Gar Wood Streamliner…One of Seven Left Still In Existance.


There is an amazing pre-spring sales event going on. We just heard of a very nice Riva Ariston selling to a partnership of 3 in Colorado, and now this tasty 1941 Garwood Streamliner is for sale. What a fantastic time to get the boat of your dreams. Click here and get woody boating!

13 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I would rather take the next few summers off and spend more time on the water in my no show boat.

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I sold it to the current owner for 34k. It had been in our family since the beginning. One year, I took it to bear wood and worked it all the way back. My girl friend at the time help throughout. I figured if she could work with me that long I should marry her. I did. That was 30 years ago.

  3. John R Steigerwald Jr
    John R Steigerwald Jr says:

    I remember when I was little. My dad use to put me in this boat and I would walk up and down in it. This boat was parked next to my dad’s 1955 Chris Craft Continental for a lot of years on Pewaukee Lake in WI. One thing I’d like to know is how I can revisit this boat or get more pictures? John R Steigerwald Jr.

  4. matt
    matt says:

    Hi John, looks like the listing is gone, but this boat is very welll known, so we can look into it for you..

  5. John Steigerwald
    John Steigerwald says:

    Matt, I am writing in reguards to the 1941 Garwood Streamliner that is posted above. Any contact information you may have reguarding this boat, I would still be interested in seeing it again. Thanks, John Steigerwald

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      John – “Tahoe Tessie” was sold to her new owner about a year ago, and now lives on Lake Rabun, Georgia with a number of other unique, original Gar Wood boats.

  6. John Steigerwald
    John Steigerwald says:

    Hi Matt, I want to update you on information regarding the 1941 Garwood Streamliner Tahoe Tessie… I did some research on Lake Rabun events and found a photographer who knows the current owner of the boat and he sent me a couple a pictures, and mentioned that he changed the name: Tahoe Tessie to “Otter” so I also found out that this boat is only 1 of 2 Garwood Streamliners in existence today, the other Garwood is also located on Lake Rabun.

    John Steigerwald
    Brookfield, WI

  7. Brian Robinson
    Brian Robinson says:


    Tahoe Tessie #6682 and Otter are/were two different boats. Wayne Phears on Lake Rabun may have changed the name, but the other ’41 (was Otter #6668 owned by Chuck Wallace on Lake Rabun). I have seen them both first hand.

    There is also a third Streramliner on Lake Rabun #6274 owned by Charles Arp.

    SEVEN Streamliners are known to exist, I have one #6256 myself. Feel free to contact me.

  8. John Steigerwald
    John Steigerwald says:

    My dad’s uncle George Halaska owned a 1941 Garwood Streamliner named Miss Misto and I was just trying to look for that boat in a High Resolution Digital Picture that I could take it and print/frame it for myself and my dad.

    I was always set out to find this boat for a long time after all the stories my dad has shared with me over the years, I thought it would be cool to find it!

    I recently joined The ACBS Glacier Lakes Chapter since my dad recently sold his Chris Craft Continental, I wanted to stay in touch with the classic wood boats myself and continue to learn more about them.

    I bought my first Chris Craft last May 2013 and also made a website at: the info and history is on the website…

    I sincerely appreciate the responses and information!

    John Steigerwald

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