For those asking about the Fancy Judged Awards for the Clayton Show, I don’t have the list. And honestly I am not sure how they can all be judged. Each boat there is magical in some sort of way. Winning a Woody Boater Show award is based on some simple rules.
First – I follow my heart and the boats that speak to me and others. Not a peoples choice award. But just a gut feeling.
Are you a nice person. Ya its our form of politics, but at least we are out front about it.
Ya, that’s about it. If you have modified it, great, but you better have a good reason. The YNOT Yachts gang is insane about this kinda stuff. So, I award them there annual “YNOT DO IT” Award
The very cool Thunderbolt. Its cool, the story of ownership and buying it for 300 bucks in the 80’s is worthy alone. Dad built the engine. Bo and Kathy Muller did the restoration. Its a very cool version of a Thunderbolt. We award that the Best of cool boats we want award! “THE DROOL CUP” Award!
1958 Century Roan. Its pink, its owned and loved by one of or favorite families. And it just makes me smile every time I see it and them. I give them the Family love award. Kaytlyn and Syd Marsdin
And in the PreRestoric Category, only one boat there just rocked my world. An amazing 1939 17′ Chris Craft Utility. Andy Chudy brought this little varnish sucker to the show still on the original cradle she has been on since ….1940.. That’s right. When WWII started the family parked the boat in the top of a marina and it stayed there.
Still original finish, everything. AHHHHHHHHHH. You want to restore it and leave it alone in the same breath.
Below is the It’s About Time Award for loooong time fellow Woody Boater and great guy Bjorn Bekken
Of course I have missed some amazing boats that were there. Three 25 Sportsman in a row, Lee Andersons amazing fleet. Just crazy stuff. Since you our readers are the judges here, do you have an award winner you liked?