Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.6.2021

 Andreas Jordahl Rhude owns many Thompson boats.  Valhalla is one of them (pictured above).  She is a 1957 Thompson 17-foot Sea Lancer with 1957 Johnson RDEL-19 outboards. Andreas Rhude is a member of the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes and Glacier Lakes Chapters.   Here is a Classic 1962 Dorsett 17-foot Catalina with a 1989 Yamaha 90 hp…

Herkananda

Ted Valpey, New England Chapter (written by Ed Valpey) Herkananda The 1941 Chris Craft 25’ Semi-Enclosed Cruiser, also known as the “Green & White”, was introduced as the U.S. boating industry was struggling to recover from the Great Depression. The retail price of $1,695 was nearly twice that of the average automobile, which may have…

This Boat Had to Be

By Ken and Cynthia Miller, Blue Ridge Chapter July 2018, while RVing in New Hampshire, we heard about ”The 18th Annual Vintage Boat and Car Auction” at New Hampshire’s Boat Museum in Wolfeboro. Sounded fun, so we attended and enjoyed the day. Afterwards, we started searching for similar events. We found “The 54th Annual Antique…

Old Glory

By Rich and Joan Garvin, Michigan chapter My wife Joan and I both learned to water ski behind a mahogany Century and after going to the wooden boat show in Hessel Michigan in 2016, we decided to keep an eye out for a Chris Craft or Century boat. As is usually the case, according to…

Georgiana

By Laurence G. Kolk member of the Blue Ridge chapter It was this particular motor launch that master boat builder Bryan favored to replicate; the classic integrity of batten seam construction was his inspiration. But he added new technology on power with a Honda four stroke outboard. Harry’s vision was to explore the limits of…