Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.27.21

Above is a Circa 1995 “Buffalo Mini Boat” actually manufactured in Buffalo, New York. It was advertised in Motor Boat Magazine with two adult women and was said to easily navigate the “Ice Bergs” in Buffalo. Owned by Ed Dominiak of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, she is powered by a 2hp Evinrude and is said…

Show Boating 2021 Style

By Judy Hills, North Carolina Coastal & Piedmont Chapter Our ACBS Chapter (North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont) partnered with Blackbeard Sailing Club (BSC) and the Edward Teach Youth Sailing Association (ETYSA) to host a low-key boat show at the BSC facility in Fairfield Harbour, New Bern, NC on Saturday July 17th between 10 AM and…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 7.20.21

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats this week is a 1966 Larson 166 All American with 110hp Mercruiser. Her name is Ei8ht Again! because my parents bought it new when I was 8 years old in Independence, Missouri. We’ve owned the boat its entire life. The boat is all original and we relaunched her…

Part of the Family for 51 Years

By Greg Evers, New England Chapter The 1966 Century Resorter 17-foot is one of 129 Resorter 17’s built in 1966. She spent her entire life in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The boat was originally sold by Channel Marine on Lake Winnipesaukee. It was then purchased used in 1970 by my wife Jessie’s father,…

Remembering the “Tipster”

By Leslie W. Rue, ACBS President 1994 ACBS and the entire antique and classic boating world lost an unforgettable and valued member with the passing of Dr. Robert J. Johnson on July 1st of this year. Bob was also affectionally known as “Big Bob”, “The Tipster” or “Tippy”. The “Big Bob” came from Bob’s rotund…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 7.13.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1978 Chris Craft 19-foot Lancer named Wise Choice.  Wise Choice  is owned by Bill Wise, a member of the North Coast Ohio Chapter.   Home Again was built in 1932 by Chris Craft.  She is a “300” model 15.5-feet long. The name  Home Again makes you wonder…

A Heartfelt Thank You!

By Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director for ACBS I learned early on members of ACBS are always more than happy to help, i.e. launching a boat, docking a boat, diagnosing an engine issue, etc. Last fall my wife accepted a new job and we relocated to an area 2.5 hours away from the ACBS headquarters (Clayton,…

Cygnus II Wins Major Award

By Jody Reynolds, Thousand Islands and Chesapeake Bay Chapters Photo above – Cygnus II at dock in St. Michaels, MD, where she attracted countless visitors throughout the three-day event.  Cygnus II, a 56’ 91 year old custom motor yacht owned by Jody Reynolds and Mike Wright, was honored with the coveted “People’s Choice” award at…

SML Chapter Picnic

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held its annual spring picnic on the dock of members Mike and Dolores Mutchler. There were 32 members and their guests in attendance. For further information contact Chapter President Dave Olson at (540) 719-1216 or email: [email protected] . Photo Credit: Steve Miller