by Tim Keyes member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter Earth Whispers is a French yacht built in 1975 by Nautic Saintonge. The Rorqual 44 CC ketch rig was designed as a performance sailing vessel. The company ceased operations in 1993, however, there are still a small number of this design in existence, mostly in Europe in…Details
By John Hart member of BSLOL Chapter It was a few encounters with a Thompson boat around 1965 that launched my interest in wooden runabouts. Whether as a passenger watching the water rush by during a tight turn, as a spotter monitoring the status of a skier, or as a person on the end of…Details
By Gilbert Vacheret, member of the France chapter. From 11-15 September 2019, the Yacht Club de Monaco organized the 14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. This biennial event is the first in the world to present sailing and motor boats moored in the marina of the Yacht Club Monaco and sailing together on…Details
Photo credit Nadine Breen The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held their Annual Fall Boat Show at Mariners Landing on Smith Mountain Lake. Under moderate temperatures a variety of Chris-Craft and Century Antique Boats were displayed from states as far away as Ohio. A total of 48 boats and their owners…Details
From October 11th to the 14th, over 150 small boat educators will be presenting their experiences and sharing their expertise at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York. If you do this type of work, or are thinking about starting, you need to be there! To register, go to: www.teachingwithsmallboats.org The four days of…Details
Photo Credit: Cindy Heaton, Lake Hopatcong Chapter ACBS Founders Award Generously donated by the Michigan Chapter and chosen annually by past recipients, this award recognizes outstanding life-time achievement in furthering the goals of the organization. Photo: Dunc Hawkins accepts the Founders Award. ACBS President’s Cup Given annually by the President of the Society to recognize…Details
Geraldine, pictured above, won the People’s Choice Award Many thanks to Kirk Smith, Boat Show Chair, Terry Fiest, Head Judge, Brian Robinson, Assistant Head Judge, and all of the Judges. Congratulations to the Winners. Geraldine PEOPLE’S CHOICE 1945 26-foot U.S. Coast Guard Whaleboat with a 30hp 4 Cylinder Atomic 4 engine Joe Sabo, Tupper Lake,…Details
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