We are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and education of antique and classic boats. Our chapter has several events each year in multiple locations in Northern California.

  • Our Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) judged boat show is held at Lake Tahoe,
  • we have a joint boat show with the Southern California Chapter at Bass Lake,
  • a boat show at Clear Lake,
  • Woodie Whoopies at Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake, the CA Delta and Shasta Lake.
  • We have a biennial Restoration Workshop in even years
  • Spring Fling event prior to boating season,
  • and our Annual Membership Meeting after boating season.

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.29.19

Sea Lyon is a 1929 Sea Lyon 28 ft Triple Cockpit antique boat. She runs on a 6 cylinder Scripps 202 engine. Sea Lyon is owned by Don and Teresa Kehr, members of the Sunnyland Chapter.  Will we see Sea Lyon at the Sunnyland Festival at Tavares in March? (picture from ACBS membership files)   Swing was ordered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.30.18

“Vamanos” (above) is a 1924 22′ Dodge Water Car model 422 powered by a 275hp Chrysler V8 engine. “Vamanos” is owned by James and Opal Cooper of the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society. Photo taken on Shuswap Lake, BC during the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society’s show in Sicamous, BC in August 2016.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.7.18

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show on August 19th at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17′ Century /converted to a…

Runabouts on the River, Stockton, CA

The Stockton Sailing Club contacted the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter of ACBS a couple of months ago asking them if they would like to have a boat show at their facility. A group of Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter members went to check out the location. They were very warmly greeted and were impressed with the facility. The…

Weekend Wrap-up 6.3.18

How did you spend your weekend? In California, Wood & Glory XX – the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter held the 20th Annual Gathering of Antique & Classic boats on Clear Lake for “A Return to Fantasy Island”.  Thanks, Tim Bush, for sending these beautiful pictures from Clear Lake, California.  It looks like a perfect weekend.…

Northern California/Lake Tahoe is ACBS Weekly Featured Chapter

The second largest Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is named the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter. Members of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter like to socialize with or without their boats.  Their first chapter event of the year is a Spring Fling – this year it was at Cambria, CA with tours of…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.17.18

Ain’t She Sweet is a 1960 Chris Craft 17′ Sportsman who is at home on Lake Tahoe, CA.  She is owned by Erin John and Jacquie Barker.  Ain’t She Sweet  is powered with a General Motors 283.   Dick and Kristen Winn own and play with this 1959 Glaspar G-3.  Aptly named, G Whiz is just 14 feet long.…

Boating – a wonderful lifetime family activity

How many times has someone said to you, “I learned to ski behind a boat just like that!”? Molly O’Dell, member of Northern California/Tahoe Chapter sent these pictures with the message, “I thought these were worth sharing of my dad’s family (George Morgan, also an ACBS member)!  I need to continue the family tradition now…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.20.18

The March 20, 2018, Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins with 1956 Chris Craft 25’ Express Cruiser named Take Two.  Take Two was self-restored over a 10 year period. Owners Tom and Heidi Frye of East Grand Rapids, MI enjoy Take Two on the many lakes and rivers of the great state of Michigan.  The photo…