About HCHS

About HCHS

It’s all about YOU at High Country Houseboat Sales where we strive to provide the best possible Brokerage Service based on a culture of Ethics, Professionalism and Knowledge of Lake Eildon and Houseboating.

Ethics is most important at HCHS and this is why we have become a Member of the peak body, the Boating Industry Association Victoria (BIA). This entails committing to its extensive Code of Ethics.

The HCHS Sales Office is located on the Lake’s edge, at the largest Marina Complex on Lake Eildon, at the Eildon Boat Club. We will be complementing the services it provides to its Members and their guests as well as servicing all marinas on Lake Eildon. The HCHS Sales Office will have extensive window display boards for houseboats listed with HCHS. HCHS has an extensive window display of listings outside the Foodworks Supermarket in the Eildon Shopping Centre.

HCHS Office - Eildon Boat Club


HCHS Agent for Bennington Boats in Eildon

Houseboat inspections a luxury in a Bennington Pontoon Boat
HCHS has taken Houseboat Inspections to another level with the purchase of a new luxury Bennington Pontoon Boat, as our Sales Boat. Clients and their families will be transported in comfort and safety when inspecting houseboats; as it is all about YOU, our clients.

Did you know that HCHS is an agent for Bennington Boats in Eildon?
A great relationship has developed with the Australian agent for Bennington Boats and HCHS will be their sub agency on Lake Eildon.


As part of the professional package provided by HCHS to give all its clients confidence to deal with HCHS, it has extensive Public Liability and Public Indemnity Insurance with Nautilus Insurance through Griffiths Goodall Brokers. This covers all of our operations as well as Houseboat Valuations.

As part of its Professionalism, HCHS has a culture of business excellence with continuous improvement an important part of this. HCHS will take every opportunity to list houseboats on Boats Online, Yachthub and Boats On Sale or other sites whenever the opportunity arises. Further, there are initiatives currently under review that we hope to add to our range of services, in the near future. Again, it is all about YOU as we strive to provide services to meet your needs and expectations.


The above might be fine words, but is there a track record?

Mike Dalmau - High Country Houseboat SalesYes, read about Mike here ….
Our Director, Mike Dalmau, fell in love with Eildon in 1975 and has developed a deep passion for the place and its community over these years. Yes, you could say he is a local.
Over this time, Mike has operated as a Small Business person operating and building successful local businesses (Golden Trout Hotel – Motel 1975 to 1987; Eildon Waters Holiday Park & Sizzlers Restaurant 1987 to 1999); then a number of opportunities under High Country Management Enterprises including 4 years as a Houseboat Broker. Mike also worked at the Eildon Boat Club as Bar Manager for two years.

Contributing and putting back into the local Community has always been a part of Mike’s life. He served as a Murrindindi Shire Councillor for 9 years including a term as Mayor. Mike was part of the team that setup Eildon Action. He has represented this area on many Business, Tourism & Community committees. Mike is proud of the 12 months spent as a Bushfire Case Manager after Black Saturday assisting small businesses recover in the Marysville area.

Mike currently serves as:-

    • Board Member of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Completed term Oct 2015.
      Executive Board Member & Treasurer of the Central Ranges Local Learning Employment Network.
      President, Lake Eildon Houseboat Industry Association.
      President, Alexandra District Ambulance Support Inc. group.
      Volunteer Presenter on UGFM 106.9 Community Radio (every Saturday 6.30-10.00am).
      Director, Eildon Major Events.
      Committee Member, Alexandra Traders & Tourism Association
      Member, GMW Lake Eildon Implementation Group.
      Sponsor/Patron Thornton-Eildon Football & Netball Club as well as the Alexandra Football & Netball Club for around 35years. Currently, a Committee Member of the TEDF&NC assisting in the revival of the Club.

Ethics, professionalism and knowledge are paramount in the culture of High Country Houseboat Sales. Contact us now and you’ll see that we put YOU first!

 Alexandra Traders & Tourism Association  HCHS a member of Boating Industry Association Victoria