A 2015 Gold Preserved Antique Runabout Award was given to “Surprise”.

“Surprise” is a 1927 30 ft. Hutchinson.  She was entered in the Preserved Antique Runabout Class by Aaron Starke.  Aaron is a member of the Bob Speltz Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.

The “Antique” term is applied to boats that were built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive. 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.

Gold Awards are presented to boats that are judged to be worthy of 92 through 96 points. At the Annual International Boat Show held at Gull Lake, Minnesota, 31 Gold Awards in total were presented to boats in various classes.

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 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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