2019 Boat Show Entries

Antique Runabout 21' & Over


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1937 Chris Craft Custom - '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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1925 Dodge Watercar Model 822 - 'DAZZLE'
Owner: Mike Favilla
Home Port: Saint Joseph, WI

This boat was discovered by Canadian restorer Jim Potter around 1988 near Orillia, Ontario, Georgian Bay. She had been owned by "Captain George" at Honey Harbor on Severn Sound. The boat had no engine, but with twin exhaust ports Jim knew she was a Model 822 which would have had the Curtiss OX-5! Interestingly, the Dodge family had an estate on Manitoulin Island, very near Honey Harbor, and a rumor still exists that this may have been a Dodge family boat! In the early '90s the boat was purchased from Mr Potter by Lindsey Hopkins III, of Atlanta, and restoration began. No epoxy, plywood lamination, fibreglass, only traditional construction methods. She has been repowered with a 350 V8-43 mph GPS! "Dazzle" was delivered to Mr Hopkins for the Mt Dora Show in 1994, which was the same period that Mike Favilla met Mr Hopkins and was his crew mate on the St Johns river trip. Since that time She has won Best of Show at Mt Dora and many other shows, most recently Best Antique Runabout(class) at the International Show in Muskoka 2009. Sadly, Mr Hopkins passed unexpectedly in 2004. His widow, Wanda, agreed to our purchase of 'Dazzle" one year later. Our family could not be more proud to own such a piece of history and share ownership with such individuals as Jim Potter and Lindsey Hopkins III.


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1936 Greavette Dictator - 'Miss Muskoka'
Owner: David Watts
Home Port: Rice, MN


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……..


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1932 Chris-Craft 300 - 'Ragtime'
Owner: Peg San Felippo
Home Port: Milwaukee , WI

This is a preserved 1932 Chris-Craft Runabout 16'. The 2nd boat Chris-Craft made. I had been totally re-finished as of this July.  My family purchased it and re-finished it when I was a teenager and sold it when I was in my late 20’s. I bought it back 5 yrs ago from the people we sold it to. They had not re-done anything to Ragtime while they owned it. It took over two years to complete refinishing it. Mary Richter from Fine Yacht Finishing LLC, was able to restore it perfectly right down to duplicating the way my Dad had painted the name on the back of the boat originally.


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1937 Chris Craft Custom Delux Runabout - 'OLIVIA ROSE'
Owner: John Wenstrom
Home Port: McHenry, IL

This is the pre-barrel back design produced from 1935-1938. It has the same hull but different deck layout.  It is estimated that a total of 328 units were built in this 4 year period.

Not sure about the early history of this 19’ Custom but do know she spent much of her time on Lake Geneva and was in remarkably good condition when purchased in the summer of 2012. She has the Model K 85hp engine and has been converted to 12 volts with dual batteries.

Fox River Valley Boat Company completed the exterior restoration over the winter as we elected to completely strip to bare wood and finish it with 12 coats of varnish.  The interior, the chrome and all the mechanicals were in great shape and just required a good cleaning.


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1940 Chris Craft Custom Deluxe/Barrel Back - 'Splinters'
Owner: Dave Diggle
Home Port: Germantown Hills, IL

1940 Chris Craft Custom Deluxe; Restored in 2008; M engine; First Place in the Pre-War Runabout at the 2010 GLBS. Trailer included https://photos.app.goo.gl/JQ2AoFRTGgrn2fbFA


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1938 Chris Craft Runabout
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Chris Craft built this model in both 1937 and 1938. The total production was 271. This is the deluxe model, the standard utility had no windshield. Powered with a Chris Craft model KA, very clean and in good shape. Custom trailer included. $20,000


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1941 Chris Craft Barrel Back
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1942 Chris Craft Barrel - 'Bad Behaviors'
Owner: Pat Penhallegon
Home Port: Delavan, WI


Antique Utility


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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."


Classic Cruiser


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

Originally Built as Minnie for Dr. Spires from New York, this classic beauty spent most of it’s life in a boathouse in upstate New York. Now called Snowcloud, she was meticulously reworked and largely preserved in the 1990’s by the award-winning husband and wife pair Ted and Cindy Cartner. Last year she was awarded with the prestigious honor of Most Original Boat in the 2018 Show, an incredible award and a true testimate to the work of Ted and Cindy. In 2020 She will be relocating to Utah.


