The Lucky Lady

by Kent Volmerding member of ACBS Our 1955 Century Arabian is haul number 5502. A friend of mine found it, stored under a lean-to on the side of a building, with the back of the boat unprotected. Needless to say, the boat was in bad shape. Most of the hardware was there, but the windshield…

Welcome Kristina!

From ACBS Headquarters We are pleased to welcome Kristina Dorr as our new Membership Coordinator. Kristina is from Clayton, New York, with a degree in hospitality and tourism, and has over 25 years of administrative management experience. Most recently she was the office manager for the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors in Watertown, NY, and previously…

Everything Cobalt

By Rob Midyett, ACBS Member I’m not sure when I caught the antique boating bug. I had an uncle who owned a 1965 Chris Craft 17-foot ski boat. He was kind of a “shade tree” mechanic and he took great care of his boat. We would visit with my aunt and uncle each summer and…

An Update and an Invite from SML

By John Seal, Publicity Chairman, Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Recent happenings… The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual spring workshop at the home of Alan and Jean Frederick.  The 34 members in attendance learned from subject matter experts about 3 topics that are useful in restoring and maintaining…

Hurry, its coming!

An Invite from Art Ivins, President of the Dixieland Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Guntersville Yacht Club The Dixieland Chapter ACBS is bringing its Spring Antique and Classic Boat Show to the beautiful Lake Guntersville Yacht Club on June 2-5. All ACBS Chapters are welcome. Its a show you wont want to…

Boats At The Barn

By Josh Russell, Gilmore Car Museum and Jim Holland, Water Wonderland Chapter The second Boats At The Barns classic and vintage boat show will be held at Michigan’s Gilmore Car Museum on May 14th, 2022 from 8AM-4PM. It’s among the early outdoor shows on the museum’s car show and event schedule, perfectly timed for a…