Cheryl and John Cox of Hood, CA, have entered a 1953 24ft Greavette Streamliner in this year’s ACBS International Boat Show being held at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe CA. They purchased her in Bow Lake, New Hampshire, in January 2007. The Greavette Boat Company was in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, and this boat was reportedly purchased originally by a Canadian oil corporation. They chose the Greavette because the first time they saw one, they fell in love with its unique Art Deco styling and the convenience of its triple S cockpit. The Cox’s named her Rosebud II after their Victorian which was named Rosebud Rancho almost 150 years ago. The boat hull and interiors were all original. They have since replaced a few interior floor boards and had the deck re-caulked in its original yellow striping. The chrome was re-plated by Sherm’s Custom Plating of Sacramento. Rosebud II had been repowered at some point with a 305ci Chevrolet. They have replaced it with an Edelbrock equipped 350ci Chevrolet which makes the trips across the Lake for “Wet Woodies” and “Rum Runners” a little speedier.
The boat show starts Friday, Sept 23rd at 9 am and runs until 4 pm, with a repeat of times on Saturday, the 24th. Come and see all the beautiful mahogany and shiny chrome! Only $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. See you this weekend!