By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 27, 2019 at 5:02 PM

On May 1, Boat MKE – the same folks who offer the Paddle Tavern – opens for business on the Milwaukee River, 735 N. Water St. And this year, the local company is offering another way to float: donut boats and retro boats.

Donut Boats are circular, electric vessels that feature a cooler with ice for beverages and are recommended for celebratory events like bachelorette bashes, birthday parties and staff outings. Boaters can connect their phones to speakers and play music of their choice. 

Retro Boats will also crest the waters this season. The 1950s-style, restored boats are equipped with eco-friendly, noiseless electric motors and vary in layout, including one with a cuddy-cabin named Shirley and another with a runabout named Laverne.

For more information, visit, email or call/text (414) 563-7025 for more info.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.