Now, in 2018, the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Late Classic age classification adds one more year to its ranks.  Boats which were manufactured during 1976 through the year 25 years prior to this year are included.  In the ACBS membership files are 24 boats which were built in 1993 that now can be classed as Late Classic.  Here are two of them:

Pictured above is Riot, a Clarion Gold Cup, 25 ft and hull #4.  She was built in 1993 in Campbellford, Ontario.  She is powered with a Mercruiser 540 with 585 hp.  Riot is owned by Chris and Julie Bullen.


Another new Late Classic is this 18 ft Little Miss Maple Leaf owned by John and Marie Eidt, members of the Michigan Chapter.  Little Miss Maple Leaf was built by the owner and friends from plans found in an old Motorboat magazine under the name of Zipper. Launched in 1993. It was designed by John Hacker.  The original was built by Greavette and raced very successfully by Harold and Lorna Wilson as Little Miss Canada IV in the 1930’s. 

All of the boat pictures in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats were adopted from the ACBS membership files.  When you register your boat with your membership, you are invited to upload a picture and history of the boat as well as its identifying data.

Here are more examples from different decades:

This Classic 1974 Glastron 14 ft Aqua Lift named Sparki is powered with Evinrude 70 hp engine. Sparki is owned by George and Kathie Bloomfield.  George says, “Our 1974 Glastron was purchased in Great Falls, Montana by my wife’s family in 1976.  When my father-in-law passed away a few years ago, we inherited her.  We did a bit of restoration work (actually quite a bit) by us and by Bellport Ship Yard in Newport Beach.  We are lucky to have all the original seats, tags, engine, etc. She now resides with us in Mission Viejo, CA and goes out on local lakes every summer.”


This Donzi Sweet 16 has a born-on date of 1968.  A Classic, she is powered with a Ford 8 cylinder 300 hp engine! The Donzi is owned by Chris and Nancy DeNardi.


A head-turner for sure, this 1958 Glassmagic 14ft Playmaster is named Runaround Sue. She is powered by a 1958 Mercury Mark 58. Runaround Sue is owned by Mark Bigenho and Sue Bachle.


Today’s tour ends with an Antique 1941 Chris Craft model 100 owned by Rob and Maggi Cassell. Knotty but Nice is 15 ft long with an inboard 1941 Hercules B engine.

Viewers would love to see a picture of your favorite boat for the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.

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

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