2018 Boat Show Entries

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Antique Runabout 21' & Over


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1930 Dart Silver Dart - 'Miss Geneva'
Owner: Chuck Wegner
Home Port: Walworth, WI

“More Speed Per Horsepower" was the motto used by the Dart Boat Company of Toledo, Ohio. Miss Geneva is a 1930 26' Dart Silver Runabout. A 225hp Kermath Sea Wolf propelled it to a top speed of 45 m.p.h. making it a popular choice amongst bootleggers.


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1937 Chris Craft 735 - 'Sanibel'
Owner: Chris Millard
Home Port: Carlinville, IL


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1929 Chris Craft 805 - 'Michelle II'
Owner: Chris Millard
Home Port: Carlinville, IL


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1931 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit - 'Rare Find'
Owner: Bill Pollard
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


Antique Runabout Under 21'


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1939 Chris Craft Barrel
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1941 Chris Craft 105 Deluxe Runabout - 'RUMOUR'
Owner: David De Horn
Home Port: Glenview, IL

1941 Chris Craft 17ft. Deluxe Barrelback Runabout #71769 Owned by David and Claire De Horn RUMOUR was completed in Algonac, Michigan and shipped to Miami, Florida, on January 27, 1941 which coincidentally, was my father’s 1st birthday. The same day, the following RUMOUR was leaked: "The Peruvian minister has informed a member of my staff that he had heard from many sources, including a Japanese source, that, in the event of trouble breaking out between the United States and Japan, the Japanese intended to make a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor...." After hearing this RUMOUR, Joseph Clark Grew, US Ambassador to Japan wired the following warning to FDR and the US State Department on January 27, 1941: Telegram #125, 1/27/41 18:00 Tokyo, Japan to US State Department “My Peruvian colleague told a member of my staff that he had heard from many sources including a Japanese source that the Japanese military forces planned in the event of trouble with the United States, to attempt a surprise mass attack on Pearl Harbor using all their military facilities. Although the project seemed fantastic the fact that he had heard it from many sources prompted him to pass on the information.” We all know what happened less than 11 months later……..


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1936 Chris Craft Special Race Boat - 'MARJORIE'
Owner: Micheal Favilla
Home Port: Houlton, WI


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1940 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout - 'Barchetta'
Owner: Jerry Perez
Home Port: ,


Classic Cruiser


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1924 Consolidated ship building corp Speedway - 'Cherokee'
Owner: Patrick Maher
Home Port: Delavan , Wi

Cherokee was built for HJ Heinz in 1924 . She spent most of her life in Old Mystic, Connecticut as a commuter craft for trips to Manhattan. 

She was acquired from the late David Young and shipped to Wisconsin . She spent 7 years on the hard surrounded by corn and thankfully had pine trees shading her from the afternoon sun. She has been in the care of Patrick Maher for the last 8 years. Her power plant and hull work was done about 16 years ago with sister ribs and new fasteners by Gerald Ford .  She serves the Geneva Lake for day trips providing many happy customers enjoyment for their special events and reunions . With a little luck, she will spend the rest of her days on Geneva Lake.


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1946 Chris Craft Express Cruiser - 'Sentimental Lady'
Owner: Nicholas Loniello
Home Port: Madison, WI

Sentimental Lady was sold to her proud owner fast and cheap by a scoundrel who had to leave town fast before the grand jury handed down the indictment. She has since been twice restored. She is older than her owner but in much better condition. She has two helms, one on the deck for sunny weather and one inside the cabin for those rainy or chilly cruises. She is 100% original except for some whimsical additions.


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1951 Chris Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser - 'CHRYSALIS'
Owner: Ted Cartner
Home Port: Antioch, IL


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1954 Chris Craft Semi-Enclosed Cruiser - 'Casual Elegance'
Owner: Capt Barry J. Hynes
Home Port: Cary, IL


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1970 Skiffcraft Hartop - 'King 3'
Owner: William Putzbach
Home Port: Arlington Hts, IL


