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

41st Buffalo Antique and Classic Boat Show

All of us at the Niagara Frontier Chapter cordially invite exhibitors to attend the 41st. Buffalo Antique and Classic Boat show held September 7th and 8th at the beautiful Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island NY. Enjoy a visit to Buffalo and Niagara Falls on your way to the International Show in the 1000 Islands.…

For the love of Peterboroughs

By Jeff Birtch members of the Niagara Frontier and Adirondack chapters I was first drawn to the legendary design of the Peterborough in the summer of 1976, when friends invited us to an old hunting and fishing club. Their cabin was one of about 25 nestled among the wood-lined shores of a stunning glacier lake…

You are Cordially invited

All of us at the Niagara Frontier Chapter cordially invite exhibitors to attend the 41st. Buffalo Antique and Classic Boat show held September 7th and 8th at the beautiful Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island NY.  Enjoy a visit to Buffalo and Niagara Falls on your way to the International Show in the 1000 Islands.…

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…