2012 Boat Show Entries

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Antique Runabout


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1939 Gar Wood Runabout - 'Miss Lisa'
Owner: Matt Byrne
Home Port: Aurora, IL

September, 2012 marks the completion of a five year restoration for this 1939 Gar Wood Runabout.  The majority of the work was done by the owner. The previous owner had purchased what he believed to be a Chris Craft Barrelback and intended to restore it when he retired.  After doing some research he discovered its true identity was a 1939 Garwood Custom Runabout model 912 (Hull #6504) that was originally delivered to Syracuse, Indiana, boat 56 of the 122 built of this series.  After owning the boat for 25 years and never really starting the restoration the owner decided to sell the boat.  He advertised the boat on Craig’s List, an online classified website.  At the time of purchase the boat did not have an engine and much of the hardware was incorrect.  The owner was fortunate to find a correct make, model and vintage engine for the boat.

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1937 Chris Craft Custom Runabout - 'What Fun'
Owner: George Plamondon
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Purhased in 1973 for $1 (plus legal fees!), the What Fun has usually lived up to its name! Fully restored, 2000-2008. The WHAT FUN is a 1937 17’ Chris Craft custom runabout, acquired September 23, 1973 for $1 (and attorney’s fees of $10). At that time, I began the initial restoration but despite these efforts, the boat continued to sink. It was left in storage for more than 25 years, until the turn of this century -- when the fix-up really began. An uphill battle, but I’m gaining on it! The vessel’s name comes from another project of mine -- a 1969 BMW motorcycle with a side-car ride that I restored. While I was riding the bike on the Gold Coast of Chicago, a female onlooker commented, “What fun.” I couldn’t have agreed more, and thought her words might also apply to my boat. The name can be taken two ways: when it’s running, “What Fun!”; when not running, “What Fun?”

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1934 Chris Craft Custom - ''S a Gem'
Owner: Russell Hagen
Home Port: Minneapolis, MN

One of 60 27 ft Chris Craft Customs built and one of two with Scripps 302 V-12 engines it was purchased in 2006 by Russell Hagen, Minneapolis, MN. Hauled from Connecticut to Minnesota where it was completely restored by David Watts, Little Rock Boatworks, Rice Minnesota. The Scripps 302 engine was rebuilt by Dan Acierno, Sayville NY. Restoration was completed in May 2008 and the boat was entered in the Keels & Wheels boat show, Seabrook Tx where the boat was awarded "Best of Show". The boat was then entered in the Lake Tahoe Concour where it was awarded 2nd place in the catagory "Prewar 23 ft and over" (no first place award was given) and "Best Engine of Show".


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1930 Ventnor 91-135 Hull #3 - 'racing hydroplane'
Owner: Joan Yunker
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

A very rare 1930's Ventnor racing hydroplane Model- 91-135 Hull- #3 Engine- Ford V8-60 flathead Price- $25,000 OBO

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1930 Dart Silver Dart - 'Ms. Geneva'
Owner: Chuck Wegner
Home Port: Williams Bay, 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. This was the only Dart shipped west of the Mississippi; Seattle Washington. With less then a 100 of these made, it is believed that only 9 exist as documented in 1995. With a 225hp Kermath Sea Wolf that propelled it to a top speed of 45 m.p.h. made it a popular choice for bootleggers. Miss Geneva then named Afton and owned by Tom & Julie Williams was shown in Lake Tahoe and received 20.875 points of a possible 22. The boat was next shown at Coeur d' Alene in Idaho where she won her class.

Antique Utility


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


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1940 GarWood 151 Utility - 'Prime Time '40'
Owner: William Goodman
Home Port: Arlington Heights, IL

July 1940-Shipped to Joseph Boardman in San Francisco. 1940-2009 History unknown October 2009-Purchased from antique and classic boat seller in Minnesota September 2010- Won second best in class award at Geneva Lake Boat show. 2010-present-Used and enjoyed on the waters of Lake Winnebago, WI.

