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Barrelback boats and a new home for this years Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance

Crystal-clear water, gleaming mahogany, glistening chrome, the low burbling of a engine. These are just a few of the sights and sounds that await visitors to the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Boat Show August 8th and 9th. Now in its 42nd year, it is considered one of the premier wooden boat shows in the world. The show has been held at the Sierra Boat Company for the last twenty years, but this year it will be at Obexer’s in Homewood at Westshore. The Westshore area is also home to the Tahoe Maritime Museum.

.Steve Natale
The classic "barrelback" design with be featured at this year's Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance
The classic "barrelback" design with be featured at this year's Lake Tahoe Concours d' EleganceSteve Natale

"The history of Obexer's, founded in 1911 and the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, is as classic as the boats themselves," according to Tahoe Yacht Club President David Olson.

"In bringing the show back to the West Shore, however, we wanted to ensure that we could continue to host as many boats as our guests have come to expect in recent years," Olson said. "We are thrilled to have worked out a plan with Obexer's management to accomplish that goal while also having even more space for our vendors and sponsors."

The featured boat this year are barrelbacks. Popular in the late-thirties and early-forties, the arched stern design of a barrelback boat is one of the most iconic and recognizable shapes on the water. Rare and valuable today, just seeing one is a real treat. Seeing a whole row of them floating on the waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe is going to be amazing.

Contact the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance for show hours and details on their website.