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

Honoring Mr. Don Smith

By George Blosser, member of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter. The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently presented two awards to long time chapter member Don Smith. Don’s longtime service to the chapter and Smith Mountain Lake were recognized by Vicki Gardner the Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and by…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Annual Meeting

Pictured above back row L-R, Ron Root, Jerry Barnes, Chuck Breen, Mike Mutchler, Bill Caillet, George Blosser, Roger Smith, Randy Cummins, and Bill Hughes. Front row L-R, George Curnow, Marlyn Curnow, Alan Frederick, and Dave Olson By George Blosser The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter held their annual dinner meeting on Friday, December 7th at the…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.4.18

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 101 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat. Pictures of the boats in today’s tour…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.06.18

Driftwood is a 19 foot 1956 Chris Craft Capri with a KLC engine.  The picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Anna, Virginia.  Owners of Driftwood are Linda and Randy Krout shown here out for a cruise with daughter Brittany and her fiancée Rich Mack.   A Wizard!  This 1957 Wizard El Dorado is 19′ long and is…

SML Chapter Annual Fall Workshop

Photo Credit: Leigh Conrad The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual fall workshop at the home/shops of Bill Garrecht and John Coffman. Twenty-three members were in attendance to enjoyed presentations on final driveshaft alignment, rudder balancing and construction of wooden boat bungs.  The chapter holds these workshops twice…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Hosts Annual Boat Show

The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held their annual Fall Boat Show at Mariners Landing on Smith Mountain Lake this past Saturday.  In spite of two hurricanes and torrential rains at the lake, the boat show for 2018 was finally completed. A variety of Chris-Craft and Century Antique Boats attended the…

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…