Canoe


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1982 Walter Walker English Model 20
Owner: Paul Miller
Home Port: Elburn, IL

This canoe was built by Walter Walker, the most storied canoe builder in Canada. Walker was inducted as the first “Canoe Builder Emeritus” in the Canoe Builders Hall of Fame established by the Canadian Canoe Museum. He received numerous awards and certificates for his work in the canoe industry. Walker’s death marks the end of an era; he was the last orginal link to the heyday of wooden canoe-building. Walker, who was born in Ancaster, Ontario on November 4, 1907 and who began his career as a furniture-maker, worked for boat and canoe companies in Lakeville and Peterborough, the field in which he eventually earned the distinguished title of Master Canoe Builder. Walker built and personally presented a cedar strip canoe to Britain’s Prince Andrew upon the latter’s graduation from Lakefield College School in 1977. In 1999, Walker presented a handmade paddle to the Prince when he visited the Canadian Canoe Museum. Walter died in 2008 at the age of 101. Walter built this canoe in 1982 on the original Wm. English canoe mold for the Model 20 racing canoe.

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1902 JH Rushton Arkansas Traveler
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, IL

Canoe:            Arkansas Traveler

Builder:          J. Henry Rushton
                        Canton, NY

Year built: 1899-1904

I purchased this Rushton canoe from the James Gardner family. The family camp, as they call them in the Adirondacks,  was on Cranberry Lake which was the boats home until I purchased it in 2011. J H Rushton also spent much of his leisure time on Cranberry Lake and, knowing the conditions on this lake, built this 15 foot Arkansas Traveler specifically for Cranberry.

The authorative book about Rushton was written by Atwood Manley in 1968 entitled: “Rushton And His Time In American Canoeing”.  Atwood Manley had the opportunity to view this canoe and wrote:

“Last summer on Cranberry Lake I located an older Arkansas Traveler with a type of deck Rushton offered as an option-a-three-inch inwale deck along the sides with a two-and-a-half-inch coaming encircling the cockpit. James Gardner found it in nearly perfect condition in the summer cottage formerly owned by the Abbott family of Gouverneur. Worth Abbott had purchased it a few years before his death in 1906.”

 This canoe retains all of its original deck , coaming, ribs, and planking.


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1969 Riva Super Aquarama - 'Esco Pazzo'
Owner: Charlie Johnston
Home Port: Key Largo, FL

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Riva Aquarama. Production started in 1962, and a total of 769 Aquarama's were produced until production ended in 1995. Within that total, 203 were designated Super Aquarama's, which were fitted with larger, big block engines. My boat is a 1969 Super Aquarama, which I have owned and kept on Lake Geneva for 12 years. It was originally delivered to New York financier, Jerry Tsai, who bought it new in 1969.  It has twin 454 engines, each producing 350 horsepower. All of the Aquarama series were fitted with GM or Chrysler block engines as Riva believed they were the most reliable engines available. These boats were incredibly well designed and engineered, using the finest craftsmanship and materials. Its no wonder that Motorboat and Yachting magazine named it #1 of the top 100 best boats ever.


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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

Shepherd Boats were built in Niagara-on-the-Lake….Ontario, Canada. This specific Shepherd was on display at the Chicago Boat Show in 1961 when my Aunt & Uncle bought it new. In 1993 the Shepherd’s bottom needed replacing at which time my Uncle debated selling it. However he passed away right before doing so.A few months later I decided it was well worth saving the boat, keeping alive so many fond memories of fishing & riding (getting soaked) in Uncle Muff’s Shepherd. The boat has gone thru a couple of restorations yet still has most of the original wood. The original Chrysler motor was rebuilt once and is still in use.This boat has been docked at Pier #1 since 1961 on Geneva Lake for the last fifty-one (51) years.

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1956 Chris Craft 17' Runabout
Owner: Nicholas Janous
Home Port: Port Washington, WI

The boat was purchased in July 2011 as a pattern boat and was completely restored over 12 months, being completed mid-August 2012. The boat was restored using new methods including CPES sealing, 5200 bottom and all new upholstery. The engine is the original Hercules KLC, also completely rebuilt.

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

Fully restored Capri with the original engine. Rescued from the side of a Wisconsin county road.

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1948 Ventnor Sport Runabout
Owner: Larry Lange
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

I was looking for a challenging project, I came across this rare Ventnor Sport Runabout 7 years ago. The boat is powered by a rebuilt, and equally rare, factory built racing version of a 244 c.i. Gray Fireball 150.  With only six other Sport Runabouts of these left in existence,  and only three of these in "restored" condition, I felt it would definitely be a challenging and worthwhile project.

The project was postponed, and restoration started in January 2011.  Working almost every night during the week and day and night on the weekends I finished the boat a week before the International Show last year.

