HOWB 132 – Interview | Jim Miller of WoodenBoat; Highlights of 2014 WoodenBoat Show Mystic, CT

by admin on May 29, 2014


Today’s podcast is an interview with Jim Miller – President, General Manager and Publisher of WoodenBoat in Brooklin, ME.

Jim grew up in Rhode Island and played a lot of sports as a youth. He participated in some boating activities but the goal was mainly to catch fish and have fun.

After obtaining his business degree and working for a few years, Miller spotted a classified ad (in 1985) – WoodenBoat was looking to hire a Business Manager. Jim didn’t know anything about WoodenBoat, but he was living in Maine, so he interviewed for the position and was hired. At the time, he owned a center console fiberglass boat. He soon came to love wooden vessels and has since purchased and built several.

Miller owns a 1984 Bolger PowerCruiser – Blackbird. She was built by Onion River Boatworks in North Hero, VT and continues to “turn heads” cruising around Maine’s waters (see pictures below).

Jim and I also discuss highlights of the 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, CT – June 27-29, 2014.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Jim.

Pics to enjoy:

Jim and spouse on their 24' Phil Bolger designed powerboat. She's a beaut! Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Jim’s 24′ Phil Bolger designed powerboat. She’s a beaut! Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Jim on a "Cocktail Racer"

Jim on a “Cocktail Racer”. Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Thanks for doing the interview Jim.  I wish you both the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

WANT TO HELP? PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! I want to build a community of people from all over the world who want to connect, learn, share stories and photos, and have fun with wooden boats. I would REALLY appreciate you sending me wooden boats pics, stories, or projects you are working on.

You can also write comments on this blog, email me at, call my feedback hotline at 424 261-2360, or leave a voice message from your computer.

Click HERE to subscribe to my email news list for the latest and greatest fun stuff and click on one of the buttons below to subscribe to my show. Keep the bright side up and the barnacled side down – Wooden Boat Dan “over and out”! Subscribe to the Hooked On Wooden Boats Podcast here:  iTunes RSS Feed

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Reply

Previous post:

Next post: