Boats,  have always been part of my life.  From my teenage summers spent driving Chris Crafts for a church camp on an island in the Adirondacks, living on a series of sailboats  and now owning a classic 1956 Chris Craft,  the fascination with watercraft of all kinds remains part of my daily life.

Our 18' Chris Craft Sportsman, was  built in 1956.  It was the first year for the optional 283ci V/8, a welcome change from the old straight six with updraft carbs.  It was upgraded to a 327ci somewhere along it's life, and has lot's of go power.

While it was in pretty good shape when we acquired it,  our friend Chuck Barnes has put hundreds of hours in finish work and getting the engine updated.  Anyone wanting a nostalgic cruise on our lake, need just to ask.

Our beautiful Bob Perry designed custom 48' sloop "Whitefish", is finishing a three year major refit and is now for sale.  Anyone looking for a world cruising sailboat, send us a note.

We have lots of flying friends with boats, so send us a photo and description and we will post it here.  We all just love the water!

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Our favorate photo, the Chris and Widgeon

The Chris and our PA12

Chuck and Bill inspecting the Chris

Chuck working on the 327

Ready for an evening cruise

Our gang ready for a ride

Bill and his Mom on the lake

Marge and Lani

CSC, Connie's initials

Our SYC (Seattle Yacht Club) burgee

Bill and Chuck inspecting the boat

Bill in Chris Craft Capri,1956

Bill's S&S yawl Zeearend,1969

SV Whitefish 1990-present

Whitefish from cocpit

Whitefish from Dock

SV Whitefish deck

SV Whitefish helm

SV Whitefish interior

SV Whitefish main salon

Main salon

WF interior

Mike Anderson

Mike and Beverly Anderson's new Selene 53

Selene 53