07-13 Vintage Boats

Vintage boats such as this rare 1930 Chris Craft Upswept will be featured at the 18th annual New England Vintage Boat & Car Auction, taking place at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro on Saturday, July 14. (Courtesy Photo)

WOLFEBORO — The 18th annual New England Vintage Boat & Car Auction will take place at the New Hampshire Boat Museum on Saturday, July 14.
Hunt Leavitt, auction co-chair, said, “We have a great lineup of classic wooden boats from Chris Craft to Lyman to Penn Yan and more. The fiberglass motorboat assortment is fantastic and there are lots of sailboats of all sizes for beginners and experts. We also have canoes, kayaks and dinghies.  More than half of the boats are being sold with no reserve!”
For the third year, the museum also will be auctioning off some beautiful vintage cars, including a 1948 Mercury Woodie, a 1951 Chevy truck and 2007 Maserati Quattro. 
Following another tradition of the event, there will be three original paintings by Peter Ferber that were created for the New England Antique & Classic Boat Society’s yearly boat shows. Ferber is an artist known for his lake and boat scene paintings. In addition to his one-of-the kind paintings, collectible lake décor will be auctioned. 
Auctioneer Peter Coccoluto will start the bidding at 10 a.m., with with previews today from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.
Preregistration is recommended for the auction, at www.nhbm.org or by calling the museum at 603-569-4554, or register under the tent during preview hours on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.
The Vintage Boat & Car Auction will take place rain or shine under a large tent on the museum property at 399 Center Street (Route 28/109 North) in Wolfeboro Falls.
All proceeds benefit the New Hampshire Boat Museum, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on the social history of life on New Hampshire’s lakes and the state’s important freshwater boating traditions. It is open daily through Oct. 9, with hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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