Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.3.18

Independence is the name on this boat – appropriate for this US Independence Day week.  Independence is a 38 ft Chris Craft Commander built in 1968, making her a Classic Boat.  She is owned by William Flaglor, member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter.   Arnie Brulhardt sent this picture of his 1963 Thompson SeaCoaster.  The photo is titled,…

Weekend Wrap-up 6.3.18

How did you spend your weekend? In California, Wood & Glory XX – the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter held the 20th Annual Gathering of Antique & Classic boats on Clear Lake for “A Return to Fantasy Island”.  Thanks, Tim Bush, for sending these beautiful pictures from Clear Lake, California.  It looks like a perfect weekend.…

Opportunity for Retro

A huge auction is scheduled for April 20th and 21st.  You may participate in person or online.   Mahogany Outfitters is the source of the interesting and valuable items offered through Hahn Auctioneers.  Click here for the complete Auction Flyer.  If you can’t be there in person, online bidding is available at proxibid. Now, a bit…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.3.18

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today is No Way, a beautiful 1964 Chris Craft 20 ft Holiday owned by Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia and Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapters. No Way is a “Classic” powered with a General Motors 283 engine. In the ACBS membership file, Carmen says, “No Way was delivered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.27.18

The boats in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats are mostly from the Michigan area.  Will we see them at Port Huron in September? Meghan and Jeff Rogers own this first Antique Boat designed by famous naval architect and yacht designer John Alden, his X-Class sailboat was first produced in the 1930s by the Fairfield…

Les Cheneaux, the Antique Boat

Les Cheneaux, is Gary Cunningham’s 1940 Chris-Craft 22’ Sedan. This remarkable mahogany power boat was built in Algonac, Michigan and commissioned at the Mertaugh Chris-Craft dealership in Hessel, Michigan in the spring of 1940. Mertaugh’s is the world’s oldest Chris-Craft dealership (having been established in 1925) and is still in business. They are the primary…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.26.17

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 100 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat. Pictures of the boats in today’s tour…