Each quarter, the ACBS Board meets to discuss the business and issues facing the organization. All ACBS members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to participate in the meetings.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in your Society and provide input to your Directors.

Voting is restricted to Chapter Presidents, each of whom serves as a board member. Locations for the meetings varies geographically in order to allow our members the ability to attend a meeting near them.

Information on the upcoming meetings is available in The Rudder or in this section of the website.

All ACBS members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

ACBS Meeting News

ACBS 2019 Annual Meeting & Boat Show Part 1

ACBS Staff and the Thousand Islands Chapter will welcome 580 ACBS members and a 151 boats during the next few days. A few photos from Sunday (9/15) and Monday (9/16). Click on any photo to access the full size gallery.    


The 38th Annual Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival had four days of beautiful Florida weather and a record crowd. This year, “The Festival of Speed Event” joined forces with the Sunnyland Chapter and featured beautiful exotic cars along with stunning mahogany boats. The City of Tavares provided a new floating dock system that accommodated over 70…

Town Hall Conference Call

Note: Approximately two weeks after each ACBS Board of Directors meeting, a Town Hall Conference Call will be scheduled to provide an opportunity for ACBS members to learn about the Key Items of Agreement, ask questions, and share their comments. Thirty members of ACBS participated in the Town Hall Conference Call held Tuesday, October 2nd.…

ACBS Annual Meeting Summary

More than 70 people attended the annual meeting of the Antique and Classic Boat Society on September 13th in Port Huron, Michigan. The first part of the day, the Chapter Roundtable, included two topics, Youth Boat Building Programs, and the future of the International Boat Show. Lou Ronca (Sunnyland Chapter), Mark Svoboda (Blackhawk Chapter), Winfred…

St. Clair River Run

More than 100 people gathered at the Captain’s meeting this morning prior to the start of the St. Clair River Run, Port Huron, Michigan, the second pre-event of this week’s Boat the Blue, the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show. Photos by Dan Gyoerkoe, ACBS ED.

Is your name on the list for Boat the Blue?

Have you registered yet? Early registration discounts end soon!  On August 1st, both people and boats will be charged more to participate in Boat the Blue. What is Boat the Blue?  It is  The Antique and Classic Boat Society Annual Meeting and International Boat Show to be held at Port Huron, Michigan September 9 – 15,…

ACBS Board of Directors Summer Quarterly

Put together ACBS Officers and Directors, with Classic Boats in a beautiful setting, you’re bound to have serious business discussed, then FUN enjoying what brings them all together. Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director of ACBS, says, It was a very good meeting. Normal business was conducted in the morning. The afternoon session was spent “Looking Ahead”…

Are you going to the ACBS Summer Board Meeting?

The ACBS Board of Directors will be meeting at Smith Mountain Lake on June 7-9, 2018.  You are invited to attend. Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful place to visit – or live.  Here is your chance to be with ACBS friends and see another gorgeous place on earth, and probably get to ride in a…

ACBS Quarterly Meeting starts off the 2018 Sunnyland Festival

It’s officially underway in Tavares, Florida.  What is?   It’s where the Antique and Classic Boat Society has its first quarterly Board of Directors meeting of 2018 and where many boaters get started on the boating season for the year.  Today, Thursday, the ACBS Board of Directors met at Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL.  The Executive…

ACBS Awards Season, too.

Did you know that the Antique and Classic Boat Society has an Awards Season, too? This Awards Program puts PEOPLE and CHAPTERS in the spotlight.  The Awards are presented at the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show Awards Banquet in September, but the nomination and selection process begins now – with YOU! Nominations must be…