ACBS is 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 45 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 a listing of all the Chapters.

Annual Membership


Yourself and one co-member.

Junior Membership


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

Associate Member


Business or organization.



If you prefer to mail a check instead of joining or renewing online, click and print the ACBS Membership Form.

We’re here to help!

Call our Membership Coordinator, Raven Markgraf, with questions about renewing, or to join.

(315) 686-2628 | Email [email protected] | Monday-Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm (Eastern)

Why Join ACBS?

  • Be part of an organization dedicated to dedicated to connecting people who love and enjoy classic boats with events, information, expertise, and other people who share the passion. 
  • The ACBS Rudder magazine, published quarterly, is filled with information and color photography on classic boating.
  • Exclusive online access to a searchable ACBS Directory of members, boats, engines, and more.
  • How to Videos on restoring and maintaining classic boats.
  • Access to the Terbrueggen Photographic Collection with over 22,000 photographs representing years of inspections and surveys.
  • 10% discount on classic boat insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance
  • A discount from BoatUs for membership and Water Towing Services (call ACBS at 315-686-2628 for the group code).