2015 Boat Show Entries

Previous Years


Antique Runabout


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1932 Hacker Craft Triple Cockpit - 'Madison Nicole'
Owner: David Brown
Home Port: St Charles, IL

Originally from the Finger Lakes Region in upstate New York, and believed to be one of only two remaining 38' Hacker Craft twin-engine boats. The boat is owned by Lady Madison Nicole who recently celebrated her 12th birthday.


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1929 Chris Craft Triple Run a bout #805 - 'Michelle II'
Owner: Chris Millard
Home Port: Carlinville, IL

Michelle II ran on Lake Geoge, NY.until 1984. Bought 1994. Boyd Mefferd replaced the bottom sides and decks ready for me to finish.I completed the restoration May of 1998.


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1937 Chris Craft Custom Run a Bout - 'Sanibel'
Owner: Chris Millard
Home Port: Carlinville, IL

Shipped to London,England 1937, returned to the US in 2001.14 year restoration by many craftsman Sanibel is back to the water.


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


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


Antique Utility


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1930 Chris Craft Runabout
Owner: Jeff Simon
Home Port: Green Lake, WI

For Sale with a new chevy 4 cyl. 130 hp, WEST epoxy bottom, new decks, new wiring and gauges, new fuel system, excellent chrome, custom trailer.
Excellent kids boat!!!

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

Shipped from Algonac June, 1940 to Hessel Michigan.

Purchased by the owner of Hessel Grocery to deliver supplies to the Hessel/Cedarville area.  Named "Callie Sue" after his granddaughter. 

Relocated to Indiana Lake, Ohio and renamed "Smoove" Jackie Gleason in his character in "The Honeymooners" used to describe how the cocktails he liked to drink went down "SO Smoove".

Relocated to Iowa and renamed "Traveler" visiting many boat show around the country.

Relocated to Lake Geneva, WI and renamed "Wooden Nickols".


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1940 Chris Craft Utility - 'JerryAtrix'
Owner: Jerry Schwanebeck
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL

1940- 22' Utility with Factory Installed Bait Boxes and 1936 Rectangular Drop Down Windshield. Interior By Geneva Upholstering Corp. Exterior completed by Russ Arrand of Cadillac Boat Shop


Classic Cruiser


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


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1951 Chris Craft Super Deluxe Enclosed - 'Victory Rose'
Owner: Joe Zelinski
Home Port: Oshkosh, wi

This family heirloom has been in our family for 3 generations. It is a 1951 Chris Craft 29' Super Deluxe Enclosed Cruiser. It was delivered to Clark & Lund boatworks in Oshkosh WI in 1952. It was a custom order from Chris-Craft with the reversed cabin layout , forward head, dual helm, twin Hercules M's, and the sport windshield. My grandparents purchased it in 1964 from the original owners who kept it on the Fox River in Menasha all of its life. It's name is derived from our daughters names, Victoria and Karly Rose.


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

She has two helms, one inside for bad weather and one on the deck for sunny days and balmy nights. She turns heads and is perhaps the most sexy lady on the water.


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1963 Cruisers, inc Cabin Cruiser
Owner: Bill Putzbach
Home Port: Arlington Hts, IL


Classic Runabout 21' & Over


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1956 Shepherd V-drive Runabout - 'No School Today'
Owner: John Dort
Home Port: Wilmette, IL


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1947 Greavette Runabout - 'no golf today'
Owner: moss cartwright
Home Port: white pigeon, mi

One of 2 19' runabouts the other is a 1937. almost sunk in 2006 amash lady told me that would not have happened if it was fiberglass..new hull 2007 , restored by ramsey bros..use the boat alot about 50 hrs a summer on klinger lake ,mi lots of fun, great boat.


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1947 Century Sea Maid - 'Zip a dee doo dah'
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 Higgins Deluxe run-about - 'Covergirl'
Owner: Jeff Davey
Home Port: Berlin, Wi

This Higgins sports a 327 Gray Marine V8 twin carb 225 hp. She has a top speed of 50 plus mph. We bought this boat from the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Northern Wisconsin in 1982. After having her in storage for 33 years, we began a two year full restoration. A new bottom, new frames, stringers and decking, new wiring, polished aluminum gas tanks, gauges, all chrome redone, new teak and holly flooring installed were just some of the major items of the restoration. Jeff also detailed the engine and added dual copper exhaust. This boat was originally known as HUDSON BAY and BOAT, now named COVERGIRL because we own a custom marine canvas company and Renee is known as the "cover girl".


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1948 Truscott Commodor Runabout - 'Roots'
Owner: James Wilkin
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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


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1951 Chris Craft Riviera - 'It's Gotta B'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: Bull Valley, IL


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1950 Chris Craft Sportsman
Owner: Jeff Simon
Home Port: Green Lake, WI

This boat is for sale with a new Chevy 350-330 hp, WEST epoxy bottom, some excellent original upholstery, re-chromed, new deck, new wiring, new retro gauges, new fuel system, trailer.


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1960 1960 Chris craft Sportsman - 'Lorelei II '
Owner: Charlene Hooker
Home Port: San Diego, Ca

Lorelei II was purchased in 7/12. The prior owner loved to water ski so he re-powered it with a more powerful motor (454 cu in Chevy marine power with 420+_ HP) & had the transom ring reinforced to accommodate pulling skiers. The stern ladder was made by Streblow. We have done cosmetic upgrading & added a Bimini top. Lorelei II was awarded second place in its class in the 2013 Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show.


