And The 2014 ACBS International Winners Are!


Charles Mistele Holds up his award for Best Inboard Racer

Here are the Awards as best as I could hear from the back of the room, sorry for butchering your name or boat. But for those out there that want to know ASAP, its close enough.. What a great evening, thanks again to Hagerty Marine for the inductation? is that a word, into the Hall of Fame!

The perfect Higgins!

The perfect Higgins!

Best cruiser..  1948 Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser – Jeff Oppenheimer

Inboard race boat Miss America IX chuck and Diane Mistele

Launch -That very cool US  Coast Guard boat. Sorry, thats all I got.. It was very cool and I know the owner did all the work himself.

Miss Step

Miss Step

Best restored 1942 16′ Step Hydro – Miss Step! Seth Katz of Katz’s marina

Best preserved 26 hacker John Andrews

Classic runabout restored 1948 custom named Legend



Classic Runabout Preserved 23′ Ventnor Don Ploenter “Shazam”

Restored antique utility ” in the mood ” Wil Vidal

Preserved antique utility ” full moon” Ray and Judy Saunders

Restored classic utility ” 22 hacker Steve Shoop Miss Minneapolis

Riva Jr

Riva Jr

Preserved classic utility . Riva jr Peter Takvorian

Late classic class. 1977 21 Philbrick

Non powered boats . 1892 st Lawrence skiff Bo and Kathy Muller

Non wood boat– 1956 Larson Falls Flyer – Rich and Beth Lepping



Contemporary 2010 Gar Wood runabout – “Just For You”

Century Marque– Silver Lining -Ed Bobowitz

Chris-Craft Marque -1954 u22 Miss Hallie

Gar Wood Marque – Real Class Five

Aristo Craft Marque – 1956 14 torpedo called scraps George Holtz

Most Original- 1904 Vally Boat Co. Faultless


Lyman Marque – 1063 sleeper – Bella Mae

And…… the BIG WINNERS!


Best of show restored – 1941 18′ Century Triple, “Dream Boat”, restored by fellow Woody boater Mike Green! That’s two in a row Mike!


This has been a 14 year restoration and is perfect

Best of Show Preserved – 1938 22 Gar Wood Dreamliner Blythe Spirit!

8 replies
  1. Roger & Kathy Birch
    Roger & Kathy Birch says:

    Kathleen and I want to congratulate Matt and Charles on this special award! Very well deserved for all that they have done for the antique and classic boat world.
    Roger and Kathleen Birch, Barcraftboatbars

  2. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Congratulations to Steve Shoop and Miss Minneapolis, who along with Dave Bortner, is heading the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter’s sponsorship of the 40th International next year on Gull Lake, Minnesota. And you thought you already experienced Woody Boater heaven, Matt.

  3. Northshore
    Northshore says:

    WHoaaaaaaaaaa…no mention of “King Cobra” ??
    That 55 cobra is absolutely stunning- congrats to Steve the owner and St Lawrence restoration on their STELLAR workmanship.

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