We honor Bill

William H. Truex Jr.,  1937-2022, Lake Champlain Chapter & 2022 Boat Show Co-Chair On April 10, 2022, ACBS and the classic boat community lost a true friend when Bill Truex of Burlington, Vermont, passed away. Bill was passionate about boats and ACBS.  Over the years he served not only as a leader within the Lake…

Haddie’s Boat

By Marshall Campbell. Growing up I was introduced to boating at a young age. We lived on a small farm with a pond and had an older boat with a Johnson 9.9. After that came a standup Kawasaki jet ski as well as canoes and rowboats. My parents afforded my brother and I several cruises…

A Ride Up The Sacramento River

by Dave Thomson member of ACBS I first saw my 1922 Elco Express Cruiser in a “for sale” ad a number of years ago in the “Rudder” and was instantly intrigued by the size, lines, rarity, and the uniqueness of the boat. The boat was kept at the Sacramento Yacht Club and I arranged my…

An Invite from the Dixieland Chapter

Hello, All You ACBS Boaters of All Chapters, The Dixieland Chapter ACBS is inviting you to bring your boat and join us in attending a fantastic antique boat show coming up June 2-5, this year at  Lake Guntersville, Alabama  in partnership with the Lake Guntersville Yacht Club. LGYC  is a super, super venue second to…

Mahogany & Chrome: Episode 04 is Live!

By Forrest Bryant and David Vickers, Heartland Classics Chapter members Imagine turning on your big screen (or your phone screen) and watching a television series devoted entirely to antique and classic power boats, the rewarding lifestyle they represent, and the breathtaking locations they can take you. Thanks to ACBS Members Forrest Bryant and David Vickers,…

CFCC Boat Show 25 March 2022—Let the Good Times Roll!

From the NC Coastal And Piedmont Chapter Our ACBS Chapter, North Carolina Coastal & Piedmont, provides scholarships to students in the Cape Fear Community College’s (CCFC) Boat Building Program.  We also encourage our members to support their annual boat show held at their campus in Wilmington, NC.  Unfortunately, they have not been able to hold…