BYB VIDEO: Well, okay, it's really more of a 3-minute slideshow. To see a random sampling of about 75 boats out of the hundreds and hundreds that have graced the pages of Bone Yard Boats newsletter and website, click the arrow in the center of the image above to start video player.
OVER 8,000 TIMES -- SO FAR! ***
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Bone Yard Boats
P.O. Box 1432
Marblehead, MA 01945
in the pages of Bone Yard Boats
NEWS: Click article titles to access stories about BYB.
"Finding 'pearls' in the bone yard" -- by Capt
The Mariner -- April 2011
"Bone Yard Boats"
Living Aboard -- May/June
"The Rescuers" (not linked to story)
Old Boat -- Issue #57, November 2007
"New Lease on Old Boats"
BoatUS Magazine -- March 1997
Martus & David Irving at WoodenBoat 2005
Bone Yard Boats?
Bone Yard Boats is a quarterly print newsletter delivered each season:
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each issue contains upwards of fifty
old boats being offered for sale or adoption -- that means FREE. I try
to include as much detail and history as possible. After all, these
boats develop unique personalities after 40, 50, or even 75 years! In
addition to boats needing new homes, the Bone Yard Boats newsletter
often features articles about boat restorations, histories of boat
builders, and stories of boats being saved from the chainsaw.
In addition to the print newsletter, subscribers can access the latest
newsletter issues -- with color boat photos -- in the
<WHEELHOUSE> area of
this website by setting up an online account. Also available to
current subscribers with online accounts are individual boat profiles
with all the big boat photos that I can't fit in the print newsletter.
Between newsletter issues, subscribers are also sent BYBoat Alert
Emails raising awarenes of particular boats in need of new homes.
The boat you've dreaming about may just land in your email inbox!
It has happened.
So, what do I get for my $19.95 subscription fee?
* 4 issues of the print newsletter
* Online access to latest issues in PDF format
* Color boat photos in the latest online issues
* Subscribers list boats for free (individuals)
* Online access to individual boat profiles with more photos
BYBoat Alert Emails sent sent ~ 1x or 2X per month.
Note: For our subscribers outside of the U.S. & Canada, we offer online
newsletter access only; the print newsletter will not be delivered.
Who is Bone Yard Boats?
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is David Irving, and I am
the Publisher/Editor -- and every other role -- of the Bone Yard Boats
newsletter and website. (Okay, if truth be told, my family helps
out a little.)
Bone Yard Boats was founded in 1996 by Virginia "Ginger" Marshall Martus.
Ginger grew up on Long Island, NY, and her father, Raymond E. Marshall,
was the founder and owner of A
& R Marshall, Inc., a marine service and supply business located in Port
Washington from the 1920s to the 1960s. 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 has grown into a this nautical newsletter with an
I took over the helm of Bone Yard Boats back in 2005 after reading a
story about Ginger and her newsletter in Soundings magazine. Up until
that time, Ginger was producing the newsletter on her typewriter and
maintaining a 'database' of subscribers on index cards. I knew that Bone
Yard Boats could benefit from the infusion of a little technology (e.g.,
a website, etc.), but the mission remains the same: to "help save old
boats" by matching up boats in need of new homes with crazy boaters
looking for a project.
I hope you enjoy the website and the collection of some past issues. The
website is always changing so please come back often!
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