Live From Woods And Water 2015 – The Big Winners Are Announced

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Bar Harbor Supper Club

An aerial shot of the Bar Harbor Supper Club – Site of the Woods and Water 2015 / ACBS International Meetings and Show.

Live from Woods and Water 2015 at Gull Lake, Minnesota – News about the award winners for this year is coming in from the big ACBS International Awards Banquet at Maddens Resort. We were not able to be there in person but have a reporter on standby at Maddens Resort.

Bar Harbor Supper Club


Lee Anderson takes home “ACBS Preserved Boat of the Year” with “Lockpat II” 1931 40-foot Hackercraft Runabout.


ACBS “Restored Boat of the Year” goes to “Klondike” – 1938 Chris-Craft 25-foot Clipper owned by Paul & Bobbi Anderson from California.

The Bob Speltz “Spirit of the Sport” Award is awarded to the boat that earns the highest number of points in ACBS judging which also participates in the chapter-sponsored pre-event boating days.

The inaugural Bob Speltz “Spirit of the Sport” Award is awarded Jeff Peterson and “Emma II”.

Fellow Woody Boater Matt Byrne wins the prestigious ACBS Presidents Cup Award for 2015. This award is given annually by the President of the Society to recognize and honor an individual whose dedication and contributions to ACBS during the year just past has been exemplary.

Stay tuned for more Live updates from the hugely successful Woods and Water 2015 show at the Bar Harbor Supper Club on Gull lake, Minnesota.


7 replies
  1. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    Matt’s contributions to his local chapter and to the ACBS itself in building our new membership management system and managing the website for the last year were vastly important to the Society. Matt is a quiet, humble guy who’s contributions have been critical and almost all behind the scenes. I was very pleased that he received this recognition, and it was richly deserved. Matt is also one of the nicest guys in the hobby, in a hobby filled with nice folks. He has great boats, too!

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Congratulations Matt!

    Got to spend some time with Matt, Lisa, and Miss Lisa at the Sunnyland Festival this spring.

  3. Shannon K
    Shannon K says:

    When / where will the full results be posted? Checked and ACBS Facebook to no avail. Maybe that will be a feature of the new website?

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Shannon – The ACBS doesn’t offer to share that information with us (other organizations usually do for media purposes) so we can only rely on information from people who attended the banquet. It will eventually show up on the ACBS website. – Texx

  4. Tahoe Maritime Museum
    Tahoe Maritime Museum says:

    Congratulations to Jeff Peterson for winning the inaugural Bob Speltz “Spirit of the Sport” Award! As a member of Tahoe Maritime Museum’s Board of Directors, we know Jeff has a true passion for wooden boating and preserving the history. Plus, we know he’s just a fun guy to spend time with on the water or around the docks! So glad to see Jeff got this recognition at the International Show.

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