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.

by: Mike

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).

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Jul 25, 2020
Would like to continue "Ginger's" valuable work!
by: Anonymous

I was deployed to the Mid-East for many years & used to dream of somehow obtaining a great boat by viewing the "Bone Yard Boat" publication.

At that time I did not have the opportunity to invest the time required to refurbish any of the displayed offers, but now that I can, I have found that the source was discontinued in 2017.

Can anyone give me an idea of how to find the curator of that publication, so that I may be able to take over that valuable source of information to continue saving Old Boats?

They did an excellent job, so would be able to point me in the right direction to continue in their footsteps.

Would appreciate any information you have to offer!

Oct 05, 2017
Ginger
by: Richard Hines

One of the most beautiful boats ever built is named GINGER.

It is therefor appropriate that the owner of this site has the same name.

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