The hull was fiberglass up to and including the covering boards, the deck framing was crushed, transom was rotten, along with the covering boards. The new deck planks are compound curved, tongue & grooved Honduras mahogany that is
blind nailed as it was originally constructed. The new covering boards are compound curved, stack laminated cove and bead mahogany, as in a canoe, with no perimeter caulk seams, also as originally constructed. Due to its unique styling, the restoration of this boat easily took me twice as long as any model Chris Craft up to 26.

The boat is restored to all original as built factory specifications, there is no fiberglass on the white hull, only white paint.  An interesting construction feature for Ventnor in 1948 was a 5-ply Weldwood inner plywood with 9/16 mahogany outer planking, similar to the now popular 5200 bottom.  The bottom is also done just like the factory did it in 1948 except now it's bonded with 3-M 5200.

Last year for it's debut, participating in the A.C.B.S. International Boat Show at The Abbey Resort, the boat received four awards.  "1st Place Runabout Class", "Peoples Choice", "Hagerty Marine's Youth Judges Best Boat", and the Blackhawk Chapters most coveted award, the "Sharpest Arrow" for "The Best Original Restoration To Factory pecifications.

Since 1909 Ventnor was known as the builders of the worlds fastest speed boats, recognized names as Tempo, Tempo IV, and Lahala; this boat has many design features found in Ventnor's earlier speed boats.


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1962 Gage Hacker - '.com'
Owner: Michael Ferro
Home Port: lake Geneva, WI


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1958 Century Coronado - 'Special K'
Owner: Phil Barrett
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

I've always loved classic wood boats, having grown up with them on Channel Lake. Previously owned a 1961 Chris Craft Capri. Purchased this 21 ft. beauty in 2005. It has the original hardtop and red/white interior. Powered by a Chrysler 5.2 Liter, 240 HP marine inboard engine. Professionally restored in 2008 with a 5200 bottom.


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

1967 was the last year Century manufactured a mahogany wood hull. The boat was order and delivered to Kramer’s in Fox Lake, IL for Rex Fitzpatrick of Elmhurst, IL. We purchased the boat from Rex in 1986. 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 2008 Geneva Lakes Boat Show. The Fox River Valley Boat Company has been our restoration and maintenance partner for the past 26 years.

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1961 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Kahann'
Owner: Jeff Wittenberg
Home Port: Palos park, IL


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1959 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Till Havs'
Owner: David Williams
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

This boat has been on Lake Geneva since newly purchased in 1959.  The original owner named it “C deuce” (a capital “C” followed by a deuce of hearts).  The third owner,  who’s mother immigrated from Sweden, renamed the boat “Swedish Crossing”.  The current owner, who is an opera lover, renamed the boat “Till Havs”, a Swedish art song sung by the great Swedish tenor, Jussi Bjorling, meaning “to the sea”.  This boat is basically original except for the upholstery and has received tender loving care from Bill Budych and Bill Budych, Jr. for 53 years!

Classic Utility Under 21'


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1952 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Lilly'
Owner: Chad Durren
Home Port: Naperville, IL

Hull #U-18-1013 was shipped from the Cadillac plant in June of 1952 to Sturgis, Michigan, less than 20 miles away from her current hailing port of Three Rivers. The boat was owned by a local doctor until his passing in the 1988. She was then purchased by a close family friend and stored until I took ownership in 2004. The boat then underwent a lengthy restoration and was re-launched in the Spring of 2009. Christened "LILY", after our daughter who was born during the restoration. All of the wood on the boat is original, except below the waterline. Her original engine and hardware are also intact.

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

This boat was purchased new in 1957 by Karen's parents, Robert and Maxine Birch, of Griggsville, IL.  Her father 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, fenders, hand spot light and water skies that her dad used.  This boat spent most of its time on the Illinois River in central Illiniois where Karen has great family memories.  The last time the boat was in water was the summer of 1978.  Since then the boat had been sitting in a machine shed on the family farm.  In May of 2010 the boat was transported by flatbed where it was completely restored.  The boat was never named so Karen choose "Birchwood" in memory of her parents. 

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1959 Century Resorter - 'Fifty Nine'
Owner: Jim Hayek
Home Port: Davenport, Ia

She's real fine, my "Fifty-Nine"...
Since I have owned her she has had three big restorations. The first was outward, new bottom, new wood throughout, varnish, engine refurbish, and trailer. Second was outward as well, a repair to the bottom, transmission, prop, shaft, rudder, and some more bottom wood. The restoration I did this year was for me... All things you can't see. Marine alkyd enamel bilge paint throughout, total interior cleaning, paint ribs, paint battens, paint bottom, paint all removable floor boards, sand and paint gas tank, and add new stainless gas line with polished brass fittings and filters and shutoff valve, buff and polish all mechanical fittings and brackets(The worse part was 30 days for paint drying time!!!). So when you see her sitting in the water this year, you will see nothing done... But I know what she looks like when she is all stripped down....

