2016 Boat Show Entries

Previous Years


Antique Runabout


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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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1941 Chris Craft 105 Deluxe Runabout - 'RUMOUR'
Owner: David De Horn
Home Port: Glenview, IL

RUMOUR was completed in Algonac, Michigan and shipped to Miami, Florida, on January 27, 1941 which was my father’s 1st birthday. The same day, the following “rumour” was leaked: Joseph Clark Grew, US Ambassador to Japan wired a warning to FDR and the US State Department on January 27, 1941: "The Peruvian minister has informed a member of my staff that he had heard from many sources, including a Japanese source, that, in the event of trouble breaking out between the United States and Japan, the Japanese intended to make a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor...."


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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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1932 Hacker-Craft Triple Cockpit Runabout - 'Madison Nicole'
Owner: David Brown
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Designed and built in Mount Clemens, MI under the watchful eye of John L. Hacker who was responsible for over 20 water speed records. Believed to be one of only two remaining 38' Hacker-Craft twin engine boats.


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1931 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit - 'Rare Find'
Owner: Bill Pollard
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1939 Chris Craft Barrel Back - 'Double Barrel'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI

Originally shipped to Delavan Lake, WI, Double Barrel has spend most of its life in the Geneva Lake Area. Double Barrel underwent an extensive restoration by Bergersen Boat Co. in 2015. Boat was painstakingly restored to original condition with all of it's original hardware & Bugatti type windshield re-chromed, engine rebuilt, custom made banjo wheel with tan marble, new tan pig skin upholstery, new flooring, gauges restored, new custom fuel tank, all re-wired with period correct wiring and a new full waterline cover. The boat has a new 'no soak' bottom. For Sale-Asking $149,000.


Antique Utility


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1938 Chris Craft 21' Deluxe Utility - 'LOLLIPOP II'
Owner: Mike Favilla
Home Port: Houlton, WI

"LOLLIPOP II" is a 1938 Chris Craft, 21' Deluxe Utility, hull # 35417.
It was delivered new to Geneva Lake for the Harris Family of Chicago and Williams Bay.
 
I believe that Gage Marine maintained the boat for the Harris Family.
Around 1980 Bill Gage handled the sale of the boat to Mr Thomas Shive of Marshalltown, IA, and Lake Okoboji.
 
In 1990, Mr Shive was retiring and moving to San Diego and agreed to sell "LOLLIPOP II" to the Favilla Family.
 
The boat is completely original wood, with the exception of a recent new bottom and new upholstery, flooring. She is still powered by her original K motor, 85hp.
 
We are very proud to be the third owner of "LOLLIPOP II", and to be bringing her back to Geneva Lake for for the first time in 30 plus years!

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1936 Sunflower Boat Works Deluxe Guide Boat - 'Elsa Dee'
Owner: Don Bergman
Home Port: Lake Tomahawk, WI

The Elsa Dee is a c. 1936 20’ guide boat.  She was built by The Sunflower Boat Works (prop. Fabian Woodzika) on the shores of Tomahawk Lake in Oneida County Wisconsin.

The Sunflower Boat Works began building boats in 1914 and continued until the mid-1960s.

Elsa Dee is powered by a Gray Marine Phantom 4.

The boat’s restoration was completed in 2016.  She is mostly original.  The only replaced wood components are:  2 stringers, 11 ribs, keel and floor.  The hardware and running gear are original.  Upholstery is patterned from original.

The Elsa Dee has spent its entire life on the Minocqua chain of lakes.

She is owned by Don and Bonnie Bergman of Lake Tomahawk, WI.


Classic Cruiser Under 30'


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1954 Shepherd Hardtop Cruiser - 'Swing'in Shepherd'
Owner: Gerald Petersen
Home Port: Elkhorn, WI

Only 24 ft Hardtop Shepherd in active use, original V-8 Hemi, crank up side windows, multiple award winner, heavy duty trailer, performs well on multi-day cruises, more info at www.rareshepherd.com


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1946 Chris Craft Deluxe Express Cruiser - 'Sentimental Lady'
Owner: Nicholas Loniello
Home Port: Madison, WI

This year Sentimental Lady celebrates her 70th birthday. She is older than her proud owner, but in much better condition. She is a 28 foot Chris Craft Express Cruiser build in 1946. She is powered by her original six cylinder engine that still runs as smooth as a sewing machine. For the last 20 years her home port has been Lake Monona. Before then, she was docked in a harbor in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Her prior owner was a scoundrel real estate developer who had to sell her fast and cheap on his way out of town before the Federal indictment got served. The present owner hauled her over the Rocky Mountains. Since her arrival, she has been twice restored. Her top side is mahogany, but her white hull sides and double planked bottom are cedar. She is fully original, with two exceptions. The Brazilian Cherry deck replaced the original cedar deck and the roof top Cleopatra’s Chair is a whimsical add on. Her top speed is 18 mph, but she does not like speed. She prefers a leisurely stroll so on lookers and get a good view of her sexy curves.


