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“There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats.”

That’s what Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic, The Wind in the Willows. “In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it.”. . . Ratty continued.
Whether you celebrate Ratty’s notion sailing, motoring,rowing, paddling, boat building, or. . . whatever. . . “it doesn’t matter”. . . “that’s the charm of it”.
Celebrate Ratty’s notion with our Simply Messing About In Boats nautical apparel, tote bags, and gifts. Our designs are loved by young and old, worldwide, from boat bums to royalty. Join us in expressing Ratty’s sentiment to the world!

Love at first sight . . .
Dean saw his¬†first Adirondack guide-boat in 1989. Here was a design that was both elegant and utilitarian, and a work of art yet a hard working boat. ¬†Visit our Secretwater website to learn more about this boat it’s amazing story.

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