Workboat (August 1999)
Stan Craft Boats delivers passenger ‘Torpedo’
Charles B. Summers
Granted, she doesn’t look like a workboat but given her job of carrying passengers for hire, that’s what she is.
In the spring and fall, Keith Snyder runs fishing charters on Idaho’s Lake Pond Orielle, but summer tourists are more interested in sightseeing. As a result, between June 15 and September 15, he moves his operation 30 miles south to Lake Coeur d’Alene, where he sells 30-minute boat rides at $15 a head. While the boat ride is an attraction, the boat itself – a new 29’, all wood, 1930s-style "Torpedo" runabout – is just as appealing.