Few boats, or homes for that matter, are as imbedded in TV history as MacGyver’s boathouse. Introduced in the 4th season of the series, Mac’s floating fortress made him stand out amongst the crowd of TV action heroes at the time.
Named "Land’s End," the real house was built eight years prior to its premiere on the series in 1980. Paramount studios purchased the home for $200,000 at the time to use primarily for external shots in MacGyver. To avoid having to squeeze in the various cameras, lights, and equipment in the home, the internal boathouse scenes were filmed in a separate sound studio for the show.
During the duration of its time on MacGyver, the floating home was docked in Coal Harbor. Following the end of the series, the home was then later moved to its current home in a private marina in Langley, BC.
Almost two decades after the MacGyver finale aired, Paramount studios put the famous home for sale on eBay in 2012. The house sold within the year and underwent an extensive amount of renovations before it was up for sale again on Craigslist in 2014.
In January of 2015, Mac’s home was sold to its current owner for $36,000. Sold only for a fraction of its original cost, we’re happy to see a piece of television history is still maintained and appreciated.
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