A platinum award winner, this beautiful Century was judged at the 2016 ACBS International Boat Show.

Sweet Water is a 1960 16′ Century Resorter owned by Roy Bruce who is a member of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter.  She is powered by a Ford Interceptor 292 with 185 hp.

Sweet Water was entered in the 2016 ACBS International Boat Show at Lake Tahoe in the judging class of “Classic Utility, preserved”.

The registration forms for summer and fall boat shows are arriving in mailboxes and linked online from the events calendar.  Is your boat ready?  

The Antique and Classic Boat Society has a Judging Committee that over the years has defined and refined judging standards. Every ACBS member has access to the complete list of classes and the scoring guidelines and scoresheets. If you are an ACBS member, you may sign into the Members Only section where under the Resources tab is the Chapter Handbook – section H. Judging:

While the judging of classic boats is not the primary function of The Antique and Classic Boat society, Inc. (ACBS) and its chapters, it does create an incentive to restore and maintain vessels of interest to a high level of quality. This promotes pride of ownership and a concern for authenticity, which is then recognized through the presentation of awards.

These standards used at the Annual ACBS International Boat Show in September can serve as a guide as you prepare your boat for any boat show.

Sweet Water was entered as a CLASSIC because of her age. The age classifications as set by ACBS are found on this website under the About Us tab.

  • Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
  • Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive.
  • Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive.
  • Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year.
    (In 2017, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1992.)
  • Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.

Judging Classes and also the definition of Preserved or Restored are listed there, too.

Now you know for sure how to register your boat.    

Just remember, for sure, to take pictures and send comments about your boat and the boating at these events. The world wants to see what is going on in our vintage boating community.

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