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1953 Shepherd Sedan - 'Hugo'
Owner: Jim McAvoy
Home Port: Walworth, WI


Classic Cruiser Under 30' & Over


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1924 Consolidated Speedway - 'CHEROKEE'
Owner: Patrick Maher
Home Port: Delavan, WI


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1956 Shepherd V-Drive Runabout - 'Hound Dog'
Owner: John Dort
Home Port: Wilmette, IL

Shepherd was a Canadian manufacturer from the 1930s to 1960s of mostly wooden boats and a few fiberglass boats located near Niagara Falls. While less known here in the US, their boats are well respected due to their styling, tough build and high freeboard making them good for choppy water. I acquired this boat in 2013 after four years of research from the Muskoka lake region north of Toronto. The boat has sat for seven years unused and so I repainted the bottom and had two professional shops perform engine work (new intake and exhaust manifolds, new v-drive transmission due to a crack in the old one) and for the boat: complete re-wire, new gauges, fuel tank cleaning and new fuel lines and repainting the bilge. I was finally able to put in the water in August 2014. The engine is not original to the boat and was put in this boat in the early 1990s. While the Chrysler Marine division made both 331 and 354 Hemis as ground-up marine engines, this auto engine was originally made for the 1957 Chrysler New Yorker and is the 392 Hemi. It has various marine components which make it "marinized." It has a single four barrel Carter carburetor and just earlier this year was converted over to electronic ignition. The boat is used quite regularly on Lake Michigan and nearby lakes and is taken care by Lars Bergersen up in Lake Geneva area.


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1980 Millerick Fan Tail Launch - 'Pink Hour'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, IL


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1953 Shepherd - 'Falcon'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI


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1962 Shepherd 120-s - 'His Bad Habit II'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, IL

This twenty-four foot Shepherd was the last 24 built by Shepherd boats. With the exception of the bottom this boat is all original as delivered in 1962.


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1965 Custom-Bill Budych Runabout - 'Water Safety Patrol Boat #1'
Owner: Ted Pankau
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Custom built by local boat builder Bill Budych along with Dude Assman, this boat was made especially for the Geneva Lake Water Safety Patrol, and launched in 1966. Budych's plans were somewhat of a cross between Chris Craft and Hackercraft qualities, and the boat was beefed up in order to take the pounding of a work boat on Geneva Lake. The Water Safety Patrol still uses this boat today, and it is considered the "Flagship" of the 6-boat fleet.


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1947 Christiansen Aqua-Air Car - 'Aqua-Air Car'
Owner: Paul Miller
Home Port: Elburn, IL

Brainchild of Philip Christiansen, the boat was designed with an airplane engine and propeller to power the boat that looks like a P-40 Warhawk fighter. This a patented one off built boat. Should be ready for the show.


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1948 truscutt Commander - 'Roots'
Owner: James Wilkin
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Very rare, one of the last boats built in St. Joseph Michigan


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1947 Century Sea Maid - 'Zip-a-dee-doo-daa'
Owner: Gary Conger
Home Port: Green Bay, WI

This craft from Norton Boat Works at the 2012 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show. It was chosen the best Century at that show and also at the 2013 show. Joe Norton located the craft in Iowa and completely rebuilt it and installed a new Mercury 3.0 135 HP engine. It was completed just 2 weeks before the 2012 show.


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1947 Chris Craft Racing Runabout - 'Kitty Nique'
Owner: John Runzel
Home Port: Elgin, IL

1947 19’ Chris Craft Racing Runabout - Hull #R19-43. Boat was purchased new in 1947 and has been in the family ever since. Full restoration in 2014 by Fox River Valley Boat Company.


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1961 Shepherd runabout
Owner: Al Bosworth
Home Port: Elmhurst, Il

Shepherd Boats were built in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. I was with my family at the Chicago Boat Show in 1961 when my Uncle Muff decided to buy this specific Shepherd. At the same show my Dad decided to trade in the family wood lapstrake Lyman boat for our first fiberglass boat manufactured by IMP. I remember going to the Chicago Stockyard Inn afterwards to celebrate the purchase. This Shepherd has been docked at Pier #1 on Geneva Lake for the last 55 years.


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1961 Shepherd runabout
Owner: Al Bosworth
Home Port: Elmhurst, Il

For Sale 1961 Shepherd 19' Trailer shown is not the one included.


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1947 Ventnor Sport Runabout
Owner: Larry Lange
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

The boat was a total wreck when purchased. The decks were crushed, holes in the sides, fiberglassed up to the covering boards and the transom was completely rotten. All the deck boards are compound curved and blind nailed onto the deck framing just as it was done in the Ventnor factory. There are only a handful of these boats left due to the extreme difficulty of repairing or restoring. This particular boat is the only 100 point, (A.C.B.S. judging) as built from the factory 1947 Ventnor in existence. This was a personal project for me and was a fun and challenging.


