The 2019 Marque Class – John L. Hacker Boats

The 2019 Marque Class – John L. Hacker Boats


May 6, 2019

Show and social event tickets are now on sale for the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, in conjunction with Tahoe Luxury Properties, is excited to announce the Marque Class for the 2019 show – John L. Hacker Boats.

Many social events help to add to the passion and excitement of Wooden Boat Week and the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. An intimate Opening Night Gala dinner kicks off Wooden Boat Week, followed by the Exhibitors’ Barbecue and Awards Presentation, a Men’s Grill, Ladies’ Luncheon on the Lake, Woodie Over-The-Bottom race, and the all-inclusive Mahogany Magic event. All events are open to the public. Reservations for these events are limited and will sell out.

North America’s premier wooden boat show will be held at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, California August 9th and 10th, 2019. Make your reservations today!

Celebrating John L. Hacker Boats

Known as the “Steinway of Runabouts,” John Ludwig Hacker was the foremost designer of high-speed planing hulls. His career spanned more than six decades. He pioneered more racing designs than any other naval architect of his time, and his personal line of production boats known as Hackercraft were superior stock boats over their competition in many ways.

Hacker was an early proponent of hard-chine V-bottom or planing hull design. Prior to the advent of the planing hull, boats pushed through the water, greatly limiting the amount of speed they could attain. A planing hull rides on the surface of the water, reducing the amount of friction on the hull. Hacker boats were engineered to be lighter, faster, and more seaworthy. The ‘lines’ of a Hacker were easily distinguishable from other builders. Features like curved sheerline that dropped at the bow, lower freeboard, riveted construction and ahead-of-their-time designs were common themes through the years.

Hacker boats were last featured at the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance 17 years ago, and 2019 will mark the 101st anniversary of the original Hacker Boat Company. The Concours committee is excited to announce that we are in the planning stages of having some of Hacker’s most legendary commuters at the show: the Commanche and the mighty Thunderbird.

The 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance takes place at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, California August 9th and 10th, 2019.
Tickets for 2019 Now on Sale
August 9th & 10th, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.

The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is a showcase of the most well-preserved and restored wood boats in the world. It is the longest running boat show on Lake Tahoe and is unrivaled in its exhibition and preservation of boating and maritime tradition. Over the past four and a half decades, it has become the most acclaimed and prestigious wooden boat show in all of North America.

Presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation in
association with Tahoe Luxury Properties, Niello Porsche, Gold Key Storage, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance takes place August 9th and 10th, 2019 at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company on Lake Tahoe’s scenic West Shore.

 

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