This years Hall of Famers from Hagerty Marine Insurance are…. Chris Smith, Chuck Miklos and Al Schinnerer are to be inducted into the Hagerty Marine Hall of fame for the advancement and embodiment of the world of Antique & Classic boats. Woooohoooo. I can not think of three better folks for this award.. To us here at Woody Boater, this award is the mother of all awards given during the year. Because you have to have done far more than just a boat restoration to win it. Our caps off to the winners, Here is the release with video bios!
HAGERTY ANNOUNCES ITS 2011 MARINE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (September 2011) – Hagerty Insurance, the worldwide leader in wooden boat and classic car insurance, announces the 2011 inductees into the Hagerty Marine Hall of Fame. Founded in 2009, the Hall of Fame pays homage to individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the preservation and awareness of the hobby. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Chris-Craft icon Chris Smith, Century Boat pioneer Chuck Miklos and California Classic Boats founder Al Schinnerer.
“This year’s inductees have had a huge impact on the classic boat lifestyle that represents the breadth of the hobby,” said Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance founder Louise Hagerty. “Chris Smith crafted these beautiful boats, Chuck Miklos helped bring a community of similar-minded enthusiasts together and Al Schinnerer fulfilled a need that benefited all wooden boat owners.”
Congrats again to the Miklos Family, Chris Smith and Al Schinnerer It’s great to know that the Miklos boys have continued the tradition of helping the community and are a living encyclopedia of Century information. Chris Smith is living history and any time I see him, he is laughing and bringing joy to the crowd.. Al.. What can we say.. Al is the man, he is always there with fun facts and willing to share.. man.. oh man what a great group … Can’t say it enough..