AHHHHHH!That is one Bad Aft boat!
Today is Black Friday. So of course we need to feature black boats. We did this back in 2018, and maybe I can sneak it past you all as a new story. Some things have changed. The biggest is that The Black Cobra is now at Katz’s. Ahhhhh! The Black Cobra and Black Beauty are just drool fests for me.
Okay there are others.. Get out your drool cup, I need to go empty mine
Chris Bullen’s Ken Bassett Rascal design wooden boat
This Sportsman from Mitch LaPointe looks cool in black – ClassicBoats.com
A triple painted black in the 1980’s owned by Wayne Mocksfield. Photo at the docks of Wayne’s Marina. Waynes Marina is now Katz’s Marina- Photo Bob Kays
Black Beauty 1934 Minett Shields 22′ – 240 HP Chevrolet V-8
Best name out there
Mariah, the other most famous black boat. Centry Raven – Katzs Marina
Another beutiful Century Raven makes the show. Mariah can now have a friend.. maybe soon we will have some little Ravenettes around.
Not black, but one hell of an amazing Grey Boat. Gar Wood – Turcott Bros
Black U22 Photo bob Kays
The black one belonged to former club member Russ Fisher. IT started life as a white boat , but Russ got tired of cleaning black tire marks off a white boat, so he painted it black. Before he passed, Russ sold it back to the family that owned it originally.
Phil Andrews Century Palomino!
John Karlson 1958 Century Raven
Gerry Lo – 2 (circa 2001) Dane Anderson Photo Cant recall if this is just a very dark stain or black. Who cares, its amazing Lee Anderson
This amazing Express could be yours at Freedom boat Service. Its amazing – See it HERE
This Correct Craft uses Black to add a powerful contrast and energy
Larsons used Black very well! These look like Killer Sharks
Packard Power – William Soley Photo
Size doesnt matter
Black Cobra back in the day.
Moms Mink is one of the most beautiful models that Gar Wood made. Dark Black? Covering boards?
Black, White and Green. Very cool Larson
A spectacular 1935 Gar Wood 28′ Triple powered by a Curtiss D-12 engine – presented by collectors Lee and Penny Anderson.
Let her rip with the Black Boats. I know I am missing some.
Great photos of some beautiful watercraft. There is something special about a black hull on a classic boat. Glad you included our Michigan gang “Black Beauty”. She is deserving of the honor!
I can’t believe that I slept in so late! Beautiful boats. I always wondered how hot to touch a black boat would get in the sun and if it would dry out the wood faster as a result.
But I really love the look of the black covering boards especially.
You are right. Black gets hot and the wood shrinks. I’ve seen glued boats start to come apart because they get so hot the epoxy fails. Black sides are better than black decks.
I remember when Raven was being built. If I remember right Bill Morgan built two of the hulls at the same time. One of them sat unfinished for a lot of years until someone wanted it
Cadence, a 20 foot Classic Craft
The Black Cobra’s “original” tow vehicle.
Interesting. If I decide to finish my 1941 16; Lyman rescue hull in black rather than bright or white, will you feature it next Black Friday?
All beautiful to be sure. I have to add mine to the collection.
“Black Eye”would be a good name for a black boat.
I don’t like to be a contrarian but when it comes to wooden boats, especially those made of old growth mahogany I would rather appreciate to beauty of the wood than see paint. For sure the boats are beautiful and I too drool over them but…
Years ago I spent days stripping layers of paint off of my Folk Boat so I could turn the topsides bright. She might not be as dramatic as when she was painted dark green or a light tan but she would never be mistaken for a fiberglass boat.
A Century Black Demon would make my day
I’ve seen a black transparent stain the allows the grain to show thru but still looks black from a distance. Up close (from 5 feet) you can see the grain easily. This was used mostly on covering boards on ear;y triples from my observation.
Here is our black boat pick of the day! Blackjack
It’s actually dark green; almost black.
Ok, I’m a little late to the party… but, my 1950 17’ CC Deluxe, according to the hull card, came with a black tolux interior. Anybody else have a black tolux interior? Pictures?