Wine & Tall Ships

By Elodie Pini, France Chapter The Societe Nautique de Bordeaux (ACBS France Chapter) members participated in the Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve June 23-26th on the Garonne in Bordeaux celebrating wine and the river. The SNB members’ classic boats accompanied the tall ships for their re-entry in Bordeaux. Nao Victoria is a replica of the famous…

THE BIG CHRIS-CRAFT SHOW!!!

Photos provided by Neil Satterly, ACBS Adirondack Chapter and Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Last weekend, June 24-26th, the Michigan ACBS Chapter held their 2022 “Where It All Began” Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Algonac Harbour Club in Algonac, Michigan. This was the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Chris-Craft! By all accounts coming in, folks…

Dad’s Boat

by Tom Dunn member of the Blue Ridge chapter The new fiberglass 1968 19′ Penn Yan was bought by my father after a barn burnt down along with our 1960 wooden Thompson. Penn Yan had only started making fiberglass boats a few years before that and they looked almost exactly like their wood boats. It…

Encore

by Lindy Robinson member of the Southwest chapter Like many of us, my love for boats started early with water skiing and fishing on my local lake. I have always had a boat of some kind but did not really fall in love with wooden boats until about 25 years ago. Seeing all the beautiful…

ECHO

By Steven Lichty, New England Chapter Member We were on the way North to Acadia National Park for a family camping trip, and my father-in-law Don spotted the boat on the side of Route 1 with a ‘For Sale’ sign taped to the windshield. “That’s the kind of boat I grew up water skiing behind”…

Boating in Biscarosse, FR

By Elodie Pini, Web and Social Media, France Chapter Scoiete Nautique de Bordeaux, the France Chapter of ACBS, held it’s first meeting of the season last weekend. It was on Lake Cazaux in Biscarosse for two days. Located in the Landes department (region) of southwestern France, Lake Cazaux is one of the largest freshwater lakes…

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…