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1940 Chris Craft Custom - 'Malibu'
Owner: Tom Carlin
Home Port: Woodinville, WA

This 1940 Chris Craft 19 foot Custom runabout was one of the original fleet of boats at the Malibu Club in British Columbia.  The Club opened in 1941 as an Elite Resort for the Hollywood crowd, and was sold to the Young Life Christian Youth Ministry and has been used as a summer camp for teenagers since 1954.  This boat was used at the Club in the saltwater of the Princes Louisa inlet until the early '60's.  In it's lifetime, it has been painted white, laid to rest on shore and almost cut up with a chain saw for a bonfire, and modified into an open utility boat for fishing. 

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1939 Gar Wood Runabout - 'Miss Lisa'
Owner: Matt Byrne
Home Port: Aurora, IL

A complete restoration for this 1939 Gar Wood Runabout was finished in the fall of 2012.  The majority of the work was done by the owner. The previous owner had purchased what he believed to be a Chris Craft Barrelback and intended to restore it when he retired.  After doing some research he discovered its true identity was a 1939 Garwood Custom Runabout model 912 (Hull #6504) that was originally delivered to Syracuse, Indiana, boat 56 of the 122 built of this series.  This boat won Best of Show Restored at the 2012 ACBS International Boat Show


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1937 Chris Craft Custom Runabout - 'What Fun'
Owner: George Plamondon
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Purhased in 1973 for $1 (plus legal fees!), the What Fun has usually lived up to its name! Fully restored, 2000-2008. The WHAT FUN is a 1937 17’ Chris Craft custom runabout, acquired September 23, 1973 for $1 (and attorney’s fees of $10). At that time, I began the initial restoration but despite these efforts, the boat continued to sink. It was left in storage for more than 25 years, until the turn of this century -- when the fix-up really began. An uphill battle, but I’m gaining on it! The vessel’s name comes from another project of mine -- a 1969 BMW motorcycle with a side-car ride that I restored. While I was riding the bike on the Gold Coast of Chicago, a female onlooker commented, “What fun.” I couldn’t have agreed more, and thought her words might also apply to my boat. The name can be taken two ways: when it’s running, “What Fun!”; when not running, “What Fun?”


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1937 Chris Craft Custom Deluxe - 'OLivia Rose'
Owner: John Wenstrom
Home Port: McHenry, IL

This is the pre-barrel back design produced from 1935-1938. It has the same hull but different deck layout.  It is estimated that a total of 328 units were built in this 4 year period.

Not sure about the early history of this 19’ Custom but do know she spent much of her time on Lake Geneva and was in remarkably good condition when purchased in the summer of 2012. She has the Model K 85hp engine and has been converted to 12 volts with dual batteries.

Fox River Valley Boat Company completed the exterior restoration over the winter as we elected to completely strip to bare wood and finish it with 12 coats of varnish.  The interior, the chrome and all the mechanicals were in great shape and just required a good cleaning.


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1930 Dart Silver Runabout - 'Miss Geneva'
Owner: Chuck Wegner
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

"More Speed Per Horsepower" was the motto used by the Dart Boat Company of Toledo, Ohio. Miss Geneva is a 1930 26' Dart Silver Runabout. This was the only Dart shipped west of the Mississippi; Seattle Washington. With less then a 100 of these made, it is believed that only 9 exist as documented in 1995. With a 225hp Kermath Sea Wolf that propelled it to a top speed of 45 m.p.h. made it a popular choice for bootleggers. Miss Geneva then named Afton and owned by Tom & Julie Williams was shown in Lake Tahoe and received 20.875 points of a possible 22.


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1932 Gar Wood - 'Hornet'
Owner: Dave Bortner
Home Port: Mound, MN


Antique Utility


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1937 Chris Craft Utility Hard Top
Owner: Jeff Simon
Home Port: Green Lake, WI


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1940 Chris craft Custom Delux - 'Splinters'
Owner: David Diggle
Home Port: Germantown Hills, IL

This boat was restored in 2010


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1940 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Wooden Nickols'
Owner: Tom Nickols
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Our boat was shipped from Algonac, MI to the Chris-Craft dealer in Hessel, MI in June, 1940. The owner of the Hessel Grocery Store purchased the boat to deliver groceries to cot- tages in the area. Originally named “Callie Sue” after his granddaughter. After many years of service, a family that va- cationed in the area purchased and moved her to Indian Lake, Ohio. Rechristened as “Smoove” in the early 1960’s, Jackie Gleason’s character on “The Honeymooners” delighted in de- scribing how “Smoove” his cocktails went down. In the
1990’s the boat relocated to Des Moines, IA and was named “Traveler” and visited shows around the country. The boat was rechristened “Wooden Nickols” and is regu- larly enjoyed on Geneva Lake.


