We just got the sad news that Glen passed away. fellow Woody Boater Randy Mueller said it best. “I would guess that he got more people into boating than any manufacturer ever did — he made it affordable to those who could not have purchased a completed one. He lived a good long life and must have had a whole lot of fun doing what he did for all those years! A lot of his boats are still on the water as a tribute to his skills in designing easy-to-build boats.” Randy Mueller.
Here is the official notification and a link to the memorial site from Gayle, Glen’s daughter who has been running the company for years.
It’s with a heavy heart I announce that my father, Glen Lewis Witt, passed away on June 13, 2017. He lived until age 98 and we are so grateful to have had him with us that long. He founded Glen-L Marine in 1953 and will be remembered for the lives he’s touched all these years through the hobby of building boats.
I’m blessed to be able to continue his legacy here at Glen-L, but will miss his presence, support, encouragement and tremendous knowledge of all things boat building. We sincerely hope you’ll help us keep his legacy alive by building his boats as we continue to serve you.
The family is making plans for a memorial and we will keep you informed. In the meantime, you can make a comment and post photos on the memorial site we are building.
You can visit the Glen L website here if you have never heard of Glen L, you may want to grab a cup of coffee and spend a bit of time, and clear a spot in your garage! Here is a small taste!