THE SHEIK received trophies for Best Race Boat and the Judges’ Choice award at the ACBS Chesapeake Bay Chapter’s 30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in June 2017.

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of THE SHEIK (and a special peek under the hood) in this drone footage:

Update, June 2019: at the 32nd Annual Chesapeake ACBS and Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St Michaels, Maryland, THE SHEIK won two awards for Best Contemporary and People’s Choice, which is given to the boat that received the most votes by members of the public attending the show.

Update, July 28, 2019: at the ACBS Finger Lakes Boat Show in Skaneateles, New York, The Sheik won the award for Best Race Boat. Then we launched in nearby Cayuga Lake and went for a ride!

Update: In 2020, the Finger Lakes Chapter of ACBS awarded The Sheik the People’s Choice Award after an internet vote during their virtual boat show. In 2021, at the ACBS Chesapeake Chapter Boat Show in St. Michaels, MD Father’s Day weekend, The Sheik was given the Hagerty’s Choice Award presented by Hagerty Insurance.

Update, September 28, 2022: At the 2022 A.C.B.S. International Show on Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT, The Sheik won a Gold Award. At the 15th Annual Concours D'Elegance in St. Michaels, MD in 2022, The Sheik received a Second Place Award among all the boats on display.

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The build was started in 2009 by Dr. David Likely of Dorn Ridge N.B.