Mar
22
Thu
2018
ACBS 2018 Winter Board of Directors Meeting @ Mission Inn
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm

Meeting will again be held in conjunction with the Sunnyland Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Festival on Lake Dora.

Please register for the event Online on Members Only page or call ACBS headquarters (315) 686-2628

Closest airport is Orlando International (MCO) serviced by all major airlines. Alternate airport is Sanford-Orlando International with limited scheduled airline service, primarily Sun Country and Allegiant. Both airports are approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.

Hotel will be The Mission Inn. The hotel is in the process of redecorating all their guest rooms and installing new soft goods. Consequently they are increasing our room rate to $150/night plus tax. They are waiving their resort fee. This is a significant reduction from their standard 2018 rate of $209/night.

Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday 3/21
Full Board Meeting Thursday 3/22

Jun
7
Thu
2018
ACBS Summer Quarterly Meeting at Smith Mountain Lake @ Mariners Landing
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

Smith Mountain Lake chapter has been chosen as the host chapter for this meeting.

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018  –  ACBS Exec Committee Meeting and chapter welcome reception 
  • Friday, June 8, 2018   –   ACBS Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018   –   Smith Mountain Lake Chapter mini boat show 

Closest airports are Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, both serviced by major airlines, or take the adventurer’s route by car over the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Shenandoah National Forest.

The meeting venue has been confirmed as Mariner’s Landing. This is primarily a two and three bedroom condo
style facility with limited single rooms. Some sharing of condos will likely be required. Rates are currently
being finalized with a target of less than $175 per bedroom per night.

Although not in conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake’s annual boat show, chapter President Alan Frederick is
putting together a boating event for us to explore beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and show us why it’s called
“the jewel of the Blue Ridge area”. Details to follow.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Wednesday-2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center
Sep 12 all-day
Wednesday-2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Port Huron, Michigan.

Port Huron will shine as a first-class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. 

Wednesday Schedule 

Boat the Blue Day Cruise hosted by the Michigan Chapter: Register for the opportunity to enjoy being a guest on a large classic cruiser for a “big water” run from the Port Huron River Street Marina up into Lake Huron to the delightful lakefront town of Lexington. There, you will enjoy the downtown attractions and a catered lunch at the marina. The cruiser captains will depart Lexington in time for their guests to return to Port Huron in plenty of time for the reception later that day at the Port Huron Lighthouse.

Evening: ACBS Welcome Reception
Enjoy an evening reception at the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron.  The lighthouse is located at the base of Lake Huron where the water flows into the St. Clair River on its way south to Lake St. Clair.  You will enjoy watching the busy waterway as majestic freighters and local pleasure craft pass by.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Thursday-2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ DoubleTree Hilton Port Huron
Sep 13 all-day
Thursday-2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ DoubleTree Hilton Port Huron | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Port Huron, Michigan.

Port Huron will shine as a first-class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. 

Thursday Schedule 

8:00 am  Chapters Roundtable – all are welcome to participate

10:00 am Annual ACBS Meeting – all members are welcome to attend

Optional Activities:

Historic Land Tour: Tours of historic Algonac landmarks will also be available during the day. Participants will enjoy a half day motorcoach trip that will depart in the morning from the DoubleTree hotel in Port Huron and tour the historic St. Clair River down to a lunch at the Harbour Club Marina, which is the site of the original Chris Craft plant in Algonac.  The trip will include several stops at historic sites and museums that will provide an education about the vast maritime and classic boat history of this area.

See “Where it All Began”… the family homes of Christopher Smith and Gar Wood, Algonac Cast Products, the original Chris Craft boat building facility and more!

Ladies Day Out:  Participants will enjoy a tour of a Port Huron art studio and museum followed by a luncheon and fashion show at the Port Huron Golf Club.

Sep
14
Fri
2018
Friday-Saturday 2018 ACBS International Boat Show @ River Street Marina
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Friday-Saturday 2018 ACBS International Boat Show @ River Street Marina | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Port Huron, Michigan.

Friday Schedule 

International ACBS Boat Show – Judging Day

Saturday Schedule

International ACBS Boat Show

Awards Presentation

Celebration Banquet

Port Huron will shine as a first-class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats.