Dedicated to those who love and care for Vintage, Classic Boats in America’s Heartland

Member Boats: Contemporary

Boats presently or previously owned by members of the Heartland Classics Chapter.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) has designated age classifications which include boats of all hull material and purposes.  Although well known for wooden pleasure craft of the mid 20th century, the members’ appreciation of historic craftsmanship and styling blended with the purposeful utilitarian use of all vessels leads our members to be guardians of all types and ages of watercraft.

Thunderbolt

In 2015 John Hoff completed building this Chris Craft 19′ replica.  She is powered with a Thunderbolt 383 Stroker.

Volt

2001 Home Built Electric 1902 Launch replica 16′ “Volt Launcher” owned by Dick & Janet Baner

2001 Home Built Electric 1902 Launch replica 16′ “Volt Launcher” owned by Dick & Janet Baner

Name: VOLT

Owner: Dick Baner, Eureak, IL

Last year (2014) I finished the wooden picnic launch that is a 50% version of a picnic launch operated by my Grandfather in the early 1900’s at New Boston, IL. The name of this boat is “VOLT” as it is electric powered.

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Sweet Mary

2007 Grand Craft Luxury Sport 24 “Sweet Mary” owned by John and Mary Schurman.

Sweet Mary is located around point marker 18 on Table Rock Lake. This boat gets used as a “daily driver”.
Great boat with classic design, modern technology, and wood boat sound.

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