Woody Boater is a state of mind, a place to enjoy woody boating when you are not out on your boat, or if you just want to enjoy the world that surrounds these fun classic water craft.

Being a part of Woody Boater is a way for folks to keep up with the community and all that is going on. Finding and saving lost boats, lost stories on lost waterways is our passion. The art, boat shows, destinations, people,  and your conversation are the fuel that drives us. There are on any given day about 10 of us roaming around our parts of the world looking for your stories and boats.  In fact just by reading this, you are now officially deputized and are now a Woody Boater.  Please send us your lost story,… Don’t worry about spelling by the way. There is even an official Woody Boater Dictionary you can read it below this story.

If you want a more intimate conversation:

Contact info.

First, you can contact us best by email. 24/7



New Global HQ In Reedville

Our mailing address if you want to send very large checks..

Woody Boater Global Headquarters

707 Main St

Reedville, VA, 22539

We also have satellite offices and reporters throughout North America and the world. We are a 24/7 – 365 around the globe organization.

Reedville Virginia – Global Headquarters

Hessel Michigan – Alex Watson Reporter/Photographer

Minnesota – Dane Anderson Photographer/ Reporter

Kentucky – Reporter, Kentucky Wonder

Lake George – Kent O. Smith Jr. Reporter/Photographer

Florida – Christopher Wise Reporter/Photographer

Michigan – Dennis Mykols Reporter

San Fransisco – Scott Sawyer – Technology/Production

Lake Hopatcong New Jersey – Bob Kays – Reporter/ Photographer

Chicago –  Chad Durran Reporter/ Photographer

Oklahoma –  Don Ayers Photography & Video

Lake Tahoe California – Hamster Reporter/ Spy Cam

Around the world

Woody Boater Canada – Texx / Calgary Canada – Reporter

Southern Ontario – Reporter/Photographer, Cobourg Kid

Woody Boater Berlin BureauBerlin Germany / Europe

Woody Down Under Boater -New Zealand – Phil from New Zealand Reporter


You can also share the joy with us on Facebook

We are on  Twitter.  Here is the link.

On Instagram  Here is the link. Join us. Get behind the scenes pictures on your phone

Press on “The Woody Boater Life”

Are you considering a story on the wonderful world of Classic Boating? We have boats, owners and destinations, all at our varnished finger tips for you to interview or photograph.  We are 100% focused on promoting the wonderful life we all live with our Woody Boats.  Here is one example!

VANITY FAIR – Featured as a “Cult Favorite”  By Punch Hutton in Vanity Fair. Photo and info by Woody Boater. SYLVIA our beloved 1941 Chris Craft Barrel Back,


We also played a part in the big feature on Classic Boats for CBS Sunday Morning. Helping find boaters and events to film. See the story here.

Advertising on Woody Boater?

Woody Boater is the only daily portal to the Classic Boat Community. New stories each day for over a decade without one day missed. A very engaged community, and up to day reporting on the Classic Boat Community. The site is managed by top marketing professional who have international media and marketing credentials. Woody Boater is heads and tales your best value in reaching the Classic Boat community, and more importantly NEW people to the community. We are free to readers, no membership or cost. This gives you one of the most powerful tools in marketing. Frequency. Everyday. All day, 365 days a year, your brand is just a click away from being visited.

SERVER-Per Month

70,000 unique visitors a month

250,000 visits a month

1,6,00,000 page views a month


Google Analytics – Per Month

35,000 unique visitors a month

95,000 visits a month

190,000 – 137,000 page views a month



19,000+ likes making us #1 in the niche of classic boats.

Who is reading Woody Boater? 80% men, 20% women – age range 30-70 Income $100K + a year. We are the number 1 place to reach the younger market in the classic boat hobby in the world.

Instagram – Over12,000 followers and growing making us one of the largest classic boat brand on Instagram.  – A fun behind the scenes world of Woody Boater. You can Follow Us HERE

What makes Woody Boater your best marketing value? We are daily, frequency is key to your marketing strategy, we link to your business and the community supports your business.  Your support funds us to be able to do this. Like PBS we are 100% supported by you our sponsors to create an open independent source of information for the culture of classic boating. Thanks, email us for specifics on your business or club and how we can support each other.

