2015 M&C Report

Preserved and Restored Classics were on display at Arrowhead Yacht Club on Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Oklahoma, September 12, 2015.  Perfect weather and a variety of boats were enjoyed by members and the public.

1972 XK-18

All were excited to see Steve Spinharney’s finished restoration of XKAPE, his unique 1972 Chris Craft XK- 18 Ski Jet powered by a Corvette 454.  That 3-part candy apple red finish drew lots of attention.  This boat also won the ACBS award for Best Non-Wood Boat at the show.
All the way from Minnesota, Heartland members Dave and Elaine Watts brought this 1937 Gar Wood named Rebecca B.  She won the most highly esteemed People’s Choice Award.

1937 Gar Wood

1971 Riva Junior

The ACBS Best Preserved – Most Original Award went to Caviar Dreams a 1971 Riva Junior 18′ with a Chevy 305.  She is owned by Paul Hastings.
Irish Mist took home the Best Restored Award.  She is a 1960 Chris Craft Cavalier owned by Rafe and Melanie Hunsucker.

1960 Chris Craft 17′ Cavalier

1971 Glastron GT 150

The Best Outboard Award went to 007 owned by Phil and Gay Hennage.  She is a 1971 Glastron GT 150 with a 90 hp Mercury Outboard.
Forrest and Kally Bryant’s Free Spirit won the Best Wood Boat.  She is a 26′ Hacker Craft Double Cockpit built in 1996, powered by 320 hp Mercruiser.

1996 Hacker Craft Double

1966 Chris Craft 35′ Sea Skiff

The Best Cruiser Award went to Checkmate owned by Dan and Alicia Diehl.  Checkmate is a 1966 Chris Craft Sea Skiff, 35′, powered by twin 210 hp Chris Craft engines.
A team of youth judges picked their favorite as the boat owned by Kent and Sylvia Williams.  Delta Lady is a 1965 Chris Craft 36′ Constellation Sedan..

1972 Chris Craft 31′ Commander Sedan

The Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron volunteers were part of the judging team and chose Mike and Denese Yancey’s 1972 Chris Craft 31′ Commander Sedan for the annual Safety Award.  You might ask why the boat’s name is Two Questions ??
 The Century Boat Club honored Love Me Timber with the Best Century Boat Award.  She is owned by Kevin and Jeanne Hogan and is a 1958 Century Coronado, 21′, with a 238 hp Gray Marine engine.

1958 Century 21′ Coronado

1964 Chris Craft 21′ Super Sport

The Best Chris Craft Award went to a 1964 Chris Craft 20′ Super Sport named Liberty Bella powered by a 275 hp Lincoln.  She is owned by Michael and Angela Beachner.
A Corinthian Award is given each year at this annual boat show.  This year it went to Susan Miller. Although she didn’t display a boat, she worked as co-chair of the event doing most of the work from her long distance home for a second year in a row.
President George Reaves presented two President’s Awards, one for 2014 and one for 2015.  Mike Langhorne  received one for chairing the Hot Springs Spring Event for several years as well as serving as chapter vice president.  The other award goes to John Thompson for his long-time service as a director primarily in charge of doing press releases about the chapter’s events and activities.  John also organized several multi-day cruising events.
Other boats entered in the show follow:

1964 Correct Craft “Jan Marie” owned by Darren and Jan Arnold

1968 Cobalt 18′ Cobalt Bubbledeck owned by Alex and Linda Barry

1981 28′ Bertram Sleeper owned by Alex and Linda Barry

1967 16′ Century Resorter owned by Bob Cutler

1955 Chris Craft 21′ Cobra owned by Dan & Alicia Diehl

1930 Chris Craft 100 owned by Jim Frechette

1957 14′ Delta Skiboat owned by Jay Gallagher

1959 Correct Craft 16′ Atom Skier owned by Bobby Gibson

1950 Chris Craft 22′ Sedan owned by Eric Grimshaw

1957 14′ Lyman Center Console owned by Brent Howard

1961 Magnolia 16′ Mag Cat owned by Brent Howard

1957 Chris Craft 26′ Sport Express owned by Brent Howard


1946 Century 15′ Seamaid owned by Brent Howard

1998 Packard Hacker 18′ Gentleman’s Racer owned by Bruce Hurst


1946 Chris Craft 25′ Sportsman owned by Brent Howard

1959 Glass Craft Citation owned by Zeb King

1972 Chris Craft 42′ Constellation owned by Dan Lorant

1954 Chris Craft 15′ Cavalier owned by Dick & Cara Moist

1965 Carver 17′ Commander owned by Don & Kathy Parker

1974 Crestliner 19′ Cuddy Cruiser owned by George and Stacy Reaves

1962 Chris Craft 36′ Roamer owned by Pete and Ramona Seitz

1962 Century Sabre 18′ owned by Chick and Karon Wheat

Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS hopes you have enjoyed this online boat show as much as we enjoyed being part of the great weekend with great people and great boats on Grand Lake, 2015


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