Photos by Kent O. Smith, Jr. (click on any photo to access the gallery).
Many thanks to Maggi Cassell for the great photos of the trip to Dark Island. Maggi is President of the Southern California Chapter and Secretary on the ACBS Board of Directors. Click on any photo to access the gallery (larger size).
By Rafe Hunsucker member of the Heartland Classics chapter My parents bought this 1960 Chris-Craft Cavalier slightly used in 1962 and it has served the Hunsucker family ever since, having It restored by Antique boat shop Ft.Wayne Indiana around 2010. The most prestigious award was Most original boat at the International boat show 2012 at…Details
by Eric Chase, Chesapeake Bay chapter. The story of how this boat became ours, starts with a comment I made to my wife Carolyn 7-8 years ago while we were vacationing in the Moosehead Lake area of Maine. While admiring a few antique wooden boats and canoes on display, I casually mentioned that the only…Details
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. The 29th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show and Festival, a major Eastern U.S. gathering of antique motorboats, will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Mariners Landing Resort and Conference Center on Smith Mountain Lake. The public is cordially invited to this fun…Details
By Shawn Howell member of the Indiana chapter To tell you about our 1984 ski Nautique I have to tell you about our 1984 Century Resorter. That story is short, we had the boat for over 20 years discovered soft stringers so we decided to restore her, The End. On with the Nautique story. Myself…Details
This past May 3-4, 2019 we celebrated the 24th annual Keels & Wheels Concours D’ Elegance, held on the grounds and in the inner harbor of Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas, near Houston. Keels & Wheels is hosted by the Southwest Chapter of ACBS. Despite the forecast, the weather was perfect. On display was 185…Details
By Brent Howard All it takes for an explosion is fuel fumes and a small spark. The 1955 Century boat explosion is a heads up to evaluate boats for explosion risk and take needed action to insure our boats are safe to enjoy. Take a safety tip from Pilots. Before each flight, pilots do a…Details
The Lake Tahoe California Concours d’Elegance was held August 9 and 10 at Obexer’s Boat Company and Marina on the west shore. John L. Hacker Crafts were the marquee boat this year. 2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the original Hacker Boat Company. From a small beginning and gathering of Tahoe Yacht Club members displaying…Details
By member Stephen Wright I think it’s fair to say that I got the classic wood boat bug early on. I always envisioned myself restoring a classic wood boat, and I even reconfigured my garage for that prospect. So, I think it’s fair to say that the next step in boating came as a bit…Details
Sweet Jane is a 1957 Hiliner Super Sport with twin outboards, owned by Brian Carey. This classic boat was purchased new in upstate NY in 1957. She was only used for 4 seasons before being stored away in a barn for over 50 years. She still sat n the original Tee Nee trailer that she…Details