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1957 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'RumRunner'
Owner: Robert Hill
Home Port: Cary, IL

Boat was originally found in storage in Lake Geneva. As far as I know, I am the third owner. Have owned boat for 31 years and have done all of the upkeep myself.

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1961 ChrisCraft Continental
Owner: Fred Maves
Home Port: Edgerton, WI

My boat, "Sangria", is a maintained, user boat. It was found in long term storage in Maine and was transported by the second owner to Lake Mendota (Madison, WI). When I purchased it in 2001 the original cast metal Maine registration numbers were still in place. The hour meter registered only 143 hours. Since that time I have maintained the paint and varnish, but everything else is the same as it came from the factory. The original bottom is completely sound, it starts and runs like new. It currently has only 365 hours. I am no longer able to use the boat due to some health conditions. My asking price is $21,500.

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

1959 18ft Chris Craft Continental.

Preserved condition 251 original hours, all original wood , interior , motor and gages.  Rare Coral color interior.   Original 1959 " Moody" trailer.  283  motor with 4 barrel   carb. Third owner, 1st from Minaqua 2nd from Milwaukee 3rd in Williams Bay.  Revarnished in 2010 with 7 coats of varnish. purchased in August 2001 Original price $ 4270.50


Fiberglass


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1966 SlickCraft SS160V - 'Princess'
Owner: Robert Schultz
Home Port: Elk Grove Villiage, IL


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1976 lund president - 'IT'S OK'
Owner: Joe Girten
Home Port: Ingleside, IL

"It's OK" has been a part of Joe and Barb Girten's family for over 32 years. It was purchased at the 1976 Boat Show in Chicago by their brother-in-law. Lund made pleasure boats for only 3 years, so there are not many of it's kind still in existence. Over the years some things needed to be replaced, but the OMC engine is original. She has given us much joy and still does. "As long as I am boating, I will be forever young"

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1959 Glasspar Seafair Sedan - 'Mama Mia!'
Owner: Terry Dickson
Home Port: Sleepy Hollow, il

The Sedan was first of the Glasspar Seafair Series manufactured from 59 into the early seventies. It was followed by the Sunliner, an open runabout, then the Sportsman which was a utility, and the Phaeton, a faux hardtop. All models were on the same deep V hull designed by Glasspar founder Bill Tritt. This Sedan was built at the Glasspar plant in Nashville TN. The original owner had a summer home at Pell City Alabama and used the boat for fishing and water skiing on the Coosa River. I had the opportunity to meet the gentleman and he told me that he replaced the original twin Mercs with the 1961 Merc 800 which was the largest outboard available at that time.

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1978 Century Cortez
Owner: Frank D'Antonio
Home Port: Deer Park, IL

I bought this boat and trailer last Fall from the ORIGINAL owner, a family friend. He purchased the boat new in 1977. The boat itself has just under 600 hours on it, but the 5.7L GM V8 engine was replaced with a new high nickel content marine block, with all new parts, carb to oil pan. It has less than 300 hours. It has a TRS outdrive that was completley gone through 4 years ago, only 20 hours have been put on the boat since then. The boat has never been stored in the water, it was always stored indoors on the trailer both summer and winter. No bottom coat has ever been applied to the boat, it's still a virgin hull. My intention is to accept the highest cash bid on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30th., the new owner to take immediate possession.

Lapstrake


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1964 Lyman 18' Inboard Outboard - 'Bee Bop'
Owner: Arnie Quast
Home Port: McHenry, IL

This boat has been a part of my family since 1973. My father bought it from a neighbor of ours where I grew up in New Jersey after it was involved in a fire mishap. It was purchased back then for $450. My dad got the boat back on the water again after repairing much of the damages. After that time the boat was used extensively along the New Jersey Shore, lower Hudson River, Lake Hopatcong, and the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York. My sister and I learned to waterski and fish from this boat. My father gave the boat to my sister and I in early 2011 and it was trailered to Illinois shortly thereafter. In the summer of 2012 we started a restoration which is still ongoing.

