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July 10, 2016 in Blog

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by Rob

Upcoming Vintage Boat Shows in the USA and Canada

July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

What could be more satisfying than attending a vintage boat show (or more than one) during our precious summer and fall months? Answer? NOTHING!
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Treat yourself to attendance at at least one show in the coming months. Check out the comprehensive list below. (Permission to publish this list is kindly granted by Classic Boating magazine).

ARNOLDS PARK, IA July 29-30 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show on West Lake Okoboji. Skippers reception Fri; show Sat; rain date Sun. Iowa Great Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Alex Kent at (712) 898-8708 or

BURLINGTON, VT July 29-30 Lake Champlain Vintage Boat Show at the Burlington Community Boathouse. Lake Champlain ACBS Chapter. Contact: Steve Pond at (802) 363-3063 or besianna@ or Mike O’Brien at (802) 355-1781 or

SKANEATELES, NY July 29-31 38th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at Clift Park. Finger Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Erin Sammut at (315) 569-0955 or

MINOCQUA, WI July 29-31 24th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at The Boathouse. Benefiting multiple sclerosis. Contact: Al Hanley at (715) 453-4511 office or (715) 614-4511 cell or McCALL, ID July 29-31 Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Show at docks of Shore Lodge. Payette Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www.

ANGOLA, IN July 30 Lake James Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show at the former Boat House location, 120 Lane 447 Lake James. Indiana ACBS Chapter. Contact: Mike McBride at or (260) 249-7464.

MADISON, WI August 5-6 11th Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show. Three-lake boat cruise on Friday. Public show on Saturday on Lake Waubesa. Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Mark Walters at (608) 770-4439 or; Andy McCormick at (608) 235-7142 or andy@; Rich Lepping at (608) 235-1707 or

SICAMOUS, BC August 5-7 6th Annual Sicamous Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Okanagan ACBS Chapter, Contact Karen Harrison at (403) 815-3837 or; or Paul Harrison at or (403) 620-9713

CLAYTON, NY August 5-7 52nd Annual Antique Boat Show at The Antique Boat Museum. 9-5 Fri. & Sat.; 9-1 Sun. Annual boat auction, Sat. at 1pm. Contact: Michael Folsom at or (315) 686-4104 TRAVERSE CITY, MI August 6 29th Annual Classic Boats on the Boardwalk on the Boardman River. Registration from 7:30-10, show from 10-4, awards ceremony at 3. Water Wonderland ACBS Chapter. Contact: Deb Parker at (616) 249-0529 or

WOLFEBORO FALLS, NH August 11 10th Annual Boathouse Tour. Visit beautiful boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee. Tour by land in your car or by water in a classic driven by a NHBM volunteer. Contact: Lisa Simpson Lutts at (603) 569-4554 or museum

STURGEON BAY, WI August 12-13 26th Annual Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Dozens of classic boats on display, Sikaflex boat building contest, demonstrations. Contact: (920) 743-5958 or Visit

HOMEWOOD, CA August 12-13 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company. Marque class: Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts. Contact: Liquid Blue Events at (775) 851-4444 or

PORT SANILAC, MI August 12-13 Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show at the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbor, in water and on land. Registration forms available in Spring at Contact: Jeanne Harper at or Alan Brenner at

WALLACEBURG, ON August 12-14 28th Annual WAMBO, Wallaceburg Antique Motor & Boat Outing, one of Canada’s largest transportation shows featuring antique boats, antique and specialty cars, fire trucks, and motorcycles. Boats along Sydenham River. Contact:

NAPLES, ME August 13 23rd Annual Antique & Classic Car & Boat Show at the Causeway and Public Docks. Boating events planned Tuesday through Friday. Contact: Rick Filiau at (603) 485-7355 or or visit

HESSEL, MI August 13 39th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts. Showcasing Century boats. Les Cheneaux Historical Association. Contact: Barb Smith at (906) 484-4081 or lciboatshow@ or visit ALTON, NH August 13 40th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show. An informal non-judged vintage boat show at Alton Bay Town Docks. Contact: (603) 569-4554 or

MANOTICK, ON August 13 Ottawa International Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Rideau Ferry in conjunction with the area’s 75th anniversary of the townships. Manotick Classic Boat Club ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit

BIG BEAR, CA August 18-20 32nd Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Charlie Brewster at (909) 844-5337

