According to fellow Woody Boater David Nau in yesterdays comments The Boat The Blue Event stats are as follows. I am sure this will be updated. But regardless of the numbers, we can tell that this event is a mind blower and clear game changer for how future big shows should be. It would be amiss to not give 100% of the credit to the AMAZING team in Michigan, who has been prepping for years.WOW. Here at the stats as reported. We will thread a bazillion dock shots today thanks to M-fine and Don Ploetner. And my comments. Oh boy
Marty and the Michigan gang judging.
This has turned out to be the biggest ACBS International Boat Show ever. Out of 202 boats registered, 195 actually showed, beating the old record of 146 boats. It’s kind of overwhelming – so many boats!
Out of the 195 shown, I counted:
168 Wood boats of all types
2 Hybrid Wood/Fiberglass (both Chris Craft Silver Arrows)
23 Fiberglass boats of all types
1 Steel (Chris Craft Roamer)
Over 40 Cruisers of all types (being on the Great Lakes, boats can come in under their own power from anywhere in the world),which can’t be done when the show is on an inland lake.
12 Outboard-powered boats
Separated at birth, now together again
Regina says hi, she is taking a rest from her trip!
Oh! Hell ya!
Stars and Stripes. LOVE LOVE this name and theme. Dang! Well done!
OKAY, now.. Ugh.. This is the shot that broke me. F you Florence. F YOU.. F is for Forget by the way. What? UGH.. Twin Engine WECATCHEM.. AHHHHHHHHHHH I am now no longer bummed. But pissed. UGH… Amazing name by the way. Everything is right
Nice touch with the color
Okay that is one big name. I wonder where she is from?
TEASE! I will let my imagination see the rest
Possibly the most famous prop of all time! CHAD RULES!
Okay.. Okay.. Mmmmmm Will someone, PLEASE re-letter this amazing boat. This is a European font designed in the late 1950’s and became a hit in the 1970’s No, No.. NO! Does not fit or do the boat justice.
Classic Red fun. A local favorite around here in the Mid Atlantic- Whats left of it
Wait? isnt this a small wagon?
Mike Mayer, looking happy on his Big Birthday!
I bet the YNOT gang used up some megabytes of photos at this show
Alex! I am so far! I am reaching for you Alex. Alex? Alex?
Firewood! No way! More like Morningwood
Moms Mink! Love!
Under cover goodness
Rum Runner charging up
Plastic and Mahogany goodness
Party on the Ledo deck!
Under cover and cool name
Canada Goose. Where are the huge red balls?
I think this is HART. an amazing amazing sedan
The WoodyBoater gang crashing the party. Wait.. Is that a pontoon boat? What the hell!
OH! Love.. Love these little racers.
Best bilge award.. WOW.. I wonder if the owner shows off the bilge on every run.. “Oh I love your boat” Really, want to see my bilge? I have bilge lust.. Is that wrong?
I am getting a tickle about these triples.
Cruiser, cruiser and more cruisers
Love the Numbers!
More Lyman love
Tease – Reminder to self. get better photographers! HA !
Sorry the story took so long this morning. Lots of photos from random areas. We have been asked about the next International show. So here it is thanks to David again. Stay tuned for updates.
2019: Alexandria Bay, NY (near Clayton, NY)
2020: Bay Harbor, MI (near Petoskey,MI)
These are both on the Great Lakes, also, so again, cruisers can come in.