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24 Chris Craft Sedan Cruiser - 'Old Fashioned Sweet'
Owner: Brian Wolfe
Home Port: Madison, WI

‘Family Madjic’ was built in Chattanooga TN, from there she made the journey to Clayton, NY. In 2000, the boat was purchased by a man who sent the boat to Ken Wykes, a well-known restorer in Canada. Ken stripped the whole bottom off and replaced anything that was needed. The owner took the boat back and was going to finish it himself. Around that time he got a terminal illness and could not work on the boat anymore. The family really wanted to have the boat finished for him. Since he was a good standing member in his local ACBS chapter, the chapter members jumped in and finished the boat for the family. It was launched in July of 2014 and used the rest of that summer. The latest survey (2016) described her as a “fine living example of an antique cruising vessel.” In April 2016 she made the 1000 mile journey from Osgoode, Canada to Madison and now calls Lake Mendota home. After taking the summer off 2015 off she is eager to get back in the water. She now waits patiently for her new owners to take her out for cocktail cruises after work; which is why she will be re-named ‘Old Fashioned Sweet.’ A new era has begun.


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1954 Shepherd Hardtop
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This Shepherd is in excellent condition, it has received many awards; the most recent being Best Classic Cruiser at the 2016 ACBS Show. Current owner has taken friends on numerous ACBS cruises across the eastern US including on: the Mississippi, the Three Lakes Chain, the Eagle River Chain, the St. Lawrence, the Rideau, the Upper Ottawa, the Hudson and the Finger Islands of Huron. The hardtop with crank up side windows and windshield wipers provides both space for friends and foul weather protection during cruise events. To our knowledge this Shepherd is the only 24' hardtop in active use. Shepherd offered hardtop versions of their classic open "V" driver cruisers, but very few were built. The hardtop version has 6 inches more freeboard and a foot shorter deck to provide more space under the hardtop. It also includes a second row of forward seats, in addition to the large aft bench seat. The open 24' Shepherds had only one row of seats forward. The hardtop arrangement accommodates up to eight under cover, and seating for four more than the open cruiser arrangement. The original Hemi V-8 has been rebuilt. In addition to replacing the transom, the chines, frames, all of the interior side paneling, flooring and fuel tank have been replaced. The power train has been converted from a remotely activated hydraulic shifter to a classic floor stalk shifter for greater ease of docking. Boat is equipped with a Garmin GPS, an InterPhase forward scanning sonar and a marine phone. These units are mounted on a mahogany bracket in front of the dash on the right side of the helm. These units make cruising much safer. All seats have been re-upholstered in a shade of green matching the steering wheel and the new stalk knobs. Comes with a custom built removable maple picnic table which can be installed in front of the rear bench seat. A tandem axle trailer with brakes as well three boat covers are included. $69,000


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1957 Shepherd Runabout
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This is an excellent big water boat with it's high sides and deep "V". It is powered with the original Chrysler 331 Hemi V-8, this is rare as most of the boats of it's size were powered with 6 cylinder engines. The engine and transmission were completely rebuilt and have less than 15 hrs. on them since. It is has been upgraded with electronic ignition and an Edelbrock 4-Barrel carburetor for easy starting and reliability. The bottom was sanded, caulked and painted in 2018 and varnish refreshed in 2019. Includes a custom fit full waterline Weathermax cover & tandem axle trailer. $39,500


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2018 Sheperd Runabout
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Powered with Crusader 6.0L V-8, 375 HP. Hydraulic tilt steering. Comfortably seats 7, with storage under seats. Back rests pull out to store Yeti cooler bag, wine rack, and stainless trash receptacle. Mahogany swim platform, Fusion Bluetooth stereo system, waterproof luxury Infinity flooring. Mahogany banjo steering wheel.
Dual Buell trump air horns with built air compressor tank for filling tubes.
Stainless steel cupholders. Full waterline cover & custom Vanguard trailer. $250,000


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1956 Chris Craft Continental
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This rare, beautiful Continental is one of the few twin engine Continentals that Chris Craft produced.  Powered with a pair of Hercules ML 6 cylinder flatheads.  It has the Chris-o-matic hydraulic shift.  The boat is completely original and it just spent the entire winter being stripped and refinished with 13 coats of varnish.  Comes with custom built Phoenix trailer with custom fitted bunks & disc brakes.  Full mooring cover included $160,000


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

This Shepherd is powered with original twin Chrysler 318 A's. Custom features include drop leaf table, directors chair, and mahogany ceilings. This Shepherd won the 'Best Shepherd' award 5 times at the Toronto Chapter ACBS show in Gravehurst Ontario, and scored 96 out of 100 possible points at the 2009 International ACBS Show. In 2017 Strange Magic won the Best Classic Runabout 21' & Over and the Sharpest Arrow award.


