The Hudson River Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society


As individual members, our interest is rooted in a personal story or experience in our lives. 
As a group with a unique perspective on a common interest, our camaraderie sparks new energy in the continuing effort not just to own but to preserve the historic design, integrity, and structure of classic boats.   
Sometimes a single photo, story, or comment brings inspiration or drives the solution to various challenges in the continuing effort to maintain the historic continuity in antique and classic boat ownership and maintenance.   
This website is our link in the chain of preservation and enjoyment.

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Chapter News

Hudson River Chapter and the Hudson Maritime Festival

On Saturday, June 22, our Hudson River Chapter participated in the first annual Maritime Festival held at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. This event combined our annual boat show with the museum’s third annual Boat Building Challenge, a nationally sanctioned event, and a large mix of activities and vendors. The turnout was estimated at 1,100…

Hudson River Maritime Museum Naming Competition

Hudson River Maritime Museum Launches Naming Competition for New Tour Boat Name our new solar powered tour boat!    The Hudson River Maritime Museum is excited to announce the start of a naming campaign for a newly purchased 100% solar-powered 44-foot tour boat, the latest version of the Solar Sal series. Built by the Hudson…

In Over My Head

By David Price, member of the Hudson River Chapter. I hope the title of my story proves to be not true but, as of today, it seems entirely appropriate, especially to my wife and friends. My wife Barbara and I joined the Hudson River Chapter of ACBS some 16 years ago after Barbara bought, on…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.19.17

This 1963 American Marine 65’ Custom Trawler is new to Bert Dodge, Hudson River Chapter.  It was purchased from the Mystic Seaport Museum. Eldridge-McInnis Design.   Bill Root, Sunnyland Chapter, sent this shot of the cover of a widely distributed Florida magazine featuring “Majestic”, the 1936 Chris Craft Custom Runabout belonging to Sunnyland Past President Guy…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.27.17

This is the third Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Enjoy!   Then send your boat’s picture in for one of the next Tuesday Tours. (directions below) The picture above of Andersong was sent in by Jim Anderson, Hudson River Chapter, with this story: “1938 34 ft Marblehead Deck House Cruiser built by Marblehead Boat Works…