Inland Empire Chapter is at home in northern Idaho but draws its memberships from all over the Northwest.

Our Mission

To bring people together with a common interest in historic, antique and classic boats, sharing fellowship, information, experience and exchange of ideas.

To protect the heritage of boating by promoting, first the preservation and, secondly, the restoration of historic antique and classic boats.

To promote, further and encourage a love and enjoyment of all aspects of historic, antique and classic boating.

To serve as a communication channel for our membership, the public, and any other entities regarding information relating to historic, antique and classic boating. This includes serving as a clearing house and referral service for all information relating to historic, antique, and classic boating.

To serve as the governing body and parent organization for such chapters as shall be formed and created under our auspices; this includes providing support for and communicating with these chapters.

To inspire and support quality boat shows and related events among our chapters; to establish and maintain standards for classifying boats and conducting boat shows.

To educate our membership and the general public concerning safety and protocol as it relates to historic, antique and classic boating.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.11.18

The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is lead by Mollie, a 1932 Gar Wood owned by Nevin and Elizabeth Bryant of Coolin, ID.  The photo was taken by Wes Yandt at the Big Sky Chapter’s Woody Weekend on Whitefish Lake in Montana.     Check back in for tomorrow’s post which will showcase the “Best…

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 8.21.18

“KaRat”, pictured above, is 1929 38′ Elco Cruiser powered by a 1973 Ford-Leimen 8cyl 125hp engine. She just completed an extensive three-year restoration at Wykes Boat Works in Harlem, ON. Owned by Manotick Classic Boat Club members, Ray and Judy Saunders. Photographed at the Manotick Classic Boat show in Westport, ON on August 11th, 2018.…

Inland Empire ACBS Chapter Featured

Inland Empire Chapter is officially 18 years old this year.   It started, though, from members who were already members of other chapters in the northwest.  As they realized there was a core of members and even more to be added in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a group petitioned to be recognized as a chapter in 2000.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.22.18

ALAKAZAM was built at Cadillac, Michigan.  This 18 ft Chris Craft Riviera was sold by Lee Craft Boats in Somers, Montana on March 26, 1951. After a complete restoration with all new bottom, sides and new engine, ALAKAZAM now lives at Priest Lake, Idaho.  ALAKAZAM is owned by Steven Schmidt, member of the Inland Empire Chapter.    Tim Matyn writes,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.17.18

Ain’t She Sweet is a 1960 Chris Craft 17′ Sportsman who is at home on Lake Tahoe, CA.  She is owned by Erin John and Jacquie Barker.  Ain’t She Sweet  is powered with a General Motors 283.   Dick and Kristen Winn own and play with this 1959 Glaspar G-3.  Aptly named, G Whiz is just 14 feet long.…

Thankful for the people of ACBS

Ask any active member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society what they value most from the organization and the answer will always include “the people you meet”. Some of those people along the way become the leaders of the organization.  Today, we are thankful for the continuing personal relationship with one man and also…

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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.31.17

A 1932 Chris Craft 21 ft  305 Runabout leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Tuffy is at home in Skaneateles, New York, where this photo was taken in July of 2017. Tuffy is owned by Ed and Brenda Evans.  Ed tells us that “Tuffy is a “he” ( named for my father in…