Algonac Boat Show

June 23, 2018: Algonac Boat Show

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!

Schedule:

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.


FRIDAY EVENTS

Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Poker Run / Lunch Cruise (Wristband Required Event)

Captain's Meeting begins at 10:00 A.M. to review route information. Final destination will be the Idle Hour Yacht Club on Harsens Island with a complementary lunch. Non-wristband wearing passengers in your boat will not be able to play poker and will be charged $5.00 for lunch at the idle hour. Cash bar for beverages. Winners will be announced Saturday at 3:30 P.M.

Welcome Party (Wristband Required Event)

Show participants are invited to gather at 6:30 P.M. under the historic water tower.



SATURDAY EVENTS

Registration will be open from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Coffee and Donuts

Available beginning at 8:00 A.M. while supplies last adjacent to the registration tent..

Boat Show

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. with awards at 3:30 P.M. under the water tower. Free cruiser tours and free boat rides available. (Volunteers Needed)

Free Shuttle

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Continuous loop around Algonac with stops at local museums and restaurants. Hop on and off at any or all stops.

Informal Boat Cruise

4:00 P.M. Fire up your boats and join others for an informal cruise up the St. Clair River to the state park and back. Weather Permitting.



SUNDAY EVENTS

Old Club Brunch (Wristband Required Event)

Boats going to the Old Club should plan to depart the Harbour Club at 8:30 A.M. Those going by land should plan to arrive at the Old Club by 9:30 A.M. Brunch will be served at 10:00 A.M. Guest speaker will follow brunch. Seating is limited. No denim or collarless shirts are allowed (Old Club policy)


Information

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.


REGISTRATION

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.



OVERNIGHT DOCKING

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.



LAUNCHING AND TRAILER PARKING

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.


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