Live-ish From Bar Harbor

Miss Lisa makes a wonderful appearance on Gull lake

A huge thanks to Dane Anderson, Matt Byrne, Chad Durren and others for sending in a report from the big Bar harbor show on Gull Lake. No captions, which is just the way we love it, and wonderful photos. You can tell from the images, this is one of the most fun shows of the year. Every year.  Here is Danes Report.

Is that Nancy Jane in the back, or is it named after Nancy and Jane? And does Nancy know about Jane?

Today was the day before the boat show and this year a lot of people came early to spend the day on the water. We had over 40 boats participate in the cruise and then there were 350 at the Captains dinner at Lee and Penny Anderson’s Boat House. The show runs all day Saturday at Bar Harbor and the docks will be full.

Yes, this is just one of the building full of magic.

Launches are the featured class this year and there looks to be quite a selection of exquisite launches along with the normal wide variety of boats at the show. If any readers are in the area they won’t want to miss this event.

The raceboat Bug Bite is one of your sponsors Kevin Fitzke of Fitzke paddleboards.

The red Coronado is Ned and Jill Protexter from Okoboji. The raceboat Bug Bite is one of your sponsors Kevin Fitzke of Fitzke paddleboards. The Lucy J is an interesting 25′ Sportsman with twin MLs.

Amazing Higgins 23′ Sport Speedster belonging to Higgins club President Jeff Davey.

Gotta love Kit Boats!

Young people Ned and Jill Protexter from Okoboji. – We need more young people?

John Allen is all smiles in his BearCat, of course we would all be all smiles in our Bearcat.

Fantastic name

Bunky’s Liberty engine. WOW

The Best Dash on the planet earth

Classic Plastic

Has anyone seen my sheep? And of course, someone is always on their phone! HA. Dane you are the master


WOW, just wow.

Miss Lisa looks great from any angle.

Chad Supercoup

Wonderful type. Superfly good!

if you stick your head up to the picture you can hear the rumble

Not sure what blade of grass he is waving at? But this is Minnesota, and everyone is so nice.

WoodyBoater from Canada!

They even left their fenders off

Mark Setterholm is here to collect more awards!

Passing lane

Lamb Chop – This could be the best name for a boat EVER!

Dave Bortner doing his thang!

What a site this must be!

Back to Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service

Lee Anderson and TOLKA This is the coolest covertable top on the planet.. Lots of planet coolness going on here

Beautiful lines

WOW love the BOW

Century perfection

Incredible lettering

Hacker Craft Waves.

So much, so much goodness here


Gotta love a twin engine sportsman!

One more of the amazing Higgins

The ol, two finger I am tired of waving wave.

Over The Top is here with her top. Stunning lines on these

And one more on the phone shot!

Bar Harbor catered the Captain’s dinner at Anderson’s and did an outstanding job. Food and service was what we’ve come to expect from the Bar Harbor staff.

Fueling up at the BAR HARBOR Supper Club is also a classic event

And this is just the start!

And of course, this show is so amazing and fun, they are starting the show with a tow in! Oh Andreas Rhude

16 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    As always, the Gull Lake array of boats is out of the park. Looks like great weather and great fun. Some day the Michigan gang will have to make this event. Thanks for the first class report.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Great looking event!

    Love to see SUPERCOOP making the rounds!

    “Century perfection”? Isn’t that an oxymoron?
    (I really do like Centurys but have to say stuff like that for the benefit of Tommy. Don’t tell him)

  3. Ned Protexter
    Ned Protexter says:

    Hey, Baby James was in there too sleeping on the floor. Only a few more openings for young people, joint while it’s still cool.

  4. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    Great pictures, thanks. What is the boat with the “passing lane”caption? Beautiful bow and the whole boat. Lots of beautiful boats in the cruise.

    • Kentucky Wonder
      Kentucky Wonder says:

      That is a Greavette Streamliner. Nothing else like them, except for a few remaining runabouts made by John Hacker, who designed the Streamliner for Greavette in the first place. Most of the Streamliners produced were 22, 24 or 26 footers, though there is one for sale right now at that’s 34 feet. From what I understand, the woodwork involved during a Streamliner restoration is very difficult.

      • Kentucky Wonder
        Kentucky Wonder says:

        After typing the above, I read somewhere else that the Streamliner was designed by Doug Van Patten, based on an earlier Hacker design. Apparently, streamliners made before 1937 were Hacker designs, and after that, were Van Patten designs. There is a noticeable change in the curvature of the bow, with Van Patten designing a more radical convex curve from waterline to topdeck. Both designs are very attractive, and were the best quality boat available from Greavette.

  5. Shep 22
    Shep 22 says:

    I believe the boat with the ‘blue dash’ was originally owned by the Hauserman family in Muskoka. If I am correct it is a 1939 Minett and was ordered with a Cadillac dash.

  6. ian smith
    ian smith says:

    Fantastic pictures; Thank you for sharing; would love to see all of Raven from bow to stern that Dave Bortner is driving; fantastic boats; Bunky was Woodmere and that Liberty engine is fantastic; I hope you will have day two from Gull Lake ! Btw Kevin Fitzke of Fitzke paddle boards boats take a bow for building such an outstanding boat; and more so for being a sponsor of the show ! Probably the youngest sponsor at the show

  7. Sandi Trocinske
    Sandi Trocinske says:

    Terrific boat show, cruise, and evening at Lee Anderson’s. Even our Minnesota weather cooperated.

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