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!


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!



Article and photos by John Carapiet, member of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe chapter reprinted from ACBS International Weekly Web Watch

Several years ago, I was visiting ACBS member Neal Gapoff’s car collection/workshop and saw in the back on a trailer, a Gar Wood Speedster. The name really got me, Hi, Yo, Silver and the hook was set. I said to Neal if you ever want to sell it call me, he laughed and said, “never”.