2018 Boat Show Entries

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Antique 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.


Antique Runabout 21' & Over


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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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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.


Antique Runabout Under 21'


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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……..


Classic Cruiser


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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.


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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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


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1952 Chris Craft U 22 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


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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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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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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.


Classic Utility Under 21'


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


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


Contemporary


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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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2012 HackerCraft Sport - 'Sorry Lori'
Owner: Kent Petersen
Home Port: Minocqua, WI


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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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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.


Lapstrake


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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.


OutBoard


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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


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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


Streblow


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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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2000 Streblow Sport Vee
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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1978 Streblow - 'Fire Escape'
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI

“Fire Escape” is 1978 23' straight drive Streblow and has been a two owner boat. It’s interior was replaced in 2001 and has enjoyed the big waters of Lake Geneva its entire life. It recently had its sides and deck refreshed in 2013. Its made a few road trips to Lake Michigan and the Chicago Boat Show, held perennially in McCormick Place. It is powered by the Chrysler 440 that puts out 330 horsepower.


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1985 Streblow - 'Awesome'
Owner: Streblow Boats
Home Port: Walworth, WI

“Awesome” is truth in advertising. She is a 23 foot 1985 straight drive Streblow powered by the Chrysler 440. The boat’s exterior was redone in 2012 and the one of a kind interior was built in 2013. The engine hatch comes with both front and rear facing seats increasing the seating options. The boat also has a bimini that folds out covering you no matter the conditions. The passenger and captain’s seat sport custom molded in cup holders and varnished speaker grills to accent this boat beautifully.


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