Photos and captions by Allen Papendick, Water Wonderland Chapter

It was a beautiful day on the Boardman River, Traverse City, Michigan.  The 30th annual Boats on the Boardwalk a great success.  Many visitors in town for the Traverse City Film Festival wandered by the river to admire the boats.  

The headline picture above is of Kirk Smith’s Pipe Dream, a 1942 Century Seamaid. Kirk Smith is from Beulah, Michigan.


Tango was the big winner, Moran Award, Peoples Choice and Best of Show.  Tango is a 1930 28 ft Dodge Water Car powered by a Lycoming V-12. Tango is owned by Kent & Beth Walton, Traverse City, Michigan.

Brent Gatecliff brought his 1942 23 ft. Custom Runabout from Waterford, Michigan. 

Brent is an expert at driving his boat to the trailer.

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Twisted Timber is a 1942 10 ft Deluxe Runabout from Walnut Lake, Michigan.  Twisted Timber is owned by Glenn Charest.

Here is a close view of the 1948 Century Resorter Over Dew owned by Phil Ward of Vicksburg, Michigan.

The Hagerty Youth Judges winner Baby Grand is a 1954 28 ft Chris Craft with twin CC KL’s owned by Dick & Ann DeBoer.

Youth Judges for Hagerty Insurance from Water Wonderland youth members and members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Traverse City select their favorite boats.



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1 Comment

  1. BOB was a great boat show, competing with the likes of Michael Moore and Jane Fonda at the Traverse City Film Festival. I would rather look at old boats !

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