100 Vintage Wooden Boats, Engines, Marine Memorabilia To be Auctioned This Weekend


Dealers looking to add something unique to their inventory this year might want to make tracks for Winstead, MN this weekend.

The Warner Collection Vintage Boat Auction, to be held on October 15 and16 in Winsted, MN, features an eclectic mix of more than 100 vintage wooden boats built from 1909 to 1996, including some of the finest examples of Hackercraft, Garwood, Chris-Craft, Shepherd, Lyman, Century and Riva models in the world. Boats will be sold on a no-reserve basis. All boats will be available for preview on Friday the 15th from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., with the auction commencing at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 16th.

In addition to the boats, more than 100 exotic engines, collectible accessories, tools and hard-to-find parts will be offered at the auction. “With such a broad variety, this auction is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hobbyists to find rare boats ranging in value from several hundred dollars to more than $1 million and for restorers to secure original parts for their projects,” said Dana Mecum, President, Mecum Auctions.  “Warner, a long-time educator and enthusiast, is committed to preserving the history of wooden boating in America and has decided to sell these priceless artifacts to new stewards in the industry at a Mecum no-reserve auction.”

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 23 years, now offering an industry-leading 5,000 collector cars per year.  Consignment, bidder and event information is available online at www.mecum.com.