Milwaukee Boat Show

The Glacier Lakes Chapter set up their booth at the Milwaukee Boat Show this week. The Chapter has boats of all shapes and sizes on display at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center. The show runs from Friday, January 21st to Sunday, January 30th. For more information visit the Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter website…

Killer Whaler

By Jeff Butzer, Sunnyland Chapter Member Engineering on the early fiberglass boats often meant adding extra layers of heavy roving. That’s probably why so many of the old turquoise Boston Whalers are still around. Sixty years later, they can still be be seen from the Grand Canal in Venice to Pago Pago in the South…

Robert Attfield 1948 – 2022

A Message from Port Carling Boats It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Robert Attfield.  Rob passed away on January 6, after a courageous fifteen-month battle with stage four glioblastoma.   Rob was editor and writer of all the Port Carling Boats website blogs for…

“On the Great Warpath”: Preview the 2022 ACBS International Show

By Gene Porter, Co-Chair ACBS 2022 Annual Meeting and Show The Lake Champlain Chapter is pleased to be hosting this year’s Annual ACBS celebration in Burlington, Vermont, the week after Labor Day.  The Champlain Valley is at the center of “The Great Warpath” that witnessed most of the major conflicts that defined early North American…

Red Velvet

By William Goold, Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Red Velvet is the name of a 17 foot Chris-Craft Sportsman. This Chris-Craft has lived almost all of its life on the fresh waters of Smith Mountain Lake, in Virginia. The 1956 mahogany and white oak boat has all of its original wood. The second owner of the…

News from Smith Mountain Lake Chapter

John Seal, Publicity Chairman, Smith Mountain Lake Chapter The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual dinner meeting at Napoli by the Lake restaurant at Bernard’s Landing.  Over 30 members were in attendance.  Chapter President Dave Olson reviewed the year’s activities and presented the slate of officers for 2022. …

A Note from the President

To all Members, As part of a member organization, it is incumbent upon all of us to be caretakers of the financial wellbeing of ACBS.  As a Board of Directors, we take fiduciary responsibility very seriously.  At our recent Fall Planning and Budgeting meeting we performed our fiscal wellness check. Results were ok, but not…