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

The Zodiac

By Ann Reinhart on behalf of Tim Mehrer member of Pacific Northwest chapter The Bellingham, Washington based Schooner Zodiac, designed by William Hand, was built in 1924 in East Boothbay, Maine for the Johnson & Johnson family. 127’ on deck,160’ overall, she spent most of her life as a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot boat…

A Means To Ski

by Rick Means member of the Pacific Northwest chapter In my younger years I was surrounded by friends who all had a lake place. Whenever the opportunity arose, we would head out to somebody’s cabin to go boating and water ski. This comradery built up my dream that someday I too would have my own…

Bo-Peep II

by Ronald Lane member of the Pacific Northwest chapter Hacker-Fermann Naval Architects Co. of Detroit Michigan advertised plans for a “New 55-foot Bridge Deck Cruiser” which allowed customers options of equipment and furnishings. On December 11, 1925 Mr. Ivan Kirlin signed a contract with the Defoe Boat and Motor Works Co. of Bay City Michigan…

Someone’s Sunken Treasure

by Warren Olson member of Pacific Northwest chapter The history as I know it started in the fall of 2016. A restorer friend of mine, Rob DaPron from DaPron Marine, called me and said;”I’ve got a boat for you!” Well, I wasn’t in the market for a new boat. But Rob said it would be…

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…