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1958 Chris Craft Rocket - 'Finn'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL


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1947 Chris Craft Custom Runabout - 'Taboo'
Owner: David Pomierski
Home Port: Lauderdale , Ms


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1940 Chris Craft U-22 - 'Jerryatrix'
Owner: Jerry Schwanebeck
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL

Restored with original 1936 flat windshield and bait boxes factory installed


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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 and we enjoy her every summer.


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

Wooden Nickols, a 22 foot Deluxe Utility, was shipped from Algonac to Hessel, Michigan in June 1940. The owner of the Hessel grocery store purchased the boat to deliver groceries to summer residents on the surrounding islands, naming her "Calli Sue" after his granddaughter.
The boat was acquired by an Ohio family and moved to Indian Lake, Ohio and renamed "Smoove." We originally understood this was because of how, Smoove the boat went through the water. It was actually how Jackie Gleason's character in the Honeymooner's described how his cocktails went down, Smoove.
The boat moved to Iowa and received a new 5200 bottom and  fresh varnish. Renamed "Traveler" it hit the road visiting a number of boat shows.
The boat was relocated to Geneva Lake in 2007 and renamed "Wooden Nickols." In frontier day's paper money was moved by stage coach, coins however were to unwieldy to ship. Local merchants banded together and "issued" nickels, dimes and quarters in wood. A merchants life was short, so every few years the current crop of businesses would issue new coins and stop honoring the old ones. Hence the saying, "don't take any wooden nickels."

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1948 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Effie'
Owner: Tom Whowell
Home Port: Fontana, WI

I Spoke to AL he has 3 of us from Gordy's attending the Friday Dinner please bill us for them.


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1961 Gage-Hacker Utility - 'Flapjack'
Owner: Jim Hanny
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1955 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Captin Bob'
Owner: Ken Boeschen
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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1954 Chris Craft Sportsman Utility - 'Shattuc'
Owner: John Runzel
Home Port: Elgin, IL

1954 22’ Chris Craft Utility - Hull #22V2051. Full restoration in 2015 by Fox River Valley Boat Company


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1947 Chris Craft U-22 - 'Miss Fortune'
Owner: Mike O'Brien
Home Port: Shorewood, WI

Miss Fortune. 1947 Chris Craft U-22. Hull # U-22-1024
Shipped from Algonac, MI on 10/14/1947 to Treadwell Boats & Motors on Riverside Drive in Algonquin, IL. 
 
She found her way to Geneva Lake sometime in the 1960's. 
Jim and Mike O'Brien purchased her in 2013 while she was on consignment with Gage Marine for the Water Safety Patrol. 
 
Recently, Lars Bergersen from Bergersen Boats oversaw her restoration. Her bottom, 
hull-sides, hardware, floorboards and engine are all original. 
 
The upholstery was redone in original blue with three-seat-cushions design by Geneva Upholstery in 2015.
 
The engine was rebuilt by Westech Automotive in 2016. 
 
The gauges were redone by Kocian in 2016. 
 
The flooring, steering wheel, transom and hull-sides were refinished by Bergersen Boats in 2015-2016. 

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1964 Gage Hacker
Owner: Bartley Carlson
Home Port: Naples, FL

Gage-Hacker classic wooden boats were produced by the Gage Marine Corp in Williams Bay, WI. Known for its smooth ride, beautiful lines and great craftsmanship, the Gage-Hacker has always been recognized as something special. It’s also a limited commodity, with just 35 built between 1961 and 1969.


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1949 Chris Craft U-22 Sportsman - 'Sweetie'
Owner: Christopher Fox
Home Port: Bonita Springs, FL

Hull # 1359 , Restored and beautiful.


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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 MBL engine, original chrome hardware, and mostly original woodwork. The 23' Holiday was built between 1950 and 1953 and the "Lucky Penny" is 1 of 88 ever built with it being hull number 86. 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. In 2014/2015 the hull and topside was stripped of all varnish, caulk and paint and 8 to 12 coats of new varnish was applied along with new caulk striping on the bow and underside painting and detailing. Over the years we have been diligent in keeping the "Lucky Penny" as original as possible to get a true feel for what boating was like 65 years ago. Now she spends all of her time cruising the beautiful waters of Geneva Lake from her home port of Williams Bay.


