BILLY BEA II
1936 EARL BARNES – CUSTOM TRIPLE TORPEDO STERN
SUBMITTED BY THE EXHIBITORS
David & Deborah Clark
San Diego, California
Make: 1936 Earl Barnes
Model: Custom Triple Torpedo Stern
Length: 23′ 6″
Engine: Lincoln Sea Zepher V-12 – 110hp
Hull #: One-Off
Concours Catagory: Pre-War Runabout 23′ and Over
Earl Barnes designed and built Billie Bea II in the course of a year. In 1936, before delivery to its first owner Dr. Charlton and family, the boat named after the Dr.’s children made its debut at the Toronto Boat Show.
Lance Wilson found Billie Bea II after years in storage and restored her to her present glory. The restoration was done over a ten-year period during the 1990s.
The late Bill Jacobs of Illinois saw Billie Bea II at her first show after being restored and bought her on the spot. In 2003, we went to visit our Late friend Bill and decided on the spot that we must have her.