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1950 Chris Craft Custom Sedan - 'Snowcloud'
Owner: Danny Lyons
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Snowcloud: 1950 Chris Craft Custom Sedan 22
Motor:  145 HP Chris Craft ML 6 Cylinder
Current Owner:  Stephen Bamberger
Most Recent Owners: Ted and Cindy Cartner 1996-2018
Restored by:  Ted and Cindy Cartner 
Originally Built for:  Dr. Alvin J. Spire 
Original Name:  Minnie
1 of roughly 450 produced during a 7 year run from 1948-1955

 


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1959 Shepherd Commuter - 'Mimi G'
Owner: Bob Gee
Home Port: Oak Brook, IL

There were only 15 of this model ever built. As far as we know there are only four of these boats known to exist. Bergersen Boat performed a 2 year restoration of this craft. The interior was completely rebuilt with new upholstery, flooring, new power plants, fuel systems and electrical.


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1962 Shepherd 120S - 'Strange Magic'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, il

"Strange Magic" is the last 24ft.runabout that Shepherd Boats built. She remains as built in 1962 with the exceptions of some safety upgrades.


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1957 Shepherd Utility - 'Uncle Roman'
Owner: Matt Robbins
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1953 Shepherd Express Cruiser - 'Falcon'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

This amazing craft was painstakingly restored by Bergersen Boat Co. This hull is #13 in the first series of 27' Shepherds built with a beam of 9' 6". This boat boasts the rare 331Chrysler Hemis first offered in 1953. The engines were just overhauled including the Chrysler V-drive transmissions that have all reconditioned clutch packs and seals. Top speed is 42 mph. This boat comes complete with kerosene stove top, head, original stainless cooler and sink. The bottom is original and the hull sides have been refastened with silicon bronze screws. All bungs were made from original old stock Honduras Mahogany from a 'donor Shepherd'. This craft has the original throttle and shift control levers that have been custom machined to operate modern control cables. You will never find a smoother shift on a Shepherd. The 200+ HP Chrysler Hemi's have modern Delco electronic ignition systems that we machined parts and adapters to accept this incredible upgrade. With this new ignition system the engines run better than they did when brand new. The boat has 15 coats of Epifanes varnish just applied, restored windlass winch for the anchor, a custom built mahogany swim platform which mirrors the intricate Bubinga and teak grating on the floor in the boat. Equipped with a built in Fusion sound system with Bluetooth capabilities housed in the cuddy cabin and mahogany speakers.


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1957 Shepherd Utility - 'Woodrow'
Owner: Josh Spiegelhoff
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1961 Shepherd Runabout
Owner: Alan Bosworth
Home Port: Elmhurst, IL


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1955 Chris Craft Capri - 'Nauti Pleasure'
Owner: Kit Sultz
Home Port: Glenview, IL

Fully restored Chris Craft with the original engine - an in-line 6 cylinder 131 hp with three carbs.


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1947 Greavette Custom Runabout - 'NO GOLF TODAY'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: White Pigeon, MI

No Golf Today was built in Gravenhurst, Ontario in 1947 as a custom runabout. Unfortunately two days after the boat was restored...it sank! I struggled most of the day to get it back on the trailer. Watching this activity from the dock, an Amish woman walked up and said that if the boat was fiberglass, this would not have happened....leaving me to ponder the irony of this statement and the challenge of my day! One year later the boat was totally restored by Ramsey Brothers Restoration of Toledo, Ohio. The boat is used about 40 hours each summer by family and friends..water-skiing, tubing or just enjoying the one of a kind spin around the lake. 


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1947 Century Sea Maid - 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'
Owner: Gary Conger
Home Port: Green Bay, WI


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1955 Chris Craft Cobra
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Kildeer, IL


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1950 Chris Craft Speical Utility/Gentleman's Racer - 'Just Cruisin'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI

This unique boat is a 1950 19’ Special Utility. The boat came from Marcy, NY and the remodel was begun in Hessle, MI (making it into a Gentleman’s Racer). A West System bottom was installed and the deck and hatches were framed, along with new decks, sides and transom.


