The Southern California Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society formed in 1984, with Al Schinnerer serving as founding president.

Today we have over 165 members throughout Southern California and Arizona.

The Southern California Chapter holds its premiere event at Lake Arrowhead, California in early June. The Chapter has annual boating events at Bass Lake near Yosemite National Park in conjunction with the Northern California-Lake Tahoe Chapter, at Big Bear Lake, and San Diego Mission Bay.


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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.7.18

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show on August 19th at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17′ Century /converted to a…

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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.22.18

ALAKAZAM was built at Cadillac, Michigan.  This 18 ft Chris Craft Riviera was sold by Lee Craft Boats in Somers, Montana on March 26, 1951. After a complete restoration with all new bottom, sides and new engine, ALAKAZAM now lives at Priest Lake, Idaho.  ALAKAZAM is owned by Steven Schmidt, member of the Inland Empire Chapter.    Tim Matyn writes,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.24.18

Leading the Tuesday Tour today is a 1966 Lyman Utility owned by Michael and Molly O’Brien.  Molly B is 17 ft long and powered with a 150 hp Grey Marine engine.  Her photo from the ACBS membership file was taken by Larry Asam.     This 1964 Lyman Cruisette belongs to Barbara Shipman who says, “I inherited…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.17.18

Ain’t She Sweet is a 1960 Chris Craft 17′ Sportsman who is at home on Lake Tahoe, CA.  She is owned by Erin John and Jacquie Barker.  Ain’t She Sweet  is powered with a General Motors 283.   Dick and Kristen Winn own and play with this 1959 Glaspar G-3.  Aptly named, G Whiz is just 14 feet long.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 3.6.18

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats will showcase 50-year-old boats today. The first one with the name Lot of Fun Too is a 1968 Evinrude 16′ 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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.16.18

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is Meteor.  Built in 1981, Meteor was manufactured by Squadron Yachts Bristol R. I., designer – Halsey Herreshoff.  This 18′ Harbor Pilot model is powered by a 13 hp Yanmar Diesel.  The sail is a steadying sail for when you’re in blustery conditions. The sail keeps you from rocking & rolling⚓️🇺🇸.  She…

ACBS featured chapter of the week is Southern California

The Antique and Classic Boat Society features the Southern California Chapter this week. ACBS has been a part of the Southern California landscape since founding chapter president Al Schinnerer donned racing gear and vamped for a local TV show, live from the First Annual Lake Arrowhead show, back in 1985.  Regular activities of the Southern…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.9.18

Now, in 2018, the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Late Classic age classification adds one more year to its ranks.  Boats which were manufactured during 1976 through the year 25 years prior to this year are included.  In the ACBS membership files are 24 boats which were built in 1993 that now can be classed as…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.2.18

 Carpe Diem is a 1967 Chris Craft owned by Ray and Lisa Tangent. Home port is Point Breeze NY on the south shore of Lake Ontario. She has cruised the lake and 1000 Island region extensively for the last 25 years. 50 year anniversary this year in 2017. We’ll see you this summer.    …