Celebrating Old Town, Correct Craft, & Herreshoff
59th Annual Antique Boat Show Winners:
Best of Show Awards
Blair Cook Memorial Small Craft of the Year – Preserved: Indian Old Town Canoe, a 1901 Indian Old Town Canoe Company paddling canoe owned by Benson Gray
Blair Cook Memorial Small Craft of the Year – Restored: a 1893 C.P. Nutting paddling canoe owned by Mark Giovannetti
Best of Show – Preserved Power: Miss Comet, a 1929 Mr. Ocha runabout owned by Michael Cregg
Best of Show – Restored Power: Top That, a 1929 Gar Wood owned by GarWood Custom Boats
Best Outboard Display: 1925 & 1926 Cailles owned by Robert Garratano
Most Unusual Outboard: a 1958 Dragonfly owned by Liam Smith
Outboard Motor Craftsmanship: 1953, 1954, & 1956 Scott Atwaters owned by Francis Secor
Restored Antique Aluminum Outboard, less than 20 HP: a 1941 Waterwitch owned by Jeffrey Walshe
Preserved Aluminum Outboard, less than 20 HP: a 1960 Johnson owned by Sydney Marsden
Unmounted Inboard: a 1927 Evinrude owned by Brian Sherwood
Preserved Brass: a 1922 Evinrude owned by Brian Sherwood
Preserved Historic Rowing Skiff: Sacajawea, a skiff of unknown date and builder owned by Eric & Charlene Tech
Preserved Historic Rowboat: a 1890 Herreshoff owned by Sally Botelho
Preserved Antique Sailing Canoe-Open: Silver Lake Otca, a 1921 Old Town owned by Steven Detwiler
Preserved Antique Paddling Canoe: Molitor, a 1921 Old Town Canoe Company owned by Benson Gray
Preserved Classic Paddling Canoe: a 1961 Old Town owned by Sydney Marsden
Preserved Historic Paddling Canoe: Indian Old Town Canoe, a 1901 Indian Old Town Canoe Company paddling canoe owned by Benson Gray
Restored Historic Paddling Canoe: a 1907 J.H. Rushton owned by Mark Giovannetti
Restored Classic Paddling Canoe: a 1973 Old Town Canoe owned by Jeffrey Walshe
Contemporary Paddling Canoe: a 2022 Itchydog Boatworks owned by Mark Gionvannetti
Preserved Antique Launch: Slo & Lo, a 1930 Thompson owned by Brian Sherwood
Preserved Classic Outboard Boat: Dot Calm, a 1955 Lyman owned by Erick Heise
Contemporary Outboard Boat: Airborne, a 2021 Woodman Boats owned by Walter & Olga Shicko
Preserved Antique Utility: Remember Wenn, a 1937 Lyman owned by David Wenn
Preserved Classic Utility: Happy Days, a 1955 Lyman owned by Thomas Asher
Restored Classic Utility: Miss Ginny, a 1948 Lyman owned by Stephen & Ginny Antonelli
Restored Antique Runabout: Forever 1928, a 1928 Chris Smith and Sons owned by Thomas Gruenauer
Restored Classic Runabout: My Bette, a 1955 Chris Craft owned by David McEwen
Preserved Classic Runabout: Rosebud, a 1949 Correct Craft owned by Richard Rose
Contemporary Runabout: Vixen, a 2022 Muller Boatworks owned by Bo Muller
Preserved Classic Racer: Lasting Impression, a 1967 George Wolcott owned by Robert Garratano
Contemporary Racer: La Te Da, a 2010 GarWood Custom Boats owned by James Hendler
Best Non-Wood Inboard Boat: Gus’ Minion, a 1976 Chris Craft owned by Gus Lombardi
Best Non-Wood Outboard Boat: Miss Queen Sixteen, a 1960 Alumacraft owned by David Stalker
Best Non-Wood Sail w/o Auxiliary: Wags, a 1994 Cape Cod Shipbuilding owned by Rick Graham
Outstanding Chris Craft: No Way, a 1964 Chris Craft owned by Carmen DeLeo
Outstanding Lyman: Jedzie Boat, a 1954 Lyman owned by Stephen Wolak
Outstanding Century: Heaven On A Sunday, a 1963 Century owned by Ray McDowell
Joe Turcotte Memorial Gar Wood Award: Top That, a 1929 Gar Wood owned by GarWood Custom Boats
Tish Cook Bottom Inspection Award: Wags, a 1994 Cape Cod Shipbuilding owned by Rick Graham
Stewardship Award sponsored by the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club: Jane Valerie, a 1930 Chris Craft owned by John & Kim Kadimik
Craftmanship: Forever 1928, a 1928 Chris Smith and Sons owned by Thomas Gruenauer
Allan R. & Elizabeth H. Youngs Memorial Award: Silver Lake Otca, a 1921 Old Town owned by Steven Detwiler
John Clark Inboard Engine of the Year: Liberty V12 in Top That owned by GarWood Custom Boats
Fred Thomas Antique Boater of the Year: Benson Gray
ABM Staff Choice: Sundown, a 1952 Homebuilt owned by Dan & Maureen Allen