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1940 Chris Craft Utility - 'In the Mood'
Owner: Wil Vidal
Home Port: Pewaukee, WI


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1900 Rushton Indian wood/canvas - 'Chingachgook'
Owner: Paul Miller
Home Port: Elburn, IL

Chingachgook is one of the first wood/canvas model canoes built by Henry Rushton of Canton, NY. This canoe was originally purchased by Robert Pruyn builder of the Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. Robert Pruyn's father was appointed Ambassador to Japan by Abraham Lincoln. The canoe was at the camp when then Governor Teddy Roosevelt visited and possibly paddle this canoe. The picture attached shows the grand and great-grandchildren of the author James Fennimore Cooper paddling the canoe at Santanoni in the 1920's. The Indian is the canoe in the foreground the canoe in the background is a 17' Indian Girl built in 1901 also also in my collection.


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1981 Old Town Canoe Molitor - 'OT Molitor'
Owner: Paul Miller
Home Port: Elburn, IL

17' Old Town Molitor Model canoe. All wood with fiberglassed exterior instead of canvas. This is a modern rendition of a classic model Old Town canoe.


Classic Cruiser


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1977 Skiffcraft 27 Flybridge - '"FOUR'S ENUF"'
Owner: Steve Smith
Home Port: Elkhorn, Wi

Nice 27 wood boat, all new interior, flooring, canvas, vinyl decking , bilges and switch panels new. Boat ran once since redone. been in storage 4 years. Tandem axle trailer with brakes. Much much more.


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1955 Shepherd Express Cruiser - 'Gigi Marie'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1951 Chris Craft Super Deluxe Cruiser - 'Chrysalis'
Owner: Ted Cartner
Home Port: Antioch, IL

CHRYSALIS is a 1951 "Super Deluxe Semi-enclosed Cruiser".  She has her original twin Chris Craft Model KL, 105HP each, engines.  The hull has all original wood above the waterline.  Previously modified to seat 16 passengers, she was used as a Coast Guard approved tour boat in Grand Lake Colorado. The extra seating has been removed and the interior put back to original.


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1965 John Hacker Design Custom Runabout - 'Richard W. Scherff'
Owner: Water Safety Patrol
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

General Information: Boat #1, known as the "Flagship of the Fleet," was custom built by local boat builder Bill Budych with assistance from Dude Assman, specifically for the Water Safety Patrol. This classic wooden boat is the perfect blend of tradition and modern practicality. Often confused for a Hacker Craft, Boat #1 was custom designed by Budych who based the plans on a Hacker, but then modified them to meet the needs of the Patrol including the stresses and hard pounding that would be required for Patrol work. The modifications included a beefed-up, double-hull design with 3/4" planking (instead of 1/4" or 1/2"), extra rib supports throughout the hull, reinforced ribs and joists at stress points, and twin-engine configuration. The result was a very strong, durable boat with beautiful lines, but the ultimate in practicality.

Boat #1 turns 45 years old in 2010, and is regarded by many as one of the best-built boats of its kind anywhere. The current set of engines is the third set since the boat was first built. Wooden boat enthusiasts have come from all over to see Boat #1, and most of them will tell you, "It's a masterpiece." It is by far the most asked about boat in the fleet. Boat #1 is named in memory of Richard W. (Dick) Scherff, who was Operations Director for the Patrol for 22 years starting in the 1950's. Dick died while driving Boat #1, shortly after responding to a rescue call on Geneva Lake's north shore.


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1956 Sheperd Runabout - 'Memorys'
Owner: John Dort
Home Port: Wilmette, IL


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1955 Sheperd Runabout - 'Minni G'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1955 Chris Craft Capri - 'Nauti Pleasure'
Owner: Kit Sultz
Home Port: Glenview, IL

This boat was rescued from the side of Route 50 and fully restored. It has the original engine with triple carburetors. Fox River Valley Boat Company did the restoration. Its home port is Williams Bay, WI.


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1948 Ventnor Sport Runabout
Owner: Larry Lange
Home Port: Lake Geneva, wi

This rare Ventnor is restored to 100% original as built factory specifications. The decks are compound curved tongue and groove Honduras Mahogoney that is blind nailed and glued to the frames as it was done at the factory. This hull also has the rare Gray Marine Fireball 150 motor. This is one of six left in existance and only three of the other ones are in "restored" condition.


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1947 Century Sea Maid
Owner: Gary Conger
Home Port: Green Bay, Wi


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1961 Shepherd Runabout
Owner: Alan Bosworth
Home Port: elmhurst, IL

Shepherd Boats were built in Niagara-on-the-Lake….Ontario, Canada. This specific Shepherd was on display at the Chicago Boat Show in 1961 when my Aunt & Uncle bought it new. In 1993 the Shepherd’s bottom needed replacing at which time my Uncle debated selling it. However he passed away right before doing so.A few months later I decided it was well worth saving the boat, keeping alive so many fond memories of fishing & riding (getting soaked) in Uncle Muff’s Shepherd. The boat has gone thru a couple of restorations yet still has most of the original wood. The original Chrysler motor was rebuilt once and is still in use.This boat has been docked at Pier #1 since 1961 on Geneva Lake for the last fifty-one (51) years.


