2017 Boat Show Entries

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Antique Runabout


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1934 Garwood Sweet 16 - 'Silver Fox'
Owner: Gerald Petersen
Home Port: Elkhorn, WI


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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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1940 Chris Craft Barrel Back
Owner: Dean Kaczorowski
Home Port: Shawano, WI


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

RUMOUR was completed in Algonac, Michigan and shipped to Miami, Florida, on January 27, 1941 which was my father’s 1st birthday. The same day, the following “rumour” was leaked: Joseph Clark Grew, US Ambassador to Japan wired a warning to FDR and the US State Department on January 27, 1941: "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...."


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1939 Chris-Craft Barrel Back - 'Double Barrel'
Owner: Chuck Wegner
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

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. It was painstakingly restored to original condition with all of its original hardware & Bugatti type windshield re-chromed, engine rebuilt, custom made banjo wheel with tan marble, gauges restored and all re-wired with period correct wiring. Double Barrel won Captain's Choice Award & Best Antique runabout at the 2015 ACBS Boat Show in Fontana, WI. For Sale $139,988


Antique Utility


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1940 Chris Craft Utility - 'Jerryatrix'
Owner: Jerry Schwanebeck
Home Port: Eagle River, WI

Beautifully restored with 1936 Windshield and Rare Original Installed Bait Boxes


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1940 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'In the Mood'
Owner: Wil Vidal
Home Port: Pewaukee, WI


Classic Cruiser


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1949 Chris Craft Cabin Cruiser - 'Timeless'
Owner: Roger O'Neill
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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2016 Oneill Craft Cabin Cruiser - 'Passion'
Owner: Mark Lahey
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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

42 ft consolidated built on the Hudson River in 1924. Built for H.J. Heinz. She spent most of her life in salt water in Old Mistic C.T. Wisconsin waters for the past 6 seasons.


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1970 Skiffcraft Hartop
Owner: William Putzbach
Home Port: Arlington Hts, IL


Classic Cruiser Under 30'


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1978 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Fire Escape'
Owner: Strelow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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

This twenty-four foot Shepherd was the last 24 built by Shepherd boats. With the exception of the bottom this boat is all original as delivered in 1962.


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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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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1947 Greavette Custom Runabout - 'no golf today'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: White Pigeon, MI


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1948 Chris Craft Custom - 'Gina'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: Bull Valley, IL


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1950 Chris Craft Special Utility - 'Just Cruisin'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI


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


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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


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1966 Century Coranado
Owner: Victor Conforti
Home Port: Wiloowbrook, IL

20 original hours striped and bottom


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

Same as last year.


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

This year marks the 50th birthday for Miss Mille. We are the second owner and we have had the boat for 30 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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1949 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Uncle Buster'
Owner: Robert VanOrsdel
Home Port: Okoboji, IA


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1955 Chris Craft Continental - 'Cream of the Kropp'
Owner: Marie Kropp
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1938 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility - '"LOLLIPOP II"'
Owner: Michael Favilla
Home Port: Houlton, WI


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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.


Classic Utility Under 21'


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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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1955 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Phil's Woody'
Owner: Phil Olson
Home Port: palatine, il


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1965 Chris Craft Continental - 'Cool Lady'
Owner: Michael Motherway
Home Port: Northbrook, IL


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1962 ChrisCraft Holiday - 'Woke up with Wood'
Owner: howard granat
Home Port: kildeer, il

Restored in 2016-2017 by Fox River Valley Boat Co. 3rd owner


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


Contemporary


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2017 Cherubini 255 Pocket Cruiser
Owner: Michael Trainor
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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2013 Glen L Gentry - 'Attitude'
Owner: Craig & Vivi Smith
Home Port: Clinton, IA

The two year construction of this Glen L design was a steep learning curve that resulted in years of boating pleasure and many new friends. We were honored to be featured in the Classic Boating magazine. And we always enjoy the fall show in Fontana.


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1989 GRAND CRAFT LUXURY SPORT - 'BOARD ROOM'
Owner: KEVIN REARDON
Home Port: WILMINGTON, IL


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

Hand crafted mahogany with teak flooring built in Holland, Michigan in 2003.


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2016 Peter Breen Antique & Classic Boat Co. Ltd Gentlemans Racer 25 - 'The Apprenticeship'
Owner: Jeff Breen
Home Port: Rockwood, On

Custom built boat completed in 2016 by Jeffrey Breen as a spare time project to serve as a sales tool for potential clients. Custom sand-casted bronze hardware, curved engine hatches, dovetail hatch joinery, and crocodile upholstery are a few notable features.


Fiberglass


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1959 Plastyle Lark
Owner: scott stier
Home Port: Huntley, IL

14.6 Fiberglass Runabout with matching 1957 Johnson Golden Javelin 35 HP OUtboard. Plastyle Boats were made in the late 50s in Niles, MI. This Lark is in "As Found" unrestored condition from original owners in Elmwood Park, Il. Re-commissioned 2 years ago after 36 years in storage.


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1974 Century resorter - 'MARIA'
Owner: Jim Tuschall
Home Port: Lake Geneva, wi


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

The beginning of the companies venture into fiberglass Ski Boats which turned into thie record-breaking Ski Nautique


Lapstrake


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


OutBoard


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


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1940 Wagemaker Wolverine - 'Old Times'
Owner: Nick Wagner
Home Port: Bull Valley, IL


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


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


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

"Overkill" is a 1956 Ole Lind Utility Runabout which was re-discovered in a garage right here in Fontana, Wisconsin. I've been restoring it for the past two years and have done almost all of the work myself.


Streblow


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


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2000 Streblow V-Drive
Owner: Strelow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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1985 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Awesome'
Owner: Strelow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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2009 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Rodan'
Owner: Ken Rodeck
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1980 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: S Barrington, IL

Although it is the baby of the Streblow fleet, this 21' 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. “Golden Girl” your go-to girl for fun on the water.


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1970 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Mr. T III'
Owner: Don Taylor
Home Port: Mt Dora, FL


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1958 Streblow Rebel - 'Rebel Without a Cause'
Owner: Eric Moberg
Home Port: Johnsburg, IL

Eric & Kathy’s 1958 Streblow Rebel 19’ is one of the oldest surviving Streblow inboards. It was purchased as a derelict in 1994, and was refurbished and returned to regular use by the Moberg family over the next 3 years. Since that time continuous additional steps have been taken to return it to original condition, with some guidance from the Streblow Boat Co. Most of the side and bottom planking is original. It is one of only two 19’ Streblows built in 1958, and has the original Cal Connell Cadillac Crusader 390 cu. in. engine. Only one other Streblow used this engine, which was the most powerful engine available in 1958. The Rebel is used regularly on the Fox Chain in Northern Illinois.


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1992 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Serenity'
Owner: Tom Ganzer
Home Port: Barrington, IL

This is our third Streblow!!! We have owned a 20', 23' and now our 26'. Our three sons (Ryan, Christopher and Taylor), along with Lisa and I, thoroughly enjoy our boating experiences on Lake Geneva.


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2000 Streblow Custom V Drive - 'Mare El 111'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: St. Louis, Mo