People’s Choice: Sea Deuce, a 1959 Century owned by Nick Arnone
Robert Cox Founders Award: Relic, a 1963 White Canoe Company owned by Daniel Tobey
Walter G. Kincaid Memorial Award: Slo & Lo, a 1930 Thompson owned by Brian Sherwood
Jim Lewis Memorial Award for the Most Unique Vessel: The Mail Boat, a 1957 Aroliner owned by Jake Alvord
Walter J. Sigenthaler Memorial Award: No Way, a 1964 Chris Craft owned by Carmen DeLeo
Howard I. Chapelle Memorial Award: Lydia Grace, a 1906 Rushton owned by James Clearwater
View the Digital Program below:
Join us for the 60th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction next year August 2-4, 2024!
2023 Admission Rates
|3-Day Youth (7-17)||$20|
|1-Day Youth (7-17)||$10|
|Children (6 and under)||Free|
|Military w/ ID (Active & Retired)||Free|
|2-Day Youth (7-17)||$15|
|1-Day Youth (7-17)||$10|
|Children (6 and under)||Free|
|Military w/ ID (Active & Retired)||Free|
|1-Day Youth (7-17)||$8|
|Children (6 and under)||Free|
|Military w/ ID (Active & Retired)||Free|
Developed and sponsored by Hagerty, the Youth Judging Program brings the world of classics to youth primarily aged 8-14. A popular activity at Boat Show, Youth Judges will be guided through the show’s field as a group to pre-selected boats and interact with the owners, allowing the judges to learn details, history, and fun facts about each before scoring them and selecting a first, second, and third place winner. Interested in being a Youth Judge? Click here to sign up.
The 2023 antique boat auction will be conducted by auctioneer Robert Ross of Ross Bros. Antiques, Wooden Boats and Canoes on Saturday, August 5th at 1pm.
Donate an Item for Auction
At this time we are no longer accepting items for the 2023 auction. If you have a boat, engine, or other related boating object you are interested in donating for museum benefit, please contact Caitlin Playle, Events & Communications Coordinator, at 315.686.4104 ext. 236 or email@example.com.
Consigning an Item for Auction
At this time we are no longer accepting items for the 2023 auction. If you have a boat, engine, or other related boating object you are interested in consigning to the 2024 auction, please contact Caitlin Playle, Events & Communications Coordinator, at 315.686.4104 ext. 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERMS OF SALE
Each item for sale is sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS. All sales are final. NO REFUNDS. Items in this auction are from various consignors or ABM deaccessions and/or boats for sale. Some have been pre-used and may contain defects. We have made every attempt to describe each item as accurately as possible. We are not responsible for errors or omissions in the descriptions. Before bidding, you should take appropriate steps to verify the accuracy of the listed item descriptions. You should also take appropriate steps to inspect or validate the condition of listed items prior to bidding on them. We will answer questions to the best of our ability and provide additional information if available of item upon request during the pre-bidding and preview period.
A 15% Buyer’s Premium is applied to all purchases. The buyer is responsible for sales tax in their own state or jurisdiction at the time of DMV registration. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. Payment options include cash, check or credit card. All credit card payments will have a 3% surcharge added. Complete payment required after the conclusion of the auction. The Museum reserves the right to hold items or titles to items until funds clear. All winning bidders must arrange to remove items from the auction location at time of payment.
Payment must be made at the conclusion of the auction. Items that are not paid for and picked up or shipped/hauled within 7 days after auction will be deemed abandoned and those lots will be offered to the underbidder(s). Third-party shipping/hauling is available; buyers are responsible for coordinating payment and delivery arrangements with the shipper/hauler.
