Yesterday we finished up the year in warm sunny Florida milking 2015 for all the summer we could find. The Boatress and I spent the week on Longboat Key and were able to just relax and look back on a wonderful 2015 and forward to 2016. A huge thanks to Texx who covered yesterday when our internet went out, and cell. A perfect storm, and Texx jumped in with the best story of the week of course.
A fantastic 2015. This year we broke all the records for traffic and it seems to just keep going. The Woody Boater world is strong and growing. We could not be more excited to be a teenie weenie part of it all. This year we broke the single day record for readership with over 22,000 views in one day. That was the day of the CBS on Sunday Morning feature. Here it is in case you missed it.
Since that day, traffic shot up around 10% for the rest of the year. Also a nice jump when we were mentioned in Vanity Fair. With over 2.2 million views for the year, and a record 220,000 views in the month of August. The exposure of Woody boater and the culture of classic boating was seen by around 5 million people from that CBS show as well.
We were also able to cover more events than any year before and visit many woody boaters. And to give you all an idea of how all the banners work, and do those folks benefit from Woody Boater. Last year the Chris Craft Antique Boat club got 45,000 clicks to the site, The ACBS as a total, over 7,000. Company stats we keep private, but the numbers are close to the ACBS. We are also extremely grateful for all the stories contributed and comments. Those are the fuel that really keeps this going.
Looking Forward To 2016. We are looking forward to an exciting year for the classic boat culture. We are hoping to focus on the South East this year and hopefully New England. Of course there is the huge International on Lake Tahoe. And of course there is Michigan and Gull Lake. UGH.. OK, maybe we are going to just focus on North America, oh and the Blue Arabian will be making its summer tour around the US and then New Zealand, so, really we are focusing on the world. Wow, I am exhausted already.