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1955 Correct Craft Hurricane - 'Soul Mate'
Owner: Alan Arrighi
Home Port: Big Rock, IL


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1955 Chris Craft Continental
Owner: Anne Brunk Peterson
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1951 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Emily'
Owner: James Miller
Home Port: Long Lake, IL

Originally delivered to Delavan Boat Company, Delavan, WI First owners had her moored out on Lake Geneva, WI Second owner was out of McHenry, IL. He trailered her all over the country From Florida to Idaho. He added an amidships seat which lets a few more people ride. I purchased her last year and have her on Long Lake in Illinois. She is named after my daughter, Emily, who was born May 22, 2014 with a genetic anomaly called Trisomy 18. She was given weeks to live. She fought hard and I was able to care for her for 2 1/2 years till she succumbed to Trisomy 18. Emily has a twin, Henry, who loves taking a ride in Emily. The picture is of Emily out on Lake Geneva last year.


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1949 Chris Craft U22 - 'Fearless'
Owner: Jim McAvoy
Home Port: Walworth, WI

2015 G.L.B.S ACBS Most original winner. 2018 restoration includes : New Streblow style bottom ,stringers , keel.and wiring . RJames efinished original decks, transom ,cover boards, sides , chrome and upholstery. Motor upgraded to a 260 H.P.Crusader 350 xl


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1963 Century Coronado
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1945 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Delfini'
Owner: George Antonopoulas
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'La Mia Guardia'
Owner: Joe Improta
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1967 Century Coronado - 'Miss Millie'
Owner: Mark Svoboda
Home Port: Geneva, IL

This year marks the 51st birthday for Miss Mille. We are the second owner and we have had the boat for 31 years. We did a moderate restoration in1986/1987 and a complete restoration in 2001/2003 including the hull, decks, chrome and interior. Powered by this original Chrysler 325 HP motor, Miss Millie will do approximately 40 MPH. The boat has won numerous awards including Best Century at the Geneva Lakes Boat Show. The Fox River Valley Boat Company has been our restoration and maintenance partner for the past 30 years.


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1952 Chris Craft U22 Deluxe Sportsman - 'FANTASTIC'
Owner: Jim Wilkins
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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1948 Chris-Craft Sportsman - 'Effie'
Owner: Tom Whowell
Home Port: Fontana, wi

In 1955, Gordon “Gordy” Whowell started Gordy’s with “Effie” in Fontana, WI by giving speed boat rides on the west shore of Lake Geneva. He captained “Effie” himself, charging $1 a ride for his visitors to enjoy a beautiful cruise around the Lake while being entertained by his wonderful stories, love for boats and, most of all, the pursuit of having a good time. Families came from all over to experience Gordy’s famous speedboat rides- “A millionaire’s thrill for 1 thin bill.”

In front of you is the family’s original boat. She holds special meaning to the family as a reminder of our history over the past 65 years. We hope you enjoy seeing this boat here as you reflect back and look forward to building more great boating memories with your family on Lake Geneva.

Facts on Effie
* 1948 Chris Craft 25ft Sportsman
* Hull #s-25-158
* Engine: Scripts 208 (200 Hp); 6 cylinders with 2 spark plugs per cylinder; 678 cu in.
* 1 of only 250 made from 1946 to 1950 (the only one of this series remaining)
* “Effie” -named for the wife of the owner of the boat from 1948 to 1955, Effie White

In 1948
* New house $7,300
* New car $1,690
* Gallons of gas 0.16
* Loaf of Bread 0.14
* Ounce of gold $35
* 25 Chris Craft Sportsman $8,300


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1940 Chris Craft Deluxe Utility - 'Wooden Nickols'
Owner: Tom Nickols
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Wooden Nickols, a 22-foot Deluxe Utility was shipped from Algonac to Hessel, Michigan in June 1940. The owner of the Hessel grocery store purchased the boat to deliver groceries to summer residents on the surrounding islands, naming her Calli Sue after his granddaughter. The boat was acquired by an Ohio family and moved to Indian Lake, Ohio and renamed Smoove. We originally understood this was because of how, Smoove the boat went through the water. It was actually how Jackie Gleason's character in the Homeymooner's described how his cocktails went down, 'Smoove". The boat was moved to Iowa and received a new 5200 bottom and fresh varnish. Renamed Traveler it hit the road visiting a number of boat shows. The boat was relocated to Geneva Lake in 2007 and renamed Wooden Nickols. In frontier day's paper money was moved by stage coach, coins however were too unwieldy to ship. Local merchants banded together and "issued" nickels. dimes and quarters in wood. A merchant's life was short, so every few years the current crop of businesses would issue new coins and stop honoring the old ones. Hence the saying, "don't take any wooden nickels."


