Company that has Continuously Built and Restored Wood Boats for over 100 Years

A Rarity in Antique & Classic Boating: Company that has Continuously Built & Restored Wood Boats for over 100 Years Many ACBS members are gifted craftsman and mechanics, but others must, or just want, to rely on others to keep their boat or boats looking good and safely navigating on top of the water.  For…

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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,…

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Classic Boat Forum, Workshop, Symposium, Seminar

Whether we are in this as a hobby or a profession, most of us came by way of falling in love with an old boat. The combination of historical value and artistic styling add to the unique story that each antique and classic boat carries with her.  But as with the ownership of anything valuable, we soon…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.14.17

Driftwood is a 19 foot 1956 Chris Craft Capri with a KLC engine.  The picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Anna, Virginia.  Owners of Driftwood are Linda and Randy Krout shown here out for a cruise with daughter Brittany and her fiancée Rich Mack.   A Wizard!  This 1957 Wizard El Dorado is 19′ long and is…

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1938 water-speed record-setting Bluebird K3 is back

1938 water-speed record-setting Bluebird K3 is back on the water after extensive restoration Jim O’Clair on October 31, 2017, in Hemmings Daily     Owner Karl Foulkes-Halbard poses with the K3 after an exhilarating test run. Photos courtesy Lisa Beaney Photography. Okay, so it didn’t go at its record-setting speed of 130.91 mph that was set on August…

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End of the Season Boating Weekend in SW France

Report and pictures sent by Gilbert Vacheret, President of the ACBS France Chapter Like every year, just before it is time to winterize our boats, we were on Cazaux Lake, near Bordeaux, SW France, for a boating weekend.  La Caravelle (http://www.lacaravelle.fr) is a hotel located on the bank of the lake, with her own beach, a great spot for beaching boats.  The lake of Cazaux,…

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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…

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