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1956 Shepherd 27' Express Cruiser
Owner: Matt Robbins
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

1956 Shepherd 27' Express Cruiser. Twin 331 Hemi V-8's. All original. This boat is equipped with a kerosene stove top, head, stainless cooler and sink. Number 65 in the 27 series. Top speed 42mph.


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1970 Riva Aquarama - 'CHARA'
Owner: Chuck Wegner
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

Riva’s storied Aquarama wooden boats built from 1962 to 1996 have long been established as the epitome of luxury and performance, in a class entirely of their own. One of 30 “Series III” models built in 1970, Hull number 416 sports the deepest sundeck and the widest transom of the series, which also possesses the best Hull design for the smoothest ride. #416 underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2003 at Centro Nautico in Garda that included a new bottom and a rebuild of its engines. Awards: 2003 1st place Tahoe Concourse d’Elegance, receiver of Riva Rudini trophy from Carlo Riva in 2004.


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1950 Chris Craft Special 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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1962 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Woke Up with Wood'
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Elk Grove Village, IL

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


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1947 Century Sea Maid - 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah'
Owner: Gary Conger
Home Port: Oneida, Wi


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1949 Chris Craft Riviera
Owner: Robert ODay
Home Port: Cary, IL

Chris Craft Riviera serial number R18-015. The picture you see is from the day I bought it. After doing some research, this might be the oldest Riviera still in existence and as the boat was built in June of 1949, it just celebrated its 70th birthday. This year will be the first time the boat has been in the water in over 34 years.

The boat was acquired from my neighbor who had lost interest in the boat over 10 years ago and a little over 6 years ago a complete restoration process was started. The boat was completely disassembled down to the frames. A 5200 bottom was put on and all of the exterior planking was replaced and the top deck planks are all from the same tree and are book matched. I had done some minor restoration work on other boats in the past, but this was my first major restoration and I did all of the restoration including the engine myself.

A big thank you goes out to Tom Wagner from Fox River Valley Boats for his guidance and support and also to Don Dannenberg and his loyal followers on his website forum as without all of their support and knowledge, this restoration would not have happened.


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


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1961 Shepherd runabout - 'Blue Goose'
Owner: Alan Bosworth
Home Port: Elmhurst, IL

Boat & Trailer included


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1950 Hacker Runabout - 'Zelda'
Owner: Ronald Carroll
Home Port: Willowbrook, Il


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1962 Century Coronado - 'Equus Silva'
Owner: Cindy Cartner
Home Port: Antioch, Il

Gull-winged hardtop


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


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

1949 U22 Cedar sides. New Streblow style bottom and modern re-power and mechanicals.


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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 moored her 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 a custom amidships seat which lets a few more people ride. I purchased her in 2017 and her home port is Long Lake, IL. 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 but fought hard and I was able to care for her for 2 1/2 years until she succumbed to Trisomy 18. Emily has a twin Henry and another brother Brenden. Both boys love being out and taking a ride in Emily. The picture is of Emily out on Lake Geneva.


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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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1948 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Effie'
Owner: Thomas 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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1949 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Sweetie'
Owner: Chris Fox
Home Port: Bonita Springs, FL


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1961 Gage Hacker - 'FlapJack'
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This Lake Geneva classic was designed by John Hacker and custom built by Gage Marine corp. It has been meticulously maintained by the same owners since it came off the showroom floor and has spent it's entire life on Lake Geneva! Restored in 2010 with new upholstery, mahogany side panels & teak floor. Repowered in 2017 with a new Mercruiser 350 MPI with Borg Warner transmission. The double planked bottom was rebuilt in 1996 and is in sound condition. Philippine mahogany planks over Douglas fir and white oak construction. All original hardware is intact and re-chromed. $60,000


