If you love Classic and Antique Wooden and Fiberglass Boats, Classic Hydroplanes, Jersey Skiffs and other Race Boats, Welcome!

 The Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Club is a not-for-profit organization focused on the appreciation of and dedication to the restoration of Antique & Classic Boats, and is a Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, an international organization of wooden and classic boat lovers from around the world.

The NFACB’s membership hails mostly from the Western New York area including Buffalo, NY and it’s surrounding areas as well as Southern Ontario, Canada.

 We also produce one of the largest Antique and Classic Boat Shows in the United States and Canada each September.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Outboard meet in Niagara Frontier Chapter

By Edward Dominiak member of the Niagara Frontier chapter  The Niagara Frontier Chapter held their first annual Outboard swap meet and show. As with most organizations , we strive to come up with new ideas to both keep our present membership involved and entertained but most importantly to attract new members. It takes communication and…

It Must Float and the Engine Must Run!

By Nick Roemer member of Niagara Frontier chapter  Those were the two conditions my wife set when I told her I was thinking about getting a boat. After three or more years of looking I decided what I really wanted was a classic wood inboard. Then in 2016, I saw Andy Chudy was selling the…

Classic II

By Gail Pisa member of the Niagara Frontier chapter “Classic ll” is a 19′ 1957 Chris Craft Capri, it was built at the Chris Craft Plant in Cadillac, Michigan and delivered to Quad City Marine in Davenport, Iowa. It was powered by a 6cyl 131 hp Chris Craft engine. From 1968-1973 this boat was in…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.26.19

Above is a Circa 1995 “Buffalo Mini Boat” actually manufactured in Buffalo, New York. It was advertised in Motor Boat Magazine with two adult women and was said to easily navigate the “Ice Bergs” in Buffalo. Owned by Ed Dominiak of the Niagara Chapter, he finally has it registered and will look forward to having…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12-18-18

Carpe Diem is a 1967 Chris Craft owned by Ray and Lisa Tangent. Home port is Point Breeze, NY on the south shore of Lake Ontario. She has cruised the lake and 1000 Islands region extensively for the last 25 years.    Woody is a 1964 Grew Cruiser, 20 1/2 ft, 8 ft beam lapstrake…

We Shuffled and Darted Back to the Buffalo Launch Club

Niagara Frontier Chapter –  Buffalo NY After three years absent, the Niagara Frontier Chapter – “Old Boats Buffalo” celebrated their 40th show back at the beautiful Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island NY. It had been held there the 36 previous years! Our featured boats were the Dart Boats brought to us by the Ramsey…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.3.18

Independence is the name on this boat – appropriate for this US Independence Day week.  Independence is a 38 ft Chris Craft Commander built in 1968, making her a Classic Boat.  She is owned by William Flaglor, member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter.   Arnie Brulhardt sent this picture of his 1963 Thompson SeaCoaster.  The photo is titled,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.2.18

 Carpe Diem is a 1967 Chris Craft owned by Ray and Lisa Tangent. Home port is Point Breeze NY on the south shore of Lake Ontario. She has cruised the lake and 1000 Island region extensively for the last 25 years. 50 year anniversary this year in 2017. We’ll see you this summer.    …

Featured Chapter of the week is Niagara Frontier

The Niagara Frontier Chapter is this week’s Antique and Classic Boat Society’s featured chapter. As the name implies, most of the chapter’s members live close to Niagara Falls in northwest New York, but also Ontario and nearby states. This active chapter posts this statement on their “Old Boats Buffalo” website: Their fall workshop is scheduled…