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We Three

Dianne Shelly member of the Adirondack chapter  We Three has been an original item on Long Lake in the Adirondacks since she was delivered to the original owner, WA Raney in April 1946. After the passing of Mr. Raney, his daughter sold the GarWood to Dr. and Mrs. Shelly in April 1996 and she remains…

The Discovery of Aristo Craft

By Barry & Diana Hall member of the Blue Ridge chapter Bill and Scott Turner custom built Hanky Panky for my wife and me in the summer of 2017. She is a 1955 model Torpedo 16-foot with several custom features: inlaid wood trim aft quarter, interior fabric seats and back cushions, floor boards, mahogany steering…

The General

By Robert Moss member of the Allegheny chapter My father purchased our Chris Craft Sportsman U-22 new in 1950 from the Conneaut Lake Navigation Company. Dad taught me to drive it then as a young teenager. It remains with our family on Conneaut Lake, PA to this day. The Sportsman design adapts perfectly for fun…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.25.19

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…

Sweet 16

By Ron Raven member of ACBS In 2006 I was living in the state of Washington when I saw this 1971 Sweet 16 Donzi listed on a Craig’s listing in NJ. Luckily I was scheduled to attend a conference in NJ. I contacted the owner and went to Saddlebrook, NJ to inspect the boat. The…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.18.19

A classic launch in style, MaryEllen is actually in the Contemporary Age Classification. She was home-built in 2008, she is 26-feet long and powered with a Honda BF90 engine.  MaryEllen is owned by George and Mary Lindquist, members of the Michigan Chapter. The Contemporary Age Classification includes any wooden boat built within the most recent…