Event of the Week: New England Vintage Boat & Car Auction

The18th annual New England Vintage Boat & Car Auction will be held at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro on Saturday, July 14. The auction begins at 10:00 a.m. with previews on Friday, July 13 noon-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Hunt Leavitt, auction co-chair, says, “We have a great line-up of classic wooden boats from Chris Craft to Lyman to Penn Yan and more. The fiberglass motorboat assortment is fantastic and there are lots of sailboats of all sizes for beginners and experts. We also have canoes, kayaks and dinghies. More than half of the boats are being sold with no reserve!”

For the third year the museum has beautiful vintage cars that will be auctioned including a 1948 Mercury Woodie, a beautiful 1951 Chevy Truck and 2007 Maserati Quattro.

Once again, three original paintings by Peter Ferber, created for the New England Antique & Classic Boat Society’s yearly boat shows, will be available to the public at the auction. Peter Ferber is an artist well known for his lake and boat scene paintings. These one-of-the kind paintings are magnificent. Collectible lake décor will also be auctioned with a jam-packed line up of offerings.

Auctioneer Peter Coccoluto (NH License No. 3080) will start the bidding at 10 am, Pre-registration is recommended and available at www.nhbm.org or by calling the Museum at 603.569.4554 before the 14th. You can also register under the tent during preview hours beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Vintage Boat & Car Auction will be held rain or shine under a large tent on the Museum property at 399 Center Street (Route 28/109 North) Wolfeboro Falls, NH. All proceeds benefit the New Hampshire Boat Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on the social history of life on New Hampshire’s lakes and the state’s important freshwater boating traditions.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is open to the public through Monday, October 9, 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Saturday, and Sunday, noon-4 pm. For further information, contact the Museum at 569.4554, museum@nhbm.org, www.nhbm.org or via Facebook. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a member of the “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.” To learn more about the Trail, visit www.nhmuseum-trail.org.