French Vanilla is a 1954 Correct Craft Atom, 15-foot with a Gray Marine 4 cylinder 95 hp engine.  French Vanilla is owned by Mike and Linda Stevens who are members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter.


Mike and Linda Stevens also own this 1957 Higgins 18-foot Speedster. She is aptly named 57 Again. She is powered with a Chrysler Crown engine.

Vintage styled boats are still being built – for now and for the ages. The ACBS Contemporary Age Classification includes wooden boats built within the most recent 25 years.  Here are a few examples:

Me Ol’ China was built in 2017 from a Glen-L pattern for a 16-foot runabout. This mahogany beauty is powered with a 2016 60 hp Mercury. Me Ol’ China is owned by Simon and Lisa Foord who are members of the Dixieland Chapter.


David Hurd owns this Contemporary boat built in 2016. She is an 18-foot Down East model powered with a 90 hp Evinrude. David and Linda Hurd are members of the Michigan Chapter.


To end the Tuesday Tour today, here is an Antique. ACBS age classification for Antiques is 1919 through 1942.  

There are currently 194 1929 boats registered with ACBS memberships. This Dawn Cruiser is one of them. She is owned by Rick and Elissa Olson of the Southern California Chapter.  Ono is 48-feet and powered with twin GMC engines.

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.

  • email the picture to
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer, if known

The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats Archive can be found here.

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