Alan Furth: A man and his boat

Editor’s note: Longtime Bay Area resident Alan Furth’s boats are featured in this year’s 41st annual Tahoe Coucours d’Elegance. I met Alan, the “super collector” of antique boats, when I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle in the mid-’80s. I interviewed him about his boat collection and also wrote about the Southern Pacific Railway, where […]

41st annual Tahoe Concours d’Elegance on August 9-10

FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO—when fiberglass hulls began to dominate the American pleasure boat scene—a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats, which they affectionately referred to as “old girls.” They displayed a dozen of their wooden boats at an informal get-together at Chambers Lodge on the […]

Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is August 9-10

The Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation is proud to announce its 41st Annual Concours d’Elegance the weekend of August 9-10, 2013 at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, California. 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 […]

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