Schedule of Events


Friday September 27 Estate Tour and Lunch

This year’s cruise and house tour will visit three amazing estates on Geneva Lake, each with truly remarkable features. Transportation will be provided aboard three of the more interesting boats on the lake. The boats will be SEA LARK, POLARIS, and the Henry Knox. Lunch at the Lake Geneva Country Club is included. Tours will depart from the Lake Geneva Country Club. Tour time is approximately 4:45 minutes.


The Lake Geneva Country Club

Founded in 1895 by a group of Chicago business men, it is one of the oldest 18-hole golf courses in the Midwest. The course was originally laid out by the golf pro from St. Andrews in Scotland while on a tour of the United States and it is still basically unchanged from his concept. Indeed, many of the bunkers and course features have recognizable characteristics similar to St. Andrews.

Friday September 27 Reception Cocktails and Dinner


The Friday evening reception cocktails and dinner will be held at Geneva Lake Museum, a unique and spectacular facility displaying the rich history of Lake Geneva

Saturday September 28


Boats will be on exhibit all day Saturday, beginning at 10:00 am. Be sure you have your boat in the water by then, as we expect a lot of spectators. Local vendors will have items on display, and the Blackhawk Chapter’s tent will once again offer t-shirts, posters and other items. The annual “starting of the engines” and boat parade will commence at 4:00 pm.

Saturday evening’s dinner will be held in the Ball Room at the Abbey Resort. Cash bar will open at 6:00 PM, followed by a dinner at 7:30. This is an event you won’t want to miss, as boat show awards will be presented at Saturday evening’s dinner.

The People’s Choice award will be presented on Sunday at 2:00pm. In an effort to honor the winners of the award categories, and recognize the owners, you must register for the Saturday dinner and be in attendance in order to be qualified to win one of the show awards. Award categories:

  • Blackhawk Chapter Sharpest Arrow
  • ACBS Most Preserved
  • Best Chris Craft
  • Best Century
  • Best Streblow
  • Best Contemporary
  • Most Historic
  • Best Fiberglass
  • Best Outboard
  • Skippers Choice
  • People’s Choice
  • Pre-War
  • Best Utility under 22’
  • Best Utility 22’ & over
  • Best Runabout under 22’
  • Best Runabout 22’ & over
  • Post-War
  • Best Utility under 22’
  • Best Utility 22’ & over
  • Best Runabout under 22’
  • Best Runabout 22’ & over

Sunday September 29


Sunday, boats will be on exhibit again at 10 am. People’s Choice award and drawing winners announced at Blackhawk tent at 2 pm. Each year we have many spectators who attend the boat show on Sunday afternoon expecting to see the full line-up of boats on display. Therefore, participants are asked to leave their boats in the water (and land displays intact) on Sunday until 3:00 pm when the boat show officially ends.