Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Burt Harris and Aaron LeDonne for sending in this late report. But the news about fiberglass is worth the conversation. Take it away Bert.
Was at this show last week. I think its important to note that since the rule change with the ACBS there has already been a winner here in the best of show for a fiberglass boat.
First fiberglass boat to win “Best of show” at an ACBS event! The rules have changed and it didn’t take long for the glass to show them who’s boss.
Fiberglass was the marquis boat this year at the 29th annual ACBS Michigan chapter International boat show and rendezvous and there was lots of fiberglass to stare at too!
There were 75 registered boats ranging from 10 to 53 feet in length, 22 of which were glass outboards, inboards and cruisers. What a great show. The weather was picture perfect and the people were delightful.
Bill Stevenson of Marine City MI with his 1970 30’ classic fiberglass Fino won top honors at the St Clair Michigan Chapter ACBS Show this past weekend. Bill Anderson of Hudson IL took top honors as well with his South Seas Samoan twin outboard as well as Over a dozen Fiberglass boats were there. The weather and the boats, spectators and owners were such a pleasure that I am going to put this show on my yearly calendar for next year.
One of the top four antique and classic boat shows in the United States was held at the St CLAIR harbor, the municipally owned marina in downtown St. Clair.
The St. Clair facility is a beautiful, well-run operation tucked around the first bend of the Pine River, just off the St. Clair River.
About 100 boats and 2,000 spectators attended in St. Clair for the 29th annual event. Lewandowski said the classic boat owners hailed from all over the Midwest and Canada, as well as New York, New Hampshire, Iowa and Colorado Pittsburgh and Florida
The show ran 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. In addition to the boats, the show features a “Field of Dreams,” where a variety of marine items were sold, including boats and trailers, and the awards ceremony was, 1-3 p.m.
The ACBS will judged the boats in 18 classes and give out more than 40 awards at the show. The two top awards are the Best of Show award and Best Marquee Boat.
“Every year we pick a boat and feature it,” this year was the year of FIBERGLASS
Now for the rest of the story, here is the wrap up from the Michigan Website.