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1947 greavette runabout - 'no golf today'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: Clarendon Hills, IL

1947 greavette 19' runabout triple complete restoration by ramsey brothers Toledo,oh over 3 years class winner algonic, lake Geneva, best of show Toledo, and Chicago.. now retired to family use pulling tubers ,boarders and skiers..on klinger lake, mi I forgot my acbs #


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1962 Budych-Hacker Sport-Utility - 'THUMPER'
Owner: William Budych
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

A one of a kind craft. William Budych Sr. built this boat for himself in my grandmothers garage. Sr was working for Mr. Russel Gage at the time. Dad and he had a great relationship, one hand washes the other. The boat was constructed for dad's personal use, however, it became the FLAGSHIP for sales of the 22' Gage Hackers. Bill Sr. headed up all of the production of the 23' Gage Hackers. They attempted to build a few after he had left & you can certainly tell the fit and finish of the couple built after his departure. This boat is a family treasure, never to be sold or traded.


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1960 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Lorelei II'
Owner: James Hooker
Home Port: San Diego, CA

Lorelei II was purchased it 7/12. The previous owner loved to water ski so he re-powered it with a more powerful engine (454 cu in marine power with 420hp ) & had the transom ring reinforced to accommodate pulling a skier. The stern ladder was made by Streblow boats. We have done some cosmetic upgrading & added a Bimini top.


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1965 Gage Hacker Utility - 'Kitty Hawk'
Owner: Rob Stenander
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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1961 Gage Hacker Utility - 'FlapJack'
Owner: James Hanny
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1959 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Till Havs'
Owner: David Williams
Home Port: Williams Bat, WI

This boat has been on Lake Geneva since newly purchased in 1959.  The original owner named it “C deuce” (a capital “C” followed by a deuce of hearts).  The third owner,  who’s mother immigrated from Sweden, renamed the boat “Swedish Crossing”.  The current owner, who is an opera lover, renamed the boat “Till Havs”, a Swedish art song sung by the great Swedish tenor, Jussi Bjorling, meaning “to the sea”.  This boat is basically original except for the upholstery and has received tender loving care from Bill Budych and Bill Budych, Jr. for 53 years!


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1955 Century Coronado - 'Sweet Addiction'
Owner: John Incaudo
Home Port: Cary, IL

Complete restoration including new keel,chimes,and frames, all made from white oak. new mahogany bottom, assembled with 3m 5200. All side and top side boards are original. engine and all mechanical components were rebuilt. A new cam, intake, carb and pistons provide for the additional horsepower. All new upholstery and chrome plating. hull is stained, with 10 coats of varnish. Several coats of automotive clear coat where applied to lock in the finish. Boat was featured may/april 2009, on the cover of classic boating #148. The boat also has a rare feature, a on the dash shifter and throttle control.


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1967 Century Coronado - 'Miss Millie'
Owner: Mark Svoboda
Home Port: Geneva, IL

1967 was the last year Century manufactured a mahogany wood hull. The boat was order and delivered to Kramer’s in Fox Lake, IL for Rex Fitzpatrick of Elmhurst, IL. We purchased the boat from Rex in 1986. We did a moderate restoration in1986/1987 and a complete restoration in 2001/2003 including the hull, decks, chrome and interior. Powered by this original Chrysler 325 HP motor, Miss Millie will do approximately 40 MPH. The boat has won numerous awards including Best Century at the 2008 Geneva Lakes Boat Show. The Fox River Valley Boat Company has been our restoration and maintenance partner for the past 27 years.


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1961 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'TIVOLI'
Owner: Mark Christensen
Home Port: Rockford, IL


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1949 Chris Craft Utility - 'Effie'
Owner: Tom Whowell
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1952 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Lucky Penny'
Owner: Keith Pozulp
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

The Lucky Penny is a 1952 23' Chris Craft Holiday with the original 158hp MBL engine, chrome hardware, and mostly original woodwork. The 23' Holiday was built between 1950 and 1953 and the Lucky Penny is 1 of only 88 ever built. A complete restoration was first started in 2004 by the Fox River Valley Boat Company and she is still maintained by Tom Wagner and his crew. Over the years the Lucky Penny has been kept as original as possible and she now spends all of her time on Geneva Lake hailing from the town of Williams Bay.


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1947 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Big W'
Owner: Mike Stolz
Home Port: Elmhurst, IL


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1958 Century Coronado - 'Special K'
Owner: Phil Barrett
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

I've always loved classic wood boats, having grown up with them on Channel Lake. Previously owned a 1961 Chris Craft Capri. Purchased this 21 ft. beauty in 2005. It has the original hardtop and red/white interior. Powered by a Chrysler 5.2 Liter, 240 HP marine inboard engine. Professionally restored in 2008 with a 5200 bottom.


