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France Chapter Attends Les Voiles D’Antibes 2024

The SNB and the France Chapter participated in the 29th of the voiles d’Antibes on the French Riviera with three days on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, sharing the waves with classic sailboats. We had a picnic on the Sainte Marguerite Island near Cannes, braved the wind at Cap d’Antibes, participated in the…

Member Profile: Al Attig, SoCAL Member Since 1983!

Al Attig, one of Southern California Chapter’s original members, still has his ACBS member card from 1983! At 93 years young, Al has lived an amazing life – water skiing competitively, building and restoring boats, and actively participating in SoCal Chapter events, including publicity for ACBS shows such as the 1990-1991 Mission Bay in San…

Skipper’s Dream

In celebration of Dads and Father Figures everywhere, Happy Father’s Day! Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter member, Kevin Anderson, has a classic boat named Skipper’s Dream. It’s a Doug Brown original built in 2012. Kevin was adopted at a young age and never met his mother and father. As Kevin got to be an older adult,…


By Gilbert Vacheret, France Chapter I’m happy to present to you my Pedrazzini boat, she is an European classic boat with lots of American boat character traits.  In the beginning in 1906, Augusto Pedrazzini emigrated from Italy to the shores of Lake Zurich where he started his nautical experience. Even though this brand is a…

The Family Boat, A Chris-Craft with Pedigree

Many dream of finding that perfect boat, one with pedigree that becomes a centerpiece of family adventure. But, what if you owned this boat… twice? And what if you learned this boat was built by Chris Smith himself for his son in the basement of their family’s Michigan cottage? Coming soon in Summer Issue of…

Boating in Salt or Brackish Water

Salt and brackish water:  Just how harmful are they to antique and classic boats? by Judy Hills, Roving ACBS reporter Those ACBS Chapters that put on shows where the water is salty or brackish may have a hard time convincing ACBS boat owners to show their boats in the water because of their fear of the…

Meeting The Old Timer

By Tom McGowan, Lake Hopatcong Chapter I first met the Old Timer in 1956 when I was 6 years old on a visit to my grandparents’ house on Lake Hopatcong. She was then 32 years old, retired from her career as a Lake Hopatcong tour boat and spending her days floating alongside my grandparents’ dock…

A 1951 Feather Craft 12-foot Deluxe

By Janice Miller, Finger Lakes Chapter Member As I write this piece, looking at the snow-covered pines outside my window with a glimpse of the clear blue lake in the background, summer and boating weather in Upstate New York, seem a long way off. I live and work in the beautiful Finger Lakes region where…

A 1923 Hackercraft Production Boat: The Dolphin

By Brian Robinson, Southern California Chapter Finding the oldest Hacker boat is a bit like playing darts, since the first 10 years or so of Hacker construction were all of bespoke boats…one or two, or maybe five of a particular design were built, mostly one-off race boats for particular clients without hull numbers.  A few…