Classic Boats

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 with the optional Streamline Ventilating Top…

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Tobler-fine Reports In Again From Keuka Lake!

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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 boat regatta, Tobler decided our day should

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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. Take it away Alex.
Because probably…

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The Not So Live-ish Report From Whitefish Woody Weekend III.

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Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Tim Salt for sending in to all of us this fantastic not so Live -ish report from the Whitefish Woody Weekend III was presented by the Big Sky Chapter of the ACBS on the weekend

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I Defy Anyone To Find A Better Value On A Boat Than This Sea Skiff on Ebay.

1965 20' Chris - Craft Sea Skiff - Fiberglass

In my never ending quest to find cool stuff on ebay, from time to time one comes across stuff that defies common sense. This very cool and very rare fiberglass Sea Skiff is one of those items. This Sea Skiff…

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The Fino Word On Finos! Meet

Fino - Visit

As fellow Woody Boater Mike Watson said yesterday in an email. “What rock have I been living under for the last 45 years?  Amazing boats.  At $30k new in 1970 that would have been one very expensive sport boat.  My…

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David Konick Goes Out 25 Miles Into the Ocean And Finds Magic!

25 miles out on the Atlantic Ocian in a Sea Skiff.

Biggest Balls Winner David Konick headed out 25 miles into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday in his trusty Sea Skiff and found these new friends out there! As David said it, ” Trolling back in just inside the 20- fathom…

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It’s The Antique Boat Center “Gar Woodya Like To Save Sale” Save 5% Commision!

    Gar Wood Says COME ON DOWN! Save big this week!

Antique Boat Center is having a big sale on all Gar Woods this week. With over 18 in stock right now, it’s time to move them outta here! Gar Wood himself will be there at the Antique Boat Center to…

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It’s Sunday, And If You Are Reading This Before Dinner, Shame On You!

Suzy out taking on a wake!

It’s the weekend, a special time to go out, and away from your computer, work and or anything related to a normal life. After such a long miserable winter weekends like this are golden treasures to be exploited and used…

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It’s Summer, It’s The Weekend, And It’s Your Duty To Get Out There And Go Woody Boating!

Tommy at the helm of Tristan  1929 Chris Craft Runabout  Seth & Renee Katz Hopatcong, NJ

Yes, I know, I said duty! All kidding aside, this weekend if you are on the fence about going woody boating. Jump the fence and get out there. Show off your boat, offer rides to strangers, OK, maybe attractive strangers,…

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Is There A Chris-Craft Futura In My Future-a?

This Futura was in Michigan this weekend.. Stunning..

We have received the live-ish report in from Michigan and one of the shots from there is a stunning Cobra gold Futura that I have left drool on before.. But it got me thinking about a Futura I saw on…

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Lake Hopatcong 40th Classic Boat Show Delivers The Goods, And More Goods.

The line up of big winners

What happens when you combine fantastic folks, with a fantastic setting and fantastic boats? mmmm, hold on, I am trying to think of the right word..Hold on, it’s coming to me.. Ugh, don’t you hate it when you can’t find…

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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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