Lake Norman & Mooresville

This boat show's a classic for the classics

North Carolina's largest antique and classic boat show will be bigger than ever on Saturday, with about 90 boats at the Queen's Landing entertainment complex on Lake Norman.

The 11th annual Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show will feature two new events, including demonstration runs by high-speed Jersey Skiffs and “classic water skiing” by the Lake Norman Ski Club.

Members will ride the lake on wood skis behind a vintage ski boat and will dress in period outfits.

This year's show will have free admission and parking, thanks to sponsor AMP energy drink, which joins established boat show sponsors Hagerty Classic Boat Insurance and West Marine.

The show will again feature a classic boat parade at noon.

The Jersey Skiffs will perform demonstration runs at 11 a.m.

“Running in pairs, this should be both a visual and audio feast for lovers of classic boats,” boat show chairman Ed Longino said.

After lunch at 2 p.m., the Lake Norman Ski Club will take to the lake.

For the first time on Lake Norman, the 30-foot, 1930 “Miss America” Gar Wood race boat will appear at the show.

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