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1050 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


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1956 Chris Craft Holiday
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

20' 1956 Chris Craft Holiday- Powered by a Chris Craft model MBL- 130HP. Boat is in excellent shape and runs great! It has a new 5200 bottom, gages have been restored. A galvanized Karavan trailer is included. $32,000


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1959 Angle Chine Ski Boat
Owner: Jim Nelson
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1955 Chris Craft Continental
Owner: Ralph Freund
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1950 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Reverie'
Owner: Grant Maclaren
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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

19' 1959 Century Resorter with the Gray Marine V8 225 AMC Block. 1959 CENTURY 19' RESORTER - in typical Century fashion they were always at the cutting edge of Boat Designs in the 1950's and 60's. Often following the automotive styling of the day they came up with some very interesting and sometimes controversial designs. The 1959 19 foot Resorters were one of those. Introduced in 1958 they broke traditional design with a very unique squared off bow which was often compared to the deck of an aircraft carrier!! That said the sales for the 19' Resorter were 170 boats in 1958 and then up to 180 in 1959 which was significantly more than the previous model it replaced..


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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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1955 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Wood Works II'
Owner: Richard Randall
Home Port: Heyworth, IL

I found this boat 7 years ago in the woods in Northern Minnesota covered with a fallen in tarp.  Fortunately, all the hardware and original motor were intact and had a decent trailer that made it possible to pull it back to central Illinois.  I spent the next 4 years completely redoing every aspect of the boat; new no soak bottom, transom, decks, and even some of the ribs, and hull sides.  Being in the custom cabinet business for the last 39 years helped in the wood restoration.  Every mechanical aspect was completely redone, chrome refinished, and a few updates to make the boat more use able; boarding ladder and swivel bucket seats.  I contacted the Chris Craft regarding the embroidered emblem and was given permission to use their copyrighted logo on the back seat.  The only modification to the original KLC engine besides totally rebuilt was I added an oil filter and electronic ignition.  Although I have restored other boats this one will be my first Boat Show Entry and I'm looking forward to seeing other old boats and meeting people who love preserving and restoring old boats also.

 


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Little Gem'
Owner: Jane Shepard
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Miss Kimmy'
Owner: Bill Shultz
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL

This boat was originally built at the Michigan Cadillac Plant and shipped to the Inland Marine Boat Company in Williams Bay,  Wisconsin  (Geneva Lake) in July, 1957.   It was named VEVA at that time and spent time on various  lakes in Wisconsin.  It ended up in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where the current owners, Barb and Bill Shultz, found it on a Craig’s List Ad in 2010.  Ironically, the boat was being sold by Mr. Roger Stieglitz, who happened to be Bill’s high school wood shop teacher in Lombard, IL  in 1972.     
 
After Barb and Bill purchased the boat, it was renamed MISS KIMMY, after their daughter.  The boat has now returned to Geneva Lake, where it continues to be appreciated every summer.


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1957 Chris Craft Rocket - 'Finn'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: ,


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1956 Chris Craft Sportsman
Owner: John Kozmiuk
Home Port: Lakemoor, IL


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

Sporti'n A Woody is a 1959 18' Chris Craft Continental, Hull# CL18-0825. This classic was shipped from Cadillac Michigan on July 31, 1959 to Mairs Marine in Minocqua Wisconsin. She was used as a ski boat and a family pleasure boat for about 8 years and put 236 hours on the engine and was then put away after the family bought a fiberglass boat in the mid 60s. Sporti'n A Woody was then sold to a collector in Milwaukee and put in storage for another long hibernation. Fast forward more then 30 years, yes this boat didn't see the light of day for more then 30 years, she was then put up for sale in August 2001. When we saw her, we had been looking for 2 years, we knew this was a special boat as it was ALL original and still is. The interior, a rare coral color, is in very good condition as is the motor, wood, gauges and even the trailer. Very little had to be done to put her back in bristol condition. Since we purchased her very little work has been done until the winter of 2010. That was the year we had her completly revarnished. Now Sporti'n A Woody has 260 hours on the engine with most of those 24 hours being put on going to our Geneva Lake shows and some evening cruising on those perfect nights. Sporti'n A Woody has won numerious awards including best utility, best Chris Craft, Most original and now Sharpest Arrow.