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1955 Permacraft - 'Chloe'
Owner: Scott Bruesewitz
Home Port: Cudahy, WI

  Specifications

  Construction                   Fiberglass
  Length                            25’10”
  Beam                              9’2”
  Draft                                2’3”
  
Chloe was built by PERMA-CRAFT Corporation, North of Detroit, Michigan.  PERMA-CRAFT Corporation,   “builders of fine fiberglass cruisers”, was owned by Ray E. Waters, President and Joseph Bright, Vice President.   Ray E. Waters, (and maybe all of his employees) previously worked for Chris-Craft Corporation and dreamed of building boats for himself.   In July, 1954, PERMA-CRAFT this model was announced as the fastest fiberglass pleasure boat on the water.  Originally designed to be the safest, simplest to maintain and most durable for her time.  Chloe  is one out of approximately 16 PERMA-CRAFT power boats.  Scott Bruesewitz bought the boat in 1991 and has done all the restoration work including painting hull & topsides, installing and varnishing ceiling and deck and so much more!   She is cruised on Lake Michigan and all the Milwaukee rivers.

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1956 Chris Craft Continential
Owner: Bill Gage
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1967 Chris Craft Cavalear - 'It Takes Time'
Owner: Frank Metes
Home Port: Wilmington, IL

plywood ski boat


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1964 Gage Hacker
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Mae Reilly'
Owner: Tim Gross
Home Port: Camp Douglas, WI

1957 1/2 (1958 model year)


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1958 Chris Crafr Continental
Owner: M. Theobald
Home Port: Delavan, Wi


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1955 Chris Craft Kit Barracuda
Owner: Suzanne Reese
Home Port: Ingleside, IL

This boat is in great condition. It has been garage kept always. The motor has not been run in 40 years. The windshield is not in place, but in the boat.


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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'Manticore'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1956 Century Resorter - 'Sonny'
Owner: John Larson
Home Port: Hebron, IL

After looking for two years for our first classic boat last November I received a call from a friend who summers in Williams Bay, WI and spends his winter in Mt. Dora, FL. He told me about a Century Resorter he had seen and it might be the one for us. The 1956 Century Resorter had been brought down from Michigan to Mt. Dora where Tom Flood had completely stripped it down, replaced any bad wood, installed a new 5200 double bottom, new interior and finished it off with 11 coats of varnish. Entered into the 2013 boat show in Mt. Dora it received a lot of interest and we ended up the lucky owners. We have enjoyed our 1st summer with "Sonny" and enjoyed our 1st ACBS boat show this August in Madison where we were awarded "Best Century" of the show.


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Birchwood'
Owner: Karen Birch
Home Port: Barrington, IL

This boat was purchased new in February of 1957 by Karen's late parents, Robert and Maxine Birch, of Griggsville, IL. Her dad became a Chris Craft dealer in 1956 and Karen has his original franchise certificate. This boat is all original and Karen has the boat's original order form, invoice, service manuals, prop, fenders, hand spot light, ladder and water skies that her dad used. Her dad's captain hat sits so proudly on the boat's dash. Karen uses one of the original canvas boat covers that had never been used and was being stored in her dad's attic. This boat spent most of its time on the Illinois River in central Illiniois where Karen has great family memories. The last time the boat was in the water was in the summer of 1978 on the Mississippi river. Since then the boat had been sitting on her orginal cradle and boat trailer in a machine shed on the family farm. In May of 2010 the boat was transported by flatbed where it was completely restored. The boat was never named so Karen choose "Birchwood" in memory of her late parents. Karen's late parents are always with her on this boat and this boat is a constant reminder of how wonderful her parents were and the fabulous childhood they gave her.


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1955 Chris Craft Continental - 'Assembly Hull'
Owner: Tyler Slovick
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Assembly Hull, purchased in 2012 by Tyler and Rena Slovick, is hull number CL-20-061, one of 221 20' Continentals produced by Chris Craft from 1955 to 1957. The boat had 3 known previous owners, spending 20 years in a barn in Indiana, followed by Montrose Harbor in Chicago, and the Fox River. The boat includes original 158 H.P. MBL engine. In 2013, the boat's hull was stripped to bare wood and restored by Tyler, Jerry, Jack Slovick, and Dave Goodlow. Assembly Hull now calls Williams Bay, WI home.


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1960 Chris Craft Continental - 'At Last'
Owner: David Vogeler
Home Port: Trout Valley, IL


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1959 Chris Craft Continental - 'Sportin A Woody'
Owner: Nick Caselli
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

1959 18ft Chris Craft Continental.

Preserved condition 251 original hours, all original wood , interior , motor and gages.  Rare Coral color interior.   Original 1959 " Moody" trailer.  283  motor with 4 barrel   carb. Third owner, 1st from Minaqua 2nd from Milwaukee 3rd in Williams Bay.  Revarnished in 2010 with 7 coats of varnish. purchased in August 2001 Original price $ 4270.50


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1957 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Schlitz'
Owner: Ron Kamin
Home Port: Riverside, IL


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1956 Chris Craft Rocket - 'FINN'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL

Tom and Marg Wagner are the second owners of this 1956 Chris Craft Rocket.  Fox River Valley Boat Co. restored this fine boat last year.  The motor was also rebuilt.  The motor is a CC 131 hp.  The boat was delivered new to Fox River Valley Boat Co. back in 1956 and has never left this location.  We enjoy using this boat out of this marina to this day.  Our Son Nick came up with the name “Finn”.   A cartoon character he enjoyed watching on T.V.  I agreed to the name because the large chrome piece on the hatch looks like a fin on a fish.  The Bible verse played into this name:  Matthew 4:19 “Come follow me” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”


