2015 Boat Show Entries

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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.


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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


Contemporary


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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.


OutBoard


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


Streblow


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2009 Streblow Custom 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.