Woody Boater Is Live From Lake Tahoe.


Texx arrived last night to Lake Tahoe and is officially on the job. Texx grabbed a couple shots of some of the golden varnish that is already there before the light left. but stay tuned for updates through out the week. Looks like Rumrunner even made it from Florida.

Rumrunner. this thing is a beast !

Dan Nelson, from Nelson Boat Works prepping ‘Hungry Blonde’ a 1949 20′ Chris-Craft Custom

Jaw dropping Rivas!

Also Today – We would like to introduce you to our new friend Steve Natale, who is an freelance writer & photographer from Pleasanton, California. Steve is covering the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance for the San Francisco Examiner this year, and is working hard to spread the gospel of the classic boating hobby.

We met Steve through the Lake Tahoe Concours / Liquid Blue Facebook page, where Steve kindly shared some of his photography to help promote the upcoming 2012 event. We are hoping to meet up with Steve on Saturday at Lake Tahoe and talk classic boats.

Here are a few Riva images Steve sent us, that he shot from the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours that we thought would be fun to share with our viewers.

So Fellow Woody Boaters – Please meet Steve Natale…
Steve Natale – Please meet 7,500 of our closest friends here at Woody Boater!


14 replies
    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Johnny – “CYCLONE” goes in the drink at 7:00 AM this morning via the Sierra Boat Company gantry, if everything stays on schedule.

  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    All that varnish in the bright California sun could cause blindness. I don’t know if even sunglasses will help. Texx do you have a welders helmet available? Like an eclipse of the sun don’t look directly at them.

  2. matt
    matt says:

    Hi Steve, thanks for your great eye.. and hand.. and key board… and camera.. And your mom for growing you up real good like!

  3. Don Vogt
    Don Vogt says:

    Hi Steve, great pix. Will look forward to meeting you tomorrow. Great to have coverage by a paper like the examiner!

  4. Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine says:

    Texx, You might want to stop by the former Kaiser estate where the Godfather movie was shot near Homeland. It being RIVA week and all.

  5. Marty Feletto
    Marty Feletto says:

    Riva Club USA is having a 5 day event coinciding with this year’s Tahoe show.On Sunday morning the Rivas will in be at the old Kaiser estate. See rivatahoe2012.com

  6. Rick
    Rick says:

    Who needs Tahoe, I got my SOV shirts today! Ok Riva and Donzi guys, bring your A game! I can just sense the babes being drawn to me. or not

    • Randy Rush-Captain Grumpy
      Randy Rush-Captain Grumpy says:

      Im with you Rick. Mine came today also and my second plase trophy came also. Guess ill just strut around wearing my colors and flaunting my trophy this weekend at the Alton NH boat show!

  7. CJP
    CJP says:

    Sometime in the future I’ll try funny but for right now all I can say is those Rivas have beautiful lines, great craftsmanship and some awesome stains and bright work, gorgeous boats!

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