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1959 Century Resorter - 'Fifty-Nine'
Owner: Jim Hayek
Home Port: Davenport, IA

She is #135 of 180 produced in 1959. She is made with the classic "Carrier Deck" front end which gives the hull a beautiful contour of mahogany. And, one of the dryest rides on plain by rolling out the wake. She has the Graymarine V8 327 cu. in. engine which produces 225 HP and will run 45 mph at 4000rpm. But that is rare because she now is over 50 yrs. old. And as all wooden boat she just like to idle along and rumble... They came with a sliding leather convertible top, which I don't own because Matt Byrne won't sell me his with out the boat under it. She also came with a built in 3 rung ladder mounted on the back. She's real fine my "Fifty-Nine"


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1980 Millerick Brothers Boat Works Edwardian fantail motor launch - 'PINK HOUR'
Owner: Robin Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, Il

This boat was found in the woods of a Sonora, California estate. Originally steam powered, the 30' ten gauge steel hull built in 1980 by Millerick Brothers Boat Works was not operational but in excellent condition and showed great potential. She went through an eight year restoration of labor and love by Tom Batchelor of Reno, Nv. "Pink Hour" was stripped to bare metal, repainted, and refitted with a beautiful, meticulously restored 3 cylinder 20 hp Easthope gas engine. Original brass hardware and accessories were scrounged from collectors, swap meets, and salvage yards across the country, and what couldn't be found was carefully recast, machined, and fabricated in the correct period style. She can seat 8 passengers comfortably, and the top of the teak icebox doubles as a sitting area. The Easthope pushes her along at full hull speed ( 6 knots) at approximately 150 rpm, using less than one gallon of fuel per hour from her 30 gallon tank. She has both fore (cable) and aft (mechanical) steering as well as full reversing gear. Since her restoration, she has operated solely on the clear, pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. Recently she was purchased by Peter and Robin Mueller and moved to Lake Geneva, Wis. Engine specifications: 3 cylinder, 4-1/2" bore, 6" stroke, dual ignition (Bosch magneto and 12V coil), OHV, hidden 12V starting system that replaces the original hand start. A neatly installed alternator runs via a flat belt off the flywheel. Lubrication is by internal splash and external Manzel oiler which runs off the water pump connecting rod. Water circulation is by an exposed original bronze piston pump. The reversing gear and engine are mounted on a single integral cast bedplate and weighs approximately 1,200 lbs. Unique accessories: two wicker parasol holders and period-style parasols, original hand-operated "ah-oo-gah" horn from the Talking Horn Company, two Pyrene brass fire extinguishers, antique brass boat hook, porcelain knife switches for operation of lights, Saint Christopher medal, matching set of original Cello running lights and stern spotlight, original Phare-La Rai bow searchlight, and an illuminated binnacle. A spectacular example of an Edwardian fantail motor launch, she won both People's Choice and Most Elegant Boat at the prestigious lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance in August 2008. Named for the alpenglow on Lake Tahoe's eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, "Pink Hour" is truly a magnificent piece of functional art which starts and runs beautifully and is easy to launch and operate. She is one of a kind and without equal.


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1990 Hacker Craft Triple Cockpit
Owner: Joe Norton
Home Port: Green Lake, WI


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2012 Comitti Venezia Sport - 'Comitti'
Owner: Rob Hannah
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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2008 GRAND CRAFT LUXURY SPORT RUNNABOUT - 'REAL ESCAPE'
Owner: James Zakpos
Home Port: North Barrington, IL

My Luxury Sport Runnabout, "Real Escape" is roomy, sleek and extremely fast. It has a beautiful interior with all the latest technology, (EFI, power assisted steering, seamless gear shifting,) and is very responsive. The compliment I most often receive when people first view the boat is that they are surprised to learn that it is a contemporary classic, as it looks like a first class restoration. It is my second Grand Craft, (22 ft. starter) and it without a doubt will not be my last.


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2007 Gage Hacker - 'After Three'
Owner: Bill Gage
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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2012 Gage Hacker
Owner: Bill Gage
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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2013 Glen-L Gentry - 'Attitude'
Owner: Craig Smith
Home Port: Clinton, IA

HOMEBUILT FROM GENTLEMAN RACER "GENTRY" DESIGNED BY GLEN-L. THIS PROJECT WAS STARTED IN JANUARY 2012 AND COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER 2013.


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1977 Donzi X 18
Owner: Rob Hannah
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Absolutely mint, example of Donzi's rare X18. Engine was modified with Gill headers, mallory ignition; latham hydraulic steering, K-Plane trim tabs, TRS outdrive. only 100 hours total...Very fast and very rare. Original interior, classic look and feel. Concours all the way.


