2019 Boat Show Entries

Antique Runabout 21' & Over


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


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1925 Dodge Watercar Model 822 - '"DAZZLE"'
Owner: Mike Favilla
Home Port: Saint Joseph, WI

This boat was discovered by Canadian restorer Jim Potter around 1988 near Orillia, Ontario, Georgian Bay. She had been owned by "Captain George" at Honey Harbor on Severn Sound. The boat had no engine, but with twin exhaust ports Jim knew she was a Model 822 which would have had the Curtiss OX-5! Interestingly, the Dodge family had an estate on Manitoulin Island, very near Honey Harbor, and a rumor still exists that this may have been a Dodge family boat! In the early '90s the boat was purchased from Mr Potter by Lindsey Hopkins III, of Atlanta, and restoration began. No epoxy, plywood lamination, fibreglass, only traditional construction methods. She has been repowered with a 350 V8-43 mph GPS! "Dazzle" was delivered to Mr Hopkins for the Mt Dora Show in 1994, which was the same period that Mike Favilla met Mr Hopkins and was his crew mate on the St Johns river trip. Since that time She has won Best of Show at Mt Dora and many other shows, most recently Best Antique Runabout(class) at the International Show in Muskoka 2009. Sadly, Mr Hopkins passed unexpectedly in 2004. His widow, Wanda, agreed to our purchase of 'Dazzle" one year later. Our family could not be more proud to own such a piece of history and share ownership with such individuals as Jim Potter and Lindsey Hopkins III.


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1936 Greavette Dictator - 'Miss Muskoka'
Owner: David Watts
Home Port: Rice, MN


Antique Runabout Under 21'


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

1941 Chris Craft 17ft. Deluxe Barrelback Runabout #71769 Owned by David and Claire De Horn RUMOUR was completed in Algonac, Michigan and shipped to Miami, Florida, on January 27, 1941 which coincidentally, was my father’s 1st birthday. The same day, the following RUMOUR was leaked: "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...." After hearing this RUMOUR, Joseph Clark Grew, US Ambassador to Japan wired the following warning to FDR and the US State Department on January 27, 1941: Telegram #125, 1/27/41 18:00 Tokyo, Japan to US State Department “My Peruvian colleague told a member of my staff that he had heard from many sources including a Japanese source that the Japanese military forces planned in the event of trouble with the United States, to attempt a surprise mass attack on Pearl Harbor using all their military facilities. Although the project seemed fantastic the fact that he had heard it from many sources prompted him to pass on the information.” We all know what happened less than 11 months later……..


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1932 Chris-Craft 300 - 'Ragtime'
Owner: Peg San Felippo
Home Port: Milwaukee , WI

This is a preserved 1932 Chris-Craft Runabout. The 2nd boat Chris-Craft made. I had been totally re-finished as of this July.  My family purchased it and re-finished it when I was a teenager and sold it when I was in my late 20’s. I bought it back 5 yrs ago from the people we sold it to. They had not re-done anything to Ragtime while they owned it. It took over two years to complete refinishing it. Mary Richter, was able to restore it perfectly right down to duplicating the way my Dad had painted the name on the back of the boat originally.


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1937 Chris Craft Custom Delux Runabout - 'OLIVIA ROSE'
Owner: John Wenstrom
Home Port: McHenry, IL


Antique Utility


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1940 Chris Crft Deluxe Utility - '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 Homeymooner's described how his cocktails went down, 'Smoove". The boat was 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 too unwieldy to ship. Local merchants banded together and "issued" nickels. dimes and quarters in wood. A merchant's 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: Thomas Whowell
Home Port: Fontana, WI

Same as last years. Please use last years photo. If an issue please let me know Thank you ED


Canoe


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1929 Chris Craft 805 - 'Michelle II'
Owner: Chris Millard
Home Port: Carlinville, IL


Classic Cruiser


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1950 Chris Craft Custom Sedan - 'Snowcloud'
Owner: Danny Lyons
Home Port: Chicago, IL

Originally Built as Minnie for Dr. Spires from New York, this classic beauty spent most of it’s life in a boathouse in upstate New York. Now called Snowcloud, she was meticulously reworked and largely preserved in the 1990’s by the award-winning husband and wife pair Ted and Cindy Cartner. Last year she was awarded with the prestigious honor of Most Original Boat in the 2018 Show, an incredible award and a true testimate to the work of Ted and Cindy. In 2020 She will be relocating to Utah.


Classic Runabout Under 21'


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1947 Century Sea Maid - 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah'
Owner: Gary Conger
Home Port: Oneida, Wi


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1950 Chris 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 Hessle, MI (making it into a Gentleman’s Racer). A West System bottom was installed and the deck and hatches were framed, along with new decks, sides and transom.


