2024 Boat Show Entries

Antique Runabout


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


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

In 1937 the boat was shipped to England. In 1999 the boat was repatriated back to the USA. 2002 was the start of a total restoration finished in 2014.


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

The boat was shipped to New York in 1929. In later years up to 1984 the boat was used as an excursion boat on Lake George, NY. off of Bolton Landing. Total restoration started in 1996 and finished in 1998 ready for it's first boat show with the Dixie Land Chapter at Guntersville, AL.


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1941 Chriscraft Barrelback - 'LAMBCHOP'
Owner: Larry Amsbaugh
Home Port: Sterling , Il

This boat is preserved and has 95 percent original wood with port side steering (only 5 were made.She has been to 5 international boat shows and has been awarded platinum


Antique Runabout 21' & Over


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1931 DODGE 21A - 'ELEANORA'
Owner: Michael Favilla
Home Port: Houlton, Wi


Classic Cruiser


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1950 Chris Craft Super Deluxe SemiEnclosed Cruiser - 'CHRYSALIS'
Owner: Ted Cartner
Home Port: Antioch, IL, IL


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2004 Van Dam Trunk Cabin Launch - 'Dragonfly'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, IL

Dragonfly is a rugged and seaworthy trunk cabin launch that was designed by Van Dam for the late actor Edward Hermann (most boat owners know him as the captain/husband of Goldie Hawn in the movie "Overboard", )  She was used  for day trips around the open waters of the Straits of Mackinac on Lake Michigan. Occasionally, a coastal cruise in the northern Great Lakes was also part of the plan. Light and airy cabin accommodations offer a galley, V-berth, head, slide out table, and comfortable seating for enjoying a good book and a warm drink on a foggy day. . An Awlgripped hull and deck provide low maintenance; however, there is just enough bright finished mahogany to let the passersby know that this is a wood boat. In 2013 she received extensive upgrades including a new hard top, new paint, electric refrigeration, a new stereo and new microwave, new mahogany cockpit grates, and more! Dragonfly  is 31 ft. long and powered by a Yanmar 270 hp turbo diesel.  Wide open throttle speed is 39 mph.  A perfect boat for the Geneva Lake "chop"!

 


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1950 Chris Craft Sedan Utility - 'Snowcloud'
Owner: Danny Lyons
Home Port: Delavan, WI

Restored by the famous Ted and Cindy Cartner. Original bottom. Original ML Engine. Owned by Danny Lyons since 2018. Cooler in the Summer and warmer in the Fall. Snowcloud truly has it all!


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1949 Chriscraft U22 - 'Fearless'
Owner: Jim Mcavoy
Home Port: Walworth, WI

1949 chriscraft U22 painted sides New streblow bottom and new crate motor. Full resteration.2019 Under 5 hrs on boat since restoration


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1951 Chris Craft Rivera - 'C C & Water'
Owner: Mike Guillemot
Home Port: Wisconsin Rapids, Wi


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1955 Chris Craft COBRA - 'Golden Child'
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Kildeer, IL

1 of 48 ever produced Hull #BR18023 6-year restoration Accepting Offers


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1950 Chris Craft Riviera - 'BAMM'
Owner: Mitchel O'day
Home Port: Dekalb, Il


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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 Coast System bottom was installed, and the deck and hatches were framed, along with new decks, sides and transom.


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1958 Ancarrow Marine Inc Patrician - 'Patty Wagon'
Owner: Michael King
Home Port: Somonauk, IL

I have only been able to find 6 Ancarrows and none of this model


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1947 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout
Owner: Judy Trunsky
Home Port: Wilmette, IL

Fully restored ‘47 Chris Craft


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1947 Greavette Custom runabout triple cockpit - 'No golf today'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: White Pigeon , MI

1 of 3 built ( that I know) all original x engine triple cockpit


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1947 Chris Craft U22 - 'RIFF RAFT'
Owner: Calvin Seith
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL

RIFF RAFT was completed on September 9th 1947 and is a Chris Craft U22 (Hull Number 998), with cedar planking on the hull and cedar ceiling boards in the interior which gives these boats a gorgeous three-tone look with the mahogany decks. She was originally sent to a dealership in Lakeport New Hampshire at Lake Winnipesauke, and we know that she has also lived in Michigan and California. RIFF RAFT has a pre-war flat folding windshield from a 1939 utility, and the pre-war Chris Craft script on the hull to match. She was repowered at some point after the late 1960's with a 350 V8, which gives her outstanding performance on the water, and a wonderful rumble at cocktail cruising speed. She lives in climate controlled storage near the Chain O'Lakes in Illinois and is trailered all over the country, this year reaching as far as the Lake of the Ozarks, the Thousand Islands on the Saint Lawrence River, and the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York. She was restored in 2008 by the Fox Valley Boat Company and was given a 5200 bottom, and was beautifully restored this last winter by Motor Boat Garage in Cincinnati Ohio.


