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Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Hosts Annual Boat Show

The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held their annual Fall Boat Show at Mariners Landing on Smith Mountain Lake this past Saturday.  In spite of two hurricanes and torrential rains at the lake, the boat show for 2018 was finally completed. A variety of Chris-Craft and Century Antique Boats attended the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.16.18

“Full Moon” pictured above is a 1937 28′ Hutchinson Sedan runabout powered by a 1949 140hp Chrysler V8 engine owned by MCBC member Ray Saunders. Picture taken at the Manotick Classic Boat Club’s boat show at Rideau Ferry, Ontario on August 13th, 2016. Photo credit Graeme Hoatson Beattie.   “MOJO” is a 1958 16′ Century…

Boat Show that Became a Post-Florence Work Party

The Boat Show that Turned into a Post-Hurricane Florence Work Party By Alan and Judy Hills The RDC Triangle Chapter had planned to have a boat show in Bridgeton, NC on October 6th.  Due to factors like a very spread out membership and lack of a “home lake” it was decided that a full-blown show…

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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.

From the time of its first official general meeting and board meeting of officers and directors on February 9, 1975, in Boston, the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) has been dedicated to bringing together people with a love of antique and classic boats and boating.

Our mission is to promote the love and enjoyment of all aspects of classic boating. In furtherance of that goal, ACBS also provides scholarships to worthy students seeking careers in the field of antique marine restoration and preservation. ACBS also acts as a central governing body for the classic boating hobby and our chapters.

Membership in ACBS also provides access to a range of information from our award-winning magazine, The Rudder, to restoration videos and numerous member discounts, including discounts on boat insurance. Our regular activities include boat shows, restoration symposiums, and quarterly meetings in some of the most beautiful boating areas in North America.