A Special Birthday Greeting To Our Friend Al Schinnerer


Al Schinnerer after receiving the Hagerty Marine Insurance Hall of Fame Induction during the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance in California.

TODAY – MONDAY JUNE 8TH, 2015 is an important day for us here at Woody Boater, as we join with the classic boat community to wish our friend Al Schinnerer a Happy 90th Birthday!

Al’s endless knowledge and contributions to the antique and classic boat hobby over the years are remarkable. We have had the pleasure of spending some quality time with Al at boat shows and gatherings around the country, including the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance and South Lake Tahoe shows, Lake Arrowhead and a ACBS International events over the years.

Spending time with Al is always a memorable experience, and guaranteed you will leave with more knowledge that you came with – that’s what makes it so much fun when you are around Al.

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Al Schinnerer (left) and Lake Tahoe Concours Chief Judge Terry Fiest (right) sharing some information during the 2009 Tahoe Concours. A wealth of classic boating knowledge between those two talented individuals.

Among his many accomplishments over the years, Al was inducted into the Hagerty Marine Insurance Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Always the Engineer, always the Perfectionist, always the Innovator – Al loves working on classic boats and knows them inside and out. – Texx

For many years, Al’s company California Classic Boats, Inc has been providing classic boating enthusiasts with authentic show quality reproduction parts for antique and classic boats like Chris-Craft, Dodge, Gar Wood, and Hacker Runabouts and Utilities.

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The legendary “Miss Arrowhead,” once owned by Al Schinnerer – A 1940 Chris-Craft 27-foot Racing Runabout, powered by a Chris-Craft A120A Race Engine (846 cu. in., 375 HP at 2800 RPM, Speed: 52 MPH). – Steve Lapkin h2omark.com photo

Al Schinnerer has also played a major role in the development of the Southern California Chapter ACBS and the annual Lake Arrowhead Classic Boat Show.

Happy 90th Birthday Al and thanks for everything you do for the hobby – we are honored to be your friend.

Matt & Texx

12 replies
  1. Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinson says:

    Happy Birthday Al, We hope for many more, besides you have to make all this hardware for us !!! Scott

  2. Jim Hagin
    Jim Hagin says:

    Congratulations Al you have surpassed everyone’s goal in life, with all of your accomplishments and good health.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Jane Bane
    Jane Bane says:

    Hi Al, A very happy birthday to you and many more to come. Hope to see you this summer at Concourse.

  4. Lin Stahmer
    Lin Stahmer says:

    Happy Birthday Al! You picture always graces our fridge wherever we travel. We Love you!
    Lin & Skipper

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