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


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1952 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Obsession'
Owner: John Barrett
Home Port: St Charles, IL


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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 & 2010 Geneva Lakes Boat Show.


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1957 chris craft continental - 'Schatzi'
Owner: John Wenstrom
Home Port: Mchenry, IL

!957 23' Chris Craft Continental. One of 170 built between 1956-1958. Beautiful riding boat with optional 3rd seat. Stripped to bare wood, refinished complete with 10 coats varnish by Fox River Valley Boat in 2012.


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


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


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1959 Chris Craft Sportsman - 'Viking'
Owner: Donald Nissen
Home Port: River Forest, IL

Boat was #58 of 149 made in its 2 model years, 1959-1960. Length 24' Width 8' Engine Chris-Craft Marine Model 283 185 HP  The Boat has original Hull & Upholstry with minor changes to interior. (Floor covering & drink holders added)  It has an original Chris-Craft option 2nd row seat in front of the engine box, andalso original Convertable top.  I purchased the Boat locally & was told it came from Lake Tahoe (Which was painted on transom) At some point in its history, it spent some time in Ohio, since it has a Brass Plaque designating it a "Historical Watercraft" from the Ohio DNR One of its best features is the adjustable opening Windscreen, each side separately adjustable.  I call it the Air Conditioner.  Another unique feature is the Porthole like opening in the forward deck. This opens & has a screen below allowing ventilation and the possibility of sleeping overnight in the forward compartment.  The boat is moored here at the Abbey & is used frequently. Its a great boa


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1966 Century Coronado
Owner: Victor Conforti
Home Port: Indian Head, IL


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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, 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. Last year 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. Over the years we have been diligent in keeping the "Lucky Penny" as original as possible to truly feel what boating was like nearly 65 years ago. Now she spends all of her time cruising the beautiful waters of Geneva Lake from her home port of Williams Bay.


Classic Utility Under 21'


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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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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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1961 Century Resorter - '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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1955 Chris Craft Continental - 'Assembly Hull'
Owner: Tyler Slovick
Home Port: Barrington, 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, restored, and maintained by Tyler and Jerry and Jack Slovick. Assembly Hull now calls Williams Bay, WI home.


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1961 Chris Craft Continental - 'Twin Fins'
Owner: Rich Adloff
Home Port: Riverwoods, IL


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1957 Century Resorter
Owner: Bill Schultz
Home Port: Glen Ellyn, IL


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

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


Contemporary


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1980 Millerick Fan Tail Launch - 'PINK HOUR'
Owner: Peter Mueller
Home Port: Lake Forest, il


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1984 Hacker Runabout - 'Chief'
Owner: Jeff Simon
Home Port: Green Lake, WI

For sale a eautiful 30' triple cockpit with new epoxy bottom, new upholstery, new varnish, new chrome, trailer and full cover!!


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1989 Grand Craft Luxury Sport - 'Boardroom'
Owner: Kevin Reardon
Home Port: Wilmington, IL


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


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2015 Van Dam Boats Sandbagger Sailboat - 'Tattler II'
Owner: Charles Colman
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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2013 GLEN-L DESIGN GENTRY - 'ATTITUDE'
Owner: Craig Smith
Home Port: Clinton, IA

A post-retirement project that took 21 months to complete. This build was a challenge and a delight at the same time. The journey never ends.


Fiberglass


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1958 Shell Lake Rocket
Owner: Daniel 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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1969 Correct Craft Mustang - 'Big Wave Dave'
Owner: Dave Rezabek
Home Port: Morris, IL

1969 16 foot correct craft Mustang name Big Wave Dave: this is one of the first fiberglass ski boats that Correct Craft made evolving into the record-breaking Ski Nautique!

Lapstrake


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


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1959 Lyman Utility - 'P.D.Q.'
Owner: James Wilkin
Home Port: Chicago, IL


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1960 Chetek Princess - 'Why Not!'
Owner: Ron Campana
Home Port: Thomspn, 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.

OutBoard


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1940 Ole Lind Boatworks - Detroit Lakes Minnesota Cedar plank utility runabout - 'Overkill'
Owner: Michael Furibondo
Home Port: Chicago, IL

This is my Ole Lind Boatworks cedar plank runabout from 1940.  The last time this boat was in the water was in 1984 and it was recently discovered in a garage right here in Fontana, Wisconsin!  
This is my first restoration project and it has been an amazing learning experience, not to mention much more work than I had anticipated.  When complete, she will be powered by a 1958 Mercury Mark58s, have a new mahogany deck, and will hopefully float!

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

Dad’s 55 -- 1955 Century Imperial Sportsman Runabout 14ft, 1955 Johnson 25hp motor and original Tee Nee trailer 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 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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1960 Thompson
Owner: Nicholas Wagner
Home Port: Bull Valley, IL


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1961 Sportcarft Sportster - 'Dory J'
Owner: Richard Kasmar
Home Port: Rochelle, IL


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1963 Thompson Sea Coaster Deluxe
Owner: Bill Putzbach
Home Port: Arlington Hts, IL

Very nice family boat Camper top Refinished inside and out


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


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1965 Streblow Runabout - '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 Cuddey Sport - 'Jean Marie'
Owner: John Simms Jr
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


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


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1958 streblow rebel - 'none'
Owner: gregory holvay
Home Port: crystal lake, il

mahogany plank utility boat .it was new hull design for streblow in 1958


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


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

Last new Streblow built by Randy Streblow. He customizes to my and design to make a special boat for my family.


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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.