That’s right, The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton has released some rare boats to be auctioned off at this years Clayton Show Auction, put on by Antique Boat America that benefits the museum. Traditionally the museum has released the more .. well, lets be kind… it’s collection of user boats.. ya know the ones used as planters and garage fillers, and splinter magnets that are fun starter boats that are not really all that special as collector boats. Well, not this year, this year they are selling off some of the finer stuff in there collection. When we spoke with Peter Mellon from Antique Boat America, he said, the reserves are very very reasonable, and someone is going home with some amazing stuff. I asked if this was a sign that the museum was in need of cash? No, its a situation were, where, ware, the museum may have several of a kind of boat. In one case they have over 11 of one kind of lapstrake. So they are fine tuning the collection, and you my fellow Woody Boaters can ad to your collection of one. Antique Boat America will be releasing the info for the next couple weeks so stay tuned to there site and here and we will update as things get closer. Here is the official press release in case you missed it.
(Clayton, NY) – Antique Boat America has announced that 10 boats have been de-accessioned from the watercraft collection of the Antique Boat Museum. The boats will be auctioned as part of the upcoming Clayton Boat Auction, held on Saturday, August 4th 2012. “This is the largest group of boats to be offered by the museum in over a decade”, said Peter Mellon, President of Antique Boat America. “We expect active bidding given the extraordinary care that these boats have received”.
A St Lawrence Skiff, Penn Yan Car Topper, several Sailboats, a Rushton Skiff, and Rushton Indian Girl Canoe are included in the group to be auctioned.
For a full list of boats to be auctioned, please visit www.antiqueboatamerica.com or call 315-783-6100. And if you want to look through some cool shots of the boats, look here on Antique Boat Americas Facebook page.