When the time comes to go find the Great Fishing Hole in the Sky, why not get there with one final boat ride? That’s the message from Glory Boats, purveyors of the latest in outdoor-related funeral gear. Or maybe I should say the only outdoor-related funeral gear I know of.
I guess it was only a matter of time, but it still strikes me as being a little weird. But hey, who am I to judge? If you really want to be buried in a miniature jon boat, complete with camo padding, more power to you. And thanks to this company out of Little Rock, Arkansas, now you can.
There are even currently three different options for the interior, depending on your preference for how you want to spend the afterlife. You can get the interior padding in woodland camo, marsh grass camo, or pink camo.
The website doesn’t say whether these things actually float or not, so I’m not sure if a water burial would be possible – or legal, for that matter. But they look like they could go straight from the duck marsh to the funeral home. They really do look like actual jon boats.
In all seriousness, the company was founded after the creator’s father had a fall at work and ended up in a touch-and-go situation at the hospital. When the father’s situation improved, Joel Schmidt joked with his dad that he thought he’d have to bury the man in his favorite fishing boat. That got the conversation started about what his father’s wishes were, and in turn, it got Joel started building boat caskets.
So now you have another option for what you want done with your remains. And to be honest, I’m giving it a little bit of thought myself.