DISCLOSURE About how we make money. Or at least break even. In some cases we will get products for free to talk about. It’s up to us if we like it or not. So we try and tell the real truth since that’s why you are here.  Our sponsors, Ads, pay for the ad placement, but we also only allow companies we do actual business with on the site. When we travel to shows, there is usually some sort of help in regards to Press passes, a tent, or other things that help make the trip more affordable. We like to support though awareness our sponsors. They deserve it, and it helps promote the positive energy of the culture. We strongly believe in being 100% transparent.

About Copyright! ® And Rules Regarding Image And Copy Use! PLEASE READ!

Woody Boater ® is a Registered Trademark. And belongs to Woody Boater LLC. As are all products we create and images we shoot. If you see it here, it’s been shot by us, or others that have granted permission to us exclusively. And is Copyright protected to the fullest level.   Downloading an image or use of our name for commercial use other than your personal use is strictly forbidden. Unless we have agreed to that.  INSTRAGRAM AND FACEBOOK USE. NO! There is a new group of folks that harvest images from sites, mostly here, and use them to build a Facebook or Instagram account.  It’s against our policy and theirs. We recommend you understand and read all the rules on their sites. Its VERY CLEAR. Sorry to be so harsh, but our images are now being used for other things than what we intended them for like Porn sites and blueprints of boats and other products on eBay and other places. That is forbidden. Period. The two images below are the biggest issues because they show up in Google search so much. Please ask us. All IMAGES AND CONTENT like the terms Woodyboaterville, and Lake Cyberspace ARE REGISTERED WITH COPYRIGHT.GOV as copyrighted content. PLEASE!  We are dead serious about this and have to protect this.

BY SENDING US IMAGES, you are allowing us to use the images for Woody Boater related stories, on Instagram and Facebook. We will always credit your images and they will not be sold. 

Chris Craft barrel Back low2

This specific Image is used all over the place and needs to be called out as a special Copyrighted image owned by Woody Boater.

Yannon Bow low

This image as well. It’s now on a book cover with permission, and is specifically copyrighted and owned by Woody Boater.

How you can help keep Woody Boater subscription free. It’s simple. part of our funding comes from our sponsors, and also from you. Each reader that gets something from Woody Boater. All you have to do is click this button and donate. the money goes for trips and keeping the lights on. Thanks for your generous support.


Donate your boat to Woody Boater.* We of course want to buy every boat we see. we are suckers for a great story, and would go bankrupt doing so. But from time to time we have been known to invest the kids collage fund to buy and sell a boat.. After enjoying it of course. The profits, or looses help fuel this horrible addiction. If you have a wonderful boat you want to go to a good cause. Please consider us an an option. We will save it, love it and find a worthy home for it. Email us at Matt@Woodyboater.com*

Dictionary For those that think we do bad spelling..and gramar.

We get complaints daily regarding spelling and the destruction of the English language.. We don’t disagree, but we don’t speak, English here.. It’s our own language.. So, Woody Boater felt it necessary to publish a new dictionary of Woody Boaterese. The official language of WoodyBoaterville. A small community located on a bluff over looking Lake Cyberspace.  You thought it was all typos didn’t you.. OH no.. We are proud of our heritage and 6th grade c average in English. So here is a short run down of the top 20 terms you will see on Woody Boater on a regular basis.

1. There, and thier mean the same thing. also their..

2. i before e is for 7th graders. they get mixed up all the time here. Dont take it personaly.

3. Ok means OK. To and Too.. and of and off all mean the same thing. Ok!

4. the generous use of …… is because I am thinking….. see…. adds to it..

5. Big words get googled, so it’s what ever google says the word is.

6. off, of also are the same word and mean the same thing

7. The Woody Boatress is the queen of the realm.

8. Where, wear, were, all mean the same thing . You have to put it in context.

9. Varnish is better than crack or meth in Woodyboaterville.

10. Crocs are better than deck shoes and are very sexy on old babes. But you will die wearing, whereing them.

11. Ink-clot babes are a term referencing old BW shots of 90 year old babes from catalogs.

12. Lickable babes refers to decals of babes from the 50′s

13. Your , youre and you’re all mean the same thing

14. Woohoo, is a term i have used for years. Made more popular by Homer Simpson. But not just his.. It can be read as excitement or sarcastically.

