The 27th Annual Mahogany & Chrome gathering was a boating rendezvous

September 11-12, 2020

     Social Distancing in Boats !    

 2020 – the COVID-19 Pandemic Year – meant no official show or banquet or judging.  But the urge to go boating and reconnect with friends turned into the Mahogany & Chrome Classic Rendezvous on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, September 11th & 12th, 2020. The event featured leisure cruises on Grand Lake, great food, and an informal vintage, retro & wooden classic boat show. All this plus plenty of like-minded boat owner enthusiasts ready to share the mahogany and chrome experience.

Masks and Social Distancing were required at all Venues.

Homeport for the event was Arrowhead Marina courtesy dock on Grand Lake, Oklahoma.

2020 Mahogany & Chrome Rendezvous

Photography by Phil Wolff ~ Video by Trey Bull

Annual Grand Lake Traditions

Bob Kanak’s 1937 Chris Craft Barrel Back “High Expectations”

Jim Conner’s 1991 HackerCraft “Untouchable”

Alex Barry’s 1981 Bertram “Sleeper”

Chuck Gibbs, Heartland Classics Chapter President, was a one-man chairman for this event.  THANKS, CHUCK!  

Friday’s cruising was on calm water, warm enough, and not too hot.  More friends and boats showed up for the fun.

Joe Harwood, owner of Arrowhead Marina, provided a full breakfast for all attending participants. (Just thinking of his bacon makes your mouth water.)

Saturday’s lunch destination was Bob and Linda Kanak‘s lovely lake home and boathouse.  Janson Kanak helped the serving a great lunch, a mini repeat of a Show lunch of eleven years ago.

In spite of not being publicized, many spectators showed up in the afternoon to admire the collection of floating art.

Pack St. Claire’s 1956 Chris Craft “Beautiful Noise”

Grand Lake Dependables

Phil Hennage’s 1964 Chris Craft Constellation named “The Lady Gay”

Chuck Gibbs’ 1989 Century Arabian

Pack St. Claire’s Chris Craft “Miss Jill”

              More Oklahoma Boats

Newest Members

Sean and Sarah Adair’s 1964 Correct Craft Mustang


Scott and Linda Hendren invited the Adairs to the event and they became members on the spot.

Also spotted in the parking lot was Xscape. Steve Spinharney and Mike Yancey were around to help and enjoy friends.

Land Display

Dave Lunday’s new finished Cedar Strip Canoe earned lots of admiration.

           Three Boats from Kansas

Logan Fure’s 1975 Glastron

Danielle & Zack Stafford’s 1988 Glastron-Carlson

Kevin Hogan’s 1958 Century “Love Me Timber”

           Texas and Arkansas made the Rendezvous

Phil Wolff’s 1968 Century Resorter

Karl Dietz 1952 Century “Maid in America”

Paul Hastings’ Riva Olympic “Spumonti Lady”

           Missouri Representatives 


Mark Engstrom’s 1964 Lyman “Island Girl”

Dick and Cara Moist’s 1955 Chris Craft “Chickadee”

Forrest and Kally Bryant’s classic looking Chris Craft

Public Boat Show
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina, Grand Lake

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2019 Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show
32894 S 4507 Rd, Afton, OK 74331, USA

Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina

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.