Browse news articles, stories and media for the the Antique & Classic Boat Society; including photographs and stories related to ACBS International and it’s chapters.

Bo-Peep II

by Ronald Lane member of the Pacific Northwest chapter Hacker-Fermann Naval Architects Co. of Detroit Michigan advertised plans for a “New 55-foot Bridge Deck Cruiser” which allowed customers options of equipment and furnishings. On December 11, 1925 Mr. Ivan Kirlin signed a contract with the Defoe Boat and Motor Works Co. of Bay City Michigan…

Vanquish

by Gregory McLean member of the Thousand Islands chapter The Vanquish caught my eye at first glance – as a classic inboard river boat and that was enough to spark my initial interest. My lap-strake Lyman needed work and without a boathouse I thought fiberglass might be a more durable way to go. I had…

Profile Kavalk Boats

Beginning on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia seven generations ago, the Kazulin family have a long history of boat design and building in Europe, the United States, and Canada. The Canadian evolution of Kavalk Boats as designers and manufacturers of refined runabouts dates back 40 years. From the initial concept to the final testing; all…