I know this is a rather bold statement. Considering that there are some truly amazing classic boats out there. Certanly some more iconic. But at the crossroad of rareness, quality preservation, care giving, and socialization, Foxy lady, a very nice 1955 Higgins 23′ Speedster stands out there as one of the top in the Classic Boat Culture. Don Ploetner Sr. & Don Ploetner II from Sparta, NJ are very well known and respected in the world of such things. They are at many shows and a dominant father son team. Bringing all sorts of fine water craft to the dock to talk about. That in combination from the full support of Katz’s Marina, and you have a very powerful force working towards perfection.
All done in a fun and very gentlemanly way I might ad. This father son combo is an amazing thing to see. Ya see, you can not just talk about a boat without talking about its family. That’s the magic ingredient here. Dan Nelson of Nelson Boats Works originally saved her. Then the two Dons picked her up and with the help of Katz’s Marina have made sure that Fox lady Delivers not only stunning showings, like best preserved at Clayton and just this past week, best preserved at table Rock and the coveted Hagerty Youth Judging Award. I have been at some small local shows with Foxy Lady. NOTE, to the boatress. the boat, not some lady that is a fox. That I would use that term to refer to a woman, as a fox any more. OH god! This is a rabbit hole that I am trying to dig out of. Anyway, back to the Higgins. If you want to know more about her, we had done a story on her a ways back.. HERE when she won the big one in Clayton.. Congrats to Foxy lady, The two Dons, Dan Nelson, and Seth Katz for doing what you do to make our little world a better place. Now if you will excuse me I need to go buy my Foxy lady some flowers.