Amish Woody Boaters! Skiff Craft.

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Welcome to Skiff Craft, in business since 1904 as the Henry Boat Company. In 1959, the company was renamed Skiff Craft and moved to Ohio. By relocating to Ohio, Local Amish and Mennonite communities are available to custom build each Skiff Craft using time-honored woodworking skills.
I want to crack some sort of joke here, like they work religiously on the boats or something dumb like that. But the simple fact is that these boats are built with extreme quality and craftsmanship. They also represent what is best about Woody Boating. Built by by hand, out of wood, and with a respect to history and tradition. When you buy a Skiff Craft, you are in fact buying into a Skiff Craft not just another boat. That is always a good thing. You know that each boat was built with a conviction of doing the right thing, no short cuts or tricks. They also have a web site. The Amish and the web?

5 replies
  1. Bhagwad
    Bhagwad says:

    Dear Woody Boater,

    I’m a big fan of your blog, and have visited it several times to keep up with the latest in the boating world.

    In fact, I’ve written an article about your work in my own blog on antiques.

    I was hoping that I could invite you to write a guest article on my blog which talks about anything interesting in the antique world.

    This would delight my readers, and make them very happy indeed. Please get back to me if would like to do so,

    Yours Sincerely

    Bhagwad Jal Park

  2. woody boater
    woody boater says:

    Thats for the compliment. Your blog is very nice and I am proud to be part of it. Your comments and stories are fun to read. Thanks. I would be glad to. Not sure how to do what you want. Please feel free to contact me at

  3. Andrew
    Andrew says:

    Nice informative article.
    Actually the animation on right side of article and picture impressed me a lot in first look.

  4. Sam W. Baker
    Sam W. Baker says:

    I love this website by the way
    I am looking to purchase a 1959 Henry lapstrake and need some history on it. who could I talk to about this?
    thank you

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