A great site for these great old boats that need homes...
by Craig Teague
(Yucca Valley California U.S.A)
No boat yet.
But a great site for these great old boats that need homes...
This is a great site.
Most all the boats are available..and some of them are FREE....
Anyone who is looking might look fos a project boat might look at saving one.....
The site www.boneyardboats.com
There are many great boats here.
A great site for these great
old boats that need homes.
Bone Yard Boats was founded in 1996 by Virginia "Ginger" Marshall Martus.
Ginger’s youth roaming boat yards and marinas along with her love for old wooden boats lead her to establish “Bone Yard Boats” when one day in 1996 she sought a reprieve for an old boat destined to be destroyed.
What started simply as sending flyers to her friends grew into a nautical newsletter with an international audience.
Bone Yard Boats has a website but the mission remains the same: to "help save old boats".
This is also the reasoning behind DIY Wood Boat.
Many years ago, when I bought my very first little cruising (plywood) boat there were, in the boat yard where I kept her a couple of lovely old wooden sailing cruisers.
At first it didn't dawn on me that they had been abandoned.
And when I did find out, I found it hard to believe, it was just inconceivable to me that anyone could leave them to rot.
One in particular had clearly been a little gem in her heyday.
I kept hoping that someone would buy her and restore her to her former glory.
Back then, I had neither the courage to take her on nor any knowledge of how to go about it.
Then one day the yard owners took a chain saw to her!
Along with several others, she was destroyed to make room, on the hard for paying customers, mostly with ugly ‘plastic’ lookalikes.
I now know that these beautiful wooden boats can be restored by anyone with the determination (if I can do it anyone can).