Live-ish From Lake Chatuge – It’s A Photganza! Over 60 Exclusive Photos!


A huge thanks to fellow Woody Boater Michael Maddox and the good folks at Lake Chatuge who know how to attract a wonderful crowd of classic boats. We love Michael’s photos and man oh man they tell a wonderful story. Like a silent movie. You get  it. So sit back with your coffee varnish and let it roll.

The man with a Golden Johnson always wins.

Amazing Aristo-Craft

Love the clors


Cool valve covers

Blonde and mahogany

Details details

Michael’s eye can make a cleat and line work.

More amazing Aristo-Craft coolness. I love these guys… and gals

So cool

Vintage cover! ish..

The colors on these Centurys is perfection

Well done

Love the deck lines. Classic design done with style, note the vent lines as well.

Actual size

Mini Me!

Plastic fantastic

Excuse me sir do you have any tupperware?

Okay, the coolest boat at the show.

Fellow WoodyBoaters showed up from all around

I recognize that deck

More plastic perfection

Pontoon attack

Back to our Woody Boaters

Cool Aristo-Craft hardtop

Bring on the fun

Amazing shot

More Aristo Crafts.

Chase? is that you?

Dang, the big guns showed up

And little guns

Anoter shot of the Aristo-Craft hardtop

Need a story on that name

Thats alotta top

Those Turners!


Cool lettering

What a cool boat.

Chrome lettering


More holiday

More, more Holiday


Correct Craft

Great Burgee

Okay, phew, enough of my lame comments. This is amazing and we need to go to this event and Lake.


Early morning mist

A huge thanks to the entire Lake Chatuge gang who put on one amazing event and Michael Maddox for sending us in a wonderful report from down South.

13 replies
  1. Doug Pope
    Doug Pope says:

    That retro Merc cowl on the Aristo-Craft is very cool and really nicely done. I tend more towards the nautical hotrod end of the Woodyboater spectrum and I just love that kind of stuff.

  2. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Great shots…Makes one want to go back…Only thing missing in those early morning shots was a shot of the old stone lodge which usually serves as show headquarters.
    Also Junaluska…That’s Randy & Linda Cunningham’s boat and they live on Lake Junaluska which is another pretty N.C. lake.

  3. Barry & Diana Hall
    Barry & Diana Hall says:

    Michael….. it was our first Blue Ridge Chapter event for our AristoCraft Torpedo 16 “Hanky Panky” . Thanks for the nice photos of her and thanks to Bill, Gail, Scott and Jenna for creating such cool classic Torpedoes.
    Barry & Diana Hall

  4. Gail Turner
    Gail Turner says:

    What another wonderful weekend we had at the Lake Chatuge Show! This is the 31st year of the event and we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks, Michael, for being there and sharing the pictures. The beautiful mountain lake and setting, along with the boats, people, and fun activities make for a great gathering each year.

  5. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Great looking boats! Nice variety.

    That black and white Aristo-Craft is WAY COOL!

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