OACBS Chapter is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of Kelowna British Columbia Canada. We are part of an international organization called The Antique & Classic Boat Society, (ACBS).

Our membership covers most of Western Canada with members from as far East as Calgary and as far West as Victoria. We also have members from Northwestern USA so we are international as well.

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Joy Ride to Lake Chelan continued – Mahogany and Merlot

Note: Story and photos submitted by Kelly Williamson, a member of the Okanagan and Pacific Northwest ACBS Chapters. As I’ve said before, one of our favorite late season boat shows is Mahogany and Merlot on Lake Chelan, Washington. This year the event was held October 5th to 7th 2018. Mahogany and Merlot is an ACBS-PNW…

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.…

Joy Ride to Lake Chelan – Stehekin

Note: Story and photos submitted by Kelly Williamson, a member of the Okanagan and Pacific Northwest ACBS Chapters. One of our favorite late season boat shows is Mahogany and Merlot on Lake Chelan, WA. The event was held October 5th to 7th 2018. Mahogany and Merlot is an ACBS-PNW sanctioned event done in cooperation with…

Joy Ride to Lake Oswego Oregon Show

Note: Story and photos submitted by Kelly Williamson, a member of the Okanagan and Pacific Northwest ACBS Chapters. Wanting to escape the forest fire smoke of the BC Interior, a last-minute decision was made to head south. The Oswego Heritage Council & Columbia Willamette Chapter ACBS 2018 Wooden Boat Show was scheduled for August 18…

Okanagan Chapter of ACBS Featured

The Okanagan Chapter of ACBS covers most of Western Canada with members from as far East as Calgary and as far West as Victoria. They also have members from Northwestern USA so they are international as well. The Okanagan Chapter will hold its 7th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Sept. 28th, 29th and 30th, 2018…

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…

What’s In Your Shop?

by Steve Leslie, first published in Dry Dock, digital newsletter of the Okanagan Chapter of ACBS Louise and I had been looking for a while to fnd a bigger boat. We love Lulubelle, our 1942 17’ Chris Craft runabout, but after we pack all our coolers and beach stuff in the back seat there’s not much…

B.K. Powell/OfficeTECH is the ACBS Associate Member of the Week

B.K. Powell has been a member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society since 2001.  He not only has an antique boat and two classic boats of his own, but he represents his business as an Associate Member of ACBS.  ACBS recognizes him with gratitude for his continuing support of our organization. B.K. is also…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.25.17

A 1952 Century Sea Maid leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  She is owned by Rollie Surprenant. The photo of this classic boat was taken on Lake George in New York by Stephanie Affinito. The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is a collection of pictures and descriptions sent in by our viewers, mostly ACBS members.…