The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter strives to promote the restoration and preservation of antique and classic boats: and to promote the activity of antique and classic boating on Smith Mountain Lake.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in these beautiful boats – you don’t need to own a boat to participate and appreciate them.

Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Moneta Public Library.

Upcoming Events

Chapter News

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Cruise POSTPONED

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society announces the cancellation of their annual fall boat show scheduled at Mariners Landing on September 15, 2018 due to pending weather associated with Hurricane Florence. The show has been rescheduled for October 13, 2018 at Mariners Landing. The gates will open at 10:00…

28th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. The 28th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show and Festival, a major Eastern U.S. gathering of antique motorboats, will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Mariners Landing Resort and Conference Center on Smith Mountain Lake.   The public is cordially invited to this…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 9.4.18

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

4th of July Turn-out at Smith Mountain Lake

This is a follow-up press release for the Smith Mountain Lake July 4th Parade.  Thanks,  George Blosser, Publicity Chairman of the SML Chapter, for sharing this picture.  The group of participants has grown and residents and guests around the lake now anticipate and enjoy the annual tradition. The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society…

July 4th Morning Cruise driven by Family’s love for lake, antique boats, and America

By Jerry Hale Once again this July 4th, the Quinn family of Morningwood in Franklin County, Virginia, will celebrate the anniversary of America’s birth with an early morning antique boat cruise from B25 to Hales Ford Bridge and back on Smith Mountain Lake.  This is the fourth year their 1940 Chris Craft 23′ Barrel Back…

ACBS Board of Directors Summer Quarterly

Put together ACBS Officers and Directors, with Classic Boats in a beautiful setting, you’re bound to have serious business discussed, then FUN enjoying what brings them all together. Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director of ACBS, says, It was a very good meeting. Normal business was conducted in the morning. The afternoon session was spent “Looking Ahead”…

Coast to Coast Boating Events and Boat Shows

How did you spend your weekend? Lake Arrowhead, California, is the premiere show of the year for the Southern California Chapter of ACBS.  It was a unique opportunity to boat on this private lake in “the Alps of Southern California”. Click on the next photo to see a montage of beautiful photos by Ray Wojnar of MoJo…

Are you going to the ACBS Summer Board Meeting?

The ACBS Board of Directors will be meeting at Smith Mountain Lake on June 7-9, 2018.  You are invited to attend. Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful place to visit – or live.  Here is your chance to be with ACBS friends and see another gorgeous place on earth, and probably get to ride in a…

Chapter News – Blue Ridge and SML

Today’s post includes news from two ACBS Chapters. The sharing of boats and boating fun is again published here for even more viewers to see.  Telling and listening to boat stories, explaining and learning about maintenance techniques, and hearing and feeling the boats in the water all add up to the sense of being part…