The Michigan Chapter’s 33rd Annual Where It All Began Boat Show will once again be held at the Algonac Harbour Club, home to the original Algonac Plant for Chris-Craft in Algonac, Michigan. Participants will enjoy three days of classic boats and classic boating in the historic waters of Algonac, the St. Clair River and Harsen’s Island.
This year we will be featuring outboard powered boats of any hull material. See information section below for more details.
Registration deadline is June 9th to be included in the show program. Registration is accepted until June 20th on a first-come first-served basis so get those registrations in early!
Hope to see you there!
New for 2018 - Several events require a WRISTBAND to be worn to participate. Wristbands will be included in your registration package. Please check in at the registration tent to pick up your registration package prior to your scheduled event.
Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
This year's show is non-judged with the exception of "Best of Show" and Best Boat of our Featured Class. There will also be a few fun awards.
This year's featured boat is Outboard Powered Boats of any hull material. Rigid inflatable hulls or inflatables of any kind are not allowed.
Boat Class Definitions are as follows (inclusive of any hull material): Runabout, Utility, Skiff, Cruiser, Outboard, Other (launch, racer, sail, etc...). Boats with "For Sale" signs will not be considered for any awards.
The deadline date for pre-show registration is Saturday, June 9th to appear in the show program. Later registration will be accepted based on available space.
DOCKING / SHOW DAY REGISTRATION
Docking space is limited and will be provided on a first come - first served basis, so early registration is encouraged. Once all docking space is assigned, late registered boats will be offered land display if available and applicable for the size of the boat.
For cruisers needing hookup and overnight accommodations, arrangements must be made with the marina harbormaster. There is a fee. If you plan on docking Friday, the docking committee will try to put you in the slip you will have Saturday. If for some reason that is not possible you may have to move Saturday morning for the show.
There are no launch facilities at the Harbour Club. A DNR public ramp is available 1/4 mile downstream (South) of the marina. If you wish to drop your trailer and have use of your vehicle for the weekend you may leave your trailer on the grassy field directly across the highway from the marina at no charge.