Bidders who abandon lots may receive a “bad bidder” rating that may affect their ability to bid in future auctions.
Pick up/Shipping: Auction purchases should be removed on the day of the auction if possible. Items can be picked up between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, other pick up times by appointment.
2023 Auction Items
The Auction will take place at 1pm on Saturday, August 5, 2023. In-person bidding only.
PLEASE NOTE! You Must Be Registered To Bid before the auction starts at 1pm.
Online Bidder Registration is closed. You can register in-person in the Auction Lot Friday 9-4pm and Saturday 9-12pm.
Please read the Terms of Sale in the block above before bidding in the auction.
2023 Auction Items
Note: All descriptions provided below are from preliminary inspections.
1940 20.5′ Gar Wood Streamline Cabin Utility
A one of a kind Gar Wood Sedan Cabin Utility model 182 (hull #6563) named Real Class VI powered by a 1940 Grey Marine Fireball 135HP 6 cyl engine. Transferable registration for boat and trailer included. A beautiful little hard top and your chance to own a practical historical Gar Wood; one of the most sought after boat builders in the industry!
Hull is hard-chined mahogany over white oak frames. Engine serial number D32045. Trailer VIN Number: NH7RO157855. Exact dimensions: 20’ 6” length, 6’ 11” beam, 23” draft, ~3000lb displacement. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
1963 13′ Boston Whaler
14′ Home-Built Adirondack Guideboat
17ft. canoe, manufacturer unknown, no serial number. Characteristics include longer decks with Cowlings, 3 Thwarts, 2 plank seats. Canvas, Keel, and Outwales off. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
17′ Lapstrake Canoe
1971/2 Bluenose 24 Fractional Sloop
Circa 1971/2 Bluenose 24 Fractional Sloop (NA – WJ Roue, Builder – McVay, Hull # 211) named Rudolph with cradle yard trailer. One design racing fractional sloop, once part of the Antique Boat Museum’s educational fleet. Specific measurements: LOA – 23ft. 4in., LWL – 16ft., Beam – 6ft. 2in., Draft – 3ft. 8in., Displacement – 2050lb. Characteristics include Main & Jib appear serviceable but not inspected in detail. Drawbacks: needs upholstery. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
circa 1920 15′ Old Town
1955 11′ Swift Outboard hydroplane
1955 11ft. Swift Outboard hydroplane. Characteristics include Kainer Steering, Quincy Dead Man’s Throttle, 3-Point Hydroplane. Canvas Deck needs replacement. No trailer. Designed and built in Mt. Dora, FL by Joe Swift. Swift Hydroplanes were sold through Mercury dealers. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
1967 17′ Thompson
1967 17ft. Thompson with 1975 85HP Johnson Outboard and trailer. Motor condition is unknown. Characteristics: Late-Lapstrake boat is about 80-90% restored. Upholstery replaced, cockpit sole good, deck good, mostly rewired, convertible top & mooring cover. Bottom lapstrake seams scraped-out in preparation of resealing. Single-axle trailer. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
2007 19′ Triton 195 Center Console
2007 19ft. Triton 195 Center Console with 2008 Mercury 150HP Optimax outboard. Characteristics: Often used for salt-water fishing, equipped with GPS, Live Well, and Portapottie. Corrosion on Lower Unit indicative of salt water use. Transom-mounted transducer has broken mount. No trailer. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
1950 15′ Lyman Sidesteer
1979 18′ Correct Craft Ski Nautique
Recently refurbished classic Ski Nautique in excellent condition with new carpeting and upholstery on the seats and engine box. Seller is the second owner of this boat. The original owner is a life-long resident of Wellesley Island, NY, in the Thousand Islands and was a nationally renowned water-ski champion in the 1960s and 1970s. It is his understanding that this was a demonstration tow boat for Cypress Gardens water-ski shows in 1979 and was acquired by the first owner after one season in Florida. Since then she has always been run in the fresh waters of the St. Lawrence River, most recently in the 2022 boating season.
Powered by a 1979 Ford 351 CI 8 cyl 260 HP engine with 983 hours on it. Trailer is a 1979 Correct Craft single axle trailer custom made for the boat.
