Our 2010 Boat Show Flyer

Tavares Antique & Classic Boat Show

March 25-28, 2010

Recap & Photos !!!

2010 Show PosterAfter many years of wanting to make the Mt Dora/Tavares ACBS boat show and many years of excuses, this is the year that we finally made the trek south to sunny and warm Florida. We hauled My Precious to participate at both the Tavares Vintage Race Boat Regatta and then the Tavares Antique & Classic  Boat Show the following weekend. The weather was sunny and warm, the vintage boats absolutely stunning and we had a great time !!!

Click here for Recap & Photos - Tavares Vintage Regatta


We left Wolfeboro, NH on Wednesday morning, March 17th and arrived in sunny & warm Florida on Thursday evening. Upon arrival, a time to celebrate our successful trek at JJ Fins Dockside in Tavares. We were very tired, but also very excited - our first road trip and vintage regatta of 2010 !!!



After participating in the Tavares Vintage Race Boat Regatta, we took a few days off to rest at the award winning Magnolia Inn a grand historic estate circa 1926 in beautiful downtown Mount Dora, Florida. We stayed in the original Carriage House of the estate, strolled the beautiful grounds in complete privacy, enjoyed the ambiance of old Florida, and looked forward an exquisite breakfast each day. Many thanks to innkeepers Connie and Lori for making our stay very special, and we have already booked our stay for next year !!!



The Sunnyland Annual Antique Boat Festival is the largest show of its kind in the USA. It is for this vary reason the show has returned to it's new venue site again. Tavares Wooton park water front provided the setting for this years show again. Attended by more than 30,000 spectators over the four day period of the event, more than 250 boats were displayed in the water and on land.


On Friday we signed up for the cruise through the Dora Canal and lunch at Hickory Point.









After our cruise through the Dora Canal and lunch, we returned to the Tavares boat show. Friday was the registration and setup day for this huge extravaganza, with well over 300 registered boats and endless rows of vendor booths !!!












Our friend Pete Fish got the ride of his life in Gar Wood's Miss America IX, with current owner Chuck Mistele at the controls - very impressive !!!





This batch of photos was taken from just one of the many docks - this show was huge !!!








Pete Fish displayed his stunning El Lagarto reproduction - absolutely stunning.



Tavares Vintage Race Boat Regatta - Recap & Photos

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