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 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.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.18.17

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins this week with an antique boat named ’36.   ’36  is owned by Charles and Cindy Still who are members of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  This 1936 19′ Chris-Craft  Custom Runabout won Best in Class at this year’s Keels ‘n Wheels in Seabrook, Texas. The engine is a Chrysler M-I…

Visit Western Canada’s Okanagan Chapter of ACBS

Okanagan is this week’s featured chapter of the International Antique and Classic Boat Society. By clicking on Okanagan Chapter, you will learn more about this chapter which serves western Canada.  OACBS Chapter is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of Kelowna British Columbia, Canada. Chapter membership covers most of Western Canada with members from as…

Okanagan Chapter’s 2017 Most Original

Okanagan Chapter the Most Original Award to “Route 66”. “Route 66” is an 18’ Grew Cruiser runabout. She was built in Penetanguishene Ontario and was purchased by my Dad in April, 1966. The name is derived from that year. My Dad purchased her from Avenue Road Marine in Toronto, picked her up at the factory…