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 grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.