Boat and Boathouse Envy

In the category of “things I want…” comes this sweet boathouse on the shores of Charlevoix, Michigan. Find me a boater that isn’t a sucker for sweet, waterfront real estate. Then add a massive boathouse to the deal, stuffed to the gills with very cool wooden boats, kayaks and canoes, little RIBS and plenty of pleasure craft for all to enjoy. (at once with a crowd.) It’s a museum, basically, with antique boats, engines and cool marine artifacts from years and years of collecting and it is downright awe inspiring.

Screenshot 2016-07-22 16.55.35Imagine the raft-up with these boats and the feeling of walking boat to boat across all of your own boats. What is of particular interest is the way he deals with winter in the boathouse – with the agitated water and super insulated building. No ice skating inside the walls of this waterborne compound! Also fascinating is the awesome arrangement of all the boats – many hanging, a few in the water, some on sweet docks… room for all of them and probably a few more boats coming in the near future, you’d have to guess. And then there is the shop – the boat shop, presumably.  Also completely awesome…

This is a fun video if you love wooden boats, waterfront houses and peeking in the windows of cool buildings. Step inside, meet the owner and grab a rag to mop up the drool that will most likely collect under your seat…

 

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