboats, split between 2 small marinas in Sicamous and Salmon Arm Bay. 

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Add something special to your album this year! 📸😁

Explore the picturesque Shuswap with your closest pals and make some lasting memories! 🥰

We have bookings available for May, June, July, August or September! Set your dates and set sail!

#MemorableVacations #FamilyGetaway #friendstrip #lakevacation #goodtimes #britishcolumbia #twinanchorshouseboats #houseboating #travelbc #exploreBCnow #sicamousbc #beautifulbc #summervacation #shuswaplake #shuswaptourism
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Knud Alfred Thomsen – Bestefar

In 2004 we opened our warehouse to revolutionize the way houseboats were built. Fast forward decades later, we now operate out of Old Town Bay Marina – the largest marina on the Shuswap – with a combined fleet of more than 60 houseboats. Meanwhile, our warehouse kept working – sharing our knowledge and designs with other companies – to distinguish us as the manufacturer of choice for 18 houseboat rental marinas throughout North America. 

And despite all the challenges that come with operating a large fleet amidst a small town, we still haven’t stopped cruising. In recent years we’ve taken in the largest houseboats you’ve ever seen (Legacy 94), we’ve modernized our procedures, and we’ve branched into completely new avenues like building modular homes.

Oh and that family part? It’s still in our heart. Two generations of us have spent time working on the docks, in the office, and on the boats themselves. One of us wrote this very message to you (thanks for sticking around). Almost all of us grew up on this lake, and love coming back to it. At the end of each season we celebrate with our own family on these very houseboats, a tradition that’s been standing since 1997. And just in case you were wondering, those familiar employees that have helped us get here? Yes, they’re an important part of the family too. 

So there you have it, we could go on to try and explain just how much you’d enjoy this boating adventure that our Bestefar established, but we’d much rather you experience it for yourself! 

Skål, we’ll see you on the lake…

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ABOUT OLD TOWN BAY MARINA

  • Direct access to Shuswap Lake! No train bridges!
  • Parking for all types of vehicles
  • Off site long term trailer parking
  • Seasonal Pub
  • Boat launch
  • Golf Cart Shuttle
  • Complimentary porter service
  • Gift and souvenir shop
  • Marina shop with the essentials
  • Gas and septic services
  • Locked, secure marina
  • Ice and firewood
  • Friendly, courteous crew

Follow Old Town Road to the end to reach our location.

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Please respect our lakes and boarder crossing patrols and STOP at the BC boat inspection stations.