2018 ACBS Awards

ACBS Founders Award Generously donated by the Michigan Chapter and chosen annually by past recipients, this award recognizes outstanding life-time achievement in furthering the goals of the organization. Photo: Terri Hoffman (center) accepts the Founders Award from Gail Turner, Chair of the Committee, and Dan Gyoerkoe, ACBS Executive Director. ACBS President’s Cup Given annually by…

Sea Scouts Ship 23 Project Boat is a ’57 Fiberglass Runabout

  WINNER “SCORPION” 15’ RUNABOUT The Specifications                         Winner Boat – 1957 with an Evinrude Outboard Engine – 1958 Winner Manufacturing Company, South Trenton, NJ, one of the earliest producers of fiberglass boats.  One-piece hull molded of fiberglass. Restoration: Initiated and largely accomplished by the dedicated efforts of the boat’s most recent owner, Mr. Brad Wirth,…

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Announcing:  ACBS has partnered with BoatXchg.com Online Resource Directory to give you even more CONNECTIONS! BoatXchg.com Online Resource Directory shares their comprehensive database of over 850 suppliers, service providers, and other resources supporting the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of antique and classic boats. The BoatXchg.com Online Resource Directory will always be found on this website under the RESOURCES menu tab.  It replaces…

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Northern California/Lake Tahoe is ACBS Weekly Featured Chapter

The second largest Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is named the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter. Members of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter like to socialize with or without their boats.  Their first chapter event of the year is a Spring Fling – this year it was at Cambria, CA with tours of…

$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – Brakes

$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – focus on Brakes – by Bill Nalle This article was first published in the Southwester Newsletter, editor Craig Stanfield, of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  Bill Nalle was awarded the 2017 ACBS-Hagerty Safety Award for the best published article on boating safety.  This is the second segment of the article. Brakes: Starting at the…