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

SML Chapter Hosts Pot Luck Dinner

Fifty members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their 2019 Annual Pot-Luck Dinner at the Waverly Club House .This gathering was arranged by chapter members Dave and Chris Olson and the guest speaker for this year’s event was Kirsten Johnson (pictured above with Alan Frederick, SML…

Smith Mountain Lake loses one of it’s founding members

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter recently sent notification of the passing of their long time member Don Smith. Don was a man who exhibited all the characteristics of living a full life that we all strive to achieve. His never ending abilities to promote ACBS and the wooden boat hobby were unequaled. Don spent a…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Spring Workshop

By George Blosser member of Smith Mountain Lake chapter Photo Credit: Leigh Conrad The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual spring workshop at the home/shop of Alan and Jean Frederick. Twenty-three members and their guest enjoyed presentations on matching stain colors, Plexiglas windshield restoration, installing pertronix ignition system…

Antique Boat Club Honors One of its Founders

By Jason Dunovant, Laker Weekly Don Smith loves being around old boats. He has made a hobby of it ever since retiring to Smith Mountain Lake in 1978. With the help of others, he has grown that passion into a local club and eventually a popular annual lake event. “The smell of them and the…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter- Roanoke Boat Show

Photo Credit: SML Chapter of ACBS Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society participated in the 2019 Roanoke Boat Show this past weekend. This year the chapter displayed two recently restored wooden boats. Chapter members Bill and Sue Garrecht proudly displayed their 1955 Chris-Craft Capri named “Water Lily”…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.5.19

This week’s tour features boats from 1968 The first one with the name Lot of Fun Too is a 1968 Evinrude 16-foot Sportsman with a 1968 Buick HU-16C engine.  Lot of Fun Too is owned by Chuck and Nadine Breen. Chuck says, “Boat purchased in 1968 by Richard Willis of Hackensack, MN. Sold to Curt…

Starting The Season With Love

Nineteen members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their 2019 Valentine’s Dinner at the Blackwater Café. This gathering was arranged by chapter members Dave and Chris Olson. This was the chapter’s first activity of the year and will be followed by their participation in the Roanoke…

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…