PEWAUKEE, WI August 20 12th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park. Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter. Contact: Wil Vidal at (262) 695-2994 or or visit

FRISCO, CO August 20 Frisco Classic Boat Show at Frisco Town Marina. Boats on display from 9-12:30. Parade following, weather permitting. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: Jim Bull at or (303) 598-6153

HARVEYS LAKE, PA August 20 26th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Grotto Marina on Route 415, 9-4:00, dinner at 5 at the Grotto Restaurant. N.E. Pennsylvania/Harveys Lake ACBS Chapter. Contact: Josh Bryant at (570) 592-7634 or

KINGSTON, NY August 20-21 32nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, Rondout Creek. Hudson River ACBS Chapter. Contact: David Price (347) 581-4231 or or visit

CHETEK, WI August 21 Chetek Fly-In and Classic Boat Show at the municipal airport from 9-3. Free admission with donations to local charities. All classic watercraft welcome. Contact: John Baas at or (414) 218-4655

PENTWATER, MI August 27 20th Annual Wooden Boat Show & Parade hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club on the Village Green and the shores of Pentwater Lake. Contact: Dave Peterhans at (248) 217-3974 or or www.

GULL LAKE, MN August 27 8th Annual Gull Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbor Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Road. Contact: Jason at (612) 834-5020 TOLEDO, OH August 27-28 10th Annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show at the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Contact: Ramsey Brothers Restorations at (419) 255-2628 or info@toledoboatshow. com or visit

BUFFALO, NY August 27 & 28 Antique Boat Show at Canalside, downtown, a part of the Buffalo Maritime Festival. Niagara Frontier ACBS Chapter. Contact: Rich DeGlopper at (716) 946-7246 or

COEUR D’ALENE, ID August 27-28 Coeur d’Alene Classic Boat Festival on the boardwalk at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Inland Empire ACBS Chapter. Contact: Jan or John Keener at or (208) 664-6984.

LAKE OSWEGO, OR August 28 17th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car & Classic Boat Show. Over 300 cars and 40 boats in three parks in downton Lake Oswego. Columbia/Willamette ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www.oswego

LAKE VERMILION, MN Sept. 3-6 Antique & Classic Cruise and Show. Saturday Lake  Vermilion cruise; Sunday show at the Landing restaurant, 12-4. Contact: Mark Ludlow at; Jeff Stebbins at; or Sandy Jackson at

PORT HURON, MI September 9-10 Blue Water Antique & Classic Boat Show. Public boat show Saturday includes free classic boat rides from 11am to 2pm. Registeration forms available in Spring at Michigan ACBS Chapter. Contact: LeRoy Stephens at or Alan Brenner at ab_10ring@

SPRING PARK, MN September 9-10 41st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Lord Fletcher’s, 3746 Sunset Drive. Captain’s dinner Friday, show Saturday. BSLOL ACBS Chapter. Contact: Ian Sandercock at (612) 221-7254 or

KETCHUM, OK September 9-10 24th Annual Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show at Arrowhead Marina on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: visit www.heart

SMITH MTN LAKE, VA Sept. 9-11 26th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique & Classic Boat Festival & Show at Mariners Landing & Conference Center. Public show Saturday. Smith Mountain Lake ACBS Chapter. Contact: Alan Frederick at (540) 352-8653 or

PORT TOWNSEND, WA Sept. 9-11 40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street. Contact: (360) 385-3628 ext 104 or

QUINCY, IL Sept. 16-18 16th Annual Quincy Classic Boat Show & Outboard Show at the Quincy Boat Club on the bay of the Mississippi River. Contact: Todd Young at 217-242-7283, or Rob Ebbing at 217-257-7400 or Visit

MANISTEE, MI September 17 Century Boat Club Thoroughbred Round Up. Contact: centuryboatclub@sbcglobal .com or (616) 450-8968

PT. PLEASANT, NJ September 17 33rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Johnson Bros. Boat Yard, 1800 Bay Avenue. 8-5. Free admission, flea market, classic cars, RC boats. New Jersey Boating Museum Bldg 13. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 18. Barnegat Bay ACBS Chapter. Contact: Stu Sherk at (610) 277-2121 (732) 899-6604; or Ken Motz at (908) 910-3653

