A 1952 Century Sea Maid leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats. She is owned by Rollie Surprenant. The photo of this classic boat was taken on Lake George in New York by Stephanie Affinito.
The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is a collection of pictures and descriptions sent in by our viewers, mostly ACBS members. Directions to be included are at the end of this Tour.
PEKOE is a 1970 classic C+C Corvette, seen here anchored at Camelot Island, one of the Canadian National Park Islands in the Thousand Islands. In 2014 the boat won an award for Outstanding Restored Classic Sail with Auxiliary Power at the 50th Annual Boat Show at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. In 2013 PEKOE won the best sailboat award at the Thousand Islands Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Show in Alexandria Bay, NY.
Robert Charron, and his wife Leigh, sail this keel-centerboard design among the Thousand Islands. Original designers were George Cuthbertson and George Caisson. PEKOE was built by Morch Marine, Belleville, Ontario.
Dixie Dew, owned by Russell Sheaffer, is a 1966 Chris Craft Roamer Riviera (48’). Home port is Bayport, MN – St. Croix River. This photo was taken in Prescott, Wisconsin.
Knotty Blonde is a late 1957 19’ Chris-Craft Capri hull number 668 of 786 built. Knotty Blonde is an original restoration that only had 325 original hours, powered by its KFL engine. Home port is on Lake Mirror in Winter Haven, FL where owners Pete and Gloria DeVito who are members of the Sunnyland Chapter live. Knotty Blonde has won numerous awards and was featured on the cover of the Brass Bell and even appeared in the Century Thoroughbred magazine. The photo was taken on Lake Dora by Don Ayers.
ENCHANTRESS is 1965 37′ Chris Craft Constellation Fly Bridge Express Cruiser with twin 350 Crusaders.
Photos were taken at the annual 4th of July Boat Parade July 4, 2017, at Allatoona Yacht Club, Lake Allatoona, Georgia.
ENCHANTRESS is owned by John and Patti Steinmetz.
Olive Mae is a 1966 MFG Edinboro owned by Janet Lowry. Olive Mae is trailered from Lake Ronkonkoma & Peconic, NY. This picture was taken at Lake Wallenpaupack, NY. Janet says, “The boat was free through a local ad in the paper, and I had only taken it because I wanted the original steering wheel, but then found the transom was in very good condition (which is a weak spot on these boats) so I’ve kept her and used her primarily for cruising & water skiing.”
Leagh & Lynn Gerllays of Surrey B.C. are sharing this 1964 Grew Cruiser utility named Woody. Woody is 20 1/2 feet long with a full 8 ft beam, an inline Chev six,250 hp Mercruiser that we restored over 30 years ago. We take it for day runs from the Crescent Beach Marina in Surrey B.C.
1959 17ft Lyman outboard Runabout, name Ceilidh Mara (Scots Gaelic meaning “Gathering of the Sea”).
Homeport for Ceilidh Mara is Windham, Maine, with regular ports of call: Sebago Lake and Casco Bay, Portland, ME. Owners are Rory Putnam and Olida Arnoe Putnam.
Joyce Louise is a 17′ 1947 Chris Craft Deluxe runabout-model K. She is owned by Allen +Pat Anderson. Home port is Chazy, NY. The picture was taken at the Upper locks in Saranac Lake, NY.
Send a picture of your boat for the next Tuesday Tours of Vintage Boats.
All ACBS members are invited to share pictures of their boats.
- email the picture to [email protected]
- include the boat owner’s name
- year, manufacturer, model of boat, and given name
- tell home port or where picture was taken
- give credit to the photographer if known