I built a rower because I wanted to be able to take people and gear out with me. This completely reasonable decision evolved into impracticality when I moved from the coast to an apartment in the city.
But the extra aggravation I have with a rowboat in Washington DC has paid off. Yes, that is my Jimmy Skiff being used as an on-location prop for a bona fide fashion shoot on the Georgetown waterfront. (Watergate, Kennedy Center, and Washington Monument in view downstream)
The photographer didn't like my boat numbers: changed them in Photoshop. Didn't like my registration sticker: gone. You'll notice the girls seem to be adrift without oars; that's because the bow line has been deleted and the hole through the hull filled. However the artist provided my boat with a very nice paint job, much better than the hurried workboat finish the boat got as I was moving to the city. Fashion is ALL illusion anyway.
Great fun with a group who had very clearly never been in a small boat in their lives (I can provide a 4-star review about the Jimmy Skiff's stability). The lovely shoot coordinator also sincerely thanked me for letting them use my canoe. ;-)