Unique Boats at the 2017 ACBS International Boat Show

Made in Wisconsin! Not just cheese – but antique and classic boats. The 2017 ACBS International Boat Show (September 6-9) in Racine, Wisconsin will be the premier show for antique and classic boats of all ages, styles, and composition. Among the vintage boats will be several that were manufactured right in Wisconsin. Pictured above is…

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Boats of the 40’s-Antique and Classic-featured in Wine Country

Wine Country Chapter shares their 2017 Classic Boat Show from Hammondsport, New York. Thank you, Patti Bandy, for this great report and pictures. The weather was absolutely beautiful all weekend. The 35th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show started with the Friday night reception under the tents at Depot Park.There were over 40 boats at…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.18.17

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins this week with an antique boat named ’36.   ’36  is owned by Charles and Cindy Still who are members of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  This 1936 19′ Chris-Craft  Custom Runabout won Best in Class at this year’s Keels ‘n Wheels in Seabrook, Texas. The engine is a Chrysler M-I…

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Don’t Miss the Boat in Racine

Racine, Wisconsin isn’t just waiting for the Antique and Classic Boat Society to fill their city with boats! In anticipation of the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show, organizers of Racine, Wisconsin’s annual Downtown Public Art Project chose boats for the 2017 Public Art Project. From June through early September, more than two dozen Chris Craft-style power boat…

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Tidewater Chapter is the Featured ACBS Chapter of the Week

It’s a small chapter with a lot of tradition and SO much to offer! Tidewater Chapter area is located along the east coast of Virginia where the great east coast rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean.  The variety of classic boats represented in the chapter is unmatched ranging from an Historic 1899 Steam Launch to Antique 79′ Wheeler Motor…

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Dream Boat Annie will be at the 2017 International Boat Show

Dream Boat Annie will be at the 2017 International Boat Show in Racine, Wisconsin entered in the ACBS Contemporary Class and the subject of the first symposium presentation. This 2015 Glen-L Torpedo was built by Roberta Hegy, Glacier Lakes Chapter, using a pattern from the Glen-L Company.  The action photo above was taken on the…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.11.17

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins with Minnehaha (above).  She was ordered in 1921 from Clayton NY builder Burritt L. Wiswell by Bruce Devine’s late grandfather Stanley Livingstone Woodman, a Wolfe Island Ontario fishing & hunting guide. She worked as a guide boat from 1923 up until 1960 when she was retired & stored. Sometime around 1980, she…

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