An ACBS Membership as a gift is so much more than a gift card.

A gift membership has ongoing benefits for anyone who admires classic boats.  Remember, they do NOT need to own a boat…yet.

  • Obtain the gift by:
    • calling ACBS headquarters (315) 686 2628 during office hours 8:00 – 4:00 Eastern M-F
    • or you may print the membership form and mail it to headquarters with a check.

A “Gift Certificate” is available to print.  The empty third section is for a personal message from you or information about a chapter that you are including in the membership.

  • An annual membership brings them reading and coffee-table-worthy pictures in the quarterly Rudder.  
  • There will be events to attend.  Your gift recipient will have an instantly created new circle of friends.
  • Sources of information are available to members through print, videos, symposiums and friends to ask.

Plus, you and your gift recipient will know that this membership promotes the value of antique and classic boats.  ACBS continues to educate its members and the public about boats, boating safety, and the skills and knowledge to preserve, restore, maintain, and even build boats in the tradition of our classic boating heritage.

Here is more information to share with your gift recipient:

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Some ACBS member benefits are listed below:

  • The Rudder magazine, a world-class publication comes to your mailbox quarterly
  • Access to Membership Directory with multiple searches for people, boats, engines, and more
  • Videos of how-to preserve, restore and maintain all vintage boats – for members only
  • Terbrueggen Photographic Collection of over 22,000 photographs which represent years of inspections and surveys. 
  • 10% discount on insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance.
  • Special discount rates on Hertz Rentals worldwide. Discount coupons for upgrades and weekly rentals.
  • A 50% discount on BoatUs membership. (call ACBS (315) 686-2628 for discount code)
  • $250 discount on a complete refinish from ACBS past-president Jeff Funk’s Antique Boat Shop
  • Custom Marine – Jeremy Goldstein – Custom bilge pump with major service
  • 5% labor discount on complete engine rebuild from Casey or Dave at CD’s Engine Service
  • Jonathan Reus of Macatawa Bay Boatworks offers a 10% discount on leather interiors, 5% discount on new trailers
  • Antique Boat Center offers a 10% discount on all chrome work plus FREE oil change for winterization or summerization
  • 5% off on parts at Sierra Boat Company courtesy of Herb Hall
  • Nick Lamando offers 5% off a full restoration at Hall’s Boat Corp

  • Pictures of individual boats with brief descriptions are included in the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats
  • Stories and reports will become one of the news posts which are freshly published nearly on a daily basis

This ACBS website belongs to everyone who appreciates antique and classic boats and boating. We hope you enjoy what is already on the ACBS website and think of ways you can be an active part of this community.

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