“Lock Pat II” won the coveted prize of 2015 Best of Show Preserved.

Lee and Penny Anderson showed this 2015 Best of Show Preserved boat at the Annual ACBS International Boat Show held at Gull Lake, Minnesota.

She is a 1931 Hacker Craft 40′ Triple Cockpit R/A.  Lock Pat II is powered by a Packard 1A-2025, 12 cylinder with 625 HP.  Lock Pat II was entered in the Class of Preserved Antique Runabouts over 22′.

The “Best of Show Preserved” Award is given to the boat with the highest score of all of the boats entered in all of the preserved classes.  ACBS defines preserved boats as those containing at least 60% of their original deck and topsides material and are constructed using the same methods and materials as the original. Bottom replacement is expected in order for the boat to be serviceable but the method of replacement must duplicate the original.

Beginning with the 2016 International Boat Show which will be held at Lake Tahoe, California, Sept. 23-24, 2016, there will be a new award given to the best of all the boats entered in the show who have received “Best of-” Awards during the past five International ACBS Boat Shows.  The new award is called Diamond Circle Award for the best of the best.

This picture from the 2015 Boat Show is contributed by Dave Bortner of Freedom Boat Service, a sponsor of ACBS.

Here is a list of the 2015 Boat Show Winners. In the coming weeks, this website will be featuring pictures of those winners. 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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