BEST OF SHOW – PRESERVED

The Andrew J  has been preserved by Jeff Oppenheimer of Monrovia, Indiana.   The Andrew J is a 1948 Higgins 26′ Deluxe Sedan Cruiser with a Chrysler M-27 115hp engine.


 

BEST OF SHOW – RESTORED       

John and Amy Zea brought Antoinette V, a 1929  Kramer/Hacker 26′ Gentleman’s Racer. Antoinette V is powered by a Scripps 250hp engine.  Home port is Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.


 

BEST OF SHOW – NON WOOD

This 1959 Glasspar 17′ Seafair Sedan with a Mercury 800EL 80hp engine is owned by Terry and Mary Dickson of Sleepy Hollow, IL.


The 2017 ACBS International Boat Show was held at ReefPoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin on September 8th and 9th. This was the 15th Annual ACBS Show and it was held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Meeting.

Glacier Lakes Chapter served as host for the event.  Kirk Smith was boat show chair and Brian Gagnon served as chief judge.

Click here to see the complete list of the 2017 ACBS International Boat Show Winners

Unique Awards were given in the following categories:

STREBLOW MARQUE AWARD

Gary and Mary Huge     2000     26′  Mare El III


 

CENTURY MARQUE AWARD

Jim and Rhonda Wolfe     1959     21′     Selah


 

CHRIS CRAFT STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Joe and Tammy Zelinski     1921     29′     Victory Rose


HIGGINS MARQUE AWARD – (pictured above as Best of Show-Preserved)

Jeff Oppenheimer     1948     26′     The Andrew J


 

SPIRIT OF THE SPORT AWARD – given by Bob Speltz Chapter to highest scoring boat which was also used in the pre-event cruises

 Richard and Ann De Boer     1954     28’     Chris Craft     Baby Grand


CHARLES MISTELE RACE BOAT AWARD – (pictured above as Best of Show – Restored)

John and Amy Zea     1929     26′     Kramer/Hacker     Antoinette V


 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Kevin Metz      1937     40′     sail craft     Sonja


Judging Classes included:

Historic:     Launch – Restored     Rowboat – Preserved
Antique:     Sailboat – Restored     Raceboat – Restored
                   Utilities:     Restored and Preserved
                   Runabouts:     Restored and Preserved
Classic:     Rowboat – Preserved
                  Outboards with Steering; Restored and Preserved
                  Utilities; Preserved and Restored
                  Runabouts; Preserved and Restored
                  Cruisers; Preserved and Restored
Contemporary

ACBS Age Classifications and Judging Classes may be found under the heading About Us.  More pictures of boats at the show and in their classes will be shown on this site in coming weeks.  Stay turned!

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