1973 18′ Century Resorter Hardtop
1947 16′ Chris Craft Rocket
1970 21′ HiLiner Sportsman
1970 21ft. HiLiner Sportsman with 1970 OMC 210HP I/O engine. Characteristics: Desirable Ray Hunt design, Deep-V, Grid system below sole, Convertible Top, Spare Prop. Sole hatch covers soft (need work), no trailer, Motor appears to have been winterized. Hull Identification Number (per Insurance paper onboard): 30106000000. No trailer. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
1954 18′ Lyman Islander
5′ wooden rowboat. Perfect size for a child. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
11′ Aluminum Boat
11′ Aluminum Boat. All proceeds will go to the Museum.
1959 14′ Whirlwind
1962 21′ Duke Runabout
1962 21′ Duke Runabout (hull number 6311) in very good condition. Mahogany hull. Seller has had no issues with the boat. Not currently winterized as it has been in the water this year. Powered by a 1962 Buchanan 283 cu. in. 8 cyl 180 HP engine. Seller removed old caulking and recaulked and painted the bottom as well as revarnished the boat. Comes with 2002 Excaliber dual-axle trailer and boat cover, has a bimini convertible top.
1970 26′ Lyman Sleeper
1970 26′ Lyman Sleeper powered by a Crusader 350 8 cyl engine. Currently winterized and last in water in 2022. No trailer.
1953 12.5′ Custom Craft Outboard
1953 12.5′ Custom Craft Pleasure with a 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 2 cyl 18HP motor. Evinrude motor starts right up with the factory installed electric starting. Lower unit oil seals were replaced approximately 4 years ago. Seller revarnished at least during ownership. Currently winterized and last in water in 2022. Comes with 1988 Calkins dual-axle trailer.
1957 15′ Cayuga Long Deck
1957 15′ Cayuga Long Deck with 1960 Evinrude Fastwin Electric Start 2 cyl 18 HP motor. Currently winterized and last in the water in 2019. Seller did some varnish and paint work. Has boat cover and newer water impeller. Comes with 1995 Shorelander single-axle trailer.
1972 15′ Sidewinder “Low Profile” Outboard
1972 15′ Sidewinder “Low Profile” Outboard Runabout. No Trailer. Fiberglass hull. Has a 1967 Mercury 950 Thunderbolt 6 cyl 95 HP outboard. Boat and motor were winterized and have been in storage since 1990. The motor is complete and was running when it went into storage. Right now, the motor does not turn over.
2009 12.5′ Homebuilt Cat Boat
2009 12.5′ Homebuilt TomCat sailboat based on BeatleCat. Comes with WoodenBoat construction plans and 2004 MagicTilt B14M single-axle trailer. Great day sailer. Has one gaff rigged sail that folds down for transport. S.S. centerboard for stability. LazyJack holds boom overhead when lowering sail.
1996 16′ LanCTran DS-16
1996 16′ LanCTran DS-16 sailboat; hull number ZCW16943E496. Self righting and self rescuing. Fiberglass hull. Last in water 2022 and has been winterized. Nonsinkable cuddy with retractable keel. Mainsail has some small holes but is still usable. The tiller extension is missing and the boomvang connection needs repair. Has an outboard motor well for a 4 HP engine. Comes with 1996 custom built single-axle trailer.
1957 19′ Chris Craft Capri
1957 19′ Chris Craft Capri with rebuilt Chris Craft Hercules Marine 6 cyl 131 HP engine with approximately 20hrs on it. Full restoration completed in 2019. Last in the water in 2023. Comes with 2000 EZ Loader single-axle trailer.
1940 24′ Lyman Sedan
1940 24′ Lyman mahogany sided Sedan with twin Gray Marine Phantom 6 cyl 103 HP engines. Comes with a 1992 dual-axle homebuilt trailer. Lyman Boat Works constructed only five of the 24-foot sedan model in 1940; “Sea ‘N Isle” is the only survivor. She is also unique in that she has never been painted. “Sea ‘N Isle” has been on the St. Lawrence for over 80 years and has functioned as both a mailboat and fishing guideboat during her life. Purchased by the current owner in 1990, “Sea ‘N Isle” then underwent a 2-year restoration project including rebuilding both engines and transmissions. Over the years, she participated in several Antique Boat Museum-sponsored excursions, including one to Quebec City. She was also a poster-boat for the 2015 Clayton Antique Boat Show and won the Best Lyman in Show award at the 2010 show. She is a rare boat in overall very good condition but needs cosmetic work on her bottom and touch-up to her varnish.
