The ACBS (Antique & Classic Boat Society) is the Premier Resource
on Antique and Classic Boats and Boating. 
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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11-13-18

I built this boat (pictured above) over a 7 year period and launched the boat on June 24, 2017.  Named “In Memory” Built off Nelson Zimmer plans available from Classis Wooden Boat Plans. Powered by a fuel injected Indmar 350.   Pictures by Heather Volmerding  Submitted by builder and owner Kent Volmerding Attached photo is…

2018 Fall Issue of the Rudder

The Fall Issue of Rudder is full of interesting information and history, AND beautiful photography. It provides hours of fun and educational reading, plus looks good on the coffee table.  Have you considered sharing it with friends and family? If you are NOT a member of ACBS yet, here is a chance to receive one free…

A Definitive Guide to Storing Your Boat

Note: Article and photos submitted by Phil McNamara, M.B.A. – CSO The key to ensuring that your boat is in tip-top shape on launch day is to get serious about off-season boat storage. Determining where and how to store your boat can mean the difference between a pristine exterior and an engine that starts up…

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footer_img_001-630x916THE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY (ACBS) IS DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HISTORIC, ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOATS AND PROVIDES EDUCATION ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE.

Since its founding in 1975 on the shores of Lake George, New York, The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) has grown into the largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of classic boats. We embrace all styles of classic wood, fiberglass and metal boats.

ACBS is a membership-based association dedicated to connecting people who love and enjoy classic boats with events, information, expertise, and other people who share the passion. We serve our members and chapters, internationally, by providing information, education, and resources designed to promote, sustain and grow the hobby, professions, community, and lifestyle surrounding the safe enjoyment of classic boats and boating.

ACBS also provides scholarships to worthy students seeking careers in the field of antique marine restoration and preservation. 

Our regular activities include boat shows, restoration symposiums, and quarterly meetings in some of the most beautiful boating areas in North America.