Yesterdays story on a give away poster was a huge hit, thanks for spreading the gospel. One issue stood out to readers, regarding a statement that there are restored Woody Boats out there for $15,000. Well, we 100% stand by that statement, and also want to point out, that you need to believe that since your opinion counts when talking to people about our woody boats. When folks come up to you, they are often thinking your $30K boat is a $200K boat and you spend every waking hour varnishing it. NOT TRUE. I know its human nature to share the pain of faulty points and so on. But to a new Woody boater who is kicking trailer tires, he or she needs hope. And its out there. So today we wanted to point out that with a simple 5 minute search, we found some UNDER $15K boats. RESTORED!
How about a 1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat? Right HERE at Antique Boat Center
A 1962 18 ft Chris Craft Sea Skiff $13,000 Right Here at Antique Boat Center
Or… A 1954 19 ft Century Viking $12,500 Right here at Antique Boat Center
OK,OK, a fiberglass Bottom 1958 19 ft Century Resorter $10,000 Right here at Antique Boat Center
These are 4 found in about 3 minutes, and from my never ending searches, they are out there. I have even found a U22 with a 5200 bottom for $15K, NOW. Granted, we are not talking show boats here, many of the larger ones will need some work. And there are countless examples out there with original bottoms. If you live on a small lake and the boat sits in the water all summer, its a great way to decide if these are a fun boats.Like this sweet 17′ Sportsman at Sierra Boat Co. If they say its good, its good to go.
Then do a bottom job after you love the boat. Also in some cases Fiberglass bottoms can be OK. If done right, can make an enjoyable entry into the passion. And you can own a show winner fiberglass boat under $15K as well.
This time capsule 1970 Larsen Shark at Freedom Boat Service! RIGHT HERE
Freedom Boat Service sells boats for $350,000 as well, so there is a boat for every person and level of interest.
Even Katz’s Marina has some Classic fun for under $15K with this insane fast Jersey Sea Skiff. Yes, its plastic, but when you are airborne, who cares! RIGHT HERE. Scroll down.
And I am saying right here! Right now, I will pay $15,000 Katz’s marina in cash for this amazing 1942 Step Hydro. Seth? Seth? Hello, Suzy, I think the phone got disconnected? Thats strange, Hellooooo! OK, OHHHHH it’s $150,000.. OHHHH, sorry, it’s just a zero! Zero is zero..right? Hello!
The point here is that there is stuff out there. And when you talk to folks at the shows or docks, it can be enlightening to a guy that is considering getting into these boats that they are affordable and fun. Then once they get into it, read woody boater every day, and find them selves buying vintage match books cause they have Varnishitus bad.. That’s when you nail them with the idea of buying a $200K Sportsman.. OK, wait, maybe leave this bit out of it.