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
Today we observe the crass sales day known as black Friday by digging through the archives and featuring… Well. Black Boats! We are still toying with a black hull Cavalier as the photo boat. There is something stylish and vintage about black vs dark blue. And of course one of my favorite boats of ALL TIME is Black Beauty. Ugh… DROOL!
Chris Bullen’s Ken Bassett Rascal design wooden boat
This Sportsman from Mitch LaPointe looks cool in black – ClassicBoats.com
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
Again. Now with a black fin – Mecum Auction
Moms Mink is one of the most beautiful models that Gar Wood made. Dark Black? Covering boards?
Let her rip with the Black Boats. I know I am missing some. I cant seem to find a stunning Black Gar Wood with White interior.
Black boats matter😀
A very cool 1955 CL-25. Only 30 hulls make, and only 6 with twin engines.
Bull Nose Rule!
Looks like a unique windshield to me.
VERY CREATIVE MARKETING, YOU SHOULD DO WELL
IN ADVERTISING HAHAHHA
Thank you for that “Black Friday”. Matt!
Miss Universe, 2003 Custom 33′ Designed and commissioned by Warren Greatbatch.
I’ll try again to load a photo. Sorry
Dang! I forgot that one, she is amazing.
Steve Snider and his amazing century raven “Badlands” that was once mine. I cant seem to find any pictures of it
I agree that black topsides look great, especially with varnished mahogany decks and transoms. I have a 27′ Folkboat lapstrake sailboat that I stripped and varnished the mahogany topsides. I made the change because the beauty of the mahogany was begging to be exposed to view. After all, this site is called Woodyboater and celebrates the beauty of wood. To me, it is a shame to hide the color and grain of mahogany under paint. Often times it is hard to know if the boat is plastic or wood, especially when the paint job is perfect.
I guess if I was going to rebuild a mahogany boat and paint it, I would consider using a less exotic wood.
Photo credit Fred Miller II. Mark Walkers 22′ Skiff at Boat The Blue
My favorite. Obsession from the Vintage Race Boat Shop.
Black as midnight on a moonless night….
This 1938 Century Thunderbolt in black will be finished in 2019. In this photo only 1 coat has been applied over many coats of Interlux Barrier Coat and 2 coats of sealer varnish on the decks.
The completed version of Chris Bullen’s boat. Black, red and tan. Love this boat and the colour combination.
Most of our resto-mod projects go with a black hull. Actually more work than a varnished hull due to the hull sides need to be perfectly straight or every flaw shows. Can’t beat the look of a black hull boat on calm water.
Another Hughes resto-mod. We like the black and turquoise and always keep a few drum loads of those paint colours around the shop!
Black is one of my favorite boat colors. Here’s our resto-mod Coronado. Have a Resorter just like it.
Here is Steve Snider’s Black Raven at out PNW Chapter Renton River Days Boat Show
Speaking of Port Orchard … How about Scott’s beautiful Corvette –
Some Serious Lumber there ….
Black is Black ….
I always love the black hull on the KAVALK 19′ Classic…
Or How About ….
No Corkage – Karl’s Chris Craft Commander
Balboa, CA … As seen in Legend of Chris Craft book.
Originally from Mayea Boatworks, Michigan
ComOcean originally shipped and sold as a Black boat.
We decided during restoration, that keeping it black and in the water full time would to hard to control long term….so…..
…. we were Black – but Didn’t go Back !
Muskoka; has the best black boats
And even bigger black boats
and another style ;
forgot the picture
maybe you need still another style; we got them all in Muskoka
Pirates in Muskoka
A great race boat; built where; Muskoka
a smaller race boat; 1930’s built in Muskoka
Rainbow 1; monster propellor and rooster tail; Muskoka
Muskoka race boat
Had to dig a bit to find this old photo…
1985 44′ Midnight Lace along with our Black hulled aluminum Russian built Volga Hydro-Foil.
I wet sanded and buffed the Lace after a full epoxy repaint post Hurricane Andrew. Debra and I lived on the Lace and would run up and down New River in Lauderdale with the Volga at speed without throwing ANY wake. People would yell at us for going fast, I would just point to the flat calm behind her!
Peter Breen Built Muskoka race boat in foreground; background is a large Launch
Peter Breen muskoka race boat
“SHADOW” Classic Craft by Dana Phillips
Black and mahogany look great together and I’m not being racist. 😉