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2007 Comitti Portofino 7.5 Runabout - 'CARITA'
Owner: Peter Bushey
Home Port: Fontana, WI

A product of tradition and handcrafted on the western shores of Lake Como, Italy the Portofino is the largest of the mahogany line. The hull shape was developed by Elia Comitti from the Comitti family designs of the La Dolce Vita period of the 1950's. Built from a carefully selected solid African mahogany log seasoned for one year, the framing is of red oak and mahogany precision laser water jet cut for accuracy and then assembled on the WEST system. Epoxy and stainless fasteners are used to ensure the strength and durability required of these high performance boats. Seating for 5 adults and a 6 foot sun pad aft, the Portofino is best suited to lake, river and inshore coastal use.


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1993 GarWood Triple Cockpit Runabout - 'Sweetwater'
Owner: William Huck
Home Port: Fontana, WI

Built by Turcotte Brothers and delivered in 1993. Commissioned on plans of 1937 GarWood with custom designed walk-through between front two cockpits resulting in a user friendly seating arrangement enabling convenient movement of passengers. See feature story on pages 36 & 37 of July/August issue of Classic Boating Magazine and Showcase ad in current issue on Page 51.


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1976 Boston Whaler Sakonnet
Owner: Suzanne Reese
Home Port: Ingleside, IL

This Whaler has been garage kept it's entire life. It does need some refinishing on the mahogany console. It comes with a galvanized trailer.


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3013 Eiesland boat works Odin launch - 'Lisa Marie'
Owner: Arvid Eiesland
Home Port: Glenview, Il

Old world Norwegian launch newly designed and handcrafted with today's technology . Constructed out of quarter sawn white oak with mahogany accents and powered by a quiet 72 volt electric motor. A 320 amp battery pack will keep you on the water for hours. Perfect for a morning fishing trip, an afternoon picnic and an evening sunset cruise.


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2004 Van Dam M3S - 'My Three Sons'
Owner: Peter LoGiudice
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


Fiberglass


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1960 Crownline runabout X-77-E - 'Sunshine'
Owner: Joseph kompare
Home Port: Lyons, il

Boat bought at Chicago boat show in 1960. Has been owned by same family ever since. Mercury engine power head is 1961, lower unit (short shaft) is 1964. Motor control features direct reverse. On the water this year. Engine still runs great.


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1959 South Seas Samoan - 'Blu By U'
Owner: Bill Anderson
Home Port: Hudson, il

This boat is Now restored with twin 100hp mercurys.It was built in Helen ,Fla.We now know of 3 remaining at this time.It is by far the most comfortable boat I own to ride in.This boat was restored as close to the original as possible.


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1968 Avenco Water Wasp - 'Water Wasp'
Owner: Sheil Kottkamp
Home Port: Aurora, IL


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1967 Mark Twain V-Sonic
Owner: Ryan Jeffries
Home Port: wilmington, IL

1967 Mark Twain all original, un restored condition boat was in storage in Kansas City for 42 years


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1961 Glasspar g3
Owner: John Vass
Home Port: Alanson, MI

First generation "Centerdeck" version, ('59 - '61); serial # 13XN0367. Original and mechanically unrestored 1961 Mercury 400E (45HP) shortshaft serial # 1308618. Boat & motor purchased as a package in 2006 from the original owners' family. Attwood Sea Flite "Bow Handle" with navigation lamps. Vintage Airguide guages. Baystar hydraulic steering with custom engine mounting. Custom center dash for nav, bilge & optional switches that copies "crosshatch" pattern from Attwood bow light.


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1959 Glasspar Seafair Sedan - 'Mama Mia!'
Owner: Terry Dickson
Home Port: Sleepy Hollow, IL

Glasspar Seafair Sedan All new for ’59 . . . a classic cabin cruiser with traditional down-easter lines. Note the rakish sheer of the hull. New step chine makes this one of the fastest and most comfortable of all 17’ cruisers . . . speeds of more than 30 mph! Fully equipped for luxury cruising. 1961 Mercury . . . the motor that started it all . . . leads them all! makes the most of the good life . . . the new 80 hp Merc 800 / 6-in-line


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1966 SlickCraft Outboard - 'Princess'
Owner: Robert Schultz
Home Port: Elk Grove Villiage, IL


Gentlemans Racer


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1929 Hacker/Kramer Gentleman's Racer - 'Antionette V'
Owner: John Zea
Home Port: Oconomowoc, WI

The Antionette V is a John Hacker designed Gentleman's Racer built by George Kramer of McHenry, IL and completed in 1929. The original owner was Anton Cermack, who was the mayor of Chicago at the time. Mayor Cermack was assassinated in Miami, Florida in 1933 while shaking hands with President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Historic


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1898 L. E. FRY CLAYTON N.Y. LONG DECKER DISPLACEMENT LAUNCH - ' MAJEN SAWASMO'
Owner: W. J. Goes
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

1898, L.E. FRY, LONG DECKER DISPLACEMENT LAUNCH, *115 YEARS OLD* REPOWERED -1942 CHRYSLER STRAIGHT 8, 140 HORSEPOWER


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1914 Norwegian Sea Sled Wood Launch - ' African Queen'
Owner: Eric Hawkins
Home Port: oshkosh, wi

1914 Norweigen Sea Sled 24ft...only one known left to exist in the world!!! All wood boat with willys motor. Boat was all refinished and is in beautiful shape!! perfect canvas top. Tons of original paperwork and all documents on the rebuild.


