“Free Spirit” took home a 2015 ACBS Gold Contemporary Award from the ACBS International Boat Show at Gull Lake, Minnesota.

“Free Spirit” is a 1996  Hacker Craft 26′ Double Cockpit.  She is owned by Forrest and Kally Bryant who are members of the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.  She is powered by a Mercruiser 8 cylinder engine with 320 hp.

Wooden boats that have been built within the most recent 25 years are officially in the “Contemporary” classification.  A “Gold Award” is given when a boat is judged to be a 92 through 96 point boat.

Photography credit goes to Forrest Bryant, editor for the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.

Here is a list of the 2015 Boat Show Winners. In the coming weeks, this website will continue to show pictures of the 2015 winning boats. The 2015 Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show was held at Gull Lake, Minnesota.  It was hosted by the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes Chapter of ACBS.

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