Antique and Classic Boat Show in Pt Boro Saturday
A boat show with a history as rich as the vessels that will be on display is taking place this Saturday in Point Pleasant Boro. The 30th Annual Boat Show, hosted by the Barnegat Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is being held at the the New Jersey Museum of Boating Building #12 at Johnson Brothers Boat Works on Bay Avenue.
New Jersey Museum of Boating Trustee Chet Ehrman says around 40 to 50 antique and classic boats will be in the water, some with Captains who will be standing with their vessels to take enthusiast on a tour. Ehrman says some of the very special boats include "a 1929, 72-footer built as an express type of cruiser for Long Island wealthy people." He says those boats were used to bring commuters back and forth from Long Island to Wall Street and sometimes they would race.
Ehrman says some other well maintained older boats will range from Sail Boats, to Power Boats, to Steam-Powered Launches, to Electric Motor Driven Boats, as well as Row Boats and Kayaks. Other than looking grand, he says qualified judges will be determining restoration quality and awards will be handed out.
The boat show will also feature family boat building classes, a food tent and vendors.
Participants will also be treated to something extra. Ehrman says at the same location in building #13, the grand opening of the Vintage Automobile Museum will be taking place. He says they'll be cutting the ribbon at 11 a.m. "It's a very wonderful display of Model "A" and Model "T" Fords from the early 1930's, Great looking Model "A" Tow Truck, all towing equipment. There will also be a lot of displays of cars outside of the museum of cars invited to come for the day."
The Boat Show will be at the New Jersey Museum of Boating Building #12, Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Boro from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. He says a rain date is scheduled for Sunday. Contact: Stu Sherk 610.277.2121 or Bob O'Brien 732.295.2072