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We Shuffled and Darted Back to the Buffalo Launch Club

Niagara Frontier Chapter –  Buffalo NY After three years absent, the Niagara Frontier Chapter – “Old Boats Buffalo” celebrated their 40th show back at the beautiful Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island NY. It had been held there the 36 previous years! Our featured boats were the Dart Boats brought to us by the Ramsey…

ACBS Annual Meeting Summary

More than 70 people attended the annual meeting of the Antique and Classic Boat Society on September 13th in Port Huron, Michigan. The first part of the day, the Chapter Roundtable, included two topics, Youth Boat Building Programs, and the future of the International Boat Show. Lou Ronca (Sunnyland Chapter), Mark Svoboda (Blackhawk Chapter), Winfred…

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: Teri 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…

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footer_img_001-630x916THE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY (ACBS) IS DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HISTORIC, ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOATS AND PROVIDES EDUCATION ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE.

From the time of its first official general meeting and board meeting of officers and directors on February 9, 1975, in Boston, the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) has been dedicated to bringing together people with a love of antique and classic boats and boating.

Our mission is to promote the love and enjoyment of all aspects of classic boating. In furtherance of that goal, ACBS also provides scholarships to worthy students seeking careers in the field of antique marine restoration and preservation. ACBS also acts as a central governing body for the classic boating hobby and our chapters.

Membership in ACBS also provides access to a range of information from our award-winning magazine, The Rudder, to restoration videos and numerous member discounts, including discounts on boat insurance. Our regular activities include boat shows, restoration symposiums, and quarterly meetings in some of the most beautiful boating areas in North America.