International Boat ShowNews

This will be a brief report with many pictures and more details given out over the next week.

ACBS Awards Presented:

ACBS Chapter of the Year: Heartland Classics Chapter

Chapter Publication Awards:  

Large Chapter Publication:  Blackhawk Chapter
Medium Sized Chapter Publication:  Finger Lakes Chapter

Best Chapter Website:

First place: Chesapeake Bay Chapter
Second place tie: Lake Champlain and Inland Empire Chapters

Hagerty Safety Award:  Bill Nalle, Southwest Chapter
 

Chapter Growth Awards

largest increase in membership numbers: tie of Toronto and Blackhawk Chapters
largest percentage of membership growth:  Toronto

ACBS Mary Herwig Award  Bette Heinzman

ACBS Founders Award:  Dick Werner

ACBS President’s Cup:  Walt Stashkiw

Explanation of the ACBS Awards and their history can be found on this website.

2017 ACBS International Boat Show Top Awards:

BEST of SHOW – PRESERVED
Jeff Oppenheimer             The ANDREW J           1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser

BEST of SHOW – RESTORED
John Zea      ANTOINETTE V         1929 Hacker Boat Co. Gentleman’s Racer

BEST of SHOW – NON-WOOD
Terry Dickson           MAMA MIA!                  1959 Glasspar Seafair Sedan

     SPECIAL AWARDS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Kevin Metz        SONJA           1937 40′ Sailcraft

BEST CENTURY
Jim Wolfe            SELAH         1959 Century Coronado

CHRIS CRAFT STEWARDSHIP AWARD
Joe and Tammy Zelinski      VICTORY ROSE             1951 Chris Craft Super Deluxe Enclosed

BEST HIGGINS
Jeff Oppenheimer   The ANDREW J       1948 26′ Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser

BEST STREBLOW
Gary Huge          MARE EL III         2000 Streblow Custom

SPIRIT of the SPORT
Richard and Ann De Boer       BABY GRANDE               1954 Chris Craft  Semi Enclosed Cruiser

CHARLES MISTELE RACE BOAT AWARD
John Zea        ANTOINETTE V                1929 Hacker Boat Co. Gentleman’s Racer

The complete list of 2017 boat show winners will be published in the coming week.

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