Mahogany & Chrome
2023 Classic Boat Show 

Grand Lake, Oklahoma

September 7, 8, 9, 2023


Arrowhead Yacht Club and Marina will be the host location providing great docks for displaying our Antique and Classic Boats and great restaurants for friends to gather and share meals together.

One comment commonly heard at Heartland Classics Chapter events is, “It’s as much about the people as the boats.”  Well, it’s the boats that brought us together and then it’s the people that glue this Chapter together.

Mahogany & Chrome Show is the one Heartland Classics event where official judging is offered.  The ACBS criteria for judging are used which are based on comparing the existing boat to the way it would have originally left the showroom as a new boat.  A point system is used to determine groups of winners: 95-100 is Platinum, 90-94 is Gold, and 85-89 is Silver.

Participants will choose whether to have their boat judged – which is an educational process for both boat owners and judges.  But many boats attend this event for the enjoyment of boating with friends and visiting with the public about boats.


Thursday, September 7th 
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. *Arrivals/boat launching, Lunch on your own
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. *Welcome Dinner – *Early arrivals gather for dinner at Arrowhead Yacht Club between 5 & 9.
                               Pay on-site. [Tips Encouraged]
Friday, September 8th
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. * Arrival & Registration. Welcome Packets will be available.
Launch assistance is provided at Arrowhead Yacht Club Marina north ramp. Participants report to the Dock Master at the Heartland Classics courtesy transom for slip assignments. Slips are pre-assigned.
Assemble at courtesy docks prior to Lake Cruise.
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. *Cruise to Lunch
Depart on a Lake Cruise to Doc’s at Shangri-La for lunch for pre-registered participants. Select in advance from a preset menu and pay on-site at event.  Menu will be provided in follow-up email soon.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. *Afternoon Cruise
Depart from Shangri-La and cruise leisurely back to Arrowhead Yacht Club
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. *Dinner
Shrimp Boil Dinner at Blind Swine @ Harbors View Marina
Saturday, September 9th
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. *Show Arrival, Registration & Boaters’ Breakfast
*Registration opens at Arrowhead Yacht Club. *Launch assistance provided at north ramp. Participants report to the courtesy docks for pre-assigned slip assignments.
*Boaters Breakfast Buffet @ Arrowhead Yacht Club for pre-registered participants. Located upstairs in the AYC dining room. [Sign in Required Upon Entrance]
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. *Show Time
*Show opens to public. Boats remain in assigned slips until 3:00 p.m.
30th Annual Awards Banquet & Dinner at Cherokee Yacht Club
Located across Duck Creek from AYC. Accessible by boat or land. * Courtesy docks & boat shuttle available to &
from AYC and CYC. [Sign-In Required Upon Entrance]
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. *Happy Hour
*Meet by land or boat to unwind and relax in the dining room at Cherokee Yacht club. * Cash Bar
Silent Auction … Beautiful or ugly, practical (boat parts) or fun (nautical décor),– all donated items available to the highest bidder. Bring to share what you can – buy what intrigues you.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. *Banquet Dinner & Awards Presentation
*Enjoy a buffet dinner in the dining room of Cherokee Yacht Club with a view of Duck Creek.
Attendee and boat acknowledgments of the day’s judged boat show.
• Farewell Social- Move next door to CYC Hooker’s Bar to mingle, share stories and check out the
nostalgic photos of Grand Lake in its early years

Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show

Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show is held by the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS. Traditionally, this show is held early in September on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. This event is the only judged boat show within Heartland Classics Chapter. Each year home port is at Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina in Afton, Oklahoma.