The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance returns this weekend
HOMEWOOD, Calif. – The Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance roars into the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe’s scenic West Shore August 11-12, 2023 to celebrate Boats of the 1960s! Now in its 49th year, Concours is the most acclaimed and prestigious wooden and classic boat show in North America.
Presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation and its perpetual partner, Tahoe Luxury Properties, Concours will be held at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood.
Each year, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance features more than 60 classic watercrafts. The goal of the TYCF is to always have the best boats in the world, and only the finest boats that measure up to Concours’ meticulous quality standards will be accepted into the show.
Among those more than 60 watercrafts will be the legendary Thunderbird Yacht which will be back for the 49th Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. This is the most recognizable – and possibly most valuable – wooden speedboat in America.
The Thunderbird Yacht is a 55′ legendary speedboat and one of the most unique and elegant wooden vessels crafted in the Twentieth century. Since America’s Great Depression, Thunderbird has transported guests in opulent luxury between high-mountain estates and luxury resorts.
Over the past four and a half decades, the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance has become a benchmark of the wooden boat community, renowned all over the world for its quality of boat exhibits and high judging standards and practices. But it doesn’t rest on reputation. Concours consistently raises the bar to earn its title as North America’s premier wooden and classic boat show.
Concours has created its own meticulous 100-point judging system and expanded its exhibitor showcase while consistently displaying the most well-preserved and restored wooden and classic fiberglass boats from around the country.
The event features unique and immersive maritime experiences including a highly exclusive intimate tour of exhibitor boats, a private awards BBQ with boat exhibitors overlooking the docks, and the now iconic boating tradition – the Roar-Off under the Olson Bridge. Beyond the boats, guests can sip wines expertly picked from wineries across the Western United States, cool off with a handcrafted cocktail as they shop luxury and high-end boutiques, and listen to live jazz as they indulge in a meal catered by local chefs. Intimate social events surrounding the show further add to the elegant ambience of Concours.
A portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Lake Tahoe Community and the TYCF’s mission to protect and preserve the environment and history of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Following the event, on Sunday, August 13 there are several activities such as the Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show on the Lake and the Men’s Grill on the Lake.
To learn more, visit https://laketahoeconcours.com.
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