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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'Lone Palm'
Owner: Gary Paxson
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This boat was a Lake Geneva boat & was the Cameron's family boat of Geneva Lake Boat Co. I remember seeing her hang @the slip where the Yacht Club pier is now when I was 9. She was restored with the very capable hands @ Delavan Lake Boat Shed, her 2nd home in winter for 25 yrs.She is more than I deserve; the joy of seeing the smiles & shared moments of her guests is the true reward I receive for her "high maintenance" The name is from a Jimmy Buffett song, & a metaphore for me: though it is possible to add another palm tree; & the truth is you are never alone when you share.


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1955 Chris-Craft Continental - 'Summertime'
Owner: David Mackey
Home Port: Palatine, IL

In 1955 Chris-Craft produced a total of 30 of these large 25 foot Continental utility models. Currently only 6 of these models are known to exist and are now considered the rarest post war utility boat. Summertime includes the original 158 H.P. MBL Mighty Hercules engine. In 1955 only three of the thirty produced were delivered with the MBL Mighty Hercules engine.


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1957 Century Coronado - 'Shirley May'
Owner: Robert Nyberg
Home Port: Antioch, IL


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1956 Century Coronado
Owner: Robert Nyberg
Home Port: Antioch, IL


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1965 Chris Craft Sportsman
Owner: Craig Curry
Home Port: Willams Bay, WI


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1955 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Class of '55'
Owner: Perry and Jill Edwards
Home Port: Muskego, WI

1955 Chris Craft Holiday We bought this 20 ft 1955 Chris Craft Holiday last Fall 2017. We were happy to learn that it is Hull # 02, plus the engine is a Chris Craft MBL 6 Cylinder, 158 Hp - the largest of the engines used in the boats that were manufactured in 1955. We put on a new bottom and freshened up the inside. It is a sweet ride ! We're calling her "Class of '55 ".


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1960 Chris Craft Contenental - 'At Last'
Owner: David Vogeler
Home Port: Trout Valley, IL


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1952 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Time Out'
Owner: Hagen Harker
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

Only the third owner, refurbished winter/spring of 2018 after 30 years in storage. Original engine, engine cover, windshield steering wheel and key. Back in the water on August 24 of 2018.


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1955 Morehouse Utility - 'More Kids!'
Owner: Blackhawk Youth Group
Home Port: ,

This boat was restored by the members of the Blackhawk Chapter Youth program. The groups is comprised of around a dozen children ages 6 to 18. The group started in 2010 as a way to introducing the kids to the wonderful world of wood boating.  They participated in every stage of the restoration process.  They also learned how to handle a boat and all the kids over the age of 12 have completed a boating safety class.


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1957 Chris-Charft Rocket - 'Finn'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL


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1955 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Phil's Woody'
Owner: Phil Olson
Home Port: Palatine, IL


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1967 Century Resorter - 'Rising Sun'
Owner: Mike Norris
Home Port: Taylor Ridge, IL


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Birchwood'
Owner: Karen Birch
Home Port: Barrington, IL

This boat was purchased new in February of 1957 by Karen's late parents, Robert and Maxine Birch, of Griggsville, IL. Her dad became a Chris Craft dealer in 1956 and Karen has his original franchise certificate. This boat is all original and Karen has the boat's original order form, invoice, service manuals, prop, fenders, hand spot light, ladder and water skies that her dad used. Her dad's captain hat sits so proudly on the boat's dash. Karen uses one of the original canvas boat covers that had never been used and was being stored in her dad's attic. This boat spent most of its time on the Illinois River in central Illinois where Karen has great family memories. The last time the boat was in the water was in the summer of 1978 on the Mississippi river. Since then the boat had been sitting on her original cradle and boat trailer in a machine shed on the family farm. In May of 2010 the boat was transported by flatbed to McHenry, IL where it was completely restored by Fox River Valley Boat Company. The summer of 2011 was Birchwood and Karen’s first year of boating. Since then the boat has won various awards through the years at various boat shows. In September 2016 this boat was given the honor of being on the cover plus an article in a national boating magazine called “Classic Boating”. The boat was never named so Karen choose "Birchwood" in memory of her late parents. Karen's late parents are always with her on this boat and this boat is a constant reminder of how wonderful her parents were and the fabulous childhood they gave her. When asked about the boat Karen always says: “I made a promise to my dad that I would take care of his boat. I that’s what I intend to do”


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1956 Chris-Craft Continental - 'Cool Lady'
Owner: Michael Motherway
Home Port: Northbrook, IL

Fully restored to original condition.


