With heavy hearts, we share the news that an early morning fire on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
How many beautiful boats have come through the Antique Boat Shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana? Jeff Funk posted this report on the Antique Boat Shop Facebook page:
Disaster! Saturday morning around 4am Jan and I were awakened by a policeman who informed us the shop was on fire. By the time we arrived the building had collapsed, and everything was gone. Everything. Eight boats were lost, as was all our equipment. A complete loss. We were, and are heartbroken…as are our clients and friends for us. Probably an electrical short according to the FD. Now we have to rebuild. Changes are coming, so please bear with us as we recover from this loss. It may be awhile before you see posts. Cross your fingers for us as we work to get back on track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp1aAUqwXB0
Many of the “How-To” videos for ACBS were filmed in this shop. The owner, Jeff Funk, has also been part of the leadership of the Antique and Classic Boat Society serving as the President in 2016.
Messages of concern and empathy are being sent to Jeff and Jan Funk and the whole crew of the shop.