Glory Boats

Glory Boat casket in nature

Most of us are too busy living our lives to think about the inevitable, but it’s going to happen whether we’re ready or not! We all hope to live long and healthy lives, but that’s not always in our hands, and tomorrow is promised to no one. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to plan your funeral, and you’ll be able to live out the rest of your years knowing that everything will be taken care of when your time on this world is done.

The inspiration for Glory Boats occurred when our company founder Joel Schmidt had a difficult man-to-man conversation with his father, John, in the hospital. John was working as a self-employed electrical contractor at the age of 74 and broke multiple ribs after falling off a ladder. John was soon discharged from the hospital, but they mutually decided it was time for him to put his end-of-life plans in writing. With the matter settled, Joel jokingly told his father they might have been forced to bury him in his fishing boat!

Glory Boats are built by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts and look like a scaled-down version of the venerable Jon Boat that’s wrapped for storage. Glory Boat caskets are large enough to accommodate most individuals and designed to fit into standard-size burial vaults and grave liners. You can also customize your Glory Boat casket with your choice of several great interior lining patterns

Most people don’t know they’re not obligated to purchase a casket from the funeral home showroom or catalog, and we’re excited to offer a great alternative to standard wooden caskets. Planning your funeral now ensures that you’ll receive the service you want, and your grieving family will be able to celebrate your life and say goodbye without being forced to make your funeral and burial arrangements. You can use our convenient “My Map to That Far Shore” document to put your wishes in writing, and we’re always a phone call away if you have any questions. We can ship caskets to any funeral home in North America, with shipping to most cities in 24-48 hours.

Contact us online to learn more, and dial 501-216-2628 when you’re ready to order your American-made Glory Boat casket!