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1956 Chris Craft Continental
Owner: Larry Rayner
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1962 Budych-Hacker Utility - 'Thumper'
Owner: William Budych Jr.
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI

Hi! My name is THUMPER. I was conceived in 1960 and born in 1962. My builder, William Budych Sr., was a well known mechanical engineer and boat builder. In 1960, William Budych Sr. was employed by Mr. Russell Gage of Gage Marine. At that time William Budych Sr. was responsible for the production of the 22ft. Gage Hackers. His responsibilities included tank testing the models at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, patterning and fabrication all the patterns for the hulls structure; also, overseeing the production process. The first hull built plowed bad so Sr. decided to remove some of the chine, run out the stern. Due to these changes the builds that came after handled and performed well. William Sr. decided it was time to build one of his own and the production of me started, in his mother's garage for a personal boat of his own; during his free time. I think my appearance speaks for Sr's. excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. I am grateful that my owners, all Geneva Lakefront families, have taken great care and maintained me above and beyond the usual; for the last 51 years. My creator, William Budych Sr., also is well known for building the Water Safety Patrol Boat #1; with the assistance of Duane (Dude) Assman. It is, to this day, the only existing (in service) wood patrol boat in the U.S. at this time. William Budych Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on December 5, 2008. He created a huge legacy of being an excellent mechanical engineer, 1st class boat builder; along with being a very successful business man. He was also and excellent father and teacher. I am very proud and pleased that I have come back home to the Budych family. I was purchased by Sr's son, William Budych Jr. in 2012. Jr. continues to operate Sr's marine business that was created over 45 years ago. Jr. has been involved for 35 years and had the great opportunity to operate as President and owner of 20 years. I know that I am now in the best care and will enjoy the Budych family for generations to come. THUMPER


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1957 Century Coronado - 'Shirly Mae'
Owner: Robert Nyberg
Home Port: Antioch, IL


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1950 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Riviera'
Owner: Don Severson
Home Port: Elkhorn, WI


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1956 Century Coranado
Owner: Robert Nyberg
Home Port: Antioch, IL


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59 Chris Craft Ski Boat - 'Pull Toy'
Owner: Jeff Borre
Home Port: Lake Zurich, IL

New 5200 bottom, new wire complete, elec. fuel pump with recurculating pump back to gas tank, run great


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1961 Chris Craft Holiday
Owner: Howard Granat
Home Port: Kildeer, IL


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1948 Chris Craft Rocket - 'My Time'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI

1948 Chris Craft Rocket, “My Time”. I bought the boat five years ago, which was midway through restoration. It has now been completely restored with new motor.


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1961 Century Resorter (Jet Drive) - 'Wicked Wood'
Owner: Pat Wichman
Home Port: Carpentersville, IL


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1955 Chris Craft Sportsman Custom - 'Phil"s Woody'
Owner: Phil Olson
Home Port: Palatine, IL


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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 Illinois 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 original cradle and boat trailer in a machine shed on the family farm. In May of 2010 the boat was transported by flatbed to McHenry, IL where it was completely restored by Fox River Valley Boat Company. 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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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'Cool lady'
Owner: Michael Motherway
Home Port: Northbrook, IL


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1956 Century Resorter - 'Miss Behave'
Owner: Frank Troost
Home Port: Hillsdale, IL

Family owned for over 40 years it still has its original engine and much of its original interior. Recently refurbished and docked on Lake Geneva.

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

This 1960 Chris Craft Continental is in the utility class of antique and classic boats. It was one of the more popular models manufactured in 1960 by Chris Craft due to its versatile layout. While mostly used for family pleasure boating, the open cockpit made it a great design for fishing or skiing. In 1960 the base model sold for $4,210.00. At that time the average salary was $4,743.00 a year. The boat came equipped with the standard Chris Craft K engine a straight 6 which produced 100HP, or the optional V8 with 185HP for the jaw dropping additional fee of $60.00 or about a weeks salary. This boat was equipped with the high performance 283 Corvette engine which became available in the latter part of 1959. The higher horsepower and torque of the Corvette engine made it ideal for pulling skiers. It was also fitted with a center mounted ski pole. Top speed is just over 40 mph. The boat was delivered to Chris Craft Boat Sales Inc. located at 2500 S. Ashland Avenue in Chicago on January 28, 1960. The boat was found rotting and in disrepair in 2000. A complete restoration was performed in 2005. There were 497 Continental’s manufactured from 1959 to 1960. Only 41 are known to still be operating today.


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1950 Chirs Craft Special Utility-Gentleman's Racer - 'Just Cruisin'
Owner: Doug Tracy
Home Port: East Troy, WI

This unique boat is a 1950 19’ Special Utility.  The boat came from Marcy, NY and the remodel was begun in Hessel, MI (making it into a speedster).  A West System bottom was installed and the deck and hatches were framed, along with new decks, sides and transom. 


