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!

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Chapter News

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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.28.18

Tom & Lisa Ganzer sent pictures of their “pride and joy, Serenity.”  Serenity is a 1992 26 foot straight drive Streblow powered with a 454 Marine Power 390 hp engine.  Home Port is Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  More views of this beautiful Streblow:       Awe inspiring!  This Hacker Craft boating at sunset on Lake Champlain was photographed…

Pieces of Art. Pieces of History. Retro Restored.

Mike Mayer is a restorer of pieces of art which are pieces of history. He is the owner of Lake Oswego Boat Company located just south of Portland, Oregon.  Mike and Nicole are members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter and the Columbia Willamette Chapter of ACBS. (the headline picture today is from the Lake Oswego Boat…

Old Boats are attraction at Winter Boat Shows

Who goes to the Winter Boat Shows, anyway? Often labeled “Sports and Recreation” shows, they are held all over the world to SELL equipment and venues for having fun.  People pay to see “What’s New”, get ideas of where to vacation, or DREAM about being warm.  Oh, right, some sell snow-mobiles and ski jackets, too.…

Wooden Boat Festival – a bucket list check-off

41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL – Port Townsend, Washington (September 2017) Report and pictures by Steve Detwiler, Lake Champlain and Adirondack Chapters of ACBS For a “maritime aficionado”, there’s no better place to be in September than the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.  This is one of the largest festivals in the Pacific Northwest and it is sponsored…