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Knot Yet

by Russ Knox member of the Southern California chapter The story of “Knot Yet” began a couple years after joining ACBS and schmoozing rides because we didn’t have a boat of our own. My son found a boat for sale on the internet in a metal barn in Clovis, CA which we purchased (a whole…

Susan, Is That You?

by Larry Glover member of the Dixieland chapter It was the early eighties and we were living in Florence, Alabama on the backwaters of the Tennessee River. One day I noticed an old wooden boat, “Lady C”, moored in Emerald Beach Marina. Having dreamed about owning a fifties wooden cruiser, this one just took my…

To Enjoy Her Beauty The Lady C

by Ron Chaverin member of the Blue Ridge chapter She was named “Lady C” by my mother Lee Chaverin for her owners surname, Chris-Craft, and her home of 43 years, Lake Chautauqua, NY. The boat has had 5 owners in her 81 years, of which we know 4, the original being Mr. Anthony Pietrafesa, who…

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footer_img_001-630x916THE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY, INC. (ACBS) IS A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO CONNECTING PEOPLE WHO ENJOY CLASSIC BOATS.

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 enjoyment of classic boats. We embrace all styles of classic wood, fiberglass and metal boats.

ACBS is the organization members count on to connect with resources essential to their passion for classic boats. The ACBS website, email newsletters, and Rudder magazine provide relevant news coverage of our community – local chapters, classic boats, shops, shows, and other events. ACBS membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services, rental cars, and more. It means access to exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a fully searchable database of ACBS members, boats, and engines. Perhaps most valuable of all, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats.