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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.21.17

Leading the Tour this week is Love Me Timber owned by Kevin and Jeanne Hogan and Yellow Lab Harley.  Home Port is Olathe, Kansas. Love Me Timber  is a 1958 21″ Century Coronado. This photo was taken at Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas. Photography by Forrest Bryant. You can learn more about the restoration of Love Me…

New England is ACBS Featured Chapter of the Week

The New England Chapter became one of the first chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Since their organization in 1976, the New England Chapter has continued to provide activities and learning opportunities in their region.  Now their calendar includes these annual activities; Spring Romp, Boat Show, Summer Outings, Biennial Fall Car & Boat Rendezvous,…

Classic Boat Forum, Workshop, Symposium, Seminar

Whether we are in this as a hobby or a profession, most of us came by way of falling in love with an old boat. The combination of historical value and artistic styling add to the unique story that each antique and classic boat carries with her.  But as with the ownership of anything valuable, we soon…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.14.17

Driftwood is a 19 foot 1956 Chris Craft Capri with a KLC engine.  The picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Anna, Virginia.  Owners of Driftwood are Linda and Randy Krout shown here out for a cruise with daughter Brittany and her fiancée Rich Mack.   A Wizard!  This 1957 Wizard El Dorado is 19′ long and is…

End of the Season Boating Weekend in SW France

Report and pictures sent by Gilbert Vacheret, President of the ACBS France Chapter Like every year, just before it is time to winterize our boats, we were on Cazaux Lake, near Bordeaux, SW France, for a boating weekend.  La Caravelle (http://www.lacaravelle.fr) is a hotel located on the bank of the lake, with her own beach, a great spot for beaching boats.  The lake of Cazaux,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.7.17

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…