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1979 Caravelle Late Classic Boat

1979 Caravelle Late Classic Boat

1979 Caravelle I/O Powered by a Mercruiser 165 hp This Late Classic Boat is owned byMike and Denese Yancey​Caravelle Boats were manufactured in Conway, AR by Centark Industries which went out of business in 1982. The brand was resurrected in California and is still...

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1966 Larson Classic Boat

1966 Larson Classic Boat

1966 Larson 16'model 166named EI8HT AGAIN This Classic Boat is owned by Randy James1966 16′ Larson 166 owned by Randy James. This model is called the All American.  It was purchased new by my parents in June 1966. It is all original and has not been restored. Homeport...

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1956 Lyman Runabout

1956 Lyman Runabout

1956 Lyman Runabout EZ Rider This Classic Boat is owned by Bruce Hurst“E Z Rider” 1956 Lyman 18’ Runabout Inline GrayMarine Flat Head 6 cyl 100 hp Owned by Bruce Hurst and Correne Wahlmer of Sand Springs, OK E Z Rider is a “Lapstrake” built with lapping plywood strips...

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1971 Chris Craft Commander Sedan

1971 Chris Craft Commander Sedan

1971 Chris Craft Commander Sedan Eidelweiss This Classic Boat is owned by Stephen Murphy & Sunday Carlson1971 Chris Craft 31′ Commander Sedan owned by Steve Murphy and Sunday Carlson.  My wife and I own and maintain a 1971, 31-foot sedan style Chris Craft...

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1952 Century Sea Maid

1952 Century Sea Maid

1952 Century Sea Maid Maid in America This Classic Boat is owned by Karl Dietz​MAID in AMERICA is a 1952 Century Sea Maid owned by Karl Dietz of Ft. Worth, Texas. I bought this boat last August from a private collector in Traverse City, Michigan to be a little sister...

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1972 Crosby Boatyard Cat Boat

1972 Crosby Boatyard Cat Boat

 1972 Crosby Boatyard Cat Boat named Gig This Classic Boat is owned by Charles TantilloGig is a 1972 Crosby Boatyard 14.5′ Fast Cat owned by Charles Tantillo of Lenexa, KS. The Crosby Fast Cat was originally designed in the mid-1850s and built of wood until the early...

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1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrelback

1940 Chris Craft Custom Barrelback

1940 Chris Craft 19′ Custom Barrelback named Woodwind This Antique Boat is owned by Buddy & Sherri Butler.Woodwind is a 1940 19 foot Chris-Craft Barrelback.  This design was built from 1939 until 1942 in Algonac, Michigan.  A total of 433 barrel backs were built...

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2021 ACBS Awards

2021 ACBS Awards

2021 ACBS Awards included two for Heartland Classics Members The Mary Herwig Award presented to Don & Kathy Parker The Mary Herwig Award is awarded to ACBS members who have, through activities at the Chapter level, contributed broadly and in an outstanding manner...

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1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

Richard Moist started this project in September 2020, - during the Covid-19 shutdown.  And now in July 2021, "Hanna Leigh" was launched on Table Rock Lake.  This 1960 Thompson Lancer is a great boat for this lake.  Eye-catching with her bright yellow hull, safe and...

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