New England Chapter

As boaters, we are always eager to hear the burbling exhaust and intoxicating smell of varnish that seems to permeate the interior hull. And we look forward to the weather magically turning to blue skies and calm water—just the right combination for us woody boaters.

The New England Chapter plans several get togethers for our members to enjoy. Check the events section of the website for upcoming things to do.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.4.18

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

1965 Was a Very Good Year

Pictures and story from Jack Falvey The deep V hull was something new in 1965. You could take on a chop and get through it at speed. You could jump a wake and make a soft landing. Who knew? Jack and Mary Falvey, members of the New England Chapter, have Junior ready to roll for the…

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…

New England is ACBS Featured Chapter of the Week

The New England Chapter became one of the first chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Since their organization in 1976, the New England Chapter has continued to provide activities and learning opportunities in their region.  Now their calendar includes these annual activities; Spring Romp, Boat Show, Summer Outings, Biennial Fall Car & Boat Rendezvous,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.7.17

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

New Hampshire Boat Museum Featured ACBS Associate Member

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is this week’s ACBS Featured Associate Member. The Antique and Classic Boat Society recognizes the New Hampshire Boat Museum with gratitude for their support of our organization. They are also a member of the New England Chapter of ACBS. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is located in Wolfeboro Falls, NH. From…

Southern New England Chapter’s 2016 Most Original

“Sweet Jane” is a 1957 Hiliner Sport Star. She is owned by Brian Carey and was given the Most Original Award by the New England Chapter. This classic boat was purchased new in upstate NY in 1957.  She was only used for about four seasons before being stored away in a barn for over 50 years.…

2015 Platinum Race Boat

“The Fifth” received a 2015 Platinum Race Boat Award at the ACBS Annual International Boat Show. “The Fifth” belongs to Dr. H.J. Ludington who is a member of the New England Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.  She is a 1942 Chris Craft Hydro Racing Boat, just 16 feet long. The RACE BOAT class…