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1970 Lyman Sportsman - 'Shorty'
Owner: Tony Musso
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1966 Lyman hardtop sportsman - 'FREEDOM'
Owner: Andrew Kubicsko jr
Home Port: lake geneva, WI

The boat underwent a complete restoration bringing it back to its original stock condition by sandusky bay marine restoration during 2003/2005 It has been documented as the last 28' built by the Lyman Boat Works Co. Originally built as an "open sportsman" the buyer requested that it be sent back to the factory and have a custom Teak hardtop installed on the boat, making it possibly the only full Teak hardtop Sportsman Lyman ever built. The boat now resides on Geneva Lake Wisconsin

OutBoard


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1956 Milo Craft Valkyrie - 'Got Woody?'
Owner: Andrew Vogeler
Home Port: Trout Valley, IL

For as long as I can remember we have been a boating family, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2006 that we were introduced to wooden boats. It all started when a friend of my parents, Tom Seger, from “Fleet 17” (a boat club they belong to) showed me my first boat. It was a 1956 Milo Craft Valkyrie built in Chicago, Illinois, and I was beyond excited. Over the course of 2 years I spent all of my hard earned money on this boat as Tom taught me to restore it. It wasn't until a grummy Wednesday afternoon that the boat was launched finally completed. It was and still is the proudest moment of my 18 year old life. I now work for The Fox Valley Boat Company in Mchenry, IL. Under the supervision of Tom Wagner I am improving a skill that will forever remain in my life. By 2017 I plan to have graduated with a degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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1947 trojan hot shot cottage racer - 'lil' suzy'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: Clarendon Hills, IL

Right after World War II captain Steve smith, a p40 pilot in the south pacific needing something fun to do at his family’s lake house in upstate NY, he bought this boat from the trojan boat co. In troy ny. It promised to be the perfect little cottage racer. A classification of boats that could be used as a family boat and then raced. You can remove the seats, and strip her down and race your brains out. Captain Steve became well known for winning races, but even more infamous for dive bombing his competitors. In one famous event Steve took out 3 competitors with his "wake of death". After that event lil’suzy, named after his plane, was permanently banned from racing on the lake. 50 years later, she has been found tucked away in a barn

The boat needed a full restoration.  Lil'suzy had every nut and bolt replaced with all new wood.

Lil'suzy will now be unleashed on the poor souls of klinger lake in Michigan


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1948 Montgomery Wards Sea King - 'Wooden Heart'
Owner: Stuart Kleven
Home Port: McHenry, IL

My uncle from Detroit bought the boat in 1948 and he used it in the lower peninsula of Michigan extensively.  He had a cabin near Brighton and he would take us there boating and fishing.  In 1965 he bought a new boat and asked us if we wanted the old one.  Naturally we loved the idea and took it.  My father and mother would regularly take us to the Chain O' Lakes and down the Fox, Illinois, and Mississippi River and to Starved Rock. 

Streblow


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

Custom built for the Huge’ family by Randy, Kathy and Kris Streblow with Steve Horton from 1998-2000, Mare-El III is a 26 foot V Drive with a 10 foot beam.  The power is a Crusader 525.  Randy Streblow joined the Huge’ family on trips in Mare-El III from Kenosha to Chicago, Kenosha to Port Washington and Washington Island among others.  Mare-El III has exceeded our highest expectation in the areas of performance, handling and quality.


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1997 Streblow Cuddy Sport - 'Jean Marie'
Owner: John Simms
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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


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1978 Streblow Runabout - 'Fire Escape'
Owner: Len & Toni Bonnevier
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Originally built in Kenosha Wisconsin, by the Streblow Family in 1978 and  purchased and operated on Geneva Lake by the Schriber family until we purchased  the boat in 2001.  After we purchased the boat, we did a light refinish on  the exterior and totally replaced the interior, no mechanical work outside  routine annual maintenance has been required.  The boat was never named  under the Schriber family ownership, so I thought long and hard as to why I have  this boat and finally came up with an appropriate name.  After a 36  year career in the Fire Department, the name "Fire Escape"  seemed to fit the bill.  Now she sees continual service all summer long  providing my wife and I along with family and friends the pleasure of crossing  the waters of Geneva Lake in a true classic boat.

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1958 Streblow Rebel - 'Rebel'
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 by the Moberg family over the next 3 years. Most of the bottom is original planking, as is most of the side planking. 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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1970 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Mr T III'
Owner: Donald 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.”

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1965 Streblow Runabout - 'Endurance'
Owner: Wally Perkins
Home Port: North Barrinton, IL