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Miss Kimmy'
Owner: Bill Shultz
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL


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

Sporti'n A Woody is a 1959 18' Chris Craft Continental, Hull# CL18-0825. This classic was shipped from Cadillac Michigan on July 31, 1959 to Mairs Marine in Minocqua Wisconsin. She was used as a ski boat and a family pleasure boat for about 8 years and put 236 hours on the engine and was then put away after the family bought a fiberglass boat in the mid 60s. Sporti'n A Woody was then sold to a collector in Milwaukee and put in storage for another long hibernation. Fast forward more then 30 years, yes this boat didn't see the light of day for more then 30 years, she was then put up for sale in August 2001. When we saw her, we had been looking for 2 years, we knew this was a special boat as it was ALL original and still is. The interior, a rare coral color, is in very good condition as is the motor, wood, gauges and even the trailer. Very little had to be done to put her back in bristol condition. Since we purchased her very little work has been done until the winter of 2010. That was the year we had her completly revarnished. Now Sporti'n A Woody has 260 hours on the engine with most of those 24 hours being put on going to our Geneva Lake shows and some evening cruising on those perfect nights. Sporti'n A Woody has won numerious awards including best utility, best Chris Craft, Most original and now Sharpest Arrow. We enjoy participating in the shows and being ACES members. 


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1959 Century Resorter - 'One More Time'
Owner: Bill Putzbach
Home Port: Arlington Hts, IL


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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'Cool Lady'
Owner: Michael Motherway
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1960 Century Resorter - 'Saved'
Owner: Brad Flodin
Home Port: Burlington, WI

I got this boat 2 years ago from my cousin Cindy. My family and I use the boat all summer long for skiing, tubing and just cruising around the local lakes in SE Wisconsin. Cindy's mom put this boat in storage in 1965 and Cindy pulled it out in 2005. It looked like barn wood. After a long restoration (9 years) the boat was fully restored and ready for action. The boat was supposed to reside on Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista California for the rest of its life. But she soon realized it was to small for such a big lake. So she sent it to me as an early Christmas present. How blessed am I. We love this boat as much as we love Cindy. Well almost.


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2015 Comitti Venezia Elegance - 'Elegant'
Owner: Rob Hannah
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Hull type: Monohedric with spray rails Lenght overall: 6.50 mt / 22’0” Beam: 2.15 mt / 7’ Draft: 0,40 mt / 1’3” Passengers: 6 Fuel tank capacity: 190 lt Dispacement: from 1.400 kg Antifouling Horn Starter battery Manual and automatic bilge pump Blower Bathing ladder Acoustic insulation Flag Flag pole Speedo meter Oil pressure meter Volt meter Temperature meter Dashboard in mahogany Courtesy lights in cockpit Position lights Sun bed Fully Concealed Bimini Top Side pockets Chrome profiles Wet Sound - SoundBar BlueTooth Audio System


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1989 Grand Craft Super Sport - 'Boardroom'
Owner: Kevin Reardon
Home Port: WILMINGTON, IL

1989 grand craft super sport twin engine. Two Chrysler 350. 720 total horse power.


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2000 Notika - 'The Legend'
Owner: Joe Improta
Home Port: Delavan, WI

One of kind. Notika Legend 31 foot. Custom built for Howard Leight, it was originally the tender for his yacht. it was used in the HBO series Luck and L'Oreal commercials.


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2003 Grand-Craft Grand Sport - 'Irish Ayes'
Owner: Ross Lynch
Home Port: Lake Tomahawk, WI

  1. Hand crafted mahogany with teak flooring built in Holland, Michigan in 2003.

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

The build was finished in 2013 after nearly two years with many challenges and sleepless nights. This boat has given us more pleasure than we could have ever hoped for.


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2009 Grand-Craft Luxury Sport - 'Last Dance'
Owner: Jeff Cavanagh
Home Port: Holland, MI

This boat is a 2009 cold molded mahogany Utility that is 26 long by 8'6" wide and draws 26". She has a high 42" freeboard fore and 24" freeboard aft. Constructed of triple planked mahogany over 7/8 by 3" mahogany frames, she weighs 6200 pounds when powered by twin 6.0L 375 HP multi port injected Crusader engines. 

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2007 Gage Hacker by Van Dam Luxury Runabout - 'After Three'
Owner: James Zakos
Home Port: Barrington, IL

Luxury Runabout hand crafted by Van Dam boat builders. Present day Hacker Craft design. 26 ft. 8 ft. beam, constructed with African and Honduran mahogany with custom leather interior.


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1994 Grand Craft Classic - 'Miss Nell'
Owner: Pete Million
Home Port: Valparaiso, IN


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1983 Wellington Speedster - 'Say When'
Owner: Art Nesser
Home Port: Algonquin, IL

Gorgeous replica of Gar Wood Speedster. Glass over mahogany. 1993 Load Rite Trailer. $30,000.00 Call Art 847-658-6172


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2016 Viking Skuldelev III - 'Skagerrak'
Owner: John Maack
Home Port: Gurnee, IL

10th Century Viking Ship Replica. A smaller version reproduced in exacting detail from plans of the Skuldelev !!! ship found in Roskilde, Denmark in 1962.


