Serenity Now

by Sami Al Jallad member of ACBS I’m pleased to share with you a bit of history about our 1973 47’ flush-deck Cabin Cruiser that was built by Stephens Brothers Marine in Stockton California (HIN #541923). She is a mahogany plank over white oak ribbed v-type hull that contains three staterooms, five bunks, two heads…

Wood Duck

by Steve and Elizabeth Bradbury members of the Heartland Classics chapter We have been active boaters for many years. In Steve’s case it started with a twelve-foot plywood rowboat and six horse Wizard outboard passed down from his brother in 1958. Since then, our list has included just about everything from canoes to cruisers. For…

Our Lil Girl

by Jay Wilmeth member of ACBS Saw an ad for this beautiful nineteen-footer for sale in up-state New York. I already had two Lyman runabouts in storage in central Pennsylvania, but this one had it all! Late ‘50s model, recently re-furbished in and out, a Ford Crusader V-8, new canvas, gorgeous brightwork , and a…

Arla Kay

by Dan Dial member of ACBS I first came to be interested in steamboats when I was a teenager in So. California.  I had gone to a small beach in Newport Beach and there was a steam launch there on the beach. As I recall, it looked a lot like what is now the Arla…

Jobe

by Karl Hoffman member of the Pacific Northwest chapter My first ACBS event was the Seattle opening day of boating 1983 with our newly purchased 16 ft. Century Resorter which is still in our family. My next project was a 55 Century Coronado which took me 8 years to complete. Then came the 1941 34…

She Has Quite A History

by Andrew Barnett of Austrailia member of ACBS This Commuter was in the hands of Mr. Bennett until [Reputed] he was mowing his lawn with a newly invented lawn mower. This threw a stone into his leg and it became gangrene. The boat went through several hands including the defense force during the war. It…

Don’t Wait

by Brad Hedrick member of ACBS When I was a kid, growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, we lived very close to my grandparents. My brothers and I got to spend a lot of time with my grandfather while my father was in Viet- Nam. My grandfather had a 17’ Barbour Silver Clipper that he took…