The Philadelphia Chapter of ACBS has grown this year by extending their membership base to include the former Barnegat Bay Chapter.

Many ACBS members were already in both Chapters.  Some events were even shared because of the closeness of their areas, so a merger just made sense.  Most of the memberships are from southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Now, the Philadelphia Chapter has re-energized leadership and a calendar full of activities.

Next up is the June 2nd BBQ and Symposium in Hillsborough, NJ.  Attendees will get a tour of Doug Mehring’s shop and see his hand-built 16’ Arrow Steam Launch.

Then on June 9th, the chapter will hold it’s “Fresh Water Judged Boat Show” at Riverside Marina, NJ. This fresh water venue will allow participants to show boats both in water and on land. The new location is located on the upper portion of the Delaware.

The Chapter also has boating activities in July and August and then a Judged Salt Water Show in September.  The Philadelphia Chapter website has the details.  The Gallery of Member Boats is worth visiting online. The website also has some great articles with “Tips and Hints”.

Their website was one of the first chapter sites to use a video to invite others to join ACBS and the Philadelphia Chapter.  Take a look:



There are so many events hosted by ACBS Chapters all year.  Look to see what is going on: 

  • in your own chapter (click on your own chapter under the Chapters tab on this website)
  • in chapters that are near your vacation or business route   (look at the Events Calendar for the time you’ll be traveling)
  • at a location you’ve always wanted to visit.  Then plan your trip around that time and place.

One of the most valuable benefits of ACBS membership comes from meeting more people who share the passion.

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