The 2020 LOTO Classic Boat & Engine Rendezvous was on a beautiful fall weekend, September 25-26, 2020.

Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks hosted the event, filling the boat slips with classic boats and the docks full of spectators.

Video by Andy Sievers

Mark Engstrom and John Mason planned and delivered a weekend of fun boating (to a lakeside dinner on Friday night), time with old friends and many new classic boat friends, and a spectacular show for hundreds of spectators.  The variety of boats ranging from 1931 Mahogany through a 2020 fiberglass with a classic name and classic lines.

Of course, Jenni Webber and Mary Mason were working right alongside the guys.  Becky and Jerry Caddell brought the Heartland Classics Ship Store which drew a lot of attention. Ken Everett provided extra help at the retrieval ramp.

Up Close inspection Zone

Ship Store & Membership

1957 Classics + Wiener Mobile

Live stream videos were produced by Big Planet Media.  Drone videos were created and donated by Andy Sievers.

Interview with Alan Downey and Al Stoller on 1955 Chris Craft Commander

Interview with Scott Wallace, 1966 Glastron

Kyle Sandsberry interview about his 1961 Owens

Interview with Greg Carney on 1981 Mako Shark

Interview with Alan Dial, 1957 Wizard 26’ steam-powered launch

Andy Siever’s video of “The Duchess” owned by Bill Overman

Event Sponsor BIG THUNDER MARINE

This 2020 Chris Craft looked Vintage right along with the other Classics.

Big Thunder Logo

Oh ... the stories, better than fish tales

Did I mention VARIETY?  Each boat comes with a story from original showroom to her newest innovation.  Each one is loved … and used … and shared.

Were you there?  Share additional pictures or boat details by email at heartland-classics@hotmail.com 

Fine Furnishings

Wal-to-wall carpet and lounge chairs, just like home.

Helpful Innovation

Lyman with an Entry / Exit assist pole.

1989 Century Arabian owned by Chuck Gibbs

1969 Lyman Cruisette owned by Skip Langell

1964 Lyman Sleeper owned by Mark Engstrom

1973 Chris Craft XK-22 owned by Kevin Hogan

1980 Mako Shark owned by Greg Carney

2013 Chris Craft (chase boat) owned by Bill Overman

1947 Garwood Deluxe owned by Alan Downey

1956 Larson Falls Flyer owned by Ernie Lierman

1966 Glastron Bayflite owned by Scott Wallace

1931 Hackercraft owned by Bill Overman

1935 Richardson Little Giant owned by Bob McQuain

1969 Donzi Hornet owned by Jay Haines

1968 Cobalt Bubble Deck shown by Alex Barry

1986 Century Coronado owned by Dave Ebbing

1959 Cadillac owned by Randy Bordner

1960 Span Flite owned by John Treppler

1955 Chris Craft Commander owned by Alan Downey

1957 Wizard Whale Steamboat owned by Dan Dial

1946 Homemade owned by Mike Messick

1960 Chris Craft Cavalier owned by Dave & Chris Bonacher

1961 Owens Flagship owned by Kyle & Russell Stansbury

1954 Raveau Bomb owned by Rob Ebbing

Contemporary Chris Craft owned by Kally & Forrest Bryant

Reports of Past LOTO Events:

2019 Fall Rendezvous

An active group of Classic Boat boaters live around Lake of the Ozarks.  They frequently meet for coffee and to share expertise and stories.

Find them on Facebook … Loto Classic Boats