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

$55.00

Yourself and one co-member.

Youth Membership

$15.00

Under the age of 26. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member

$200.00

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

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 Active Members 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