Built right across the bay, Thompson boats are some of the most popular classics in Wisconsin and their owners put them in the water and have fun. Andreas Rhude is bringing this terrific example to the Festival this year. Come and see her.
She is a 1959 Thompson 17’-0” Sea Lancer wooden lapstrake boat powered by a 1958 Johnson 50 HP Super Seahorse outboard motor. The motor is original to the boat. The rig was sold at Krueger’s Boats and Motors on Harper at Nine Mile Road in Detroit. She spent most of her life in the greater Detroit area. The boat was restored in Peshtigo, WI about 500 feet from where she was born in 1959. She is a typical plywood lapstrake by Thompson, one of the tens of thousands the company made as the world’s largest builder of outboard boats.