This summer is one for the history books for sure. And it’s time like this that great changes in our society happen. Wartime and somewhat this time. We have all had a universal connection with COVID. The entire planet has experienced the same crap, and therefore changed us all. In all that change is a dramatic shift in our work force and how and why we work.
Top all this with shortages in production of manufactured goods. And a a new appreciation of things in life that bring us joy. Go to your local boat dealer. CRICKETS! Empty. And frustrated for sure. So what tipping point?
We have tipped into the art phase of our boats. Most of the new people in the passion are younger. As in 40 is young. They have decided to get there small families out of dodge for good. Work from home or a smaller town and live the dream. And along with that see classic boats as art. Not a favorite memory of childhood. Not the boat they always wanted as a kid. Just art. Like Porsches are, and vintage motorcycles. All art. It’s why some boats are worth more and some less. Its about design, and the statement they make. And all while still being a boat. Dock art, boathouse prop. A lifestyle purchase.
And this is good! Great in fact. Here’s why? If you follow the car world, the nostalgia world. They all have ups and downs. Only certain designs withstand the chasm of memories. Corvettes, Porsches, Harleys, Indian Bikes, Shelbys. All iconic and are not model A’s.
Which boats will make it? Well thats another days story. Maybe tomorrow. We will also be touching on service, restoration, preservation and other topics on the subject so grab your champale and fish eggs. We are all now patrons of the arts!
And I am just gonna say this once. I worked on this campaign in my past. Yup! A low point HA.. Very nice couple though.