Posts Tagged ‘john hacker’

55 classic wood boat, Thunderbird

55 foot wood classic Thunderbird after Bill Harrah added the SS Helm station

George Whittell had a life-long fascination with the latest technology of the day, particularly that which manifested itself in aircraft, automobiles and boats. He had built and owned the legendary Wood Classic 55′ speedboat, Thunderbird.

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Hacker Craft, top fifty of all products, ranking for just boat products?

For over a hundred years, Hacker-Crafts have been hand-built in America–one at a time–by some of the world’s finest boat building craftsmen.

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Posh, Mahogany Bay Classic Boats, John Hacker, boat designer

…POSH, the flagship of Mahogany Bay, is a 1937, 54’commuter, designed by John  Hacker and built at the Huskins Boat Works in Bay City, MI.

WeeJoe II was one of only three Hacker designed-Huskins built boats ever made.   These three Hacker boats are among the most famous, and some say the most beautiful, commuter style yachts ever built.

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A Hacker-Craft boat for after Ice Out

As a boater, I would rather image the Hacker-Craft shown than the winter scene of Lake George also pictured.  

“Ice Out” is when the ice clears off the lake, usually around the second or third week of April for Lake George.

Hacker Craft’s are hand built on the shore of Lake George and you can get more of the history here…

or chat with Dan at the wood shop if you would like more information where Hacker Craft boats are on display this March.