At this years field of dreams at Lake Dora, there were some cool boats, and several Lymans. Paul Harrison was looking around, and found this sweet Black Lyman for $2,000 WITH a useable trailer.. And it runs. In fact he had Mike Mayor, Herb Hall look it over. And then they did the unthinkable. They drove it home on the water. With a chase boat that wasn’t needed.
The Lyman is going to a younger guy who moved down the street on the Lake, and expressed some interest in classic boats, and this was a killer deal thats a fantastic starter boat to play with. Proof that they are still out there.
I have this conversation daily. There are tons of fun options to have fun with. Small outboards can be around $1,500 to start, and some plastic stuff as well. There are some fun options, and further more easy to own, and have something to work on and improve. Or not.
I also spoke with Dave Bortner at Freedom boats, and he said his market is now much younger and a nice boat to go about in style is in the 30-40K range. Now I know to many thats some kinda mula. But for a car, its a honda, and for a new boat. Forgetabout it. &5K just to get a crappy plastic center console. That will be worth 40 in a year. So? The little black Lymann for $2,000 is perfect, fun, and will always be worth $2K if not more. BAm, welcome to the wonderful fun world of Woody boating.