1952 13′ Lyman Tender
1952 13′ Lyman Ideal Tender. Impeccably maintained, sturdy and solid Lyman Ideal Tender, a great rowboat or, when outfitted with a period-correct motor, a great boat for fishing or puttering around the lake or river. Varnished interior seats and trim with painted floorboards and sideplanks. No trailer but comes
with full, custom-fitted, heavy canvas cover and custom-made, steel-and-wood frame dolly.
1976 15′ Glastron GT150
1972 19′ Chris Craft XK-19
1972 19′ Chris Craft XK-19 with 1972 FLV 350 with Volvo Outdrive engine. Comes with a Calkins single-axle trailer. NOTE: Trailer comes with bill of sale only.
This is one of only 276 Chris-Craft XK-19’s that were ever made. The model was designed by famed boat designer Jim Wynne who was hired by Chris-Craft to allow Chris-Craft to compete with Donzi in the 1970’s. This boat has a rebuilt outdrive and is very original and correct. The hull is solid and has no structural concerns. Gel coat has faded over the years but could be brought back with minimal work. The only issues for the new owner would be with upholstery which is cracked in many spots and will need to be replaced. This is a great chance to get into a classic fiberglass boat.
1959 21′ Century Coronado
1959 21′ Century Coronado. Powered by her original 390cid Cadillac engine rated at 325HP. This 1959 Coronado was special-ordered by her previous owner and features an unusual and attractive turquoise interior. This boat is entirely original and has never been restored. She is exceptionally clean and would take very little to get her water-ready. Only one original seat-bottom cushion is present, but these bottom seat skins + Kapok stuffing are readily available through A&A marine at a cost of roughly $1,200. A nicely fitted tandem axle trailer is included and has new tires all around.
1972 16′ 7″ Boesch 510 Utility
1972 16′ 7″ Boesch 510 Utility with 1972 Chevy Crusader 6 cyl engine. Comes with 2002 Magic Tilt single-axle trailer. Swiss-manufactured Boesch boats are well-respected competitors to Riva Boats. This particular boat was purchased in France in 2002 then restored to as new in Duesenberg, Germany the next year. From there she came to New Jersey, where seller bought her from her third owner in 2020. His intention was to take her to Arizona and use her at his winter home, but very low humidity and very high heat are not good for the mahogany. He have decided to sell this very-good condition boat and is going to miss it very much.
Parking, Shuttle, and Visitor Docking
Parking is available at Guardino Elementary, Lions Field, and any available village street parking. We ask you to be considerate of our neighbors when parking on the street and not block driveways and sidewalks. The ABM Community Parking Lot located at Riverside Dr and Jane St behind Watertown Savings Bank is open to current Friends of the Museum only from Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. Limited handicap parking is available in front of the Museum.
A FREE shuttle runs during Boat Show between the Guardino Elementary parking lot (High or Beecher St.), ABM, Frink Park on Riverside Dr., the Lions Field parking lot (Webb St.), and the Don Doebler Collections Storage Facility (when open). The shuttle hours are 8:30am-5:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 8:30-1pm on Sunday.
Visiting the Show by boat? Visitor docking is not available at ABM’s docks during the Show. Limited docking is available at the Clayton Harbor Municipal Marina and the Village Docks. Learn more about the Municipal Marina here and the Village docks here. Both Village docks (Rotary Park Dock and Mary Street Dock) are available for visitors to dock at in 2023. All boaters must purchase Admission to the Show in the Mary Street Boat Shop before proceeding into the Show unless they are only visiting the Marketplace which is free.
Note: For vehicle and pedestrian safety, Mary St from Alexandria St to Theresa St will be closed to traffic Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. The Clayton Public Boat Ramp remains accessible via Theresa St throughout Boat Show weekend.
Questions? Contact Caitlin Playle at email@example.com or 315.686.4104 ext. 236.
Please note: The Antique Boat Museum reserves the right to use editorial discretion in the materials used for the Digital Programs. Not all of the materials submitted may be used. Any video footage submitted will be edited for best display in the Digital Program.
Past Boat Show Digital Programs
2022 Digital Program
2021 Digital Program
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Boat Show Video by Cal Lewellyn of Franklin Hill Media
Posters of Previous Boat Shows:
Many of our past posters are available for purchase in the Museum Store in-person or online here.