Remember When

By Robert P. Voyles, Blue Ridge Chapter We first fell in love with this 1941 22′ Garwood Streamliner about 20 years ago. Owned by a friend at that time, it was used as the getaway boat for my daughter Virginia’s wedding which took place on Lake Rabun, a historic Georgia Power lake nestled in the northeast…

Barbara Dianne

Steven and Barbara Dewire, Blue Ridge Chapter 1966 20’ Century Arabian, Barbara Dianne, with a 1966 390 Ford Interceptor (285 hp, 8 cyl) engine. Named for my wife of 44 years, this boat is one of 44 made in 1966. The initial restoration was completed in 1985 by a previous owner. He installed the mahogany…

Cat’s Meow

By Marc Forman, Blue Ridge Chapter member Photos by Lee Heard and Marc Forman Cat’s Meow is a 1941 Chris-Craft model 101 Deluxe Runabout purchased in May of 1999. Living in South Florida, we found her online brokered through Macatawa Bay Boat works in Saugatuck, Michigan. I was able to convince the owners to video…

Dad’s Boat

by Tom Dunn member of the Blue Ridge chapter The new fiberglass 1968 19′ Penn Yan was bought by my father after a barn burnt down along with our 1960 wooden Thompson. Penn Yan had only started making fiberglass boats a few years before that and they looked almost exactly like their wood boats. It…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 8.3.21

This Week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats begins with Sassy, a 1978 Chris Craft Tournament Fisherman owned by Ron and Mary Konyndyk. It was photographed by Ewelina Konyndyk in the channel between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Its home port is Muskegon.   Betty Jane is a 1955 Chris Craft Corsair. 45 feet. Twin 350’s replacing…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.27.21

Above is a Circa 1995 “Buffalo Mini Boat” actually manufactured in Buffalo, New York. It was advertised in Motor Boat Magazine with two adult women and was said to easily navigate the “Ice Bergs” in Buffalo. Owned by Ed Dominiak of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, she is powered by a 2hp Evinrude and is said…