The Pacific Northwest Chapter is one of the most active in the Society.

The moderate climate of the Northwest allows us to enjoy our boats nearly year around. We have events in nearly every month of the year. The highlight of our season is our boat show. 

We support our members in a variety of ways: We have a newsletter for notice of activities, restoration advice and want-ads for boats and junk. 

If you are in the area we would be happy to see you at one of our monthly meetings.  We believe that membership in the ACBS will contribute greatly increase your enjoyment of your boat. We all were novices in the classic boating hobby once. Joining our association will speed your education.  But perhaps the most important reason for joining the Antique and Classic Boat Society is your association with others who share a love of old boats. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

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…

Installing a Bilge Blower Makes Vintage Boats Safer

Safe Boating week is May 18th through May 24th. For more information, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com By Dick Werner & Brent Howard. As we are all well aware, we have that highly explosive liquid on board many of our old boats call gasoline. That liquid is very capable of vaporizing and releasing fumes. These fumes are heavier…

Can We Beat Last Year?

By Karl & Lois Hoffman members of the Pacific Northwest chapter Our Pacific Northwest Chapter has always been very active with many events happening throughout the year. In 2017 we joined forces with the City of Renton and their annual River Days celebration to successfully bring back by popular demand our antique and classic boat…

She’s Not A Boat Show Winner, But To Me She’s So Much More

By David B. Weiseth member of the Pacific Northwest chapter Perhaps most of us see in present day activities hints of those interests in early childhood. I often gaze upon our Chris Craft as it sits alongside a dock and think back to the days of a youngster playing in the bathtub with a wooden…

Installing a Bilge Blower Makes Vintage Boats Safer

By Dick Werner & Brent Howard. As we are all well aware, we have that highly explosive liquid on board many of our old boats call gasoline. That liquid is very capable of vaporizing and releasing fumes. These fumes are heavier than air and will settle down in the bilge. Opening the hatch cover prior…

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…

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…

Mahogany and Merlot

Note: Photos submitted by Mark Sharley. The 7th Lake Chelan Mahogany and Merlot was hosted by the Pacific Northwest Chapter at Lake Shore Marina in Chelan, Washington. This unique show of ACBS Antique and Classic boats also has exhibition heats from the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum. Click any photo to enlarge the size. Then click the…

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…