The Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is dedicated to connecting people who love and enjoy classic boats.

Membership in ACBS provides access to an active community of classic boat enthusiasts and a broad range of resources. 

With 6,800 family memberships (approximately 11,500 individuals), ACBS connects people with the common interest in classic boats to share fellowship, information, experiences and ideas.

Each year ACBS Chapters organize more than 100 classic boat shows, boating events, and gatherings throughout North America. There is truly something for everyone.

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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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the first name that comes to mind for all things related to classic boats. ACBS is driven to be the primary source of information and access to resources for owners of classic boats and those who love them, as well as the professional community that surrounds classic boating. The association strives to maintain the relationships, resources, and business model needed to achieve these goals.

Founders

Joseph W. Fleming II    Anthony O’Boyle        William Smith 
Edward Larter, Jr.         Mason Saunders        John R. Summers
Ray Nelson                  Munro Sherrill

Charter Members

William F. Beach                       William H. D. Jones                  Helen Reynolds
Captain John C. Binley             James G. Kiernan                      Laurance T. Reynolds
John H Blair                               Bonnie V. Koopman                 Dr. Rolf O. Ronning
Robert H. Bleiler                       Ronald C. Largey                       George Searle
John M. Boardman                   Richard Larrabee                      Philip P. Sharples
John Pl Bremer                          Thomas H. Luce                        Clifford E. Shipman
Vincent Callahan                       Wayne Mocksfield                    Jeanette Sherrill
Herbert G. Clopper                   Dr. Ronald Montana                 Barbara C. Smith
Gordon Cramer                         Drayton H. Mook                      Adrienne C. Snelling
Lee Dow                                     Howard D. Mook II                   Charles D. Snelling
Gregory Feldman                      William J. Morgan                    David P. Symonds
Patricia Feldman                       Richard P. Morrison                 Robert W. Valpey
Robert M. Fell                            Francis P. Mulderry                  Merritt Vaughan
Joseph Fleming II                      Barbara A. Nelson                    Newman E. Wait, Jr.
Donn E. Gauger                         Charles R. Nelson                     Frank Warner
Clement G. Hartley                   Jean Nelson                               Richard Winsor
Godfrey Howard                       Judge Fred Patton                    Thomas H. Wiss
Gene Irish                                   John A. Pittala                           David M. Woodcock
James Irwin, Jr.                         John F. Prendergast                  Patrick Young
George F. Johnson                    Donald G. Price                         Edward J. Zibro, Jr.