Celebrating 43 years – this year the Minneapolis Boat Show filled the Minneapolis Convention Center with a huge selection of new boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the very latest in engines, marine electronics and accessories.
Once again, the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes (BSLOL) Chapter ACBS was on hand to represent the Antique & Classic Boating hobby. This year the BSLOL Chapter featured an impressive display of boats featuring the work of American Industrial Designer Brooks Stevens. The Chapter also displayed a number of classic boats of various designs, hull materials and era. Minnesota correspondent Dane Anderson was on hand to capture these great photos from the show. – Texx
The 1950 Globe Mastercraft Deluxe Runabout
Owner: Joe Lepley – Annandale, Minnesota
The Evinrude Heli-Bout
Owner: Tom Annunziata
The Evinrude Heli-Bout was designed by Brooks Stevens to showcase the 1961 Evinrude 75hp. It appeared at the New York and Chicago boat shows and also one in California. After the boat show circuit Evinrude sold it to Brooks Stevens and it was displayed in the Brooks Stevens museum for many years.
It passed through a couple private collectors before being acquired by the Yellowstone Club to be displayed along side several concept cars. After the demise of the Yellowstone Club the Heli-Bout was sold to a private collector who kept it until Tom was able buy it.
1956 Cadillac Sea Lark Replica
Owner: Steve Schussler
“PRINCESS PAIGE” 1926 Earl C. Barnes Launch
Owner: John Allen – Gull Lake, Minnesota
“UNCAS” 1930 Chris-Craft 28′ Model 118 Convertible Sedan
Owner: Kermit Sutton – Whitefish Chain of Lakes, MN
“PELICAN” 1956 Lyman 19′ Runabout
Youth Sailing Resources, Inc.
“The Rebecca B.” 1937 Gar Wood 19′ Runabout
Owner: Russell & Jenni Hagen – Minneapolis, MN
Restoration by: David Watts – Little Rock Boatworks
1956 Johnson Javelin 30 hp. – 1956 Larson Falls Flyer
Owner: Alan Lindquist
Scott McInnes of Shipwreck Boat Works was at the show with this amazing 1958 Crosby Sweptfin.
During this years boat show, the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter kindly donated 1,000.00 each to SSS Mendota Sea Scouts and the Urban Boat Builders. Congratulations to both organizations.
Special thanks to Minnesota correspondent Dane Anderson for his assistance with today’s story. Also thanks to the great folks and volunteers from the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lake Chapter ACBS for hard work at the winter boat show.
The BSLOL Chapter is also hosting the big 2015 ACBS International Meetings and Show in September at Bar Harbor – Gull Lake, Minnesota. This is shaping up to be a fantastic “must attend” event. For more information, you can check out the Woods and Water website HERE. We will have more updates on the event in the coming months.