Sunnyland Chapter of ACBS is the largest Chapter in ACBS.  Its activities are in Florida but its membership comes from all over the world to share in the winter boating season in the Sunshine State.

  • To preserve and enjoy historic boating.
  • To preserve and enjoy historic boating through education and participation.
  • To enjoy and perpetuate our maritime heritage
  • To share and conserve our boating heritage
  • To perpetuate our love of boating by maintaining our past while educating our future.

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Chapter News

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.5.19

Today’s Tour of Vintage Boats starts with Skidaddle, a 1962 Correct Craft Compact Skier. She is 16 feet long and pictured here on Mirror Lake in Lakeland, Florida.  Photo by Brandon Baker. Skidaddle is owned by Bruce Kester, Past President of the Sunnyland Chapter of ACBS.  You will see her at the Sunnyland Boat Festival March 22-24,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.29.19

Sea Lyon is a 1929 Sea Lyon 28 ft Triple Cockpit antique boat. She runs on a 6 cylinder Scripps 202 engine. Sea Lyon is owned by Don and Teresa Kehr, members of the Sunnyland Chapter.  Will we see Sea Lyon at the Sunnyland Festival at Tavares in March? (picture from ACBS membership files)   Swing was ordered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.22.19

This picture was taken at the Antique Boat Museum’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta on August 20th, 2016. What makes this interesting is both of these gentleman’s race boats were built over the same period 2013-2016, but worlds apart! Lady Shores by Keith Kipp in Canada and Marguarite by Peter Cavill in Australia. The boats are based…

Sunnyland Chapter Members Display Classic Boats at Festival of Speed

The Sunnyland Chapter of ACBS was invited to show their classic boats at the Festival of Speed Show held at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orland on Sunday, December 2nd. It was a tremendous show with over 350 exhibits including an original Ford GT 40 valued at over $15,000,000 alongside an array of classics…

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…

The Boat that Found Me

By Robert Greco 1963 17’ Thompson “Luxury” Skiff – The Boat That Found Me It started with a garage sale. I have been collecting old Johnson outboards for a few years, eventually gathering up the whole 1956 lineup, from 3 to 30 HP, my favorite motors.  A friend of mine spotted an old Johnson outboard…

A Very Special Announcement

Hi, I’m Andy Munao III. I’m a new member of ACBS and the Sunnyland Chapter. I just wanted to share some photos my wife and I took recently. We found out my wife Lisa was pregnant in late September and we had the perfect idea for our baby announcements. We decided to incorporate our 1968…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.30.18

“Vamanos” (above) is a 1924 22′ Dodge Water Car model 422 powered by a 275hp Chrysler V8 engine. “Vamanos” is owned by James and Opal Cooper of the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society. Photo taken on Shuswap Lake, BC during the Okanagan Antique and Classic Boating Society’s show in Sicamous, BC in August 2016.…

Sunnyland Members Support Our Troops

This past Saturday members of the Sunnyland Chapter gathered at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida to give rides to the servicemen and women and their families as part of their waterfront family day event. Organized by Sunnyland Past President Guy Marvin III, this is the third year we have been invited to participate.  …