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

We bought this 20 ft 1955 Chris Craft Holiday in Fall of 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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1949 Globe Mastercraft
Owner: Jerry Slovick
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

This is a 14 foot Globe Mastercraft manufactured in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It was designed by the famous designer Brook Stevens and was built around 1949. The boat is powered by a 45 horsepower Gray Marine 4 cylinder inboard engine. The plywood sides and decking has been removed and the framing is being evaluated. The boat will be restored to the original 2 tone mahogany finish. I am happy to save this rare local treasure and look forward to its completion.


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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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2019 Windlea Boats Runabout
Owner: Wendy Ackley
Home Port: Waukesha, WI

2019 Windlea Boats' 28 foot twin engine Mahogany Runabout.
Beam 8'6"; Draft 23", Deadrise 22 degrees, Speed 49 Knots (tbd),
Dry Weight 6600 lbs (tbd), Twin 320 HP Gas or Diesel

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1988 Hackercraft 30 foot triple cockpit - 'Carte Blanche '
Owner: James Peck
Home Port: Lake geneva, Wi

1988 hacker craft re-done last year, 450 hours on single 454 Chevy V8.


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2015 Grand-Craft 24 Luxury Sport - 'Checkers'
Owner: Jeff Cavanagh
Home Port: Holland, MI

2015 Grand-Craft 24 LS powered by Ilmor 6.2L LS3 V Drive and Vetus bow thruster. Teak flooring, refrigerator, bluetooth stereo, and lift eyes on the deck. Boat comes with a convertible top and cockpit cover. Perfect for Lake Geneva!


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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

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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2007 Grand Craft Luxury Grand Sport - 'James Zakos'
Owner: James Zakos
Home Port: North Barrington, IL

This is our 3rd Grand Craft and one of the last ones built by Richard Sligh. Caught a case of "two foot-itis!" 20, 22, & now a 24 ft. Form, Fit, Finish all over the top! Triple plank Hull with Philippine Mahogany throughout. Power, Speed, and Ride. A great Lake Geneva Boat!


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2019 Berkley Micro Tug 9 - 'Nep'Toon'
Owner: Chad Jensen
Home Port: Hartford, WI

I built this boat between September 2018 and June 2019 using a set of plans from Berkley Engineering. I launched the boat for the first time on June 9th at Pike Lake in Hartford, WI. The boat is 9 feet long and is powered by a 70lb thrust trolling motor on a 24 volt battery system that propels it in displacement mode at 3-5mph. Construction is 1/4" and 1/2" plywood, with Douglas fir used for the keels and bow stem. The paint is modeled after the John Purves 100 year old tugboat that is a part of the Door County Maritime museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


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2016 Custom Built Prairie Puffin Bartender
Owner: Carmen Zwicker
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1990 Hackercraft - 'Raven'
Owner: Dave Bortner
Home Port: Mound, MN

Raven is a 1990 38' Hackercraft, from a Hacker design from the 1920's, equipped with 2 Crusader 454 350 hp V-8's


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1990 Gar Wood Streamliner - 'Happy R's'
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


Fiberglass


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1973 Carver 2585 Monterey - 'SEA STAR'
Owner: Lee Fickau
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

From Sales Brochure: The Model 2585 Monterey is full cabin cruiser with a flying bridge hardtop. The interior layout includes a full size V-berth, dinette, galley, stand-up head compartment, and full length closet. There is ample storage beneath dinette bases and V-berth. The galley is equipped with and ice box, stainless steel sink, and stainless steel recessed alcohol stove. The galley unit itself provides plenty of storage for all those little necessities that make meal time fun time. ALL CARVER boats are elegantly appointed with deep shag carpeting, attractive upholstery, fine draperies and numerous other luxury features all of which add to the comfort and pride that accompanies ownership of a quality built CARVER.


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1961 Run about Glastron - 'E hola kia'
Owner: Charles Rasso
Home Port: Albany, Il

Tan/ yellow 15 ft fiberglass out board runabout


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1972 Chris Craft Lancer - 'Han me Down'
Owner: Jane Shepard
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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


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1959 Fleetform Convertible
Owner: John Gorowsky
Home Port: Wyoming, MN

Rescued from a boat boneyard in Grantsburg Wisconsin.   Full restoration over 2 years.   Transom replaced and some frame glass repair.

