Woody Boater Question Of The Week – Dec. 5, 2010 What's Your Sea Queen?

This weeks Woody Boater Question of the Week is…

What’s the Perfect Boat? With so many designs out there, is one better than the other?


Does age matter?

Does color matter?

Does Patina matter?

Does Sleek and Sexy matter?

Does Bling matter?

Do you like your boat to stand out in a crowd?

The folks here at Woody Boater would love to hear “The Answer”, so Let ‘Er Rip!


6 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Number 1 is the overall shape of the hull, It does not have to be big or loaded with bling. It just has to be the one that talks to you. Luckily not everyone likes the same boat. It all starts with inspiration of the boats designer hence all the different hulls that are out there.

  2. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    A big utility. Big enough to have a boatload of fun but small enough to legally trailer. Has to have enough power to get up on plane fully loaded. A mid 1950's Sea-Skiff 26' or a Sportsman 25' or more.

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    Personally I prefer older, varnished, bigger (for bigger water), does not need bling (varnish is bling enough) and our boats pretty much always stand out in a modern crowd, though I wouldn't say no to standing out in a woody crowd. Do I have all this yet? No but I still have a few years ahead of me.

  4. Mike M.
    Mike M. says:

    I'm still trying to come up with an answer to last weeks question. I don't think there's one boat out there that does it all. I like a small fast boat (gentlemans racer or racing runabout), a mid-sized SUV boat, either a nice big utility or triple for loping around the lake in style and '30' or '40's cruiser for overnights, weekends and river cruising. I can get specific in each category but I think I need one of each or at least access to one of each.

  5. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    I think Jim has the right idea. A post-war 25' Sportsman would be the ideal boat for me too. I have a small cruiser but it's too much for a trailer. I will be completing a '48' 17' Deluxe soon. Although it can be hauled around and will be fun at shows and small lakes, it's going too small to move around in very much. The 25 footer is classic enough for shows, big enough to take some friends along and open just enough to move around in.

  6. Mark edmonson
    Mark edmonson says:

    I agree with Jim Staib, Big open boat for fun. My 33' Sport fisherman is great for open water…

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