Your Connection to Classic Boating

ACBS is the organization members count on to connect with resources essential to their passion for classic boats. The ACBS website, email newsletters, and Rudder magazine provide relevant news coverage of our community – local chapters, classic boats, shops, shows, and other events. ACBS membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services, rental cars, and more. It means access to exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a fully searchable database of ACBS members, boats, and engines. Perhaps most valuable of all, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats.

For over 40 years, ACBS has been an International family oriented club 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 26. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member


Business or organization.

If you prefer to send a check instead of using the online form, click here for your printable membership form.


We’re here to help!
Just give a call with any questions or to join:

(315) 686-2628  •  M-F 8am-4pm (Eastern)

Current Members please use the “Renew” button

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Why Join ACBS?

Here are just a few of the benefits available exclusively to ACBS members:

  • The Rudder magazine, a world-class publication filled with information and color photography on vintage and classic boats and boating, is delivered straight to your mailbox 4 times per year
  • Online access to the fully searchable ACBS Directory of 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 $15 BoatUs membership and 10% off Water Towing Services (call ACBS at 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
  • Hall’s Boat Corp offers 5% off a full restoration, courtesy of Nick Lamando