Behind Boathouse Bay Doors

A review of Classic vs Replica Mahogany Speedboats

We had a European client in the other day who reviewed the Vintage Speed boats we had under restoration.

Contemporary Classic Speedboats

A Vintage mahogany speedboat in not for everyone. We have found that although some clients are intrigued with the idea of owning a period classic runabout, they hesitate moving forward into this sector of the market.


Boathouse Bay Classics has restored some of the most iconic boat brands in existence like Chris-Craft, Gar-Wood, Hacker-Craft, Greavette, Shepherd. A few years back a client contracted the restoration of a 1941 Chris-Craft Barrel Back with a mandate to enter the boat in the Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance in August 2014.

From The Crew

So, you are considering a purchase of a Classic Runabout?

It's What We Do

While our focus is primarily on the restoration of Classic mahogany speedboats, occasionally a special project comes along that stirs the creative side of the Crew at Absolute Classics Marine. We recently completed a frame out restoration of a Glen L “Dragster”.