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…

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Seeking Donations for Scholarship Auction

Help sustain ACBS’s annual boatbuilding school scholarships by making a donation to our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION, to be held on Friday, September 10th at the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show in Burlington, Vermont.  ACBS currently seeks donations of items for both the Silent and Live Auction. Please contact ACBS Executive Director Lora Nadolski…

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…

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…

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…

Andale

by John Calhoun member of the Water Wonderland chapter I purchased a basket case hull of a 1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout (barrelback) in 2006 after searching for a respectable project where I could utilize a Chris- Craft KBL131 hp triple carb engine that I owned. I was alerted to a gray boat that was in…