There is a small section on the Chris Craft Boat Buzz that is info from the club. On that section is usually some cool stuff that most folks don’t read. A little note showed up from the club asking if having an event would be a good idea. You know, a big Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club event.
To add to the thread it was suggested that the new Boathouse Restaurant in Florida at Disney could be a fantastic venue. A rough date was thought up. October, and so folks were asked if this might work. And then reached out to us, to ask the Classic Boat Community what they thought….Sooooo get out your calculator, do the math and comment away. The Chris Craft Antique Boat Club is looking for your feedback.Good idea, bad? Time, Location? Let it rip.. You can read the Boat Buzz thread HERE. Or just comment.
HERE is the thread if you don’t have the energy to click the HERE link!
Your Club wants to plan something exciting – A series of Gatherings of Club Members and their Chris-Craft boats. The Board of Directors now has a Special Events Committee to study possibilities of having these in various parts of the country each year and to begin planning the first such event in 2015.
Now, think of a place that perhaps would be “Over-The-Top” for such a gathering, a place that you may never dream could be possible.
How about Walt Disney World in Orlando? An “In-Water Chris-Craft Antique Boat Show “ at the bran-spanking new Boathouse Restaurant in the Downtown Disney Area with docking facilities for as many Chris-Craft boats as we want to bring, well almost; I’m sure there are limits. But 50 boats would be no problem, and they can accommodate many more if needed (150?), according to the Boathouse owners.
Committee member Donald Ploetner II is presently working with the Boathouse people who will coordinate this with Walt Disney World. But before he can go much further we need your input. A tentative date would be sometime in October. An ideal date may be just before Columbus Day. The plan is to conduct a 3 or 4 day event beginning on Thursday or Friday through Sunday. We think that this venue sounds incredible. What do you think? Sound interesting?
For this to become a reality we need your support. Let us hear from you. If there is enough interest, Don and the committee will begin planning this event in earnest. As with any event, the logistics, activities, accommodations, costs, and reservations will call for a few volunteers.
Chime in here with your support. Let’s do this!
On behalf of:
Special Events Committee,
The Board of Directors
Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club