The ACBS Board of Directors will be meeting at Smith Mountain Lake on June 7-9, 2018.  You are invited to attend.

Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful place to visit – or live.  Here is your chance to be with ACBS friends and see another gorgeous place on earth, and probably get to ride in a vintage boat, as well.  Click here for details are on the Events Calendar.

ACBS members may still register online by going to the Members Only side of this website.

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter is promoting this event to the public in this press release:

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society announce their Spring Boat Show

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. The public is cordially invited to see a flotilla of antique and classic boats at Smith Mountain Lake’s Bridgewater Plaza on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Ten antique and classic boats from the 1920’s to the 1960’s will be on display behind the Bridgewater Condominiums, near the Hales Ford Bridge on Route 122, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visitors can see the boats up close and find out more about them by talking to the owners.

These antique and classic boats represent an era when life was simpler, and craftsmanship and pride in work was an everyday commitment. The members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society have shown a similar commitment, by restoring and preserving these wonderful boats from an earlier time. Approximately half of the 80+ members of the local Chapter live on or near Smith Mountain Lake.

This spring event will be a preview of the annual September Antique and Classic Boat Festival Weekend, which will take place at Mariners Landing Resort and Conference Center on September 15, 2018. In addition to the normal number of wooden boats, this year will also include approximately 30 Century Boats from the International Century Boat organization.

During the week before the Spring Show, the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold their quarterly board of directors meeting at Mariners Landing. This is the first time in recorded history that the parent organization to the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter has held their board of directors meeting at our lake. 

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society welcomes the public to visit the Spring Boat Show at Bridgewater Plaza, and will be on hand to describe and demonstrate these unique survivors of an earlier era of boating. 

Thank you, George Blosser, for submitting this information.

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