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.

Miss Lucky 59

By Darrin Podskalny member of the Water Wonderland chapter The ownership of our 1959 Skipper-Craft started when a good friend of mine, Geoff Reynolds from Holland, Michigan had shown me his Skipper-Craft on a spring weekend in 2001. Geoff and I were heading to a swap meet for outboards and boats in lower Michigan. When…

Boats from Down Under

by Andrew Barnett “ERICA” was made by an apprentice carpenter in Erica, VICTORIA. [State of Australia] The town is a log cutting town and Chris learnt about the types of wood from the mill. He finished the reproduction in 2005 and relocated to Hobart, Tasmania some years later. Did 50 Knots while I was in…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.5.19

This week’s tour features boats from 1968 The first one with the name Lot of Fun Too is a 1968 Evinrude 16-foot Sportsman with a 1968 Buick HU-16C engine.  Lot of Fun Too is owned by Chuck and Nadine Breen. Chuck says, “Boat purchased in 1968 by Richard Willis of Hackensack, MN. Sold to Curt…

What’s in a Name?

by Howard P. Johnson Jr. As a kid I helped my Dad refinish and maintain his boats, by the time I was a teenager he was letting me handle the bottom and the varnish but never use the boat. I finished my first more recent Chris Craft restoration in `94 and couldn’t come up with…

Where I Go She Goes

By John Ables member of ACBS    I bought the boat back in 1974 when I was 25 years old and living on a lake in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. When I was a child my dad’s company had several of this same model that were available for use and they were kept on Lake…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.26.19

Many of the boats in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats are from the Michigan area. Dennis Hansen, a member of the Water Wonderland chapter, is seeking help in finding the ownership history of his Chris Craft U-22 (Hull #U22584). The boat was originally shipped to a Cleveland, Ohio boat store that no longer exists.…

Why We Love Our Lymans

By Howard Johnson member of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter    It must be the rich blend of aromas that are released when the cover is first removed. Or, perhaps, it’s the way the mahogany and paint come alive when lit by the sun. It could also be the way the curves of the sheer, the…