Repowered with Mercury outboard. Unique stylish lines from the 50’s era


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1973 Lyman Biscayne - '"Your Name Here" - For Sale'
Owner: Jason Mannon
Home Port: Fontana, WI

This classic lake boat was bought at auction for restoration which was completed this year. After spending many years on Geneva Lake this boat is back in the water for years to come. The Lyman Biscayne has a fiberglass, lapstrake hull that is timeless in its styling and durable in its construction. The teak adds to the richness of the interior giving the boat a classic look inside and out. This vintage beauty retains its classic styling with some modern touches like Boss Bluetooth stereo, woven flooring and captains chairs with adjustable bolster. This classic Lyman currently resides in the Abbey Harbor on Geneva Lake and is for sale and includes a trailer in excellent condition and new custom cover by Undercover Canvas in Walworth.


Historic


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1897 L.E. FRY Long-deck Launch - '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.


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1905 New York builders launch - 'Aloha'
Owner: Bill Anderson
Home Port: Hudson, IL

This is a restored boat that was in water 2018.All restoration documentedina book,originated in Hessel,mich


Lapstrake


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1966 Century Raven - 'Kagakshi'
Owner: Tim Fredman
Home Port: Nashotah, WI


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1965 Lyman
Owner: Delavan Lake Boat Shed
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1956 Chris Craft Sea Skiff - 'BOEING’S'
Owner: Lynn Ricter
Home Port: Fontana , Wi

This Boat is a so called Barn find it was stored in a garage for 45 years.i knew the couple that owned it but never new they had it. I went to visit them to see if they were still with us at there cabin and sure enough they were up in years but fairly healthy when I got the boat. We were walking around there place in the middle of the Nicolet national forest talking about my father and my grandpa which knew them and we walked in the garage and there was a wood boat and he asked me do you wanted to buy a wood boat I told him I was scared about all the things I heard about a wood boat he said he would make an offer that I could not refuse if it didn’t work out he would refund me the money so I bought the boat best thing I ever did.  The name of the boat is Boeing’s named after my dog and also that’s when I do for a living fly the Boeing. I surely do enjoy spending time on the water with this boat.


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

Documented as the last 28’ Lyman ever built hull #JO1189 Home port Geneva Lake


OutBoard


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

Our Thompson was purchased from the original owners family in 2004. During our ownership much work has been done to keep our boat in ship shape. In 2011 the mahogany was refinished by us, and in 2016 the boat went to Fox River Valley Boat Co. to have the hull repaired and refinished in a beautiful deep dark blue. It is now powered by a Yamaha for reliable cruising. We get a lot of enjoyment cruising the northern Indiana shores of Lake Michigan, the Illinois River and even "channel rattin" along the Cal Sag down our way. It's still a work in progress, but that is also part of the fun owning it!


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1956 Ole Lind Cedar Plank Utility Runabout - 'OVERKILL'
Owner: Mike 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, thus it is not “original”. However, with a fully restored 45hp Mercury Mark58 pushing her along, it is a ton of fun and truly one of a kind!


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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 most of her life in the Lake Winnebago ports of Neenah/Menasha. Today she likes to cruise Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. This 19’ day cruiser was Amish-built in Lancaster, PA. 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 under the most generous supervision of Alex Nimphius. The WALLEEN is driven by the original twin 1957 Johnson 35HP SeaHorses thanks to life-long service from Doug Bodway of Valley Marine Mart. All-original mahogany decking and plywood hull...with a few custom-crafted accouterments.


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1960 Chetek Priceless - 'Why Not!'
Owner: Ron Campana
Home Port: Thomon, IL

WHY NOT! 

1960 CHETEK Princess Model 184 - Original Johnson 75 HP V4 This boat was out of service and stored inside a garage in Fulton, IL for 26 years. I purchased the boat on June 1, 2013, and I started refinishing it in the late fall of 2013. I started working on the boat when I retired at age 65, and this is the first wood boat I have ever worked on. I re-screwed the bottom where needed, and I painted the sides and bottom. I also had new interior cushions, convertible top, and matching towing cover made. This is not a restored boat - it is a preserved boat. It has all the original wood and the original motor. I have always loved wood boats. That's why, when people would ask why I wanted a wood boat, I would answer "Why Not!" I have enjoyed taking my Chetek to boat shows during the last 5 years. I have received several awards, including my most treasured Gold Award at the 2017 International Boat Show. As a non-professional, this Award means a lot to me. 

