MADELEINE, Two Classic Love Stories

Madeleine  & Robert Mount, ACBS National Event, August 2017.  Gompertz photo

written by Wayne Mooers

Madeleine Mount is the loving wife of the late Robert A. Mount, December 1943 ~ October 2020. Together, among many other moments, they enjoyed 54 years of marriage, their family, and many memorable boating smiles. And together, they opened their Boatique Winery in 2015, featuring a presentation of their love of fine wines and Robert’s classic boat collection for all to enjoy.

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Ralph & Bonnie Wallen remember

“Captain Robert” & “Best Mate” Ralph Wallen, Tahoe, 2011. J Robello photo

written by Wayne Mooers

The Boatique Winery offers a very special collection of beautiful antique and classic wooden boats, and also their award winning fine wines. There is no other like boat and wine collection for the public to enjoy! Ralph Wallen, the winery’s project manager, and his wife Bonnie played a major role in helping the late Robert Mount (1943~2020) and his family put their winery and classic boat collection “dreams” into a reality.

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Welcome New Members Bill & Diane Mackay


New members Bill and Diane Mackay have a really fun boat to share with us! Susie II has history just like all of our boats do. Below is an article written by Nancee Gillis for APBA (American Power Boat Association) which originally published it in Propeller magazine in November 2020. We thank Nancee and APBA for allowing us to share Bill and Diane’s boat story with you. We all look forward to seeing each other in person in the coming months. Welcome Bill & Diane! See you soon!

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Sereia – A Piece of History

“Getting Wet on the Solent 2019”, photo courtesy of Trevor Kemp

Thanks again to Pat Butler, our Chapter Historian, Archivist & Board member for spotting this wonderful story on ACBS International’s Weekly Web Watch. She contacted Trevor and via email he approved re-printing of his article on our website. He is keeping his eye on boat shows in the U.S. because he has very few available to him in Europe. Enjoy his great story! Thank you Trevor!

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