Fiberglass


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1958 Owens Speedship
Owner: Amy Simonsen
Home Port: Saint francis, WI


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1958 Aero Glass Super Satallite 16 - 'Sweet Little 16'
Owner: Bill Anderson
Home Port: Hudson, il

ground down to the cloth,totally reclothed,gel coated,restored,with rare correct hardware, SuperGator trailer,original gale with 90percent original paint


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1960 Tomahawk Ski Mate
Owner: Michael Bennett
Home Port: Oshkosh, WI

Restored 1960 Tomahawk Ski Mate fiberglass runabout. Turquoise/white. 1970 restored Homelite 55 hp 4 cycle outboard. Matching vintage trailer. Correct vintage Homelite rpm, speedometer gauges and controls.


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1969 Correct craft Mustang - 'BIG WAVE DAVE'
Owner: Dave Rezabek
Home Port: Morris, Il

The company's introduction to the fiberglass inboard ski boat which evolved into the record breaking SKI NAUTIQUE


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1975 Home Made Mini Tugboat - 'The Mighty Little Tug'
Owner: George Duczak
Home Port: Barrington Hills, IL

This boat was made in 1985 at Lake Lorraine in Orlando, Fla, after the first owner died, it was acquired and moved to Saugatuck Michigan where it was restored. Then that owner passed and it was acquired by a Lake Como Family. sadly again this owner passed away. I purchased it 3 years ago and it underwent a total restoration and modifications. It’s on Lake Delavan and draws quite a crowd when we take it out. In fact it’s been called a living cartoon, especially when we add our crew of Popeye and Olive Oil. 


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1976 Lund President - 'It"s ok'
Owner: Joe Girten
Home Port: Ingleside, Il

Over the years it has proven to be more than just “OK”   Bought new off the Chicago Boat Show floor in 1976, it has been used on the Chain O’ Lakes for 40 years. It’s 235 OMC engine is untouched and still runs like the day it came off the showroom floor. Lund made pleasure boats for only 3 years, so there are not many of it's kind still in existence“She is my refuge when times are hard. Takes me away from my troubles and brings me back to my youth and simpler days.” As long as I am boating I will be forever young!


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

Glasspar in 1959 was the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass boats. The Glasspar Seafair Sedan was their all new for 1959 classic cruiser with traditional down-east lines. The rakish sheer of the hull and step chine made this one of the fastest 17’ cruisers with speeds of more than 30 mph.


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1959 Plastyle Lark
Owner: Scott Stier
Home Port: Huntley, IL


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1957 Thompson Sea Lancer
Owner: Frank Lozich
Home Port: Tinley Park, IL


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1967 Lyman Sportster - 'Seventh Heaven '
Owner: Mark Licht
Home Port: Williams Bay , WI

The boat has been owned by Mark Licht for 28 years and has been restored by Lange custom woodworking throughout this time frame. It was purchased from gage marine in 1988 when it when through a total restoration. It is docked at the Glen Flora estate owned by Mark Licht at pier 171 on Lake Geneva.


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

Fully restored to its original condition Documented the last 28' Lyman ever built.


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1967 Chris Craft Sea Skiff - 'Hawk'
Owner: Robert Snyder
Home Port: Green Bay, WI

Hawk is a 1967 Chris Craft Sea Skiff Sportsman  22'
Delivered to Lake Geneva in December of 1966, resided there until 1999 and then was in Charlevoix MI until 2014.

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1961 Lyman
Owner: Dean Homer
Home Port: Delavan, WI


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1963 Lyman Sleeper - 'Sachem'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI

This boat has been well maintained.  It has an Awlgrip paint job, Lonseal flooring and Sunbrella upholstery.  Full cover & nice tandem axle trailer included. For Sale- $32,000

 


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1964 Lyman - 'Finally'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI

Nautolex flooring, upholstery is in good condition, cuddy cabin with plenty of storage, Bimini top, trailer and cover included. For Sale- Asking $14,500


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1963 Switzer Craft Shooting Star
Owner: Art Nesser
Home Port: Algonquin, IL

Beautiful boat and motor restored in 2000. Used a few times that summer, has been in storage since. 2001 Yacht Club Trailer. $12,000.00 Call Art 847-658-6172


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1957 Trojan Sea Breeze - 'Walleen 2.1'
Owner: Kyle Knoke
Home Port: Menasha, WI

Inherited in 2015 from Uncle Wally and Aunt Eileen (owners since 1960), the Walleen has spent her whole life in the Lake Winnebago ports of Neenah/Menasha. This 19' day cruiser was Amish-built by The Trojan Boat Company in Lancaster, PA. The Sea Breeze 28' of the late 1950s was one of Trojan's most historically notable vessels. New to the classic scene, when I took on the 'task' of refinishing, I had no idea what I was getting into. Why didn't someone tell me?!? Restoration performed on location at Nimphius Boats, Inc. under the most generous supervision of Alex Nimphius. The Walleen is driven by the original twin 1957 Johnson 35HP Sea Horses thanks to life-long service from Doug Bodway of Valley Marine Mart, Inc. All-original mahogany decking and plywood hull...with a few custom crafted accoutrements.


