Bemus Point To Hold Classic Boat Show Saturday

The Chautauqua Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Village Park and Village Casino docks in Bemus Point. Submitted photo

BEMUS POINT — The 20th annual Chautauqua Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Village Park and Village Casino docks in Bemus Point.

The event includes water displays on the Village Casino docks, land displays in Bemus Point Village park, boats for sale, a ship store with souvenirs and boat show memorabilia, vendors, basket auction, youth judging program and a people’s choice award. Admission is free.

Boats on display in the water and on land may include brands such as Chris-Craft, Century, Hacker, Garwood, Cowell, Lyman, Bezoats, Marinette, Geisler and Old Town as well as home-built entries. One boat will be chosen as the People’s Choice Award winner, with votes cast in the information tent.

The Hagerty Insurance Agency is sponsoring the youth judging program for youth between the ages of 8 and 14. Youth participating are guided through the show field as a group to pre-selected boats, where they will interact with the owners, allowing the youth to learn information, history and facts about each boat. The youth will then use a scorecard highlighting five basic categories and rating each boat on a scale of one to five.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society has established five boat classifications:

Pictured are boats on display at the Classic Boat Show in Bemus Point.

¯ Historic: a boat built up to and including 1918;

¯ Antique: a boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive;

¯ Classic: a boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive;

¯ Late Classic: a boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year, or 1993 for the 2018 show;

¯ Contemporary: a wooden boat built within the last 25 years.

Boats are also classified as preserved or restored. Preserved boats are those with at least 60 percent of their original wood in their decks or hulls, not including the bottom of the boat. Restored boats are those with less than 60 percent of the original wood.

For more information, visit www.cltt-acbs.org, email 2018boatshowchair@gmail.com or find the event’s page on Facebook.

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