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06-18-2012, 02:44 PM

06-18-2012, 02:46 PM
This boat's dock card indicated that it came to the St. Michaels, MD Classic Boat Festival all the way from Florida.

06-18-2012, 02:49 PM

Note the stern dock lines lead inside via the engine room vents. That allows for a super smooth (no aft deck hardware ) look.

06-18-2012, 02:58 PM
These photos are from the 25th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, MD that is held each year over the three days of Father'd Day weekend with a 2 hour boat cruise on Friday from about 2 to 4 PM, a full day of Seminars on Saturday, and an Classic Boat Awards Bar-B-Que on Sunday.

The Classic Boat Show Festival goes on over these three days also, along with kid's activities, 60 to 70 Vendors of Artisians, craftsmen, and Marine flea market stuff, as well as food/drink. There are also classic boats for sale in a "field of Dreams" area. The Show is so big that it takes up 17 acres.

Rob M
06-18-2012, 03:21 PM
This is Bert's boat "Pacifier". He is a registry member who put alot of time and effort into re-aquiring this unrigged hull and bringing it to life. He did an incredible job.

06-18-2012, 03:24 PM
That was a Baby Donzi. The owner was the one that put me on the Phone with Allan "Brownie" Brown while I was standing next to the race boat (another wow moment).
Apparently is was a boat left in the mold for a lot of years and never fitted out until recently. And what a great job he did.

06-19-2012, 09:30 AM
One of the six scheduled seminar speakers asked for and got a ride in this boat, a truely nice feature of this St. Michaels Father's Day Festival. I thank the owner for making this happen with his Donzi boat.

Lee Wangstad, who had come in from MN to be at the Classic Boat Show seminar program, is perhaps the foremost expert on classic Larson Boats in the USA. He gave a great talk about the history of Larson, particularly those boats from the 1950's and 1960's.

So, How did the boat perform? Lee could not stop talking it up to whom ever would listen to him. He says she is quick, has great steering, and gives instant control that is always at hand. No vices. Best of all, he had a big smile on his face that would not go away when talked about his ride.

06-20-2012, 02:13 AM
Awesome little boat.
Hope mine will turn out half as nice as Bert's!!

06-20-2012, 02:15 AM
Another red fiberglass boat at the 25th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival held in St. Michaels, MD over the three days of Father's Day Weekend.

Next year's dates are June 14,15,and 16, 2013. The Show is ongoing over the three days with boat rides on Friday from around 2 PM to 4 PM, Seminars all day on Saturday from 11 AM to 5PM, and the Awards Bar-B-Que from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.


06-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Man I love seeing the SuperNova24 on the big list,

Best of Show - Restored

Scott Colver

“Sly Fox”

1938 Chris Craft Deluxe 16’

Best of Show- Preserved

Patrick Griffin


1938 Richardson Little Giant 26’

Best Runabout

Scott Colver

“Sly Fox”

1938 Chris Craft Deluxe 16’

Best Utility

Carmen DeLeo

“No Way”

1964 Chris Craft Holiday 20’

Best Cruiser Under 40’

Patrick Griffin


1938 Richardson Little Giant 26’

Best Cruiser Over 40’

Scott Colver

“Kathryn E”

1968 Chris Craft Constellation 57’

Best Sailboat

Elwood Foster

“Wind Dancer”

1948 Moth 11’

Best Outboard Boat

Frank Slupski

"Cirrhosis of the River"

1956 Trojan Sea Queen 15’

Best Outboard Motor

Jim Schiller

1958 Evinrude

Best Contemporary Classic

Michael Matheson


2002 Cruising Launch 42’

Best Launch

No entry

Best Small Craft

Jim Schiller

???? Rowboat 11’

Best Race Boat

Mark Robinson

"Super Nova 24"

1969 Nova Marine 24’

06-20-2012, 04:54 PM
I am glad that the show was a good time for you. Lee was happy, too. Plus, Mark is over-the-top happy, too.

06-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Plus, Mark is over-the-top happy, too

Does it show? :shades:

Sorry I missed a ride in the baby. I hope next year.:yes:

06-21-2012, 09:31 PM
complete list of Award Winners... http://www.chesapeakebayacbs.org/events-and-activities/chesapeake-bay-chapter-acbs-announces-2012-silver-anniversary-award-winners-of-its-st-michaels-classic-boat-festival.html

06-22-2012, 07:21 AM
Bert, if you are giving rides when you are up in Clayton next month, the line can start behind me.