The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show
August 9-10 – The Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show, founded by members of the Tahoe Yacht Club in 1972 and hosted by the Club’s Foundation since 1994, is regarded nationally as the premier event for maritime enthusiasts. The 41st Annual event will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class. Alan Furth was an avid collector of wooden boats and held the majority of his collection at Lake Tahoe over the years. It is a very unique and eclectic collection and the foundation is excited to bring in a vast selection for this year’s showcase.
The Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious boat show and one of the largest in North America. Drawing nearly 100 antique and classic boat entries with upwards of 5,000 spectators in recent years, this event is one of a kind. The boat entries are painstakingly restored to the pristine condition they are in today. And all are attempting to win the top honors including People’s Choice and Most Elegant Boat of Show.
The goal of the Foundation is to maintain the heritage of wooden boating while providing an entertaining and learning experience for all to enjoy. With proceeds from the Concours, the 501(c)(3 ) charitable foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in the Tahoe Basin to advance maritime education. Click here for more information.