ACBS is the premier organization to join for people who want to learn, participate and enjoy the fun of classic & vintage boating.

For over 40 years, we have been an international family oriented, non-profit (501-c-3) boating society that is devoted to the preservation, restoration and education about classic boating. Ownership of a classic boat is not a requirement for membership.

Adding a chapter membership to your ACBS membership offers you more opportunities to interact with fellow members.  Click here to see Chapter names, their general location, and their annual dues.

Annual Membership


Yourself and one co-member.

Youth Membership


Under the age of 21. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member


Business or organization to be listed in ACBS directory as a business.

You  may also call the ACBS Headquarters with membership questions or to JOIN.
(315) 686-2628     M-F 8am-4pm Eastern.
Current Active Members use the “Renew” button.

How do you spend your weekends?

Some ACBS member benefits are listed below:

  • The Rudder magazine, a world-class publication comes to your mailbox quarterly
  • Access to the Online Directory (searchable) with ACBS members, 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