Classic boats draw admirers at marina

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Gorgeous, classic boats in mint condition draw looks from visitors at the second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, which was held Saturday at Kings River Marina in Shell Knob. About 250 visitors attended the event, which began when the unique boats arrived from Table Rock Dam, about a two-hour journey by boat. Contributed photo

Gorgeous, classic boats in mint condition draw looks from visitors at the second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, which was held Saturday at Kings River Marina in Shell Knob.

Carmelina's Italian Bistro, a new restaurant attached to the Kings River Marina in Shell Knob, was packed for lunch Saturday in conjunction with the annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. The restaurant, which is decorated with unique pieces of driftwood and reclaimed wood, opened a month ago, and will hold a grand opening this month. Boaters can even drive up from the lake to order gourmet food, carry-out-style. Contributed photo
Classic boats were the catch of the day Saturday at the Kings River Marina second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. About 14 boats presented, which was less than planned, according to Twilia Harrison, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce director, due to gloomy weather that morning, and some unexpected breakdowns. The show is made up of a conglomeration of classic boat owners from the Heartland Classics Boat Club, of which members come from several states to attend. Contributed photo
Unique classic boats covering a splattering of decades garnered a lot of attention from nautical admirers Saturday during Shell Knob's Antique and Classic Boat Show, which was held Saturday at Kings River Marina. One boat, Twilia Harrison, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce director said, had been in the same family since the 1960s. Contributed photo
Onlookers take a peek inside a beautiful classic boat, which was one of about 14 boats on display at the Kings River Marina Saturday for the second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. What began as a gloomy morning ended in a perfect day. The boats traveled by water from Table Rock Dam to attend the event, a two-hour journey. Contributed photo
Lots of antique and classic boats spanning several decades with gorgeous designs and interiors were on hand Saturday during Shell Knob's second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. A gloomy morning with light rain initially deterred visitors, but by noon the sun was back and about 250 people attended the show, according to Twilia Harrison, Shell Knob chamber of commerce director. Contributed photo
Bolstering the same excitement as a classic car show, classic boats lined the Kings River Marina in Shell Knob Saturday for the community's second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, which drew about 250 visitors. Contributed photo
Classic boats of all types and sizes from various decades filled the docks at Kings River Marina Saturday for the second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, which drew about 250 nautical admirers. The boats made a collective trip from Table Rock dam, a distance of about two hours, before docking at the marina for the event. Contributed photo
Many unique, antique boats were on hand to admire at Shell Knob's second annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Saturday at the Kings River Marina, including this one with a hard top, much like a classic vehicle. Contributed photo
A variety of unique classic boats were on display at the Kings River Marina, drawing onlookers. Contributed photo
Along with classic boats, aquatic life floated in to the docks to get a good look at the second annual boat show at the Kings River Marina in Shell Knob Saturday. About 250 visitors lined the docks to admire the unique boats. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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