The Real Deal Miami

United States Supreme Court to decide fate of Riviera Beach houseboat

February 22, 2012 12:00PM

Professor Jeffrey Fisher

Fane Lozman lost his 57-houseboat in 2009, after the city of Riviera Beach alleged that he failed to properly register his vessel at the Riviera Beach Marina. But Lozman claimed the houseboat was not a vessel, but a “floating home,” and therefore did not need to be registered. Now, after losing his initial case and an appeal in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, his case will be heard by the Supreme Court in October, the Palm Beach Post reported. “It was a square box,” he said. “It was just designed to sit in the water and float.” Lozman is being represented by Stanford law professor Jeffrey Fisher. [Palm Beach Post]