I am hoping to sell my boat after this season. I have enjoyed it a lot. It is a fun family boat.


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1947 Wagemaker Wolverine - 'Olde Times'
Owner: Nicholas Wagner
Home Port: ,


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

Glasspar in 1959 was the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass boats. The Glasspar Seafair Sedan was their all new for 1959 Classic Cruiser with traditional down-east lines. The rakish sheer of the hull and step chine made this one of the fastest 17’ cruisers with speeds of more than 30 mph.


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1956 Milo Craft Valkyrie
Owner: Andrew Vogeler
Home Port: Trout Valley, IL

This 1956 15' Milo Craft Valkyrie was built on S. Western Avenue in Chicago Illinois. Milo Craft was a small company that manufactured outboard boats into the early 1990's. This cold-molded plywood hull was a common production technique used after WWII to provide people with affordable boats that were both strong and durable, yet affordable. The hulls were provided by a company called US Molded Shapes which also supplied hulls to companies like Delta, Wolverine and Dunphy to name a few. This boat was purchased and restored by a 10 year old boy back in 2004. The boat and its owner have been featured in numerous magazines such as the ACBS Rudder, Classic Boating and even the Chicago Sun Times. Funded by money he earned mowing lawns in the neighborhood, the project changed Andrew's life forever. After continuing to work on wooden boats for most of his childhood, he decided to pursue a dual-degree in both Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the prestigious Webb Institute on Long Island. Andrew graduated from Webb in 2018 and has since worked for Metal Shark Boats in Louisiana as a Naval Architect/Project Engineer, producing patrol and recreational boats alike for customers around the world.


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1955 Moorehouse Utility - 'More Kids'
Owner: Blackhawk Youth Group
Home Port: Geneva, IL


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1979 Streblow
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This boat well appointed boat was updated and redone by the late builder, Randy Streblow. It's in immaculate condition, completely refinished, new upholstery, new style swim platform with spring loaded ladder, Sterling series gauges that are recessed into the new custom mahogany dash board, stereo and full waterline cover. The engine is the original Chrysler 440 ci big block, 330hp. This beautiful boat is ready to enjoy right away! $145,000


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1978 Streblow
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This beautiful Streblow was completely updated by Streblow Boats with a sun lounge, teak seat backs, mahogany dash and recessed instruments, tinted windshield, and many other features when it was fully refreshed and had new interior put in it. The original 440 Chrysler 330HP has very low hours on it and runs like a top.
The current owner is only the second owner and has lovingly maintained it. A new high-end sound system was just added and sounds amazing. Included is a new Vanguard trailer, a full convertible top that matches the upholstery and full waterline canvas.
Best-priced Streblow in turn-key condition on the market at $98,000


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2004 Streblow Straight drive
Owner: Bergersen Boat Co.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

This well kept Streblow was custom built for the owner in a retro style to mimic his original 20' Streblow that he regretted selling. It is powered with a high performance 8.1 L Crusader Captain's Choice. With 425 HP this thing will go like a rocket! Equipped with Lenco marine trim tabs you'll enjoy a smoother and faster ride with a greater safety level. Teak swim platform with under mounted swim ladder and teak step pads on the deck make it easy to board. Interior features cd player with teak speaker grills, a mahogany dash with glove box and additional storage under the dash for a cooler, fenders and life jackets. Low hours, only 154! Includes a custom tandem axle premium Vanguard trailer and full waterline cover. $165,000


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1980 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

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.  The boat has been a part of the in and out program the past few years and has been kept very clean by the owner.  Stop in to make this “Golden Girl” your go-to girl for fun on the water. 


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1971 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Mary Jane'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

“Mary Jane” is a great way to dive into boating without any headaches. This is a one stop shop to get you boating today. The boat is a beautiful 1971 straight drive Streblow that is in excellent condition. Upholstery is in near perfect condition. Mary Jane is powered by a 350 small block chevy motor. Mary Jane comes with a spare engine cover; perfect for sunbathing! This boat will allow you to do any type of lake activity. Not only do you get a beautiful piece of drivable mahogany art, but you get a custom trailer too! The trailer just received a completely new brake system, which will allow you to safely haul your mahogany master piece from sea to shining sea. Let this boat into your family and let the memories happen!


