The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is presented by The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) which is a 6,000+ member family international organization. Its mission is to bring together people with a common interest in historic, antique and classic boats.

Each year, the Antique & Classic Boat Society's Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter makes donations to deserving local charities. As a 501C3 organization, the ACBS gifts to charities that have similar interests and goals . In 2014, the sponsors South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic allowed the ACBS to donate to five Tahoe Based charitable organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Clubs of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Sierra State Parks Foundation and Thunderbird Preservation Society.

The 8th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic has continued to build upon their success and growth and is proud to announce of few of their key partners as the 2015 show approaches.

Tahoe South
Sotheby's International Realty
Tahoe Keys Resort
Bank of the West
Korbel California Champagne
Papa's Pilar Rum

"These sponsors are a significant addition to this year's show. They not only enhance our guests experience at the show, but it helps us realize our goal in raising funds for a variety of charitable organizations.  We are all in this together.  Because of these organizations we are able to support the education of the historical significance of classic wooden boats.”, said Lew Dobbins the co-chair of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic.  “Our sponsors come together in a mutual cause to bring the guests of our show a truly breathtaking experience with the surreal environment of deep blue waters and the clear blue skies of Lake



The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic will be held July 24th & 25that the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe . Tahoe Keys Marina will have more than enough water for the summer’s boating and the highly anticipated wooden boat show! While the western United States faces a 4th year of drought, Lake Tahoe's lake level will not affect the 8th annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic.

Yes, as of today, Lake Tahoe's water level is lower than it was last year. Currently the surface of the lake should be 6,227 to 6,228 feet above sea level, however it sits at 6,223' just below the natural rim. The natural rim is the point where the water stops flowing out of the lake and into the Truckee River, the lake’s only outlet. When this level is reached, the lake only lowers due to evaporation. With our minimal snow pack, seasonal runoff may bring the lake level to just above the rim.

Several Marinas and home owners associations around the lake have engaged in permitted dredging to allow for safe navigation in these low water years. Tahoe Keys Marina is no exception. While the marina and harbor are quite deep, more than enough for our show, the channel out into the lake is shallow and subject to seasonal silting. The dredging and deepening of the East Channel (Marina Channel) was started April 14th. This includes the channel into the marina and extends 1000’ out into the lake. The marina will be closed and no access allowed until the end of May. While the work will be completed in April, silt must settle out of the water before the silt curtains may be removed and the marina opened.

The 8th Annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, A Vintage Boat Show for Charity, presented by the ACBS Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter, promises to be exceptional with our 50s & Fins theme. Finned boats and boats built in the decade of the 50’s are featured this year, but as always, we will have many classic and antique boats from all era‘s.

With the 50s theme, Elvis and friends are sure to be seen throughout the weekend’s events. The show’s awards presentation will take place Sunday, July 26th at Sugar Pine Point State Park during the annual chapter picnic.

East channel dredging

Tahoe Keys Marina Today



The Northern California / Lake Tahoe Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society invite you to attend the 2015 South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic. For the eighth year, our chapter will host a boat show for charity at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe on July 24th and 25 th, 2015.

This year's theme, "50s & Fins", will honor those boats built between 1950 and 1959. The 1950s brought us wonderful finned cars, rock & roll, the Chris Craft Cobra & Silver Arrow, the Arena Craft Barracuda, Elvis, James Dean, Ann Margaret and Marilyn Monroe. The feeling and spirit that we grew up with in this magical decade will never die! Let's help to keep the feeling alive by really getting into the spirit of the era this year.

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South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic

Fri. Noon - 5pm (Beer Village Noon - 5pm) - Tahoe Keys Marina
Sat. 9am - 5pm (Beer Village 11am - 5pm) - Tahoe Keys Marina

ACBS Member Events
Fri. 6pm - Elvis' 80th & Thunderbird's 75th Birthday Dinner -
Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association Beach and Pool Site -

Sun. 11am - Awards BBQ - Sugar Pine Point
748 South Meadows Pky. Reno, NV 89521 Suite A9 #275. 775.997.9444 info@liquidblueevents.com
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