Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter
We are a group who…

  • have an interest in antique and classic boats,
  • are challenged by the nature of owning a vintage boat,
  • enjoy learning through sharing ideas and experiences.

Some of us…

  • enjoy competing in judged boat shows,
  • enjoy rebuilding and servicing vintage boats,
  • enjoy buying and selling vintage boats,
  • enjoy showing-off our boat.

But we’re really just a group who enjoy being antique or classic boat owners.

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Chapter News

His First Love

by Carolynn Wesp member of the Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier and North Coast Ohio chapters My husband Dave has been a boat lover all his life and began boating on Chautauqua Lake in a 13′ Boston Whaler when he was just 10 years old. His love of boats continued at the Chautauqua Lake Marina where…

The Life of a Legend

By Gil Maringer member of the North Coast Ohio and Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier chapters When Chris-Craft was completing their WWII contracts and the war was winding down, the company looked forward to national prosperity and the resurgence of demand for pleasure boats. To capture the enthusiasm and optimism for the future they designed a…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.9.19

A Late Classic leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats. It is a 1978 Chris Craft 19-foot Lancer named Wise Choice.  Wise Choice  is owned by Bill Wise, a member of the North Coast Ohio Chapter. The Late Classic age classification is given to boats manufactured between 1976 and 25 years prior to the present year…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.10.18

A Late Classic leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  It is a 1978 Chris Craft 19′ Lancer named Wise Choice.  Wise Choice  is owned by Bill Wise, a member of the North Coast Ohio Chapter. The Late Classic age classification is given to boats manufactured between 1976 and 25 years prior to the present year…

Chris-Craft Corporation’s Jamestown Division 1943-1948

Today’s news is provided by Bill Locke, a member of the Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter of ACBS and also Founding Trustee of The Lawson Boating Heritage Center on Chautauqua Lake. Just Published… The History of Chris-Craft Corporation’s Jamestown Division In Falconer, New York, 1943-1948 by: Fletcher Edward Ward After nearly two years of research, the 85 page…

Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier is Featured Chapter of the Week

Located in the southwest corner of New York state, Chautauqua Lake is the recreational center for members from northwest Pennsylvania as well as western New York. The Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter plans monthly “Cruise-in” events throughout the summer at various locations around the lake.  The gatherings are fun for the participants and a chance…

Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter 2016 Best Non-Wood Award

“Little Blue” won the Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter Award for the Best Non-Wood Boat. “Little Blue” is a 1966 MFG Niagara, 14′ long and runs on a 35 hp Mercury.  She is owned by Dave Nau. Awards presented by Bill Reynolds, Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter President. Notice all of those future classic boat owners learning…

Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter’s 2016 Most Original

“Sweet Jane” receives the 2016 Most Original Award from Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter. “Sweet Jane” is a 1967 Century Arabian owned by Mike Matusick.   The ACBS Award was presented by Bill Reynolds, Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter President.