For those of you visiting us for the first time, you might be wondering, people collect boats? Really! One boat is enough… Oh contraire! Classic boats can be fun to collect, and since many are designed for specific uses, its not unusual to use several of them in a weekend. So, we ask today, what do you think are the top collectable boats for this decade? We will take a stab here to get this started.
- Correct Craft
- Chris-Craft XK Series
- Chris Crafts in general
- Boston Whaler
- Painted Woody’s
OK, OK, I know I missed some stuff. And of course the fiberglass category is a huge in its complexity, and there are cools brands that are very extreme, but as to collectable, there are two camps, the extreme designs, and usable boats. Some brands do both?
Also we kept Chris Craft in there because there will always be a market for Chris Crafts. But what are the emerging brands? If you are looking around for a new collectable fix, maybe its a plastic boat, a cool Bertram? Or one of the countless others out there. The point here is that to make something collectable there has to be a group of folks that also like them. A small club, gatherings, and a market for the brand so parts can be found and made. Otherwise, its still collectable, but you may be the only one with one! Which is cool. But? What are your thoughts today?