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#572924 - 10/31/19 10:56 PM Wooden Boats  
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I really need to get me one of these when I get to move to the lake house.

[video]https://vimeo.com/213305884?fbclid=IwAR0eam6j8yNkyDK3IGAu5vipmVnyCWwQxrj94PnxZZJ7GZXN5H_bPrmQTaw[/video]

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#572925 - 10/31/19 11:52 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Me too. Hah, I wish. Those overhead shots are great, especially of the wakes. I found them mesmerizing.


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#572928 - 11/01/19 07:45 AM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Awesome boats - thanks for sharing.


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#572930 - 11/01/19 11:50 AM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Mark, let me know when you get it and I'll be right down.

I grew up with a cottage on Lake Huron and learned to love the old wood Chris Crafts. My favorites were the Chris Craft Continentals with the bull nose bow. Here's a photo of one of them. If I could find any use at all for one of these I'd be all over it.

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#572931 - 11/01/19 07:48 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Big fan of these

https://www.vandamboats.com/

If money was no object one of these would be on the list


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#572932 - 11/01/19 07:58 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Governor of Illinois apparently has 2 of them on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news...01-h4k6eaxnf5ahfmpmes3ze46mki-story.html


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#572933 - 11/01/19 08:08 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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This is what the gov was driving when he got stopped. One of my favorites on there site.

https://www.vandamboats.com/modern-contemporary-exotic-boat-design/


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#572934 - 11/01/19 10:52 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Da gov got stopped? Please tell us more.


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#572941 - 11/02/19 03:52 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Pritzker was traveling on Williams Bay at 41 mph, Pritzker’s spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh told the Tribune last week. Boats on Geneva Lake are prohibited from reaching speeds of more than 35 mph during the weekend, which begins Friday at noon, and more than 15 mph from sunset to sunrise, according to the village of Williams Bay boating regulations.

The Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency issues a handful of speeding warnings every day, Hausner said.


“He did not receive preferential treatment,” Hausner said of Pritzker. “My officers didn’t even realize he was a governor until the warning was issued.”

The boat Pritzker was driving is a brown, 28.7-foot wooden craft built in 2010 by Van Dam Custom Boats, a luxury wooden boat maker based in Boyne City, Michigan, according to a copy of the June 7 warning Pritzker received and the boat’s Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recreational vehicle information report, documents obtained by the Tribune.

The address linked to the boat’s DNR information report is associated with Pritzker Group Asset Management, a private investment firm that Pritzker founded with an older brother.

A Van Dam representative said the boat in question was the company’s Don Don boat.

The Don Don is described on the Van Dam website as a “contemporary boat with exotic automotive style,” built with “mahogany milled from a single log" and a stainless steel steering wheel, and able to reach speeds of more than 60 mph.

Brian Jahns, a sales executive at Gage Marine on Williams Bay, who has sold wooden boats in Lake Geneva for 27 years, said the Don Don is “ultrarare.”
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“The Don Don is one-of-a-kind — there’s nothing like it anywhere,” Jahns said. “It’s cigarette-style, a go-fast boat, sleek." Jahns estimated the boat is valued at $800,000.

The Priztkers also own a Van Dam boat called the Theodora, a 30-foot wooden speedboat with seats that are robin’s egg blue, Jahns said. The boat travels around 50 mph and was built to “handle the choppy waters of Lake Geneva,” according to the Van Dam website. Jahns estimated that when the Pritzker family bought the boat, it was valued in the $500,000 range and is now in the $700,000 range.

The Don Don and the Theodora are among just three or four boats of that price range on Geneva Lake, Jahns added.

“In this day and age, wooden boats by Van Dam are in the upper echelon,” he said. “Van Dam would be one of the highest — if not the highest — quality available.”

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#572944 - 11/02/19 06:30 PM Re: Wooden Boats [Re: MarkHB]  
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Amazing!

I've seen a Van Dam and it was beautiful.


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