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1975 Streblow V Drive - 'Presto'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

“Presto” is a mobile living room. This boat allows the entire family to enjoy a wonderful day on the water. This puppy is equipped with a 460 Chrysler engine, pushing out around 330 horsepower. Presto is armed with horns that can be heard from across the lake. This 23 foot Streblow is a one-stop shop to a great time on the lake.

 


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1981 Streblow Straight Drive - 'What's a Tree IV'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

“What’s A Tree IV” is a great way to dive into boating without any headaches. This is a complete package. This is a one stop, get you boating today package. The boat is a 1981 straight drive Streblow that has been lovingly apart of two prior families. As is common with Streblows, it was the favorite family member in both. Interior has been wonderfully maintained. Upholstery is in great condition. Carpet is less than two years old. Boat is powered by Chrysler 330 and recently received a full tune up guaranteeing problem free boating. Not only do you get a beautiful, functional piece of drivable mahogany art, but you get a custom trailer and a powered Shore Master lift too! Trailer is a 2015 Vanguard custom trailer. It will safely haul this Mona Lisa of mahogany from sea to shining sea. The Shore Master lift comes with push button motor and has had a new canopy and a new cable installed three years ago. Lift also comes with custom guides to help getting in and out of the slip hassle free no matter the conditions. Let this boat into your family and let the memories happen! 


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1975 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Rare Bird'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

“Rare Bird” is a great boat under any conditions. Rare Bird comes with the updated swim platform and deck. Not only is she a beautiful looking vessel, Rare Bird is a high-performing machine! This baby is equipped with a 460 Chrysler engine, pushing out around 330 horsepower. Her upholstery is in great condition and the carpet is pristine. This boat is your one-stop shop for a maintenance-free water outing!


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1975 Streblow V Drive - 'Dutch Treat'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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2009 Streblow Sport 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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2000 Streblow Custom v drive - 'Mare El lll'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: Kirkwood, mo

Randy Streblow and The Huge family were close friends and took many vacations on our boat on Lake Michigan We worked closely with him on building this boat and it far exceeds our expectations. Streblows are one of the best built boats anywhere in the world. Period. End of story.


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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 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, which was the most powerful engine available in 1958. Only one other Streblow used this engine. The Rebel is used regularly on the Fox Chain in Northern Illinois.


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1980 Streblow 23 - 'Donnybrook'
Owner: Michael Kennedy
Home Port: Naperville, IL

We are the current stewards of this beautiful 1980 23' direct drive Streblow. Built for the Gallagher family, it has spent its life on Lake Geneva except for a few road trips to New Buffalo, MI, Burnham harbor Chicago, and a spring break to the southern Gulf of Florida where it handled beautifully and turn heads, including a boarding by the USCG "just had to see the boat"! New interior, mahogany dash, and a change to blue bottom paint in 2013. We use the boat as much as possible for cruises and tubing on the lake.


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1998 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: Lake in the Hills, IL


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1979 Streblow Runabout - 'Zen Dream'
Owner: Nancy McCoy
Home Port: Marengo, Il

We purchased our 20’ Streblow in the autumn of 1999. It had original finish, interior & carpet. Over the Winter Randy Streblow took the finish down to wood. It got a new finish, interior, dash, gauges & tinted windshield. The bottom color was changed from blue to bronze. It was launched the following spring & christened Zen Dream which is the realization of mans dream to create the perfect balance between nature & technology


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

My wife, Patty, and I purchased our Streblow from Streblow Custom Boats In 2017.  Over the Winter months Steve Horton and his Team of Experts 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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2010 Streblow 23 Vee Drive - 'Bucket List'
Owner: Jimmy Kelsey
Home Port: Lake Geneva , WI

2010 Streblow Custom Mahogany Sport Boat . FOR SALE . 425hp Crusader 8.1L Chevy Big Block Power . 50+ mph . Big water capable . 100% soild wood . Last boat built by Randy Streblow . Culmination of many innovations for the brand including full staniless Taylormade windshield with tinted glass . "Floating" interior with changeable cushions . Full Mahogany aft deck with Hydraulic hatch . VolvoPenta QL trim tab system with auto leveling


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2000 Streblow Cuddy Sport - 'The King'
Owner: Edward Cox
Home Port: Fontana, WI