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1955 chriscraft cobra
Owner: howard granat
Home Port: Elk Grove Village, IL


Classic Utility 21' & Over


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1970 Riva Aquarama - 'CHARA'
Owner: Chuck Wegner Alex Rasch
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI

Riva’s storied Aquarama wooden boats built from 1962 to 1996 have long been established as the epitome of luxury and performance, in a class entirely of their own. One of 30 “Series III” models built in 1970, Hull number 416 sports the deepest sundeck and the widest transom of the series, which also possesses the best Hull design for the smoothest ride. #416 underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2003 at Centro Nautico in Garda that included a new bottom and a rebuild of its engines. Awards: 2003 1st place Tahoe Concourse d’Elegance, receiver of Riva Rudini trophy from Carlo Riva in 2004.


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


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

This year marks the 51st birthday for Miss Mille. We are the second owner and we have had the boat for 31 years. 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 Geneva Lakes Boat Show. The Fox River Valley Boat Company has been our restoration and maintenance partner for the past 30 years.


Classic Utility Under 21'


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1949 Chris Craft Riviera
Owner: Robert ODay
Home Port: CARY, IL


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

19' 1959 Century Resorter with the Gray Marine V8 225 AMC Block. 1959 CENTURY 19' RESORTER - in typical Century fashion they were always at the cutting edge of Boat Designs in the 1950's and 60's. Often following the automotive styling of the day they came up with some very interesting and sometimes controversial designs. The 1959 19 foot Resorters were one of those. Introduced in 1958 they broke traditional design with a very unique squared off bow which was often compared to the deck of an aircraft carrier!! That said the sales for the 19' Resorter were 170 boats in 1958 and then up to 180 in 1959 which was significantly more than the previous model it replaced..


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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 summer of 2011 was Birchwood and Karen’s first year of boating. Since then the boat has won various awards through the years at various boat shows. In September 2016 this boat was given the honor of being on the cover plus an article in a national boating magazine called “Classic Boating”. 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. When asked about the boat Karen always says: “I made a promise to my dad that I would take care of his boat. I that’s what I intend to do”


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1955 chris craft sportsman - 'Phil's Woody'
Owner: Phil Olson
Home Port: Palatine, IL


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

This boat was originally built at the Michigan Cadillac Plant and shipped to the Inland Marine Boat Company in Williams Bay,  Wisconsin  (Geneva Lake) in July, 1957.   It was named VEVA at that time and spent time on various  lakes in Wisconsin.  It ended up in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where the current owners, Barb and Bill Shultz, found it on a Craig’s List Ad in 2010.  Ironically, the boat was being sold by Mr. Roger Stieglitz, who happened to be Bill’s high school wood shop teacher in Lombard, IL  in 1972.     
 
After Barb and Bill purchased the boat, it was renamed MISS KIMMY, after their daughter.  The boat has now returned to Geneva Lake, where it continues to be appreciated every summer.


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1957 Chris Craft Rocket - 'Finn'
Owner: Tom Wagner
Home Port: ,


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1955 Chris Craft Holiday - 'Wood Works II'
Owner: Richard Randall
Home Port: Heyworth, IL


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1957 Chris Craft Continental - 'Little Gem'
Owner: Buzz Shepard
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1956 Chris Craft Continental - 'Cool lady'
Owner: Michael Motherway
Home Port: Northbrook, IL


Contemporary


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1988 Hackercraft 30 foot triple cockpit - 'Carte Blanche '
Owner: James Peck
Home Port: Lake geneva, Wi

1988 hacker craft re-done last year, 450 hours on single 454 Chevy V8.


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2019 WIndlea Boats Runabout
Owner: Wendy Ackley
Home Port: Waukesha, WI

2019, New, Custom Construction 28' Custom Mahogany Runabout by Windlea Boats,


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


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2019 Berkley Micro Tug 9 - 'Nep'Toon'
Owner: Chad Jensen
Home Port: Hartford, WI

I built this boat between September 2018 and June 2019 using a set of plans from Berkley Engineering. I launched the boat for the first time on June 9th at Pike Lake in Hartford, WI. The boat is 9 feet long and is powered by a 70lb thrust trolling motor on a 24 volt battery system that propels it in displacement mode at 3-5mph. Construction is 1/4" and 1/2" plywood, with Douglas fir used for the keels and bow stem. The paint is modeled after the John Purves 100 year old tugboat that is a part of the Door County Maritime museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


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2007 Grand Craft Luxury Grand Sport - 'James Zakos'
Owner: James Zakos
Home Port: North Barrington, IL

This is our 3rd Grand Craft and one of the last ones built by Richard Sligh. Caught a case of "two foot-itis!" 20, 22, & now a 24 ft. Form, Fit, Finish all over the top! Triple plank Hull with Philippine Mahogany throughout. Power, Speed, and Ride. A great Lake Geneva Boat!