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1960 Chetek Princess - 'Why Not'
Owner: Ronald Campana
Home Port: Thomson, IL

My 1960 Chetek Princess, Model 184, has the original Johnson 75 horsepower V4 outboard motor.  The boat and motor had been out of service and stored in a Fulton, IL garage for 26 years before I purchased it in June 2013.  The last time the boat was in the water was 1988.  I started the refinishing process in the fall of 2013 in my garage.  I stripped the bottom and sides to the bare wood, re-screwed the bottom, and used epoxy to fix an area that had roller damage.  The sides were painted with two coats of  special white paint, and the bottom was painted with two coats of copper bronze paint. The motor need a general tune-up and general maintenance work after sitting for 26 years.   New interior cushions were made along with a matching convertible top and towing cover. 
   My Chetek boat was made in a factory in Chetek, Wisconsin.  The factory operated from 1946 to 1964 when it burned down.  I have spent more that 200 hours restoring my Chetek to nearly original condition, and I enjoy taking it to Midwest boat shows. I'm really happy with how my Chetek turned out, since this is my first wood boat restoration.  I am proud that I received 2nd place in the outboard category at the Fox Lake Boat Show this July.

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1957 motor boat Bowman - 'Litte Bobber'
Owner: Douglas Stern
Home Port: Dousman, WI

Our little wooden boat is a classic! It is all orginal from 1957..a Bowman. Red and white in color with it's original outboard motor, 1957 Mercury.


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1955 Century Imperial Sportsman Runabout - 'Dad's '55'
Owner: Mark Stanke
Home Port: Inverness, IL

My Dad bought this Century in 1956 with funds he saved from his Army draft service. Dad and Mom went boating every summer weekend in the Chicago area and were married in 1958. As a family, we had annual camping trips across the US, which always featured boating. Dad’s Century joined us from Wisconsin to Florida, the Rocky Mountains to Nova Scotia, Michigan to Texas and most places in between. We all learned to ski and then master the Adolph Kiefer Banana Slalom pulled by this Johnson 25hp. I bought the Century from Dad in 1982, was married in 1984 and, in keeping with tradition, our daughter first learned to ski behind it too. We have had many boats over the years, but the one we truly love and learned the most from is … Dad’s ‘55.


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1958 Shell Lake Rocket
Owner: Dan Callahan
Home Port: Rockford, Il

Built in Wisconsin, the Rocket was designed to be the ideal boat for all-around family fun, with its futuristic deck, fin styling and flared bow design. Unique to this boat is its tri-lateral rear seat pattern with step-through front seat. With its two tone paint the Rocket epitomizes the 1950's post war culture.


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1963 Thompson & Thompson Breakers
Owner: Robert ODay
Home Port: Cary, IL

This is what I call an “Oh by the way” boat. Four years ago we were in the market for a 60’s vintage outboard motor. We located one in suburban Milwaukee and drove up to take a look. The motor was great and we agreed to buy it and then the “Oh by the way” came up – Oh by the way if you want the motor you need to take the boat and trailer as well! At first glance this boat would never see the water again as it had a nice hole in the hull and delaminating wood. On the way home all I was thinking about was how could I turn it into a bar? Well after getting it home my ideas went up in smoke, as after my son Mitchel, our neighbor Andrew Vogeler and I looked it over, all we would need to do is make the hull repair, varnish and paint and we would have a good all original user boat. So, after a winters worth of work, another wood boat got added to the collection.


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1958 Switzer Craft
Owner: Bill Gill
Home Port: Naperville , IL

I bought the boat from the Grandson of the original owner.  It was purchased by George Swanson on April 25th 1959 from Moynihan's Television - Sporting Goods at 903 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet.  The model is the Combo 15 and it has the original 45 Horsepower Mercury Mark 58 A outboard motor.  The boat appears to be largely un-restored.   I have the original Switzer-craft sales brochure as ell as the original owner's guide for the motor. I have owned the boat since October 15, 2011.

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1947 Trojan Cottage Racer - 'Lil' Suzy'
Owner: Moss Cartwright
Home Port: White Pigeon, MI

Right after world war II Captain Steve Smith, a p-40 pilot in the south pacific, needed something fun to do at his family's lake house in upstate NY. He bought a little 1947 12' Trojan hot shot cottage racer. The new boat was named Lil' Suzy same as his p-40 . He also applied the trademark Flying Tiger shark teeth. Being a fighter pilot instilled aggressive tactics and during Captain Smiths famous last race, he took out three boats with his "wake of death". that stunt got him banned from racing. Following the loss of racing venues, he rolled the boat in the barn where it sat for fifty years. not till he passed away did anyone ask whats' in the barn.. in the corner was Lil' Suzy..


