Antique and Classic Boats have unique needs!

In order to preserve or restore your vintage boat, you probably need some very exact supplies. What do you need to order now to get started on the next project?

Under the Resources Tab on this website, you will find the Classic Boat Suppliers   There are 850 businesses and organizations included, all linked from this site for easy shopping.  No – they don’t just supply Classic Boats.  Some do, such as the boat builders and boat dealers, but they also have everything from accessories to materials, to parts, etc.

Here are the general categories and how many businesses are listed with each category search:

Accessories (5)  Antique Boat America, Classic Boat Connection, Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC, Island Art, The Knotted Line

Builder (15)  Bear Mountain Boats, Breen – Peter D., Callinectes Boatworks, Classic Craft®, Comitti, Crusse’n Classic, Elco Motor Yachts, Fish Brothers Marine Service, Gar Wood Custom Boats, Hacker Craft Boat Company Inc., Hugh Saint Inc., Katz’s Marina, New England Boat & Motor Inc., Tumblehome Boatshop, Van Dam Custom Boats

Dealer (12)  Alan Weinstein Associates Inc., Antique Boat America, Antique Boat Center, Breen – Peter D., Carolina Classic Boats and Cars,  Comitti, Freedom Boat Service LLC, Hall’s Boat Corporation, Inland Boat Works/Southern N.H. Auction LLC, Katz’s Marina, LaPointe’s Classic Boat & Motor, Sierra Boat Company

Education (8)  Antique Boat America, Antique Boat Museum, Bear Mountain Boats, Classic Boat Connection, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Inland Boat Works/Southern N.H. Auction LLC, New Hampshire Boat Museum,  The Landing School of Boatbuilding & Design, WoodenBoat Publications LLC

Engine (13) CD’s Engine Service Inc., Crow Custom Cast Welding, Drake Engines, Inc, Fish Brothers Marine Service, Freedom Boat Service LLC, Katz’s Marina, LaPointe’s Classic Boat & Motor, MidCentury Marine, Peter Henkel Inc., Resort Boat Shop, Sierra Boat Company, Van Ness Engineering

Hardware (11) California Classic Boats Inc., Classic Boat Connection, Classic Boat Hardware, Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC, Fish Brothers Marine Service, Graves Plating Co., J.D. Thorpe & Co., JR.Custom Plating, Katz’s Marina, Spacecoast Plating & Metal Refinishing Inc., Wade Technology Inc.

Instruments (2)  Clawson Classic Instruments, Kocian Instruments

Insurance (4)  Antique Boat America, Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance, Heritage Marine Insurance, Travelers Antique Boat Insurance

Restorer (28)  Alan Weinstein Associates Inc., Androscoggin Wooden Boat Works, Antique Boat America, Antique Boat Shop, Bergersen Boat Company, Bottoms Up, Breen – Peter D., Classic Boat Connection, Classic Craft®, Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC, Crusse’n Classic, Custom Marine  Inc., Everso Marine Restorations, Fish Brothers Marine Service, Fox River Valley Boat Co., Freedom Boat Service LLC, Howard Classic Boats, Katz’s Marina, Lange Custom Woodworking Inc., LaPointe’s Classic Boat & Motor, Macatawa Bay Boat Works, Midwest Boat Appeal & Marine Plywood, Northwest Classic Boats. Northwood Boatworks, Resort Boat Shop, Sierra Boat Company, St. Lawrence Restorations, Tumblehome Boatshop, Wooden Runabout Company

Riva Boats (4)  Alan Weinstein Associates Inc., Freedom Boat Service LLC, Northwest Classic Boats, Sierra Boat Company

Supplies  (13)  Antique Auto Battery, Classic Boat Connection, Classic Boat Hardware, Classic Craft®, Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC,  Clawson Classic Instruments, Epifanes N. A. Inc., LL Johnson Lumber Mfg Co & Johnson’s Workbench, Macatawa Bay Boat Works, MidCentury Marine, Midwest Boat Appeal & Marine Plywood, STAR 10 Inc., West Wind Hardwood

Trailers  (3)  Antique Boat America, Boathouse Classic Trailers, Macatawa Bay Boat Works

Using the correct material and products makes the effort you invest in your boat more enduring and satisfying.  Maintenance of vintage boats has become easier and longer lasting with modern products.  

And remember the trailer maintenance before you haul your boat back to the lake or to the first cruise and show of the season.

These Classic Boat Suppliers all support the Antique and Classic Boat Society by advertising on this website and in our quarterly magazine, the Rudder.  More importantly, they understand the importance of providing the correct product and material for your project or your design.  They also appreciate the unique value of vintage boats and the people who work on them.

So please return the favour to these Classic Boat Suppliers by shopping here first.


  1. I have used Classic Boat Connection for almost all of the supplies that I needed beginning back in 2004 for the complete restoration of a 1955 Chris Craft Continental, 18′ boat Purchased in Buffalo, NY. I have found that the prices and service are excellent and that they have everything I needed. I would recommend to anyone that they use Classic Boat connection for their repair and restoration needs.

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