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Sea Scouts Ship 23 Project Boat is a ’57 Fiberglass Runabout

  WINNER “SCORPION” 15’ RUNABOUT The Specifications                         Winner Boat – 1957 with an Evinrude Outboard Engine – 1958 Winner Manufacturing Company, South Trenton, NJ, one of the earliest producers of fiberglass boats.  One-piece hull molded of fiberglass. Restoration: Initiated and largely accomplished by the dedicated efforts of the boat’s most recent owner, Mr. Brad Wirth,…

Wine Country Chapter Hosts 36th Annual Classic Boat Show

The 36th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show was held on July 21 and 22 at Depot Park in Hammondsport, New York.  We had approximately 48 boats in the water and many on land as well as Woodie cars. This year we opened the show up to antique and classic cars and 15 registered for…

Engine Health – Vacuum Gauge

Note: This is the second of several articles on marine engines written by Bill Hancock, a member of ACBS and the Sunnyland Chapter since 2007.  Engine Health 101-Vacuum Gauge Diagnostics   In this age of electronic diagnostic devices, one of the best devices to check your engine’s health is still the trusty old vacuum gauge.…

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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.