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1940 Ole Lind Boatworks Cedar Plank Utility Runabout - 'Overkill'
Owner: Michael Furibondo
Home Port: Chicago, IL

This cedar plank racer was made by the Ole Lind Boatworks in Detroit Lakes Minnesota in 1940. It was discovered in a garage right here in Fontana Wisconsin in 2014 and had not been in the water since 1984. This is my first restoration/slight modification project and it has been a labor of love for the past two years. I decided to add a few items which are not original (gas tank and gauges) to increase the boats usability and a larger motor simply because i like to go really fast.


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


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1960 Thompson
Owner: Nick Wagner
Home Port: Woodstock, IL


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2000 Streblow custom v-drive - 'Mare-El 111'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: Kirkwood, MO

Custom boat built by Randy Streblow and Steve Horton for Gary, Mary Elizabeth and Cannon Huge' For many years Randy and the Huge' Family took Mare-El 111 on family vacations including trips to Washington Island, Sheboygan, Chicago, Milwaukee, and other cool places. Great boat for trips.


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1980 Streblow Custom Sport - 'Donnybrook'
Owner: Michael Kennedy
Home Port: Naperville, IL

We are the current stewards of this beautiful 1980 23' direct drive Streblow. Built for the Gallagher family, it has spent its life on Lake Geneva except for a few road trips to New Buffalo, MI, Burnham harbor Chicago, and a spring break to the southern Gulf of Florida where it handled beautifully and turn heads, including a boarding by the USCG "just had to see the boat"! New interior, mahogany dash, and a change to blue bottom paint in 2013. We use the boat as much as possible for cruises and tubing on the lake.


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1973 Streblow 26 Custom - 'West End Girl'
Owner: Tom Marek
Home Port: Fontana, WI

West End Girl is a 1973 Streblow 26 Custom. It is the first 26 V-Drive the Streblow family produced. I purchased the boat from the original owner, Bruno Presky in 2003. She underwent a complete restoration in 2013-2014 which was done by Streblow Custom Boats.


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


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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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1998 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: South Barrington, IL


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


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1982 Streblow Streblow - 'Claudia Jeanne '
Owner: Todd Mintz
Home Port: Highland , IL


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1998 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: S Barrington, IL


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1992 Streblow Straight Drive - 'Serenity'
Owner: Tom Ganzer
Home Port: Lake Barrington, IL

We have been the proud owners of three Streblow boat since 1998. Our first Streblow was a 1979 20 foot Straight drive, which transitioned over to a 1983 23 foot V-drive in 2001. Since then we have upgraded to a 1992 26 foot Straight drive, which is named “Serenity”.

 We are loving every minute on the lake!!!!


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1970 Streblow Sport Utility - 'Mr. T III'
Owner: Donald 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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1958 Streblow Rebel
Owner: Gregory Holvay
Home Port: Crystal Lake, IL

In 1958 the hull for my boat was a new design. Larry Streblow went to Florida to test out the prototype . The test turned out great and he called the factory and said start production.

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1981 Streblow Sport - 'What'a A tree IV'
Owner: Edward Cox
Home Port: Fontana, WI


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1963 Streblow Rebel - 'The Rebel'
Owner: Donald Taylor
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

This beautiful 19 1/2 ft classic Streblow has been meticulously maintained by award winning boat restorer Jim Murdock, of Vintage Boat Restorations, LLC, Bristol, CT. Five years out of college, the original owner purchased the craft from Larry and Randy Streblow at their site in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The boat spent its early years on Geneva Lake as a family ski boat. The owner moved to Sparta, New Jersey, where he kept it over the summers. 


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1957 Streblow Outboard Runabout
Owner: Ralph Gannett
Home Port: Windsor, WI

1957 runabout, Outboard. Single owner and in great shape, full restoration like new.  Family Heirloom Streblow Runabout. Originally in the 1957 Milwaukee Boat Show Purchased before and delivered after. Well maintained and was my college graduation present and in the family always. Spare everything and all maintenance tools and parts. Add Gas and Oil.‏


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1981 Streblow - 'Michael Anthony'
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI

Boat was completely updated in 2016 by Bergersen Boat with redesigned custom seating, new dashboard, custom built windshield, new flooring and swim platform.


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2000 Streblow Sport V
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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1988 Streblow Sport V - 'Pumpkin'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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1986 Streblow Sport - 'Awesome'
Owner: Streblow Boat Company
Home Port: Walworth, WI


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1983 Streblow
Owner: Lars Bergersen
Home Port: Springfield, WI

Walk-thru front seats and wrap-around cockpit seating. Lounge comfortably on spacious stern sun deck with wrap around handrail. White oak construction with seam-batten Philippine mahogany hull sides.  Philippine mahogany deck with teak trim and teak step pads. ‘Streblow bottom’ requires no soaking.  Custom stainless cutwater & edge waters, mahogany framed windshield with side wing vents, Buell horns on front deck. Teak swim platform with swimming ladder. Includes cover and heavy duty tandem axle trailer. For Sale- Asking $85,000