15. Proof reading is for english teachers. If I wrote it, thats good enough for me. that’s?

16 the use of punctuation is purely arbitrary.. and I had to look up arbitrary..

17. When I say I want to go out in the barn and make sweet love to my boat.. I actually mean it.. You would.. wood… be amazed what you can do with that grease that you are supposed to put on your water pump.

18. Middle aged women are smok’n hot in Woody Boaterville. Middle aged men are still 20 and have 30 inch waist lines, and our farts don’t smell

19. Every boat I see, I want. It’s that simple. If I could have a barn full of boats i would… Wait, I do.. Like that show, Boat Horders.. No I need that old pile of worm infested hull boards.. Someday they might be usefull.. …

20. SAUSAGE DAY – A day in which we publish tid bits of stuff that isnt too great for an entire story. So we pile up all the scraps, left overs and lips and snouts and publish them in a day. A Sausage Day


MILKING – The term used when I stretch out a one day story to a longer one, two days, or a week.

PreRestoric – The period of time when a boat is ready for restoration, and still is usable, but keeps going. The tension of you should, but don’t is the fun part.

Header Day – A day  that I am too lazy to make a header, Like today. Its a collection of old headers. Just hit refresh or the logo on the upper left, or the header and a new old one appears.

DIM – Dim the the loving name for a Troll that thinks they are anonymous and keeps causing trouble in the comment section

HORICE – The name used in the comment section when you just want to spew hate. BTW, you will get made fun of, deleted, spamed and other stuff. But incase you see that name, you know we know, and well you know what to do.

There are many names out there and in here that for the life of me I screw up. I know the folks, But for whatever reason, misspell. So, For those of you trying to figure out who these folks are, Here is a short list. Check back for frequent updates.

1. Bruce Bildsten – can be spelled, Bildstin, Bilstin, Bilsten.

2. Jim Frachette – Other spellings. Freshete, Freshette, Frachette

3. Mike Watson and Alex Watson are not related.

4. M-fine is Matt Fine, Not Matt Byrne, Burn, Birn, nor me Matt just Matt. If you are another Matt, like Matt Berlough, Berlaw..from the Antique Boat Center it gets even more confusing.

5. Peter Stephens, Other spellings Stevens.

6. Shaun, Shawn, Sean… Really, cant there their be a universal spelling of Shaun, Sean, Shawn!

7. Renee Katzs. Not Rene, Renay, Rennay.. I think.. Or is it one e?

8. Marty Fileto. Filletto, Filetto.. I think one of these is right.

9. Lou Raugh, or Raw, Rogh, Lue, Lu, Lew?

10. Mike Mayor, Mayer, from Lake Oswego?

11. John Baas, two a’s not Bass, which is a fish and has a large mouth, John Baas is not a fish, but we from time to time spell it that way.

12. You! If you are having your name slaughtered by my weakness in editorial standards, please let us know and we will add you here.

Chapter 1 – Wisconsin


Privacy Policy

There are ways to write this like a fancy pants lawyer I am sure.. But I ain’t one.. So… Here it is in our own un fancy pants way…

We HATE SPAM emails.. I don’t like them when I get them and I hate the idea of being a part of that crap world. So if you send me an email.. IT stays with me. If you have to use your email address to sign in to yell at someone.. The email and your identity stays here. You want to post anonymously.. Have at it. I encourage it, it helps the hobby be more balanced.. Woody Boater is the only place in the hobby where you can speak your mind about any issue related to classic boats.  So.. we will not use any information that we get for any purpose. Period. If I could disable that I would.

What we will reject your comment over. Personal attacks. If it smacks of being personal , or offensive.. If the images you are uploaded could been seen as offensive, or copyright protected.

APP RELATED, Please read!

Woody Boater built the Woody Boater app as an Ad Supported app. This SERVICE is provided by Woody Boater at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Woody Boater unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to Name, City and State.. The information that we request is will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy.

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your device internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collection information and to improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
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  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Why Your Comment Was Not Permitted?

In order to reduce the amount of spam and folks trying to hijack the comment section of each story, we stopped all comments after a story has been live for 30 days. Trying to sell your stuff on a story is not appreciated or allowed either.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.


Thanks for looking this over. Matt, Texx, and the Woody Boater crew.


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