Friday, August 6, 2010

Wooden Boats


I thought Garwood's was just a great restaurant in Carnelian Bay famous for their "Wet Woody",


 until I popped into the adjacent boat marina and got a look at my first Gar Wood Boat.


Gar Wood boats are among the most sought-after classic boats in the world.  The fascinating events that led to the development and production of Gar Wood boats is one of the most interesting stories in boating history.




 Check out this beauty!



It's truly a work of art.





This boat and Lake Tahoe are a match made in heaven!




Seriously, have you ever seen such a thing?



I think my La Dolfina life preserver suits it, don't you?






Does this price tag surprise you?




I wonder how much one of these models would set me back.




I did see one of these vintage flags in a local shop for $150 and was seriously tempted.




Fortunately, The Sierra Boat Company Marina carries a wonderful selection of Wooden Boat posters.


17 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

Wow- those are beauties for sure! There are a few gorgeous vintage wooden boats on the lakes here in Muskoka owned by the elite - I wonder if they are GarWoods? The poster would look great in my porch! have a fab weekend! xo

Debby said...

Beautiful! xo

vignette design said...

Oh, be still my heart! I never tire of seeing these beauties! What a great post Terri! I love Tahoe and especially love eating at Garwood's Restaurant. It's be a while since we were there. I think it's time for a visit!

Angie said...

Those are beautiful!!!

Kathysue said...

Terri, I learned to water ski behind a boat very much like these pictured, I have no idea what make it was but I sure had fun skiing!! Kathysue

Tricia Rose said...

You know what they say about the cost of a boat Terri: if you have to ask, you can't afford it!

I have my kayak...

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Therese
Oh my .. look at that dash... she is a thing of beauty!!! would be wonderful to have one's own boat I think.. but.. I'd have to make do with posters also..

Have a lovely weekend.. my internet is being nice today!! haha.. xxx Julie

Kris said...

That boat is breathtaking! I don't know if I'm worthy! haha!

Everton Terrace said...

Gorgeous, my husband would love this post (will show him later). We would have to live on the boat if we bought one with those prices!

Melissa Blake said...

what a great find!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh my god! Are these the coolest, sleekest, most sophisticated boats ever?! I want one. Another great find from the lovely La Dolfina.
Catherine

Dumbwit Tellher said...

The interior is like a Hermes box don't you think? I love wood boats, partly due to the fact they remind me of my youth & partly because they are a thing of beauty. I love boats and I use to love to water ski. It's been a long time ...

Thanks for posting about these beauties Terri, such fun. xoxo

M.A.the2nd said...

I love boats andI love being out on the water. These are just exquisite and the wood panelling.... stunning! I think I may just have to have one and I can just see myself waves crashing around me skimming along the water. I would definitely be wearing my deck shoes, chic scarf or cap and of course a blue and white stripe navy horizontal boat neck top and white shorts. Add to this a gorgeous pair of Chanel aviator sunglasses and a chunky Tag waterproof watch with diamonds! Love the post ...hope you are well!
Frances

sandra said...

So beautifully vintage!!!! Sounds like you are having a great time.
xoxo
Sandra

shari @ little blue deer said...

How cool is that! Wow, even a miniature would be amazing to have! XO!

The Zhush said...

Those are picnic boats...right? Gorgeous! Love the poster almost as much as the real thing!

Beach House Living said...

You would love one of our boats. A 1958 Century Coronado. It has a sliding glass top, a gas pedal and a shifter like an old car with a huge speedometer. Red and cream interior.....