Want To Find A Cool Antique Boat For Sale? There’s An App For That Now!

The First App for the classic boat hobby. Just go to the app store on your iphone or ipad and BAM, you are liv'n in the future! Looking at the past..

Now that the economy seems to be improving a tad, many of you are out looking for a cool boat to fill that hole in your barn. The One in your head, well that’s another story..  For those of you that are still trying to buy or sell a classic boat by sending out “snap shots” in snail mail. You may want to sit down before you read this. The good folks at Antique Boat America (LINK HERE TO READ MORE) have launched the latest tool in there digital arsenal to help folks find there true love. Now.. To help here, I will publish the yet unreleased release. BUT my 2 cents. actually .99 cents. I have to say.. . And WOW.. WOWOWOWOW! shhh don’t tell the web designer of Antique Boat America’s web site this. But the App is better than the site. It makes navigation easy. It’s fast and well.. portable, clean, clutter free.. WOW.. Just think.. You can go see a boat 100 miles away and BAM while you are looking at the boat, find others that you may rather have or compare to. Right at your finger tips..

NOW.. Also think of this for a second.. You show up to Mr Snograsse’s house. It’s his treasured century whatever, just restored…in 1975.. He says it’s worth a gillion bucks. It was his as a kid.. yada yada. The problem, you love the boat, but its worth $500 – well BAM whip out the app, BUT then go the Hagerty Price Value web site and see the value range..( not an app ..YET!) And KAPOW you have a legit argument for your pricing. Both by a guide and for what things are going for.This APP and Price Value guide, are GAME Changers for the hobby.  Congrats to the good folks at Antique Boat America for leading the way!

Here is the press release..

(Clayton, NY) – Today, Antique Boat America has announced that their newly developed Antique Boat Finder application has been approved by Apple and will be available for worldwide distribution in the App Store.

“The Antique Boat Finder application represents months of development and feedback from our customers”, states Peter Mellon, President of Antique Boat America. “This mobile wooden boat finder will allow anyone to navigate the Antique Boat America website seamlessly while away from their computer and access features not available on the website today”.

The wooden boat finder is the first application within the wooden boat community to be certified by Apple. Customers wishing to browse the world’s largest collection of Antique & Classic boats may now do so from the convenience of their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch device. New boats are added all the time, so check often to see new boats!


19 replies
  1. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Way to go Antique Boat America! Thank you, I really don’t need another boat, but…………it never hurts to look right?

  2. The Central Scrutinizer
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    You would think that wooden boat lovers would not fall into the Apple sheep category;) We don’t wait in long lines every 6-months to buy the latest version of the I-something (do we?). Cool App though and maybe there will be a Google/Android version someday. I’ll save my Apple rants for another forum. Baa.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Apple’s business model is to make a product the consumer is willing to pay for, even at a premium price. Google’s model is to give away a product to the consumer so they can mine your data and sell it. Are you sure it is the Apple consumer who is the silly sheep?

      • randy rush-Captain Grumpy
        randy rush-Captain Grumpy says:

        Never really thought about that, guess it doesnt mater, my cell phone is so old, well how old? well I just upgraded from two tin cans and string…..

  3. Alex
    Alex says:

    Is that App icon, with its anchor (symbolizing deadweight) wrapped in chain (symbolizing shackles and powerlessness), merely an innocent nautical theme or scary close to what owning an old boat feels like on certain days?

    Wait, is that anchor grinning at me? Do I see a sword in its pointed vertical axis? A grave marker? There are exactly 13 links to that chain (if you count the hidden ones). What does that mean?!? Aggghhhhh.

    Oh, wait, it’s just a cool boat finder. Whew.

  4. James
    James says:

    Just got the app….very polished, great to see all the pics in full screen.

    Now I have to buy another boat!

  5. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Kudos to ABA for the new app. Most users would be visitors to this site, our chapter members for the most part, probably not. They’re still in the hard copy mode. I couldn’t even get them to standardize on a show registration format productivity tool such as MS Word or even .pdf format. They still send out registration forms as a jpeg file.

  6. Texx
    Texx says:

    Technology these days is so amazing… Even basic technology.

    Like most things, once the folks see and understand the benefits of the technology, it is easier to accept the technology at all levels.

    But – Waking up in the middle of the night and checking Woody Boater on the iPhone in the dark… Yikes!

  7. Christina
    Christina says:

    Excellent layout and simple to use
    The first of its kind and long awaited
    Boaties can now use 21st century technology to search for that perfect antique boat they have always wanted

  8. Patty
    Patty says:

    Fantastic! Totally worth the 99 cents. It looks awesome on my iPad. Thanks ABA. The future is here.

  9. Alex
    Alex says:

    Varnish-scented candles. Ha. Good one. Now, where can I get me some?

    No, really. Winter in Hessel is so looooooooooooooong. Any link to boating helps.

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