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1955 Chris-Craft Continental - 'Dad's Promise'
Owner: David Mackey
Home Port: Palatine, IL

In 1955 Chris-Craft produced a total of 30 of these large 25 foot Continental utility models. Currently only 6 of these models are known to exist and are now considered the rarest post war utility boat. Dad's Promise was delivered with hull number CL25026 equipped with a 158 H.P. MBL Might Hercules engine. In 1955 only three of the thirty produced were delivered with the Mighty Hercules. In 2019 Dad's Promised was repowered with a Mercury MPI Tow/Sport engine and transmission package.


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1947 Christ Craft U22 Sportsman - 'Nostalgia'
Owner: Jeff Heeren
Home Port: Lac Du Flambeau, WI


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1957 Chris Craft Holiday
Owner: Michael Hoffman
Home Port: Tinley Park, IL

1957 Chris Craft Holiday


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

This boat purchase started with a tour of the Correct Craft factory in Orange County, FL on our honeymoon 41 years ago, 1983. We special ordered this boat for manufacture in 1986 with our colors, etc. Our daughter was 1 year old when we launched our new 1987 ski boat and have been skiing ever since – 37 years. This boat is in original condition.


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


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1948 Correct Craft 18' Deluxe Utility - 'Three Amigos'
Owner: Mark Asbury
Home Port: Green Bay, WI

I purchased the boat in 1992. It was in decent original condition having been boathouse maintained. A restoration was completed by Mark Brundick in Jacksonville, Florida in 1996. The boat retains most of the original wood, engine and hardware. The bottom was replaced with three layers of epoxy saturated plywood. We were Sunnyland Chapter members at that time and completed two Saint John River cruises. We are currently Glacier Lakes chapter members and use the boat mostly in conjunction with ACBS events. The Three Amigos scored 96 points and won a platinum award at last year's ACBS International show in Bay Harbor, Michigan.


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

1948 Chris Craft Rocket, “My Time”. Purchased 13 years ago, which was midway through restoration. It has now been completely restored.


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Miss Kimmy'
Owner: Barbara 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.


Contemporary


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1990 Garwood Streamliner - 'WOOD - U'
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Kildeer, IL

Turcotte Brothers, Lake Tahoe NV (HAPPY Rs) Tripple Cockpit Streamliner Renamed WOOD-U (Lake Geneva WI)


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1999 Grand Craft Triple cockpit - 'Tindelary'
Owner: Ron Urban
Home Port: Wheeling, IL

Grand Craft build in new Holland Michigan. Triple cockpit recently top and sides redone. Boat looks like new.


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1996 Custom Gentlemen's Racer - 'Me'
Owner: Danny Lyons
Home Port: Delavan, WI

1 of 1. 23’ Gentleman’s Racer. Hand built custom designed by Alan P. Pepin in 1996. The boat is built with white cedar harvested from Alan’s property in Rehoboth, Mass. He then brought a portable sawmill to his property to mill the logs, dried them outside his barn, cold molded with West System Epoxy them covered with Honduras Mahogany. FOR SALE!!!!!!


Fiberglass


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1984 Century Coronado Cardel - 'Your Grace'
Owner: Greg Sammons
Home Port: Palatine, IL


OutBoard


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

OVERKILL is an Ole Lind cedar plank utility runabout built in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in 1958. This boat spent its early years in Iowa but was in storage for almost 30 years between 1988 and 2015, which is when I fully restored her. She has recently received an upgrade and now boasts a 70hp 1958 Mercury Mark 78 outboard motor. What she lacks in size she makes up for in beauty, power, and pure fun. It is a true joy to captain and, as long as you don't mind a little spray, you'll have the ride of your life hitting speeds of 50mph while sitting 6 inches above the water.


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1955 Aristocraft Torpedo
Owner: Jerry Slovick
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

This 1955 Aristocraft Torpedo was manufactured June 10, 1955 and was shipped to Springfield, MO. It has a 1959 Mercury Mark 58A and sits on a 1955 Mastercraft trailer. Its home port is Williams Bay. WI.


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1965 Span America Pirate - 'Sarah J'
Owner: Robert Hartley
Home Port: Midlothian, IL


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1959 Larson All American - 'Blue Heaven'
Owner: James Cichowski
Home Port: Park Ridge, Il

1959 Larson All American Runabout named Blue Heaven. My father bought the 'Blue Heaven' from the neighbor across the street in 1960 after he took us for a ride on the Fox River. Blue Heaven has been our family boat for many generations of our extended family and friends, where we all learned to fish, Ski and enjoy the water for the past 64 years.


Streblow


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

This Cadillac powered Rebel 19' was the top of the Streblow line in 1958 and is one of the oldest surviving Streblow inboards. One of two 19' Rebels produced that year, it was the only one with the high-performance Cadillac option. We purchased it as a project boat in 1994 and spent several years getting it water ready, then many more making it a reliable "daily driver".  The Rebel is used regularly on the Fox Chain in Illinois.


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


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1972 Streblow Speed Boat - 'TheRealMcCoy'
Owner: Scott Leitner
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

A Beautiful 1972 23 ft Direct Drive Streblow. Always a Lake Geneva Boat.