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In Special K a pre War 25 Sportsman at lake Dora!

OK, I am going to use the power of Woody Boater for personal use. Sorry! But since getting WECATCHEM I have been searching for a pair of correct wicker chairs. Now, to be honest, I am not even sure if these are correct, but I see them in a bunch of Sportsman.


The interior on this Sportsman is original! Dutches II on Gull Lake – Are the rear seats? Same design!

On ebay there are ones that look like this but always turn out to be for doll houses. What the hell!  So todays story is two fold. One are these correct seats for the back? And two, who cares, they are cool, anyone have them that they may want to sell?


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26 Responses to “Looking For Wicker Chairs!”
  1. Mark edmonson

    40’s style director chairs, looks great and stores easy

  2. Dan T

    If you search around in the CC archives you’ll see advertising shots of the optional wicker chairs offered. The ones pictured in the header photo are vintage/style correct. Good luck with your search!

  3. Wilson

    I seem to recall Ann Matheson advertised wicker chairs in older Brass Bells. You might check with her.

  4. Texx

    Isn’t there a “Wicker are Us” outlet store somewhere in the USA?

    • m-fine

      There are tons of wicker chairs available in the US. I think Matt is going to have to “settle” for modern production chairs. Any 1950 era wicker chairs that have survived this long will “settle” on to the floor boards once a modern sized American lard buttocks sits on it.

  5. Mike Green

    I remember seeing them for sale in a Chris Craft parts book that dealers used. They did look like the first photo or close to it. I’m looking for 4 of them as well and would like to find someplace that sells them new that are close to original.

  6. Randy

    Ohhhhh, here we go again — zippers and snaps ………
    Excruciating details to be investigated.

  7. Wudzgud

    Hey Matt try Wicker Warehouse on line. Bought some porch wicker chairs and they are nice. A temporary fix till you find originals.

  8. Speedboat outlaw

    I concur with Wilson. Back in the day, when a lot of todays’ boats weren’t classified as antique or classic, Ann Matheson had some reproductions made and for sale. Those would be Classic’s today.

  9. AldenR

    In the old days a popular brand was Wicker-Kraft chairs. You’ll find ADs in old boat magazines. George P.P. Bonnell swore by them for use in his Hand V Bottom boats.

  10. Kathy

    Go for the new plastic versio. They really look like real wicker but don’t have the upkeep of wicker. Just spray them off, leave them in the sun, let yur cat try to scratch on them…no roblem and still look great1

  11. Troy in ANE

    I have some wicker that was on AB. I am keeping some with her but may be ready to get rid of some of it.

    Will be in touch once we get home. (Should be there tomorrow)

  12. Troy in ANE

    OH Better yet, buy the wicker and I will through in the boat!

    • m-fine

      LOL, “Free wicker, all you have to do is take the boat with them”

  13. Susan

    My Dad has vintage boat chairs that my grandparents used on their boat in the early 1900’s. Two things I know: the last set I saw sold on an antique boat site went for $1600 for the pair: the exterior seat dimension is about 22 inches, but the interior seat dimension is only around 14 to 16 inches. That’s not very roomy! I hope you found something that works for you.