The User Boat

by David Irvine member of the Michigan chapter This 23-foot utility boat was built by former Chris-Craft employee Tom Cuthbertson and his brother Andrew. Their business involved doing boat repair in the summer. When things were slow in the off season, they would build a boat over the winter. We believe there were two boats,…

Big Red

by Barton Van Beenen member of the Southern California chapter The boat is a rare triple seat 1958 23-foot Continental, started out as VIP transport boat for Hotel Ampersand which I believe is in New York. It was purchased in the early 60s by a doctor and handed down for three generations in Lower Saranac…

Meant To Be

by Brian Keen member of the Ohio Valley chapter Sometimes buying the right boat is meant to be. I always have loved the hardtop Lyman’s. Most hardtop Lyman’s usually run in the 25 to 26-foot range. I don’t really enjoy towing boats that big and I don’t have a lake house with a lift. About…

Traveling the Keys

by John Macdonald member of the Sunnyland chapter I found the boat in Montreal, Canada and did a full 100% restoration at Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport, Maine. The boat is currently in “Palm Beach” condition and maintained by Snead Island Boat Works , Palmetto, Florida. I kept to the original design with upgraded…

The Look Without The Labor

By Ken Buck, ACBS member My parents were avid boaters on the Long Island Sound. Dad had a few runabouts and graduated to a Chris-Craft Express Cruiser followed by a small Connie. I was the person in charge of Springtime: Sanding, Scraping, Painting, Varnishing and Polishing. College, Career, and Marriage came next. Boating faded away.…

Remember When

by Bob Voyles member of the Blue Ridge chapter Remember When is a very special part of the Voyles family. Originally purchased from the factory in 1941 by a Chicago family and kept on Lake Michigan, this beautiful 22’6” Garwood Streamliner was restored in upstate New York and brought to Lake Rabun in the mid-1990s…