The annual meeting and boat show of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) was held September 15 - 18, 2010 in the beautiful surroundings of Bay Harbor, Michigan. "Miss Emily", the very rare 1933 Hacker Craft Triple cockpit 20 Foot Runabout is pictured below in the foreground. 

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Over 128 wooden boats were on display, which may be a national ACBS meeting record for most boats.  The consensus among attendees was that this was one of the most exceptional collections of wooden boats seen together in a very long time, in quantity, quality of boats and quality of restorations. 

Competition was tough and I did not envy the judges who had the difficult task of choosing  the "best among the best". 
Macatawa Bay Boat Works' recent total restoration of "Miss Emily" received Best in its Class with the award for "Best Preserved Runabout".  For a boat to complete in this class, it must have at least 60% of its original wood reused in the boat.

CLICK HERE to see photos of the complete restoration of this boat.


This fine vintage Hacker Craft is available FOR SALE!  Please click here to view listing


Congratulations to our customers and friends, Carter and Barb Pohlman for their win with "Miss Emily"! 

Contact us today to see what we can do to help with your restoration project. 

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Macatawa Bay Boat Works
297 S. Maple Street  Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
Phone:  (269) 857-4556  Fax: (269) 857-4218


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