Published DateWOLFEBORO —The New Hampshire Boat Museum's New England Vintage Boat Auction will get underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 under a large tent on the museum property at 399 Center Street in Wolfeboro.
Among the items up for auction are a wide variety of boats, including wooden, vintage, classic, fiberglass, canoes, sailboats, and kayaks. Among the boats up for sale this year are vintage Chris Crafts, Centurys, Penn Yans, and Sheperds in conditions ranging from excellent to good, useable to project boats. Interested biddrs can preview items to be auctioned by going to the museum's website, www.nhbm.org.
In addition to boats, consignments and donations on the auction block include a wide variety of rustic camp furnishings and nautical items perfect for decorating home or camp. Other small items are typically antique outboard motors and water skis, Old Town canoes, lamps, duck decoys, lake prints and watercolors, rustic camp furnishings and lake memorabilia.
The auction is the Museum's largest fundraiser of the year. All auctions items are either consigned to the Museum for sale, or donated to the Museum for the express purpose of being auctioned. Proceeds from the auction go to help with the general operating support for the Museum.
Auctioneer Peter Coccoluto will conduct the auction again this year. He is the principal auctioneer at Landry Auctions, Essex, MA. He is known for his clear, congenial auctioning style as well as his consistent tendency to blaze through more than 100 lots in an hour.
There are a number of ways to physically preview the auction items. Boats and items may be previewed the day before the auction on Friday, July 12, from noon to 5 p.m., or the morning of the auction from 8-10 a.m.
A special preview party will be held on Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. To learn more about this the preview party visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 603-569-4554.