I know we are all a little gun shy of auctions these days, but this one is different, first it’s more than an auction, it’s a tradition up in Clayton, as well as a good thing to be part of. The auction helps the museum raise much needed funds, not to mention it’s a very fun part of the day. I have personally seen boats go for a song! And others get good money. Like anything, it’s all about the boat. The other cool thing, is that the place is littered with folks that know their stuff. So if you like a boat, just ask around, there is no shortage of third party help. If you are in a state of mind, and near the State of NY and have a boat ready to sell, this is a real good opportunity to sell. You are in the center of the classic boat hobby at this show. It’s one of the big ones. And if it does not sell because you have it listed for a ridiculous price, the market will tell you the sad truth that your 17 ft Sportsman that your dad had in the garage isn’t worth 100,000.. Below is the press release by Antique Boat America.
Antique Boat America has announced that they will once again conduct the annual Antique Boat Auction held at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. With the Auction only 47 days away, the company is accepting consignments as well as boats for donation to support the many programs runs by the Antique Boat Museum.
The Auction, now in its 48th year, continues to attract thousands annually and is a highlight of the weekend. This year’s Auction will be held on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 1pm. In recent years, the Auction has attracted celebrities such as country music star, Alan Jackson and NASCAR driver, Kurt Busch. Buyers will look forward to seeing a large variety of boats from projects to turn-key show winners. “We are proud to host the Museum’s Auction again this year and are excited about the fabulous collection of boats that we are assembling” said Peter Mellon, President of Antique Boat America.
For additional details about the Auction, please click here. To consign a boat, learn more, or discuss options for your classic, please call 800-675-4089 or email [email protected]