You and your little boat are stupid. Get a life.

The MOST FUN you can have on water!

Arnie Gray and George Wooldridge's Famous 10-foot, two-seater GW INVADER!!!*

BREAKING NEWS!! - I LOST the contact information for the fellow who has the molds for this famous boat. NOoOooOoOooo! If you are the fellow, or you know him, please send me an email. I have had some requests from persons interested in having a GW built for them. Send email to

Jeff V sent some before/after photos of his GW. Nice work, Jeff! Truly, it is now an aquatic chariot worthy of a young princess! Tell her to hold on tight to that tiara.

Like most canines of discriminating taste in watercraft, Katrinka the Wondermutt enjoys riding in the Invader.

Kris A sent me the following email and a few photos of his new boat. Like mine it is an '89 model, but his looks to be in pristine shape. Nice find Kris, and thanks for the photos!

I know the guys in Newburyport that have a bunch at the marina. I bought my first one when I was 7. Still have it. However last summer I purchased a brand new GW. Sat in the water for three days with a roller handle 5hp on it. Then stored indoors. I propped my 50hp Mercury on the back. But will be going with a 65hp on a jack plate.

An Invader owner from Wisconsin sent these photos of his 1967 Invader he is working on. He calls the boat Willy Flippett

Vincent from the Boston area finished working on this boat and is already working on another.

Dan from Ohio had the misfortune of stumbling upon this webpage, but despite the trauma was able to send a few photos of his restored '67 Invader. Thanks Dan!!
Dan installed a 12 gallon fuel tank in the boat. Twelve gallons of fuel for a 25 horse motor? He must run all weekend on a fill-up!

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That's myself and the neighbor tearing it up in my '89 Invader with a 35 horse Merc

My brother and I had a 1969 Invader when we were kids. The neighbor smashed it up while racing another mini-boat. He gave it to us and our dad helped us glass the thing back together. We used to run around the lake powered by a 10-horse motor. It took a bit of a run to get up on plane, but once we were up it was a blast!

Boy #3, "Kramer" loves riding in the GW, as long as we're going to the candy store!

Let's go, Kramer!

I like to keep the cowl on upside-down. I call that "planning ahead". HEH HEH HEH!

Mike W came across my website and sent me some pics of his GW. He belongs to a yacht club in Newburyport Massachusetts and says there SIX Invaders in the club!
Thanks for the photos Mike!

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Bill sent this photo of his '67 Invader. Looks nice!! He says he's going to trade out the 50 horse for a Merc 85. Oh boy. Hope he can keep it on the water!
Thanks Bill! Let me know how that 85 works out for you.

Do you have some tales about your GW Invader or photos you would like to share? E-mail me at

Fellow Invader owner Greg came across my website and sent these photos of his 1969 Invader with a 1962 Merc, towed behind his 1967 Corvette!!
This is the coolest Invader/tow vehicle combo I've seen!
Thanks for the photos, Greg

Here is Greg's email...
"I thought you might enjoy these pictures. I completely restored this invader including a new floor and transom. The combination gets a a lot of attention at both car and boat shows. The invader was a dark yellow that clashed with the corvette so when I painted it I painted it the same color as the car. "

Nick came across my webpage and sent me these photos of his boat. He tells me it's a "Bumble Bee", built in Tullahoma, TN. Anybody know about these boats?.
Looks good, dig the cozy seat! Thanks, Nick!

Tim W saw this webpage and sent me a couple photos of his Invader.
Nice one! Thanks, Tim!

This GW Invader was featured in Classic Boating magazine

This is a beautifully restored GW I saw on E-Bay a while back...

Another really nice Invader...

People always have a smile on their face when they're riding in their GW...

Well, at least one of the DOGS is smiling

Some MANIAC converted his Invader to JET POWER!!

Over the years some companies "splashed" the GW design. Currently the "Exhilerator 101B is being manufactured. The deck is slightly different, but the basic design is clearly a copy of the Invader. Maybe they got their hands on the original molds after the company went out of business.
It's a whole dock full of mini-boats!

The 10' Invader was rated for a maximum 55 HP motor. That would push the boat at something around 55 MPH. That's a pretty fun ride when your ass is basically in the water. I had heard tales of MANIACS that put much bigger motors on theirs. One day while farting around on craigs list I found a GW that had an 85 strapped to the back. I contacted the owner, he just wanted to sell the motor and put on a smaller one. He hadn't run it yet with the 85. He said it "damn near sinks the boat" and his wife refused to ride in it while it had the 85.

And now, for your viewing edification, a collection of photos of GW INVADERS!! WOO HOO!!

*A special thank you to Nicki P for helping me with this webpage!!

Do you have some tales about your GW Invader or photos you would like to share? E-mail me at
You and your little boat are stupid. Get a life.