The Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter has created a community of enthusiasts who love and care for antique and classic boats with events all through the year.

At Rocky Mountain Classics, we are committed to:

  • Creating and nurturing a community of enthusiasts who love and care for antique and classic boats.
  • Promoting the appreciation, preservation and restoration of antique and classic boats of wood, fiberglass and aluminum construction
  • Preserving our access to, and the quality of, the natural resources of the lakes and reservoirs upon which we navigate, in this place we call home.

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.27.18

The boats in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats are mostly from the Michigan area.  Will we see them at Port Huron in September? Meghan and Jeff Rogers own this first Antique Boat designed by famous naval architect and yacht designer John Alden, his X-Class sailboat was first produced in the 1930s by the Fairfield…

ACBS featured Chapter is Rocky Mountain Classics

The Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter of ACBS must wait until summer to have “in-the-water” shows, but they are busy throughout the year enjoying and promoting the antique and classic boat community. Rocky Mountain Classics had a good showing at the Denver Boat Show in January.  Here are a few of their members waiting to haul…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.10.17

“The Three Hour Tour” is a 1984 Mohawk 27′ workboat with twin Johnson outboards.  Being built in 1984 puts her in the Late Classic age classification.  She is owned by Jim and Pam Peterson who are members of Rocky Mountain Classics and Heartland Classics.  This photo was taken by George Reaves on the 2017 Arkansas River Cruise just…

Frisco Marina on Lake Dillon in Frisco, Colorado

Report and pictures of the Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter Show were submitted by Vicki Rutkowski. Every year, Rocky Mountain Classics holds a boat show on the public dock at the Frisco Marina on Lake Dillon in Frisco, CO.  This is one of our most popular events with our members because the Frisco Marina is very supportive…

The Adventurers of Chris’ Craft II

The Story of Chris’-Craft II was written by Chris Ann Braaf with pictures submitted by Bob and Chris Ann Braaf. Somewhere around the turn of the century Bob and I were looking for a small cruiser which we could trailer. Living in Colorado meant we had only a small lake to boat on and many…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.29.17

Firefly, a 1950 Globe MasterCraft leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today. -One of 270 built by The Globe Corporation in 1949 and 1950 in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.  About a dozen known to remain today. – Fourteen ft length, split cockpit, designed by Brooks Stevens for Globe – Powered by a 4 cylinder, 45 horsepower…

Check out a Chapter Page – Rocky Mountain Classics

This week’s featured ACBS chapter is Rocky Mountain Classics. Clicking on Rocky Mountain Classics will take you to more information about this chapter, show the events they have already posted for the coming year, and some news stories and pictures that have come from their chapter. The Antique and Classic Boat Society is made up…

Miata and a Lyman

What’s the rest of the story? This great picture was sent to the website, but with no caption.  Replies are welcome. The Classic 15 foot Lyman is a 1951 Runabout with a 1952 Kiekhaefer  KG-9 Thunderbolt, 4 cyl 25 hp outboard engine.  It is the only 1951 Lyman Runabout registered with ACBS. The picture was submitted by…