Skaneateles Antique & Classic Boat Show


Skaneateles Launches 44th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

A 15-foot 1932 Chris-Craft Model 300 is coming. So, too, is a 1955 Penn Yan Sealiner. And a 1955 Wagemaker Wolverine that hasn’t been afloat in a decade.

They and dozens of other dazzling midcentury boats will be on display at Skaneateles’ 44th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 29-31.

The show, in Clift Park, is hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Visitors will enjoy learning about—and meeting the owners of—some 90 runabouts, launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats, many restored to their original condition.

“The show offers non-stop splendor, set against the backdrop of Skaneateles’ fine boutiques, galleries and restaurants,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “We can’t wait to welcome you!"

Highlights of the weekend include:
~A boat parade and fly-by, led by the Skaneateles Fire Department, starting at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; the Diana Jacobs Band, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
~A display of model antique boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
~A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
~Opportunities for children to paint toy wooden boats, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
~A knot-tying demonstration, 11 a.m. Saturday.
~A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. 
~Raffle drawings, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
~Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

The show is handicapped-accessible.

For more information call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552. 

An antique wood boat in the lake

 2022 Boat Show Raffle Prizes

1st Prize - Relax Prize Featuring a Spa Package at Mirbeau ($350 Value) and a $100 Gift Card to Gilda's ($450 Total Value)

2nd Prize - The Entertainment Package Featuring 2 Tickets to The Rev, an overnight stay at The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, and a $50 Gift Card to Prison City Pub and Brewery ($350 Total Value)

3rd Prize - Enjoy Skaneateles Lake Featuring a $100 Gift Card to Mid-Lakes Navigation and a $100 Gift Card to the Blue Water Grill ($200 Total Value)

4th Prize - Shop Skaneateles Basket Featuring Gift Cards and Items from your favorite stores! ($175 Total Value)

5th Prize - Experience Skaneateles Basket featuring gift cards from Papavero and REVIVE Cryo & Wellness ($100 Total Value)

6th Prize - A Wooden Toy Boat Filled with Lottery Tickets 

7th Prize - Sip Skaneateles Basket Featuring 2 Pint Glasses, 2 Mugs, $25 Gift Card to Skaneateles Bakery and a $25 Gift Card to the Skaneateles Brewery ($90 Total Value)

8th Prize - A Framed 2022 Boat Show Print ($50 Value)

9th Prize - An Apparel Item from the FLC Ship Store

10th Prize - A Wooden Toy Boat Filled with Candy

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

M&T Bank

Commodore Sponsors

Beak & Skiff/1911

Brinson Marine

Doug's Fish Fry

Captain Sponsors

Finger Lakes Insurance Agency


Inns of Aurora

Katz's Marina

White & White Antiques

Commander Sponsors

 ACE Hardware/Skaneateles Town Square

Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Good Eats & Sips

Jacobs Press

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Skaneateles Festival

Skaneateles Suites