Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mahogany Bay holds parade on Lake Street (Pictures and Video)

Spectators lined Lake Street in Wayzata Thursday afternoon in spite of the rain, as a parade of 16 vintage speed boats were pulled from Ferndale Road, down Lake Street, and ended at Barry Avenue.

The parade was put on by Mahogany Bay, a company that specializes in the sales, service and restoration of vintage boats.

One of the boats featured was a 1936 25-foot Chris-Craft custom. The 212 horsepower boat is one of approximately 12 left in existence.

Another rare boat in the parade was the 28-foot Sea Lion, the only one known to exist in the world.

The finale, the “flagship of Mahogany Bay,” was Posh, a 1937 54-foot commuter boat, which cost $75,000 at the time that it was built.
According to the Mahogany Bay Web site, the boat is one of only three designed by John Ludwig Hacker for Bay City, Mich.-based Huskins Boat Works.


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