Founded in 1975, the Manotick Classic Boat Club (MCBC) promotes the appreciation of historic, antique and classic boats. The members of MCBC are a group of people from different backgrounds who share a common interest in the preservation and the enjoyment of these fine craft.

Member boats come in all shapes and sizes including old wooden canoes, sailboats, runabouts and cruisers. And, you don’t have to own a boat to be a member just have an interest and passion for these beautiful watercraft!

The Manotick Classic Boat Club promotes a number of local boating and social events including our Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat Show held at varying locations along the Rideau waterway.

 

 

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.21.18

“KaRat”, pictured above, is 1929 38′ Elco Cruiser powered by a 1973 Ford-Leimen 8cyl 125hp engine. She just completed an extensive three-year restoration at Wykes Boat Works in Harlem, ON. Owned by Manotick Classic Boat Club members, Ray and Judy Saunders. Photographed at the Manotick Classic Boat show in Westport, ON on August 11th, 2018.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.31.18

Daniel Stober says, “My Thompson was restored and used by best friend the late Andy Butchard for over 20 years. She is 19’ and powered by a 90 hp Honda that has been rebadged as an old Johnson. Custom touches have made her the most wonderful user boat. Member of ACBS and Eagle Mountain Classic…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.26.18

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.12.18

Mark and Karen Whitehead are seen cruising on Table Rock Lake, Missouri in their 1948 Chris Craft 19′ Racing Runabout named The Torpedo.  The Torpedo is powered with a Hercules MBL with 158 hp. The Whiteheads are members of the Dixieland Chapter and Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.   An ACBS member from Alabama, Bill…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.29.18

Wow!  Look at the colors in the picture that leads us into this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.   Aqua Velvet is a 1968 Classic Greavette 22′ Executive powered with a Chevrolet 327 engine.  Aqua Velvet is owned by Richard and Linda Hughes, Toronto Chapter members of ACBS. Not all Classic boats are old.  There are…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.22.18

ALAKAZAM was built at Cadillac, Michigan.  This 18 ft Chris Craft Riviera was sold by Lee Craft Boats in Somers, Montana on March 26, 1951. After a complete restoration with all new bottom, sides and new engine, ALAKAZAM now lives at Priest Lake, Idaho.  ALAKAZAM is owned by Steven Schmidt, member of the Inland Empire Chapter.    Tim Matyn writes,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.15.18

Think about cruising into summer!  Here is a 1956 Chris Craft Express Cruiser named Take Two.  She is 25 feet long and powered with a Hercules K engine.  Take Two is owned by Thomas and Heidi Frye, members of the Water Wonderland Chapter.  The Fryes also own a Lyman, a Boston Whaler, and this 19 ft Antique 1936…

Boat Shop Tours and Spring Workshops

April seemed to be the month to tour boat shops, both professional and personal, and to finish up those winter and spring workshops – all in anticipation of the in-the-water boating season. One of the annual boat shop tours is presented by the Manotick Chapter in eastern Canada.  You can read a report and see 45…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.3.18

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today is No Way, a beautiful 1964 Chris Craft 20 ft Holiday owned by Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia and Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapters. No Way is a “Classic” powered with a General Motors 283 engine. In the ACBS membership file, Carmen says, “No Way was delivered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.20.18

The March 20, 2018, Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins with 1956 Chris Craft 25’ Express Cruiser named Take Two.  Take Two was self-restored over a 10 year period. Owners Tom and Heidi Frye of East Grand Rapids, MI enjoy Take Two on the many lakes and rivers of the great state of Michigan.  The photo…