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1956 Chris Craft Continental
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1959 Chris Craft Continental - 'Sportin A Woody'
Owner: Nick Caselli
Home Port: Williams Bay , WI


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1955 Correct Craft Commuter Deluxe - 'Sunday Drive'
Owner: Todd Weitekamp
Home Port: Fisher, IL

This is a 1955 correct craft commuter deluxe that has just finished a 3 winter restoration.  The top decking needed to be replaced simply due to drying out.  The sides were removed and refastened so the side wood is original to the boat.  It was a great learning process for me and my wife under the watchful eyes of Alan Arrighi.  This boat was restored in the old milking parlor of our dairy barn.  We did repower the boat with a Chrysler Hemi which was the largest factory option from correct craft.  This was done simply so we could ski this boat whenever we wanted...and we do! 


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1962 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Woke Up with Wood'
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Kildeer, IL

Restored in 2016 by Fox River Valley Boat Co. 3rd owner


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1957 Chris Craft Holiday
Owner: Marvin Cairns
Home Port: Belvidere, IL

Excellent completely restored condition.
New red upholstery, new gauges, new wiring and reconditioned fuel tank.  
Powered by rebuilt MCL 175 hp. 6 cylinder engine with twin up draft carburetors.  
Approximately 70 after restoration.
 
Tandem axle trailer included.   Housed after restoration.

 


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1958 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Morning Glory'
Owner: Ralph Petrek
Home Port: Charleston , SC

Beautiful 1958 Chris Craft Classic Wooden Boat. Velvet drive transmission. Restored 3 years ago. Original motor. Very good condition (inside & outside). Custom trailer included. 


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1948 Chris Craft Rocket - 'My Time'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI

1948 Chris Craft Rocket, “My Time”. Purchased seven years ago, which was midway through restoration. It has now been completely restored.

Contemporary


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1999 Grand Craft Triple Cockpit
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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2000 Notika - 'The Legend'
Owner: Joe Improta
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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2003 Grand-Craft Grand Sport - 'Irish Ayes'
Owner: Ross Lynch
Home Port: Lake Tomahawk , WI

This Grand-Craft combines state of the art woodworking techniques with old school craftsmanship; modern performance technologies with classical, tradional styling. Each Grand-Craft is hand-built requiring thousands of man-hours; a month or longer, just in the finishing room. Grand-Craft employs a special wood epoxy saturation process that bonds multiple layers of wood to achieve unsurpassed flexibily and strength. This saturation process not only protects the wood but also eliminates the need for “soaking up” the hull. The craftsmen mill and color match Philippine mahogany, which is preferred for it’s sound/shock absorption. Each piece has been hand selected on the basis of it’s reddish-brown hue and grain. Fir stringers run the length of the hull for added strength. All hardware is hand-cast in brass or bronze, which is plated in copper, nickel, and chrome. Heavy as it is handsome, this strikingly beautiful hardware exemplifies the quality of a Grand-Craft boat.


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2016 Chris Craft (Replica) Race Boat
Owner: Matt Byrne
Home Port: Aurora, IL


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2013 Glen-L Gentry - 'ATTITUDE'
Owner: Craig Smith
Home Port: Clinton, IA

Retirement afforded me the time to build this boat. It is cold-molded plywood with longitudinal African Mahogany veneers. After two years of construction she was first entered in this show in 2013. We were honored to be featured on the cover of the March/April 2015 CLASSIC BOATING magazine. This fall show is always a highlight of our boating season.


