This week’s featured ACBS chapter is Southern New England.

Clicking on Southern New England Chapter will take you to more information about this chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, show the events they have already posted for the coming year, and some news stories and pictures that have come from their chapter.

Can you imagine working on the Mayflower restoration?  Or at least learning about the process. What a great opportunity this chapter is sponsoring this coming Saturday, April 1st.  Southern New England Chapter is a medium sized chapter with many active members – and many who travel to events put on by other chapters.  They keep a good history of the boats in their membership.  Visit their chapter website, too.

Their mission statement reflects the spirit of the group:

Mission Statement

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

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


Always identified with a certain geographic region, chapters all seem to have their own personality, too.  Find a chapter near you by zooming in on the Chapters’ Map.

See what other Chapters are doing.  Send us more events and news about your own chapter.

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