Long Island Chapter is for those people who live in the New York City, NY area who are interested in antique and classic boats.

The Long Island Chapter has monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Long Island Maritime Museum located at 88 West Avenue ~ West Sayville, NY.  

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Chapter News

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.…

Long Island Chapter holds second fun event of the year

Long Island Chapter ACBS Dinner Meeting July 14, 2018 Report and pictures by Jan Lowry, Vice President & Laura Almond, Secretary, Long Island Chapter ACBS The Long Island Chapter of the ACBS held a successful and most enjoyable outside dinner meeting at 6PM on the grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville, NY. …

Long Island Chapter first event for 2018 !

Antique & Classic Boat Society, Long Island Chapter first event for 2018 ! Report and photos by Jan Lowry, Vice President L.I. Chapter, ACBS The newly re-activated Long Island Chapter had its first event of the year! Although it was a small gathering from the Long Island Chapter on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.8.18

Boats built between 1976 and 1993 are in the Late Classic age classification. This striking 1983 Correct Craft Ski Nautique is a prime example of a Late Classic Boat.  This 20 ft boat is powered by a 1983 Ford 351. She is owned by Bob and Barb Meimbresse who are members of the Philadelphia Chapter.  …

ACBS Weekly Chapter Feature – Long Island

Long Island Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is revitalized and growing! The Long Island Chapter has some rich history.  Many of their members joined ACBS in the 1970’s.  In recent years, there have been no boat shows or planned meetings although often small groups of friends would get together to work on…

Long Island New Member Spotlight on 2.17.18

The Long Island chapter wishes to welcome in our new members Matt and Fanny Kleisler. Matt grew up on the south shore of Long Island and his youth was spent with many days on the Great South Bay. His family had a sail boat and took many trips around Long Island with the Great South…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.6.18

John Kiernan shared, “This year my wife (Marie) and I purchased a 16 foot 1936 Chris Craft runabout (Echo). Jack, our 10 year old son, is very excited about our first wooden boat and decided that for his cub scout pinewood derby car he wanted to make a model of our new boat. Enclosed are…

Eltro – another piece of raceboat history

John Doxsee sent some pictures of his rare boat – a 1967 Eltro 19′ Sport Utility in original (maintained) condition. He also referred to an article that first appeared in the ACBS Rudder‘s 2003 Spring issue titled “Slaying the New York Giants”.  Today’s story of the Eltro Boat Company is taken from that article which…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.3.17

“The People’s Choice” at the recent Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Show was Heaven on a Sunday.  She is owned by Ray and Ann McDowell who are members of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter.  Heaven on a Sunday is a 1963 18’ Century Sabre. The photo was taken by Leigh Conrad, Blacksburg, Virginia.   Bob Williams, Long Island Chapter,…