“Fin & Tonic” won a 2015 Platinum Classic Utility Preserved Award.

Derk Brill, Payette Lakes Chapter, brought “Fin & Tonic” from California to the ACBS 2015 International Boat Show held at Gull Lake, Minnesota.  She was entered in the judged class of Classic Utilities Preserved.

“Fin & Tonic” is a 1961 Chris Craft 21 ft Continental powered by a Lincoln 430.

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.

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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