The Payette Lakes Chapter was officially recognized as a Chapter in May of 2006.

The club was founded as a result of a handful of wooden boat owners wanting to share their love and knowledge of how to care for and restore wooden and classic boats.

McCall, Idaho is home to Payette Lake, a gorgeous 5,000 acre lake at elevation of about 5,000 feet. The lake and the surrounding region are the playground of the Payette Lakes Chapter. Our primary function is to host our annual Wooden and Classic Boat Show on the docks of the Shore Lodge, a world class resort. Our boat show usually has about 40-50 boats entered and, over three days, draws a crowd of about 3,000 to admire the fine craft presented.

For more information and event registration view the Payette Lakes Chapter website.


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Payette Lakes Chapter Featured

Payette Lakes Chapter may be one of the smaller ACBS Chapters, but they are located in a beautiful location with beautiful boats and interesting, active members. Their Payette Lakes Chapter annual boat show this year will be July 27-29.  You are invited, too. You are invited to the Payette Lakes Chapter of ACBS annual Classic…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.1.18

Maridean R. is a 1953 Chris Craft 19′ Holiday owned by Stephen and Claire Ryberg, members of the Payette Lakes Chapter.  Description from the membership file says, “The Maridean R. was purchased in 1953 from Covey Marine in Salt Lake City, Utah by Eric and Maridean Ryberg. She spent her early years at Hebgen Lake,…

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…

Twin Finn

Twin Finn is a 1959 Chris Craft Continental. This 21 ft. Classic Boat is powered by a Chris Craft 283.  She is owned by James & Cyndi Atkinson who are members of the Payette Lakes Chapter of ACBS. Twin Finn received a Gold Award at the 2016 Antique and Classic Boat Society’s International Boat Show held…

I’m dreaming of a …

“In Your Dreams” was an eye catcher at the 2016 ACBS International Boat Show. So many dream boats were displayed at the Sierra Boat Company‘s Marina at Lake Tahoe in September, 2016 at the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s annual boat show.  This one, “In Your Dreams”, is a 1970 Chris Craft Corsair, 18’ with…

Payette Lakes Chapter’s 2017 Best Non-Wood Award

Payette Lakes’ Best Non-Wood Award went to “Love American Style!”. She is a 1972 21’ Campbell Day Cruiser owned by Jerry & Lori Frank. Jerry grew up with this boat.  As a kid, it was my Uncle’s boat that my Dad loved dearly (both have passed). She is a red white and blue, hand laid, wooden…