Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Bring On Your Apple Green!

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A very cool Apple Green bootstripe on this rare Chris Craft from Katzs Marina

Today is that wonderful day that we all celebrate all that’s Irish. Now, I have tried to find a cool Irish speed boat. All I could find is a cool Apple boot stripe on several Chris Craft models,
There is also a very brite and cool green on the interiors of some 25 Sportsman, like Paul Harriosn’s Barnwood, and Alex Watson and his amazing Majestic.


Alex Watsons “Majestic” 25 Sportsman.

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The interior of Barnwood, an amazing tahoe winner 1948 25 Sportsman Sedan

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Mike Mayor the restorer on board at Lake Tahoe after winning the top award. By the way if you want to see more photos of Barnwood. CLICK HERE

And of course there is the amazing one of a kind Sea Skiff of Chris Smith. If you have any green to share, bring it on today, or we will need to pinch you!

Chris Smith Green

Chris Smith out in NY having some fun! Photo Kent O. Smith Jr

Chris Smith with.. Wait for it.. Mike "Green"

Chris Smith with.. Wait for it.. Mike “Green”

Why stop with Mike Green, How about Green boathouses.


This glorious Michigan boathouse – photo Alex Watson

Or the Aqua green water of Torch Lake

Torch Lisa green

The dark clouds brought a special magical green to the normal crystal blue lake. Matt B sits in Miss Lisa waiting to go and play!

Or a deck color on this award winning Gar Wood


This incredible ’38 Gar Wood triple features a factory-spec canvas decking, painted a dark blue-green. It also has, according to the owner, the first stern-drive system in a production boat. Add the innovative walk-about rear seating, and you have one special Gar. “Blythe Spirit” won Best in Show Preserved for Michael and Elaine Jakubowski.

Lets not leave the plastic out of the story!


Mark Smith driving his 1968 V-drive 19 Commander SS with the green hull! – photo from The Chris Craft Commander Forum

Got anymore green to tell us about. Bring it on!


49 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Love what Palm Gardens has done for St. Patrick’s Day!

    AB has green canvas and boot top. I am anxious to see what she looks like with the green camper canvas.

    Only 4 days till we leave for Dora!

  2. Steve Moreau
    Steve Moreau says:

    Well I though that yesterdays tractors added to the story brought a new segment to WoodyBoatville! I’m sad that I just sold my old tractor but if that is going to be part of the community, I could look for a way cool old green tractor to buy and add to the project list. I don’t have any pictures of a cool green tractor and not talented enough to go and fetch one off the Al-Gorenet. But I sure that someone here has an old green tractor. How about a picture of a green tractor, and if we’re lucky it could be pulling a St Patty’s day parade float, I know asking to much again!
    Have a great day everyone!

  3. walt
    walt says:

    I kept waiting for the woody purists to complain about the tractors. I guess as long as there’s no “plastic” on them..

  4. Steve Moreau
    Steve Moreau says:

    Wow Thanks Walt and Chris! Now the morning is complete. In fact I think this makes WBville complete.

  5. Alex
    Alex says:

    I’m green with envy looking at that Palm Gardens photo.

    Happy St. Patrick’s day fellow WB’ers. Listening to Dropkick Murphys as I type this. Turn it up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d8SzG4FPyM

    And let’s not forget all the green it takes to buy, restore, maintain, and operate our beloved classics. Sometimes, a boatload of green.

  6. Ron - PNW
    Ron - PNW says:

    My North Sea trawler has green canvas…. and wood trim around the windows, and the hand rails are wood…is that close enough?

  7. Sean
    Sean says:

    While green certainly is the popular colour today in celebration of the emerald isle and St. Pat, actually, blue is the national colour of Ireland. But, not as to contravene all the craic, I submit this Beautiful Mullins made in the most Irish of places… Salem, Ohio! Oh, it’s not wood… it is STEEL!

  8. Marty Feletto
    Marty Feletto says:

    Hey Brian – that’s you in the background as Typhoon was being launched at Sierra Boat Company – and you have a green shirt on!

  9. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    Here’s a pic of Barnwood with a can of Rickard’s Red…Rickard’s is Canadian, the Red is debatable as an Irish variety but the green is for sure….

  10. Grant Stanfield
    Grant Stanfield says:

    What’s better than green? A LOT of green!!

    I spotted this stunning mint green Connie patrolling the beautiful waters of Les Cheneaux last summer at the wooden boat show in Hessel, MI.

    (I was green with envy, natch.)

    • Kevin F
      Kevin F says:

      That boat is owned by the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. I had the pleasure of speaking with the owner, the boat and the hotel, a few summers back on our annual stay there. One of my favorite boats!

  11. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    How about Penn Yan green? Coincidentally the painter is wearing a “Shamrock Run” shirt. Yes Alex, I actually ran a race or two in my day!

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Be careful posting pics of your child laborers. Certain government agencies frown on that these days.

  12. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    “Mark Smith driving his 1968 V-drive 19 Commander SS with the green hull! – photo from The Chris Craft Commander Forum”

    Am I the only one having a problem with this photo? I am pretty sure that would be a 1969 Commander SS, but more importantly, it appears no one is driving, and I have been looking all day and I can’t fine Mark Smith anywhere in the image. It is like a where’s Waldo challenge from hell!

  13. Murray Parnell
    Murray Parnell says:

    pictures of Trent Severn Antique and Classic boat ass.
    in Peterborough celebrating St Patricks day

  14. Steve Moreau
    Steve Moreau says:

    Yep Murray now that’s a WBvillie tractor! We need a good tractor around here to haul all our BS (no it’s not what you think unless your thinking Boating Stuff). Anyhow it’s late here, so hook up hit the road and go boating! Just watch out for those scantly clad girls they’ll blow out your tires!

  15. Steve Moreau
    Steve Moreau says:

    One more thing, just checked on Bill Basler. Michelle posted 5 days ago that he was out of all the surgeries and begin the resting and healing up stage but it would be 6-8 weeks before any PT would start. Sounds like there a ways from the kids and are filling a little homesick. Please include them in your prayers tonight. IF you know them please let them know we care about them and praying for them.
    Thanks Steve

  16. Alex
    Alex says:

    Just catching up on WB. The comments and images in this day’s posting make it one of my favorites. What creative fun.

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