by Rob

One of our newest listings: Chris-Craft Constellation

October 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Constellation: 28 ft, 1962
(Notes from the owner below)
Beautifully refurbished 1962 Chris-Craft Constellation in excellent condition.
View this boat out of water and see there is absolutely no rot in this mahogany hull.
Engines and pumps etc. were rebuilt and run in at a shop.
New holding tank and fuel tanks.
Current survey.
Call for additional info and pics.
Price: $23,500 or best offer.  For additional details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb782
(Additional photos below)

by Rob

Upcoming vintage boat shows: Fall, 2017

September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s not too late to take in an/antique/classic boat show,  especially for our American viewers.  Below is a list of upcoming events through to November 4, 2017.

Sept. 29-30 San Diego CA
San Diego gathering at the San Diego Yacht Club. For members and guests of both clubs. Southern California ACBS Chapter.  Contact Ken at


Sept 30-Oct 6: Muskogee OK
2nd Arkansas River Cruise, from Muskogee OK to Pendleton, AR.Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Mike at 918-409-7801 or visit

Sept.30-Oct 6: Topping Virginia
22nd Annual Wings,  Wheels and Keels Show: an annual family eventlocated at Hummel Airfield in Topping. Contact Buzz at 804-334-9869 or visit

Oct. 6-8 Lake Chelan, Washington
Mahogany and Merlot: 8th Annual Wooden Boat and Hydroplane Raceboat Show.. Hosted by Hrdroplane and Raceboat Museum, Lake Chelan.  Contact HARM at 206-764-9453 or visit

October 6-8:Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay Texas
Annual Hill Country Boat Show. Hosted by Southwest Chapter ACBS. Contact Scott at 512-627-7230 or Jim at 512-567-5359

Oct 7 Winsted, WInchester CT
Winsted Centenninnal Celebration Featuring historic, antique and classic boats. Categfories are boats from the late 1800s to 1970. Main Stree of Winsted. Contact Philip at 860-738-3351

Oct 7: Little Rock, AR
Classics on the River Boat Show at the Inland Maritime Museum.  Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact John at 479-234-5192 or visit

Oct. 7: little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock Boat Show. Sponsored by Heartland Classics Chapter at the Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive., North, Little Rock. Contact John at 479-394-5980

Oct 7:  Naples, Maine
 Foliage Cruise: Hosted by Mountainview Woodies Chapter, Long Lake Marina, 933 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Contact and RSVP

Oct. 13-15: Iuka Mississippi
Lake Pickwick Annual Rendezvous. Hosted by Dixieland Chapter at the Aqua Marina on Lake Pickwick, 3832 MS-25, Iuka.  Contact Richard at 615-390-2561

Oct. 14-15: Madisonville. Louisiana
28th Annual Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival on the beautifulTchefuncte River. Hosted by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritme Museum. 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, Louisiana 70447. Contact Carol at 985-845-9200 or

Oct. 20-22: Georgetown South Carolina:
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter and the Harbor Historical Assoc.. Location at the waterfront and along Front Street Georgetown Historic District, Georgetown, SC. Contact Sally at 843-3403879 or

October 21: Lakeland, FL
Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival and Boat Show on the Mirror Lake promenade downtown, includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles vintage fashion show and collectible cars.  Contact

Nov. 4-5:  Hilton Head. South Carolina
Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours D’Elegance.  Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact Jerri at 706-273-6495

by Rob

Our newest listing: Thompson runabout, 18′, 1963

September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thompson lapstrake runabout; 18′, 1963

The Thompson underwent a major restoration in 2013-14, including a new keel, thirteen new ribs and three new planks. An upgraded out-drive was installed, the topsides were stripped of paint,  sanded and varnished (7 coats of varnish) and the bottom was repainted with racing bronze). The boat seats six comfortably. A new padded engine dog house was fabricated. The four cylinder Mercruiser I/O 110 hp engine runs well.  The included trailer offers an electric winch, guide bars, reinforced fenders  new tires (2014), new wiring and new bearings (2017). The included floating boat house, in very good condition, weighs about 240 pounds and measures 20′ x10′
Price – $8500 (with boat house) or $7,500 without boat house.

For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  
Ad Number pb783
Video and additional photos below.

by Rob

The Elco boat company… a unique history and an electrifying, “shocking” story

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this landmark video of an historic American boat company, well ahead of its time, even in the last century. For the sake of the environment, the Elco approach to power is a most welcome advancement.

by Rob

Century Raven still available: West Point Skiff finds new home.

September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

For any of our viewers trying to contact the owner of this beautifully maintained Century Raven by email, please try again by clicking on this  link to his full page ad. (Below)
Ad number pb759  (An error was made when inserting the email address on the ad page.)

Congratulations to the vendor and buyer of this charming West Point Skiff. Listed at $10,500, the package included a newer 50 hp Evinrude E-Tec engine and a trailer in very good condition. (Previous ad number pb739)