THUNDERBIRDwbThe South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic (STWBC), a vintage boat show for charity, will be held on July 30th & 31st at the Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club.

This premier judged boat show features 65 rare and beautiful antique and classic wooden boats. Thunderbird, Lake Tahoe’s most famous boat, will be showcased “Celebrating her 70th Birthday”. The 55-foot antique mahogany and stainless steel cruiser, now protected by Foundation 36, will celebrate her 70 years on the Lake throughout the summer but this will be the only place that the public will be able to see her up close outside her boat house, and learn about her history on the Lake.

WoodensmlWe are pleased that the show supports these deserving South Lake Tahoe community charities City of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

Antique boats from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s are featured. There will be five 1960’s drag boats, including Golden Komotion, a fantastic drag boat which dominated the blown gas class.

  • The Tahoe Maritime Museum booth is offering new members a ride in a beautiful boat from their collection. 
  • The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is offering a chance to win a weekend at South Lake Tahoe, a tour of the Thunderbird Lodge and a cruise on the legendary boat Thunderbird.
  • Discount tickets will be available to purchase at any Raley’s, Nob Hill, or Bel Air Market in California or Nevada.
  • The boat show will be open on Friday, July 30, from noon to 5 pm and all day Saturday, July 31, from 9 am to 5 pm.

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