Lapstrake


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1956 Chris Craft Sea Skiff - 'BOEING'S'
Owner: Lynn Ricter
Home Port: Fontana, Wi


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1966 Lyman Sportsman Hardtop - 'Freedom'
Owner: Andrew Kubicsko
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

The boat underwent a complete restoration bringing it back to its original stock condition by sandusky bay marine restoration during 2003/2005 It has been documented as the last 28' built by the Lyman Boat Works Co. Originally built as an "open sportsman" the buyer requested that it be sent back to the factory and have a custom Teak hardtop installed on the boat, making it possibly the only full Teak hardtop Sportsman Lyman ever built. The boat now resides on Geneva Lake Wisconsin


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1966 Lyman Sleeper - 'Budha'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1967 Lyman Hardtop
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1972 LYMAN ISLANDER - 'OVERFLOW'
Owner: Phil Hagenah
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

A newly restored beauty - new this year to Lake Geneva - acquired over last winter from Lake Minitonka, MN. Engines rebuilt 2006, transom & hull 2012. Teak decking.


OutBoard


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1964 Grady White Capri Runabout - 'Lisa'
Owner: Andrew Quintus
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Antique wooden boat in excellent condition. 4 seats which fold into daybeds with storage underneath. Wooden chest which also acts as 5th seat in back rear of boat. Boat can easily pull one skier. This boat has been loving maintained by second owner since 1964.


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1956 Milo Craft Valkyrie - 'Got Woody?'
Owner: Andrew Vogeler
Home Port: Trout Valley, IL


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1950 Wolverine Wagemaker - 'Old Times'
Owner: Nick Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL

This 1950 Wagemaker Wolverine was purchased the Fall of 2012.  Nick Wagner  with the help of his dad, Tom and the workers at Fox River Valley Boat Co. completely restored this boat.  Nick has named the boat “Old Times”.  Nick entered this boat last year when it was grey.  He found a 1955 – 25 hp Johnson outboard.  Nick is excited to show the finished product. 


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1964 Thompson Lancer Express
Owner: William Putzbach
Home Port: Arlinkton Heights, IL


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1956 AristoCraft Typhoon - 'Taifun'
Owner: John Spoeri
Home Port: Wilmette, IL

I am the 2d owner of this runabout having acquired it in 1969. It was traded in at my father's VW dealership in LaSalle-Peru, IL for a VW beetle. I have done all of the restoration work myself and use it wherever I can find flat water, including Lake Michigan.


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1957 Homebuilt - 'She Said Yes!'
Owner: Marc Daniloff
Home Port: Saukville, WI

Homebuilt from kit in 1957 by William Kernats, restored by 2nd owner Marc Daniloff. The Story: Sitting in the back of a Wisconsin pole barn rummage sale with a large NOT FOR SALE sign leaning against the bow, the future of this once-proud little boat seemed uncertain. With generous freeboard, and the slight barrel-back look to the stern, she had nice lines, but hadn't seen the water or a new coat of varnish in many years. She was hand built in 1957 from kit plans by the family patriarch William Kernats. Behind the boat was a large Evinrude Lark III 40hp outboard laying on its side, also "NOT FOR SALE". But Dad has passed away, and the family just didn’t have the time to restore the boat, but at the same time, they just couldn't bear the thought of selling "Dad's boat." According to the family, I was the only one who commented in the beautiful lines of the boat, even though it was “Not For Sale” and didn’t just try to lowball the outboard. They said to me "If you are willing to restore Dad's boat, we're willing to sell it to you." They had me at "If." Short story: I asked my wife about getting a little boat, and she said yes. She also asked if she could get a horse, and yes…I said yes. I am the humble second owner of this preserved 1957 Edwin Monk runabout, and co-restorer along with my teenage daughter Audra (“Can’t we just take it out now without varnish?”) Daniloff. All original wood, and still as snappy as the first day Bill Kernats put her in the water with his family. She continues to provide hours of enjoyment for my family. And like the first time I saw her in the barn, this little boat manages to turn a head now and then, both on the road and on the water.


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1955 Feathercraft vagabond 1 - 'B-55'
Owner: Patrick Baron
Home Port: Wayne County, MO

Most of the workers at the Georgia Feathercraft plant were former Bell Bomber plant employees. As the name implies, Feather Craft boats were built as a light-weight alternative to the wood boats of the post-World War II market. Feather Craft's unique barrel-back design set them apart from others in the aluminum boat market.


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1982 Streblow 26' Custom - 'Pruddence'
Owner: David Prudden
Home Port: Fontana , Wi

1982 26' Streblow in like new condition . Custom Geneva Lake Classic. Truly one of a kind. Owned by Joanne and David Prudden for the past 12 years. This boat has been on Geneva Lake since built by the Streblow family.


