We got a wonderful Name Story from fellow Woody Boater John Smith, I think this is a different John Smith than the one that explored around here in Virginia and The Chesapeake Bay. But maybe he retired to California like all the other celebs. Maybe he traded in his boat for a Century. That makes sense.
HERE IS JOHNS KIND NOTE AND STORY.
This boat is a 1956 Century Resorter 18ft. My Grandfather bought it brand new in 1956 in Alameda Ca. Do not know which boat dealer. My dad and his brother Bud had classic cabins on Lake Tahoe 6 doors from each other in Carnelian Bay, Ca. We all spent the summers at Tahoe until 1996. The boats name was Hobany. My cousin could not say mahogany when he was a little guy. My dad passed in 2003 and my uncle got the boat.
Had it for a few years and did not say a word that he had it up for sale. Sierra Boat had taken care of it all of its life and both family s shared the cost of up keep. When I found out that he did not offer it to other family, I was not happy. He did not want to deal with me or anybody. I showed the boat in 2 Lake Tahoe shows. Got a 6 th and 4th place. I asked Sierra Boats to contact me if it went up for sale again. I was sitting on the couch in May 2019 and a e mail. Mac at Sierra said today is your lucky day. So we went up to Lake Tahoe on June 10 th 2019 and took a sea trial and now it’s back in the family after 7 years where it should be. It has Gray Marine Fireball V-8 225 HP. I get emotional every time I take her out. We live up in Big Bear Lake CA.