The Ladies Dig Dudes In Woody Boats. No Really!


Exhibit A.

We have been publishing some fun stories lately of some of our fellow Woody Boater couples and it dawned on us, that many, OK most of the guys are..well.. kinda…mmm… not Cary Grant if you know what I mean.. Yet, all our wives and girlfriends are way out of our league? Yeah yeah, this may be sexist and not PC any more to point out that women can be beautiful as well smart. After all we are not talking about men’s looks here. BTW, according to our stats, over 80% of you reading this are men. The other 20% is your wife making sure your not buying a boat, and or some of the few very cool women that also love Woody Boating. I bet your husbands are dorks BTW, Anyway, we are going to make this claim. Ladies Dig Dudes In Woody Boats! Now, note we did not say Classic Boats, since we are not sure fiberglass is part of this yet. JUST SAY’N! They’re too new and there is something about glistening varnished mahogany that has a less geeky feel. It’s class, its rich, and very very sexy. OK, Maybe XK’s are Sexy, and that Fino, thing, or the YNOT guys vintage Donzi’s… OK, OK, maybe the word I am looking for is Romantic.


Exhibit B.- Sunsets and Mahogany. Like you and her. A match made in heaven. – photo Shaun Fenn

When you have a Woody Boat you are reflecting you have passion, a love of history, are a safe yet risky person. You appreciate flaws and for sure, are driven by romance. What is there not to find attractive by that?

Gage HAcker Wife

Exhibit C. Hey, the photo says it all. Kevin Adams and his wife on Gull Lake. This boat was sinking as we shot this. She doesn’t care a bit.

Mix in the fact that you might break down and could sink at any given second. You have DANGER on your side. And shrug it all off with a laugh, and BAM, you have a sense of humor. You’re gold Mr Sexy Woody Boater Dude.

towing kids in

Exhibit D. . This Weekend these two guys in a John boat. Two guys, alone I might add. Note the boatress. Yes, in a Woody Boat.

So, don’t have a hot smart wife? Buy a Woody Boat! It will happen. Like magic. Wondering why women don’t want to go out on your Pontoon boat? WAKE UP! Your Driving a Mini Van, you might as well be wearing a speedo with socks and have 3 snot nose kids hanging on your damp sleeve. Get with it man. God, I am embarrassed to even share manhood with you! Go ask your Dr for some testosterone gel and visit one of our sponsors and man up. Ladies, DO NOT take the testosterone, you will grow bigger balls than your man, and then it will all get strange. Almost as strange as this post is getting!

Suzy Workin8

OK, this is just messed up, if the Boatress likes Woody boats this much, then I am the dork.  Oh no!

28 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    Yes we are lucky guys…enough to let the ladies drive and try not to be a back seat driver…”crab pot-turn…sand bar-turn”…Jill’s first time at the wheel-

  2. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Thank you for this hearty morning laugh! I think there’s actually some substance to some of this idea. Men who have a great hobby – something that’s interesting & not just sitting in front of the TV. Men who know how to fix things. Men who will take on a big project & see it through. Those are attractive traits to me & I think to most other women as well. Not sure how this applies at our house though. The boats are mine, he vintage races an old Mini Cooper & we are both average looking!

  3. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    My Dad taught me at a young age, that a boat was a chick magnet. Here I am on Dad’s first wooden boat around 1949 with FIVE women on his boat, which was only a 14 foot Wolverine by the way. Yes, that I me in the picture, maybe 3 or 4 at the time.

  4. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Well I married way above my station, but the reason we even met was because I was working on a boat and our first date was in a sailboat. There have been several classics in the mean time and 60 + years later it seems to have worked out.

  5. Jeff Funk
    Jeff Funk says:

    My very special lady for 39 years. She still says the only thing appealing about me is the fact she gets all the classic boat rides she wants. I believe she’s serious.

  6. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    My Admiral, We met over 25 years ago, when she never been on a boat. Since then we Owned and operated a Marina for 10 years, She Aced her Power Squadron test, can back up a trailer, and dock a 32 foot Flybridge we once owned. Here she is enjoying wheel time in our HackerCraft on the Erie Barge Canal near Buffalo.
    Oh, and she loves to Tube with her Granddaughters..

  7. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    OK, I know this pic is not in a classic woody, but it is her favorite boat… That said, we planned our wedding in “Tango” a 1946 CC Red & White we cruised in for several years before the 1939 38′ Monk Cruiser and two 1953 35′ Commanders we were part of. She refused to let me sell “Sindbad” when I had an offer a while back, still enjoys an occasional ride in the 15′ Dakota and she is excited about a boat just added to the fleet… So I guess I’m living proof of your theory! 🙂

  8. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    But then again you forgot to mention inflatables. 1 guy with 6 women and it doesn’t even have a motor. Floating in style on the 4th of July.

  9. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Well, I am not going to miss this opportunity to compliment my first mate, Marianne. Although she grew up with no boating in her early years, I fixed that as soon as we got together. She has allowed me to pursue my passion for many years and many boats, and has become as big a part of that passion as the boating itself. I look forward to many more great years of enjoying the lifestyle together!

  10. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    As a woman with a boat, it seems to attract kids and dogs more than guys. But if I raise the engine hatch, the guys will arrive to see what’s going on!

  11. 7FTCWBY
    7FTCWBY says:

    I can say I agree with the fact that wood is most certainly “romantic” but I also know how many chicks dig Fiberglass especially when it is in their words “CUTE”

  12. Rick
    Rick says:

    Been married for 32 years and I I knew Kathy was the one for me when at 15 she didn’t baulk at standing in knee deep much harvesting mussels. Years later and already fiberglass boat owners she is the one who encouraged me to purchase and restore Panther, and I suspect she knows what it cost us. After all these years I’m still amazed how beautiful she is.

  13. Scott K
    Scott K says:

    Approaching our 5th anniversary and happier every day. I waited a while to find my perfect mate and so lucky that she did too.
    We did not have boating in mind when we got married, but she is gleefully burning gas and looking for the next boat that we NEED.

    In 4 simple steps, my secrets to vintage boating household bliss:
    Step 1: Marry the right girl.
    Step 2: Buy the right boat.
    Step 3: Let her drive. (she’s far better than I am anyway)
    Step 4: Sit back with my favorite beverage and enjoy the ride.

    • Scott K
      Scott K says:

      Part 2:

      Alternate Step 2: “Borrow” the world famous WECATCHEM for the run back from the equally famous Palm Gardens.
      Alternate Step 3: Let her drive. (thanks Matt!!!)
      Alternate Step 4: Sit back and enjoy the ride even more.

      Life is good!

  14. WoodenRookie
    WoodenRookie says:

    Which leads into our next full story of Big Guys and little boats. After a 9 year restoration I’ve only got that much room between me and the steering wheel. Ugh


  15. Bill & Linda Whitney
    Bill & Linda Whitney says:

    Are we too late for yesterdays topic? This is Linda and the
    Glen-L boat she helped build.

  16. greg s. (PNW)
    greg s. (PNW) says:

    Not to distract from all the lovely ladies within this article, could someone enlighten me on the fold down windscreen on the cover photo. Not being knowledgeable on all things about boats, I am curious of the design origins, what boats they were on, and if such examples are available today. Thanks for your time.

  17. Gary Cunningham
    Gary Cunningham says:

    My wife likes Serendipity better than any of the five Jaguar E-Types I have owned over the years. And Serendipity is easier and cheaper to maintain than any old Jaguar (more dependable too)!

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