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Boston Whalers are My Passion

By David Grooters, ACBS Member In November of 2004, I was at a luncheon table and the conversation went from boats to Whalers specifically. The fella across from me mentioned he had a 15-foot Whaler for sale. Well, I’ve had numerous Whalers, 13-feet, 17-feet, 25-feet and even Squalls but never a 15-foot. I told him…

Supporting a Local Charity

The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently presented a donation to the “Landing Love Project”. Pictured (L-R) above is Tiffany Silva from the Landings Restaurant and Chapter President Dave Olson. The “Love Project” was started 8 months ago to address the community’s need for meals to those with food insecurity during…

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…