The Dixieland Chapter membership numbers over one hundred with the majority of those living in Alabama and Tennessee.  

An effort is made to have a minimum of three boat show events each year.  Occasionally, some members will have a loosely organized one or two-day river cruise.  Boat Show events are traditionally held on Guntersville Lake, Wheeler Lake, and Pickwick Lake – all are on the TN River.  

While our boat shows are not judging shows, awards are made for people’s choice and skipper’s choice.  Occasionally, we may also have some humorous ones to pass out.  Our events are family friendly with food and boat riding.  Guests are always welcome and no one gets left at the docks.  We hope to see you there.

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.4.18

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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.28.18

Tom & Lisa Ganzer sent pictures of their “pride and joy, Serenity.”  Serenity is a 1992 26 foot straight drive Streblow powered with a 454 Marine Power 390 hp engine.  Home Port is Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  More views of this beautiful Streblow:       Awe inspiring!  This Hacker Craft boating at sunset on Lake Champlain was photographed…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.7.18

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show on August 19th at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17′ Century /converted to a…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.12.18

Mark and Karen Whitehead are seen cruising on Table Rock Lake, Missouri in their 1948 Chris Craft 19′ Racing Runabout named The Torpedo.  The Torpedo is powered with a Hercules MBL with 158 hp. The Whiteheads are members of the Dixieland Chapter and Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.   An ACBS member from Alabama, Bill…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.5.17

Joanne Hummel introduces us to their 1963 Owens. 28ft long teak and mahogany deck. She was ready to be put on a burn pile if she wasn’t sold. My Husband Ronald Hummel restored her to her beauty as she is today with the help of our son Justin Hummel when he was fifteen. It has been 8…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.28.17

French Vanilla is a 1954 Correct Craft Atom, 15 ft with a Gray Marine 4 cylinder 95 hp engine.  French Vanilla is owned by Mike and Linda Stevens who are members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter.   Mike and Linda Stevens also own this 1957 Higgins 18 ft Speedster.  She is aptly named 57 Again. …

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…

2017 Pickwick Lake Boat Show Report

Report and pictures submitted by Rick Simmons, President of the Dixieland Chapter of ACBS. The Dixieland Chapter held their annual Pickwick Lake Boat Show on the beautiful Tennessee River.   The event was held on October 13, 14 and 15.  Anthony Davison was the event’s host and did a splendid job coordinating all of the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.10.17

“The Three Hour Tour” is a 1984 Mohawk 27′ workboat with twin Johnson outboards.  Being built in 1984 puts her in the Late Classic age classification.  She is owned by Jim and Pam Peterson who are members of Rocky Mountain Classics and Heartland Classics.  This photo was taken by George Reaves on the 2017 Arkansas River Cruise just…