An important component of said houseboats is the new houseboat control port. This port, similar to the mailbox and dustbin, is automatically given to the player and can be placed anywhere, but not duplicated or deleted. This control port is very important as this is the only way in which the player can move their houseboat. To move a houseboat, simply click on the control port and choose "Move Houseboat". The player will then be taken to Map View, where they can click the point of interest that they'd like to visit (provided it's in the water).
A glitch with houseboats is Sims will do a lot of teleporting. If a Sim has to work, he or she will teleport to the carpool outside your dock because carpools are land vehicles.
- In Into the Future, wrecked houseboats can be found in the wasteland of Oasis Landing.
- Houseboats can also be changed into community lots and resorts.