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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The Ugliest Thing!

by Ricard Daley member of Okanagan chapter  This 1962 Fiberform Boat was sitting abandoned in a marine repair yard in Lethbridge, Alberta. On Monday July 29th at 4 pm I picked this boat up in running condition. The night I brought it home my wife Maria looked at it and stated “that’s the ugliest boat…

History Lessons

by Ian Devlin member of the Okanagan chapter I am pleased to share some of my views about owning an historical antique boat and how I was able to learn some of the “secrets” that my old boat reluctantly gave up to allow me to understand what was happening. History lessons have always been one…

Joy Ride to the Priest Lake Dry Rot Show

by Kelly Williamson member of the Okanagan and Pacific Northwest chapters. In August, Jenni Medina and I had made a last minute decision to get to some ACBS shows in northern Idaho. With the help of the good people of the Inland Empire Chapter we were able to get in on the Coeur D’Alene Classic…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.19.19

This Week’s 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 was taken…

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…