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.
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
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!