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1988 Hacker Craft Triple cockpit - 'Carte Blanche'
Owner: Jim Peck
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

1988 hacker craft triple cockpit Completely re-done with in the last 12 months 100% show quality Comes with a hacker craft trailer A must see! Will be in the water at the show


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2018 Chris Craft 30 Calypso
Owner: Gage Marine
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1985 Grandcraft Runabout - 'Grand Julia'
Owner: Gage Marine
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1993 Grandcraft Runabout - 'My Moy'
Owner: Gage Marine
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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2018 Chris Craft Launch 34
Owner: Gage Marine
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Full teak package flooring, trim, swimpad, swim platform


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2018 Mastercraft XT25
Owner: Gage Marine
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


Fiberglass


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1958 Herters Flying Fish
Owner: Steve Reuter
Home Port: Dixon, IL

Boat color matched to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.


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1961 Glastron Run About
Owner: Charles Rasso
Home Port: Albany, IL


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1987 Correct Craft SN 2001 - 'Wet-n-Wild'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI

This boat purchase started with a tour of the Correct Craft factory in Orange County, FL on our honeymoon 35 years ago, 1983. We special ordered this boat for manufacture in 1986 with our colors, etc. Our daughter was 1 year old when we launched our new 1987 ski boat and have been skiing ever since – 31 years. This boat is in original condition.


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1969 Correct craft Mustang - 'Big Wave Dave'
Owner: David Rezabek
Home Port: Morris, Il


Historic


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1897 L.E. FRY Longdecker - 'Majen Sawasmo'
Owner: Walter Goes
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

L.E.Fry, Built in Clayton N.Y. She is 34 feet long, Repowered Chrysler - New Royal Marine Engine, Approximate year 1950. The Hull - 95% of the wood is Original. She cuts through water so smoothly and with her length no roughness is experienced. Over all a wonderful solid 121 year old motor launch.


Lapstrake


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1966 Lyman Sportsman Hardtop - 'FREEDOM'
Owner: Andrew Kubicsko
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Fully restored to it’s original condition, documented as the last 28’ Lyman built. Hull #JO1189 Home port Geneva Lake


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1956 Chris Craft Sea Skiff - 'BOEINGS'
Owner: Lynn Ricter
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1964 Lyman Sleeper - 'VASA'
Owner: Bob Klockars
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1960 Chetek Princess - 'Why Not!'
Owner: Ron Campana
Home Port: Thomson, IL

My boat is a 1960 lapstrake purchased in 2013 after being stored inside for 26 years. I resealed, painted, and installed new interior. I have been showing the boat since 2014 and have won awards. I received a Gold Award at the International in 2017. I enjoy being a member of the ACBS, attending boat shows, and meeting new friends.


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1959 Thompson Sea Coaster - 'Baby "T" 1959'
Owner: Cathy Slovick
Home Port: Williams Bay , WI

Baby “T” is a 1959 Thompson Sea Coaster built in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. The boat was personally restored over the past couple of years. It is powered by a 65 horsepower 1966 Mercury outboard. The boat is kept at its home port in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.


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1959 Lyman - 'Brink'
Owner: Ed Jelisnki
Home Port: ,


OutBoard


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1956 Ole Lind Cedar Plank Utility Runabout - 'OVERKILL'
Owner: Michael Furibondo
Home Port: Chicago, IL

This is an Ole Lind Cedar plank utility runabout from 1956. Ole Lind built cedar plank boats in Detroit Lakes Minnesota between 1912 and 1958. I modified it during the restoration so I could use it on Lake Michigan and thus it is not "original", however, with a fully restored 45hp Mercury Mark58 pushing it along, it is a ton of fun and truly one of a kind.


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1956 AristoCraft Typhoon - 'Taifun'
Owner: John Spoeri
Home Port: Wilmette, IL


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1957 Trojan Sea Breeze - 'Walleen 2.1'
Owner: Kyle Knoke
Home Port: Waupaca, WI

Inherited in 2015 from Uncle Wally and Aunt Eileen (owners since 1960), the Walleen has spent her whole life in the Lake Winnebago ports of Neenah/Menasha. This 19' day cruiser was Amish-built by The Trojan Boat Company in Lancaster, PA. The Sea Breeze 28' of the late 1950s was one of Trojan's most historically notable vessels. New to the classic scene, when I took on the 'task' of refinishing, I had no idea what I was getting into. Why didn't someone tell me?!? Restoration performed on location at Nimphius Boats, Inc. under the most generous supervision of Alex Nimphius. The Walleen is driven by the original twin 1957 Johnson 35HP Sea Horses thanks to life-long service from Doug Bodway of Valley Marine Mart, Inc. All-original mahogany decking and plywood hull...with a few custom crafted accoutrements.


