A Little History...
Did you know there were four different boats used at various times during the hit TV series Gilligan's Island? This one, to the best of our knowledge, is the only remaining S.S.Minnow in service.It could be seen in the opening credits transporting the crew and passengers as they set out on their famous three-hour tour. The resulting adventures have been a part of North American pop culture ever since; many people can still recall the words to the show's theme song, even though the last episode was filmed over forty years ago!
The boat had been quietly moored at Schooner Cove marina for a number of years before Ken Schley came along, undertaking the task of placing the wooden-hulled wheeler back in the limelight once more. Skilled Nanaimo craftsmen spent more than two years restoring the craft, and the results are nothing short of spectacular!
The restoring craftsmen, Jimmy Clark and his father-in-law Mike Kent, are the unofficial caretakers of this stunning piece of floating memorabilia.
Search the Original Gilligan's Island boat SS Minnow in Nanaimo
Can the S.S.Minnow help your charity?
To date, we have helped support dozens of worthwhile non-profit and charitable causes. With a little imagination and creativity, we can come up with a fun and unique concept to raise funds for your charitable cause too.
100% of every dollar raised from these events has gone directly to the designated charities.
Take advantage of the S.S.Minnow's instant name recognition for your event. We would be pleased to discuss your expectations and work with you toward our common goal of creating a fun, nostalgic and worthwhile fundraising opportunity. Call 1-250-585-1482
Owners, Ken Schley and John Briuolo with Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the 1960's Hit show, Gilligan's Island