We may not want to admit it, but our love for classic boats is in a way a fashion trend. Yes, I am sure there is a rational reason out there in the universe to own a classic boat. But if you are really honest with yourself, you own one because its cool, and emotional. That’s fashion. OK, so that is out of the way. Like all fashion, there are trends. A couple years ago it was Racing Runabouts, Barrel backs etc.
You can see it play out online or at boat shows. Seems like a couple years ago it was 1960’s Gull Wing Continentals. There were 4 under restoration at one time. Below the number one award winner in the country.
Now, some boats are like Ralph Lauren boats, they stand the test of time. Riva’s Barrel Backs, Cobras, Hacker-Craft the early years.
So today’s topic is whats the trend this year. Is it U22’s? 25 Sportsman? I get emails once a week with people looking for one? Is this the year of Fiberglass? And if so, which boat? A couple years ago the YNOT guys made XK’s the cool boat and others followed. Donzi? This brand has a huge following and the classic Donzi’s are very very…OK one more VERY cool!