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1969 Lund RN-14 Charger
Owner: Chad Jensen
Home Port: Hartford, WI

Moderately restored over the spring and summer 2018. The turquoise color is not original to the boat, but is an original Lund color on other models of the same year. The boat has new flotation foam, new floor, and new paint. The seat frames are original but were recovered at some point in the history of the previous owners. I chose to match the carpet to the color of the seats rather than going back to the original olive drab color. The engine is being brought back to all original from 1968 other than a new fuel pump, thermostat, and starter solenoid. At some point a previous owner painted the entire engine, mount, and trim motor Evinrude gold it to match an engine cover from a Lark 40. I replaced the engine cover with an original Ski-Twin cover found on eBay, but had to use the front door from the Lark since it was missing from the Ski-Twin cover. The Evinrude gold paint has been flaking away and I'm working on removing all of it to bring it back to the original light blue. It has been completely rewired, and the trim motor has been replaced and is fully functional.


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1927 Thompson Sea - 'The Idle Hour'
Owner: Chris Callahan
Home Port: North Aurora, IL

Completely restored antique Thompson wood boat.


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1958 Lone Star El Dorado
Owner: Jeffry Gimore
Home Port: Downers Grove, IL

Thick riveted aluminum, new paint same as original new floors,extras


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1950 PennYan Swift - 'Glimmerglass'
Owner: Andrew Kelly
Home Port: Lake Geneva , WI

Newly recanvassed by Bergersen Boat Co. Color: Bikini Blue


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1947 Wagemaker Wolverine - 'Old Times'
Owner: Nick Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL


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1957 Thompson Sea Lancer
Owner: Frank Lozich
Home Port: Tinley Park, IL


Streblow


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1958 Streblow Rebel - 'Rebel'
Owner: Eric Moberg
Home Port: Johnsburg, IL

One of the oldest surviving Streblow inboards. Purchased as a derelict in 1994 and returned to regular use over the ensuing years. The Rebel still has its original bottom as well as the original Cadillac Crusader engine. One of two 1958 Streblow 19 ft built.  Photo courtesy of Classic Boating

 


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2009 Streblow Custom Utility - 'RODAN'
Owner: Ken Rodeck
Home Port: Fontana, WI

RODAN is the last 26 foot built by Randy and Steve before Randy died great memory great boat.


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1987 Streblow V-drive Runabout - 'The Aurora Lucille II'
Owner: John Gust
Home Port: Park Ridge, IL

Well maintained, updated, fresh power and a fresh full refinish in 2018.


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1970 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Mr T III'
Owner: Don Taylor
Home Port: Williams Bay, Wi

In February 2001, I purchased a 1970 Streblow custom wood boat. This twenty three foot beauty had a great history that accompanied the boat Namely, a gentleman from northern Illinois, William D. Wallace, was a partner in a silver mine with John ‘Duke’ Wayne Wallace purchased the boat new from the Streblow factory in Kenosha, WI.,and they decided to name the boat “HI LO SILVER”, a very fitting name. They operated the pleasure craft on Lake Delavan in Wisconsin, for almost ten years.  John Wayne passed away in 1979. With the drop in the price of silver in 1980, they decided to sell the boat. Larry Streblow and son Randy purchased the boat and retuned it to their factory in Kenosha. The Streblow family remodeled the boat and kept it for personal use for a couple of years until it was sold to Gregg Liebovich from Rockford, Illinois. He kept the boat for eighteen years on Geneva Lake. After cruising Geneva Lake over the summer, I load the boat and haul it on my annual journey back to Lake Eustis, Florida, where I, along with the help of my friends, refinished the boat and renamed it ‘Mister T III’. John Wayne would be impressed with the revitalization of “HI LO SILVER.”

After the 2015 GLBS, since the Streblow ownership had recently taken place, Taylor chatted with Lars Bergersen about refinishing the hull and removing the teak boards from the king planks Lars agreed to have the boat completed in six weeks. Taylor gave him eight weeks !