DENVER, CO September 17 (tentative) Informal rendezvous of classic boats at Sloan’s Lake. Public welcome. Contact: Mike Novick at or (720) 244-3376. Visit for firm date and details.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA Sept. 21-24 2016 Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show. Boat show at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay; meeting at The Village at Squaw Valley. Contact:

LAKE GENEVA, WI September 24-25 Geneva Lakes Boat Show at the Abbey Resort features classic and vintage boats from all over the country. Viewing is free to the public. A boat parade is also scheduled for Saturday. Blackhawk ACBS Chapter. Contact: Matt Byrne, or 630-802-2698
CHELAN, WA October 1-2 6th Annual Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show and Car Event at Chelan Waterfront Park and Lakeside Marina. Contact:

SAN DIEGO, CA October 1-2 San Diego Gathering at the San Diego Yacht Club. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Ken Slaght at Kslaght@

NAPLES, ME October 8 Fall foliage cruise from Long Lake Marina, cruise 11 miles up lake to Harrison, ME, dock for lunch at the Old Mill Tavern, and cruise back to Naples. Awesome scenery and great camaraderie. Contact: Rick Filiau at (603) 485-7355 or or visit

LAKELAND, FL October 15 Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival & Boat Show on the Lake Mirror promenade downtown includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles, vintage fashion show, and collectible cars. Contact: www.
LAVONIA, GA November 4-5 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, 1 Cardinal Road, Suite 16. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact: Hilton Head Island Motoring Fest@

by Rob

A final look at the ACBS International Boat Show: Gravenhurst Ontario, 2016

July 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

This segment of our Boat Show coverage includes a glimpse at several Amphicars, the Field of Dreams (with some tempting “Woodies” for sale) and a “cruise” around the antique car display. Enjoy!

by Rob

Continued coverage of the 2016 ACBS (Toronto Chapter) International Boat Show

July 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Enjoy Part III of the Toronto Chapter ACBS boat/car show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, July, 2016.

by Rob

A huge shout out to Bergersen Boats in Springfield, Wisconsin.

July 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Bergersen Boats has a reputation for first-class restoration work. No doubt, many of their Lake Geneva and environs clients demand…and get… the very best quality craftsmanship available. A brief description of Bergersen Boats, and the stunning Chris-Craft they have restored, (now on our website), appears below.
Bergersen Boat Co. is Geneva Lake’s premier full service boat shop specializing in wooden boats. We have a full service wood shop, offer expert repair on all marine equipment, regular maintenance, engine re-builds & re-powering, sailboat rigging, transportation, inside storage, boat sales and more!
Come experience our quality care and expert service for yourself! We are located 3 miles north of Lake Geneva off Hwy 120.
We have several beautiful classic wooden boats for sale listed on our boats for sale page. We are currently offering Shepherd boats, Streblow boats, Gage Hackers, Lymans, Cape Dory sailboats and Chris Craft boats for sale, but please check back frequently as our listings our constantly being updated.
(One of Bergersen’s recent restorations, a Chris-Craft barrel-back. 19 ft, 1939.currently on our website, is featured below. (Ad number pb701)
1939 19′ Chris-Craft Barrel Back
‘Double Barrel’ is powered by a Chris Craft Model K 95HP, top speed 32 mph. Originally shipped to Delavan Lake, WI, Double Barrel has spent most of it’s life in the Geneva Lake Area. Double Barrel underwent an extensive restoration by Bergersen Boat Co. in 2015. Boat was painstakingly restored to original condition with all of it’s original hardware & Bugatti type windshield re-chromed, engine rebuilt, custom made banjo wheel with tan marble, new tan pig skin upholstery, new flooring, gauges restored, new custom fuel tank, all re-wired with period correct wiring and a new full waterline cover. The boat has a new “no soak” bottom. Double Barrel won the Captains’ Choice Award & Best Antique runabout at the 2015 ACBS Boat Show in Fontana, WI.
Price: $149,000
(More photos below)


For more photos, details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb701

by Rob

One of our newest listings: a “rare” 20 foot Chris-Craft Riviera, 1954.

July 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Riviera: 20 ft, 1954
Notes from the owner:
This is a very rare 20 foot Riviera , powered by a Chevy 283 V8 engine. The boat is in very good condition. The bottom was redone, June, 2016 and the boat was additionally fully restored in 2011. New leather interior. The boat was professionally appraised at $35,000 at the time of restoration in 2011.

Price: $28,500 For further photos, details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb705
More photos below.