Chris-Craft Described the SP-25 As “The Finest, Fastest, Most Luxurious Runabout Afloat”

"Flagship" - One of only fourteen 25' Sportsman's built by Chris-Craft in 1947 which carried the $500.00 optional Streamline Ventilating Top. When it comes to post-war utilities, there’s no question that the Chris-Craft 25′ Sportsman ranks right up there with the best-of-the-best in terms of rarity, collectability and versatility. Better yet, if they were shipped... Read More »

Chad Goes Hunter S. Thompson On Us On Torch Lake! Post Your Art Today!

Chad as in Chader S. Thompson? Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Chad for sharing with us his cool pictures from this past weekend on Torch Lake Michigan at the Cruising For The Cure event. Clearly Chad, Matt B and the... Read More »

Tobler-fine Reports In Again From Keuka Lake!

K LAke Looks like Tobler-fine and M-fine sent us all in a full report to finish up the big New York show on Sunday! Returning to Keuka Lake for coverage of the 31s annual classic... Read More »

Live-ish Report From The 32nd Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show, Hammondsport New York By Woodyboaters Matt “m-fine” Fine and Tobler “Chick Magnet”-fine.

    m-fines sidekick and chick magnet Tobler. This morning after Tobler’s first boat ride in the Penn Yan, we transitioned to land transportation and drove down to Hammondsport to check out the local ACBS Chapter’s 32nd (“que-ka”) Lake. The show opened with... Read More »

Chad, Matt B And The Gang From Wooden Runabout Co. Tear Up Torch Lake!

The Woody Boater gang heads out on Torch Lake for the big annual Cruise For the cure event! Chad, Matt B sent us in these fun photos from Torch lake while at the 2014 Cruising For The Cure… event. This is a fun get together on one of the worlds... Read More »

Long Time Fellow Woody Boater Mark C And His Future Bride Emily H Share Thier Engagement Photos On A CC!

Mark and Emily are on their way to live happier ever after. Until there kids need to go to collage and they have to sell all their boats to pay for beer and pizza. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Mark C and Emily H for sharing these amazing photos of there official engagement photos. Love is certainly in the air up there in Wisconsin. Emily H is stunning... Read More »

Let’s Go To Essex Connecticut For A Classic Boat Show! Better Yet, Stay Here And See It Here. Over 30 Photos.

IMG_5307 Today we all go to the Essex CT ACBS gathering. Just think, you can just sit there with your cup of whatever and travel to Essex and walk through a gathering without going... Read More »

Save %15 Durring The Polar Summer Vortex Sale From Fairibault Woolen Mill Co.& Woody Boater.

Save some all American Bucks on these amazing American Made Blankets According to the weather people, it’s gonna be cold this week into next week, since we are expecting a Polar Vortex.. Well, OK, it’s technically not a Polar Vortex but more of a “significant... Read More »

Woody Boater Header, Ad, and Poster Image Wins Major Photography Recognition.

I love the page layout.Note the lady on the left  looking at our gal, and the guy below looking up! Genus layout. In the field of marketing, Communication Arts magazine (CA Magazine) is considered the gold standard of publications. To be featured in the magazine is a carrier goal for many. And once a year the... Read More »

Woody Boater Asks. Why Are U22′s Going Up In Value, When Chris Craft Made Over 2,000 Of Them?

Don Ayers captured "Encore" out on Lake Tahoe! Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Alex Watson for asking the question on top of folks minds.. OK, maybe its just me. But Alex asks it in a fun way. Why? Just Because I suppose.... Read More »

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Speedboat Outlaws in stock, in your size and in style!

Woody Boater Store Is Open, New Stuff In Stock.

This years 2014 summer look, is now available to the throngs of fashionistas. Thats right, now you can wear, were, where the latest in...

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What Are Our Boats? By Alex Watson.

Have you ever stopped and added it all up:  the pleasures of owning and operating a classic wooden boat, minus the costs...

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Jim, please don't take this wrong.. But your grandmother is HOT!

My Grandparents Steelcraft – by Jim Hilton

Fellow Woody Boater Jim Hilton sent us in this nice story of his grandparents Steelcraft the other day, in the email he said he...

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Christopher Wise and the boat his great grandfather built.

Cherup – Wise Boat Co. Woody Boater Boat Of The Month And Our Pick For Top Boat Of The Sunnyland 2014 Show.

Many of you may gasp a bit at our unusual pick of this months Woody Boat of the Month and Winner of our Sunnyland...

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Tommy talking to a class at the great Lakes Boat Building School

Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund At The Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Late yesterday we received this note from The Great Lakes Boat Building School and E. James Mertaugh family regarding a new scholarship in the...

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