Thus, the boat won the BEST STREBLOW at the 2016 Geneva Lake Boat Show .
The following September, the boat received a Silver Award at the ACBS INTERNATIONAL SHOW in Racine, Wisc 

The 2018 Sunnyland Boat Show  brought another award !!!


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1965 Streblow Runabout - 'Endurance'
Owner: Wally Perkins
Home Port: N Barrington , IL


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2000 Streblow Custom V drive - 'Mare El lll'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: Kirkwood , MO


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2010 Streblow 23 Vee Drive - 'Bucket List'
Owner: James Kelsey
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1969 Streblow - 'Relax'
Owner: Dale & Trina Gustafson
Home Port: Walworth, WI

Relax is a family treasure. It was meticulously restored in 2017 by Streblow Custom Boats and has been enjoyed ever since. A great combination of vintage styling and contemporary reliability. Whether behind the helm with the wind in our faces or relaxing on the bikini deck, this boat is a joy to behold.


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1973 Streblow 26 Custom - 'West End Girl'
Owner: Tom Marek
Home Port: Fontana, WI

West End Girl is a 1973 Streblow 26 Custom. It is the first 26 V-Drive the Streblow family produced. I purchased the boat from the original owner, Bruno Presky in 2003. She underwent a complete restoration in 2013-2014 which was done by Streblow Custom Boats.


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1972 Streblow - 'The Real McCoy'
Owner: Scott Leitner
Home Port: Lake Geneva, Wi

My wife, Patty, and I purchased our Streblow from Streblow Custom Boats last Summer.  Over the Winter months Steve Horton and his team of expert workers at Streblow Custom Boats did a "Refresh" on our 23 foot Streblow.  Our boat was built in 1972, yet after the "Refresh" it is looking better than new.  My wife's maiden name is McCoy, so it was easy to come up with our new name for the boat, "The Real McCoy" and it will continue to remain on beautiful Lake Geneva.  

 


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1978 Steblow 23 - 'Fire Escape'
Owner: Ray Fitzgerald
Home Port: Fontana, WI

A new home for a vintage Steblow
 
Not long ago, my youngest daughter Holly made a comment: ‘I want a Streblow when I’m 50!  She is only 45.  Well, being retired and having a lifetime interest in inboard wooden boats, I thought I would be the logical one to research this project.  I approached Lars Bergersen, owner of Bergersen Boats, and former employee of Streblow Custom Boats, Steve Horton and Bob Clausius of Streblow Custom Boats.  Between those 3 experts and myself, we considered a 19.5’ 1963, a 1968 23’ and a 1978 23’, “Fire Escape”.  “Fire Excape” as my choice.  She’s a straight drive 440 cu.in., 330 horsepower immaculate boat! Her former owner used to wax the engine. How’s that for tender love & care? “Fire Escape” will have a new home, on Lake Geneva with her new owner, Holly & Hans Margaret, Lars, Charlotte & Ginny Lynn.

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1989 Colin Streblow - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: Lake in the Hills, IL

Although it is the baby of the fleet, this 20 footer is no runt of the litter. Powered by the Chrysler 440, this nimble little boat has the power and ability to be perfect for watersports fans.


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1980 Streblow 23 - 'Donnybrook'
Owner: michael kennedy
Home Port: naperville, il


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1969 Streblow
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI

1969 23' Streblow This is a 1969 23′ Straight Drive powered by a Chrysler 440.  This is a beautiful example of the 60s styling  Notice the art deco navigation lights to the much lauded curved windshield.  This boat has been on Lake Geneva its entire life and holds some nice options including a fold out extension to make the engine hatch a spacious sun pad, dual air horns, full boarding ladder, and swivel captain’s seats.


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1964 Streblow - 'Bug Fly'
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI

1964 22' Streblow "Bugfly" powered by 401 Buick marinized by Gray Marine that puts out 280 horsepower.  Has had its white and bottom painted in the last year.  Boat has been a part of the same family for over 20 years.


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1961 Streblow Rebel
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI

1961 Streblow Rebel 19'  Boat is powered by Chris Craft 283.  Boat is in project condition but has the potential to be a show stopper.  Engine, trailer, and majority of hardware included.