Fiberglass


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1972 Chris Craft Lancer - 'Han me Down'
Owner: Buzz Shepard
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


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1973 Carver 2585 Monterey - 'SEA STAR'
Owner: Lee Fickau
Home Port: williams bay, Wi

From Sales Brochure: The Model 2585 Monterey is full cabin cruiser with a flying bridge hardtop. The interior layout includes a full size V-berth, dinette, galley, stand-up head compartment, and full length closet. There is ample storage beneath dinette bases and V-berth. The galley is equipped with and ice box, stainless steel sink, and stainless steel recessed alcohol stove. The galley unit itself provides plenty of storage for all those little necessities that make meal time fun time. ALL CARVER boats are elegantly appointed with deep shag carpeting, attractive upholstery, fine draperies and numerous other luxury features all of which add to the comfort and pride that accompanies ownership of a quality built CARVER.


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1961 Run about Glastron - 'E hola kia'
Owner: IL IL
Home Port: Albany, Il

Tan/ yellow 15 ft fiberglass out board runabout


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1949 Globe Mastercraft
Owner: Jerry Slovick
Home Port: Williams Bay, WI


Historic


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1897 L.E. FRY Long-deck Launch - 'MAJEN SAWASMO'
Owner: Walter Goes
Home Port: Lake Geneva, WI


OutBoard


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1947 Wagemaker Wolverine - 'Olde Times'
Owner: Nicholas Wagner
Home Port: ,


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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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1956 Ole Lind Cedar Plank Utility Runabout - 'OVERKILL'
Owner: Mike Furibondo
Home Port: Chicago, IL

This is an Ole Lind Cedar plank utility runabout from 1956. Ole Lind built cedar plank boats in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota between 1912 and 1958. I modified it during the restoration so I could use it on Lake Michigan, thus it is not “original”. However, with a fully restored 45hp Mercury Mark58 pushing her along, it is a ton of fun and truly one of a kind!


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

Inherited in 2015 from Uncle Wally and Aunt Eileen (owners since 1960), the “WALLEEN” has spent most of her life in the Lake Winnebago ports of Neenah/Menasha. Today she likes to cruise Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. This 19’ day cruiser was Amish-built in Lancaster, PA. 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 under the most generous supervision of Alex Nimphius. The WALLEEN is driven by the original twin 1957 Johnson 35HP SeaHorses thanks to life-long service from Doug Bodway of Valley Marine Mart. All-original mahogany decking and plywood hull...with a few custom-crafted accouterments.


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1960 Chetek Priceless - 'Why Not!'
Owner: Ron Campana
Home Port: Thomon, IL

WHY NOT! 

1960 CHETEK Princess Model 184 - Original Johnson 75 HP V4 This boat was out of service and stored inside a garage in Fulton, IL for 26 years. I purchased the boat on June 1, 2013, and I started refinishing it in the late fall of 2013. I started working on the boat when I retired at age 65, and this is the first wood boat I have ever worked on. I re-screwed the bottom where needed, and I painted the sides and bottom. I also had new interior cushions, convertible top, and matching towing cover made. This is not a restored boat - it is a preserved boat. It has all the original wood and the original motor. I have always loved wood boats. That's why, when people would ask why I wanted a wood boat, I would answer "Why Not!" I have enjoyed taking my Chetek to boat shows during the last 5 years. I have received several awards, including my most treasured Gold Award at the 2017 International Boat Show. As a non-professional, this Award means a lot to me. 

I am hoping to sell my boat after this season. I have enjoyed it a lot. It is a fun family boat.


Streblow


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


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2000 Streblow Custom v drive - 'Mare El lll'
Owner: Gary Huge
Home Port: Kirkwood, mo

Randy Streblow and The Huge family were close friends and took many vacations on our boat on Lake Michigan We worked closely with him on building this boat and it far exceeds our expectations. Streblows are one of the best built boats anywhere in the world.Period. End of story


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

Eric & Kathy’s 1958 Streblow Rebel 19’ is one of the oldest surviving Streblow inboards. It was purchased as a derelict in 1994 and was refurbished and returned to regular use by the Moberg family over the next 3 years. Since that time continuous additional steps have been taken to return it to original condition, with some guidance from the Streblow Boat Co. Most of the side and bottom planking is original. It is one of only two 19’ Streblows built in 1958, and has the original Cal Connell Cadillac Crusader 390 cu. in. engine, which was the most powerful engine available in 1958. Only one other Streblow used this engine. The Rebel is used regularly on the Fox Chain in Northern Illinois.


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1980 Streblow 23 - 'Donnybrook'
Owner: Michael Kennedy
Home Port: naperville, IL


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1998 Streblow Runabout - 'Golden Girl'
Owner: Colin Taheny
Home Port: Lake in the Hills, IL