The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held their annual Fall Boat Show at Mariners Landing on Smith Mountain Lake this past Saturday.  In spite of two hurricanes and torrential rains at the lake, the boat show for 2018 was finally completed. A variety of Chris-Craft and Century Antique Boats attended the show from states as far away as Iowa.  For further information regarding the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter contact Alan Frederick 540-352-8653 or via email to


Photo Credit: Nadine Breen

SML Boat Show Awards 2018

People’s Choice

George Blosser 1942 17’ Chris Craft Barrel Back “Amie”


Judged Awards

Nancy Hampton First Mate Award – Sheri Rieth

Best Chris Craft – Roger Smith 1952 19’Chris Craft Racing Runabout “Birmingham Baby”

ACBS Best Preserved – Jay Pew 1961 16’ Whirlwind “Ray’s 1st”

Claude Watson Craftsmanship Award – Steve Wegener 1950 16’ Century Resorter “Almost Firewood”

ACBS Best Non-wood – Jim McDonald 1957 12’ Feathercraft

Oldest Boat – Mike Mutchler 1926 26’ Chris Craft Triple “Flapper”

Longest Distance Traveled – Jon Brooks 1974 19’ Century “Ski Fury”. Okoboji, Iowa

Junior Judges Choice – Jon Brooks 1974 19’ Century “Ski Fury”

Presented by Allison Hutchins and Tara Gappney


Captain’s Choice Awards

Best Runabout – Josh Bryant 1940 17’ Chris Craft “The Bike King”

Best Utility – Nick Arnone 1959 21’ Century Coronado “Sea Deuce”

Best Cruiser – Wade Webster 1955 18’ Chris Craft Kit “Weoa”

Best Outboard – Bill Goold 1957 14’ Century Imperial “Spirit”

Best Lapstrake – David Moser 1966 18’ Mocraft “Miss Allison”

Best Contemporary – Lance Wilson 2016 26’ Racer “Dixie Flyer”

Best Non-powered – Ron Root 1965 15’ Old Town Canoe

1 Comment

  1. The 2018 SML classic boat show was fantastic. Cool and crisp and beautiful boats. I hope to be there next year with my Dad’s 22’ Chris Craft Sportsman. A big shout out to master mechanic David Van Ness for all his help; the boat is now running the best it ever has in 40 years! Now my brother Jim and I need to refresh cosmetics. Looking forward to the fall of 2019.
    John Schaible

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