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1980 streblow custom - 'Donnybrook'
Owner: Michael Kennedy
Home Port: Naperville, IL


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1985 Streblow Sport Vee - 'Fa Gawee'
Owner: Lyn McKeaney
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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2010 Streblow Sport Vee - 'Bucket List'
Owner: Jerry Renner
Home Port: St Germain, WI


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1982 Streblow
Owner: Bruce Stedry
Home Port: ,


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1997 Streblow V Drive - 'Motivation Machine'
Owner: Kevin McEneely
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1965 Streblow - 'Endurance'
Owner: Wally Perkins
Home Port: Barrington, IL

1965 design features the curved , "automotive style" windshield . Reverse transom as compared to contemporary Streblow designs . Restored by Streblow Boat Company in 2005 . Original engine .


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1997 Streblow Cuddy Sport - 'Jean Marie'
Owner: John D Simms Jr
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1960 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Whisper'
Owner: Don Emigholz
Home Port: Plymouth, WI


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1970 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Mr T III'
Owner: Don Taylor
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

In February 2001, I purchased a 1970 Streblow custom wood boat. This twenty three foot beauty had a great history that accompanied the boat Namely, a gentleman from northern Illinois, William D. Wallace, was a partner in a silver mine with John ‘Duke’ Wayne Wallace purchased the boat new from the Streblow factory in Kenosha, WI.,and they decided to name the boat “HI LO SILVER”, a very fitting name. They operated the pleasure craft on Lake Delavan in Wisconsin, for almost ten years.  John Wayne passed away in 1979. With the drop in the price of silver in 1980, they decided to sell the boat. Larry Streblow and son Randy purchased the boat and retuned it to their factory in Kenosha. The Streblow family remodeled the boat and kept it for personal use for a couple of years until it was sold to Gregg Liebovich from Rockford, Illinois. He kept the boat for eighteen years on Geneva Lake. After cruising Geneva Lake over the summer, I load the boat and haul it on my annual journey back to Lake Eustis, Florida, where I, along with the help of my friends, refinished the boat and renamed it ‘Mister T III’. John Wayne would be impressed with the revitalization of “HI LO SILVER.”


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2000 Streblow V-Drive - 'Mare El III'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: Kirkwood, MO

Custom built for the Huge’ family by Randy, Kathy and Kris Streblow with Steve Horton from 1998-2000, Mare-El III is a 26 foot V Drive with a 10 foot beam.  The power is a Crusader 525.  Randy Streblow joined the Huge’ family on trips in Mare-El III from Kenosha to Chicago, Kenosha to Port Washington and Washington Island among others.  Mare-El III has exceeded our highest expectation in the areas of performance, handling and quality.


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2009 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Rodan'
Owner: Ken Rodeck
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1989 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: S. Barrington, IL

We are the 3rd owner of this gorgeous Streblow Boat

Randy helped me turn our dream into reality owning a Streblow boat.  The love for streblow was in part of beloved Richard Shanahan whom had assisted in the first 28’ Streblow back in mid-80’s and coming to lake with my best friend Jamie Shanahan dad house. 

Randy prior to his passing worked with me on a few customizations:

  • QL Volvo automatic leveling system
  • Keeping the Chrysler original motor which was rebuilt – deep throat roar of the true Streblow sound
  • Refinished 2 years ago and change the color of the bottom to candy apple red with customize streblow swoosh
  • Custom bimie top

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1978 Streblow Runabout - 'Fire Escape'
Owner: Leonard Bonnevier
Home Port: Oak Forest, IL

Originally built in Kenosha Wisconsin, by the Streblow Family in 1978 and  purchased and operated on Geneva Lake by the Schriber family until we purchased  the boat in 2001.  After we purchased the boat, we did a light refinish on  the exterior and totally replaced the interior, no mechanical work outside  routine annual maintenance has been required.  The boat was never named  under the Schriber family ownership, so I thought long and hard as to why I have  this boat and finally came up with an appropriate name.  After a 36  year career in the Fire Department, the name "Fire Escape"  seemed to fit the bill.  Now she sees continual service all summer long  providing my wife and I along with family and friends the pleasure of crossing  the waters of Geneva Lake in a true classic boat.

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1958 Streblow Rebel - 'Rebel'
Owner: Eric Moberg
Home Port: Johnsburg, IL

Eric and Kathy's 1958 19' Streblow Rebel is one of the oldest surviving Streblow inboards. It was purchased as a derelict in 1994, and was refurbished by the Moberg family over the next 3 years. Most of the bottom and side planking is original. It is one of the only two 19' Streblows built in 1958, and has the original Cal Connell Cadillac Crusader 390 cu. in. engine. Only one other Streblow used this engine, which was the most powerful engine available in 1958. The Rebel is used regularly on the Fox Chain in Northern Illinois. Photo courtesy of Classic Boating.


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1958 Streblow Rebel
Owner: Gregory Holvay
Home Port: Crystal Lake, IL

18 ft utility mahogany plank boat