Southern New England

Mission Statement

To bring people together with a common interest in historic, antique & classic boats, sharing fellowship, information, experiences, and exchange of ideas.

To protect the heritage of boating by promoting first, the preservation and secondly, the restoration of historic, antique and classic boats.

To serve as a communication channel for membership, the public and any other entities regarding information relating to historic, antique and classing boating. This includes serving as a clearing house and referral service for all information relating to historic, antique and classic boating.

To inspire quality boat shows and related educational events. To educate our membership and the general public concerning safety as it relates to historic antique and classic boating.

These photos are from the Southern New England Chapter’s 2017 VINTAGE TREASURERS boat show at the Connecticut River Museum.

 

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Chapter News

Southern New England Chapter Celebrates 34th ACBS Boat Show!

Report and Photos by Bette Heinzman, Chapter Secretary Friday, July 13, 2018, kicked off the 34th Annual Southern New England Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Show at the CT River Museum in Essex, CT.  The weather was just about perfect – slight breeze and not too much humidity!  Boats started arriving around noon and with…

Southern New England Chapter of ACBS Featured this Week

Vintage Treasurers is the theme of the Southern New England Chapter’s Annual Show. This year it is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th. The Southern New England Chapter holds the show on the grounds of the Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT from 9:00-4:30. Cocktails, Dinner, and Awards following the show. The show is ACBS judged. SNEC hosts a…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 5.1.18

Maridean R. is a 1953 Chris Craft 19′ Holiday owned by Stephen and Claire Ryberg, members of the Payette Lakes Chapter.  Description from the membership file says, “The Maridean R. was purchased in 1953 from Covey Marine in Salt Lake City, Utah by Eric and Maridean Ryberg. She spent her early years at Hebgen Lake,…

SNEC 2018 Spring Workshop

Report by Bette Heinzman – Southern New England Chapter Secretary Saturday, April 21st dawned bright and sunny with a slight wind and NO RAIN! By the end of the day the temperature was in the low 60’s and the sun had come out. Approximately 40 Chapter members gathered at the Lay House on the grounds…

Who in your chapter deserves the Mary Herwig Award?

What is the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Mary Herwig Award? The Mary Herwig Award honors an individual at the International level who, through activities at the chapter level, has contributed broadly and in an outstanding manner toward enhancing and furthering the aims and objectives of the society.  Their contribution could typically have been through…

Southern New England Chapter Annual Dinner – November 11, 2017

On Saturday November 11, 2017, the Southern New England Chapter held their Annual Dinner at Gaetano’s Tavern on Main in Wallingford, CT. A total of 44 Chapter members were in attendance and we were fortunate to have Dan Gyoerkoe, ACBS Executive Director as our guest speaker. After everyone arrived, we indulged in delicious appetizers before…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.28.17

French Vanilla is a 1954 Correct Craft Atom, 15 ft with a Gray Marine 4 cylinder 95 hp engine.  French Vanilla is owned by Mike and Linda Stevens who are members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter.   Mike and Linda Stevens also own this 1957 Higgins 18 ft Speedster.  She is aptly named 57 Again. …

For land and for water, you need insurance!

Article written by Cliff McGuire, published in the winter 2016 Southern New England Chapter newsletter, editor Gail Van Dine You know it can be an absolutely beautiful day on the lake, river, or wherever you are cruising in your pride and joy, and some “Bozo” comes flying out of nowhere, hits your boat, and your…

Classic Boat Connection – Really Connected AND Appreciated

Classic Boat Connection is the ACBS Associate Member featured this week. Classic Boat Connection, located in Mankato, Minnesota, is an Associate Member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  ACBS recognizes them with gratitude for their continuing support of our organization.  They also support these chapters with paid memberships; Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes, Lake Champlain, Lake Hopatcong, Mississippi…