Houseboat owners at two Olympia marinas are questioning the timing of their evictions from their moorage. The Department of Natural Resources has notified the operators of the West Bay Marina and Martin Marina about a possible default on their leases because of the allowance of “floating homes.”
In turn, the operators are giving owners of 14 floating homes a 60 day warning to move the homes or face eviction. The state says the houseboats don’t don’t qualify as vessels under state law and therefore are not permitted to dock in state waters.
October 18, 2013/komonews.com