Okanagan Chapter the Most Original Award to “Route 66”. “Route 66” is an 18’ Grew Cruiser runabout. She was built in Penetanguishene Ontario and was purchased by my Dad in April, 1966. The name is derived from that year. My Dad purchased her from Avenue Road Marine in Toronto, picked her up at the factory…Details
I am trying to find information on a Runabout with hull number N-862.
I understand this boat was built in the late 20’s but can’t find what the N stands for or owner history.
I hope you can point me in the right direction.
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“Jr.” won the most original trophy at The Dixieland Chapter’s 2016 Joe Wheeler Rendezvous. The boat is owned by 91 years old Norman Blackley and being dutifully maintained today by Anthony Davison. The boat is a 1927 Chris Craft, Model 300. It is 15′ 6″ long and powered by a 4 cylinder gasoline motor. The Model 300 was Chris…Details
“Miss Janet” is a very special one of a kind 1930 30′ Hacker Craft town-car limosine. Miss Janet, owned by Todd Warner, runs on a 678 cubic inch 225 HP Kermath Seawolf. She was delivered new to Rainy Lake, MN, as an island commuter. John T. Fitzgerald (as in John Fitzgerald Kennedy) wanted a suitable…Details
“007”, named because of its Gold Wing Top appearance, was one of Jim Grant’s favorite wood boats during his summers on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho as a young boy. Two boats on the lake especially stuck in his memory during the 60’s, both Centuries, a Sabre and an Arabian. As an adult remembering those…Details
Recently, a question was asked about the policy on recognizing the “home built” boats at a show. The answers here from Rick Terry, Judging Committee Chair, and John Howard, ACBS President, will be interesting to all boat show organizers. Boat age Classifications and Judging Classes are listed on this website. From Rick Terry: …Details
An ACBS Membership as a gift is so much more than a gift card. A gift membership has ongoing benefits for anyone who admires classic boats. Remember, they do NOT need to own a boat…yet. Obtain the gift by: calling ACBS headquarters (315) 686 2628 during office hours 8:00 – 4:00 Eastern M-F or you may…Details
The Thousand Island’s “Best Non-wood Boat” was Dave Wood’s “Swell V”. “Swell V” is a 1973 24′ Lyman Sportsman powered by a 225 hp Chrysler 8 cylinder engine. She is cared for by David Wood. “Swell V” spends her summers with her family on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region and has been a major attraction…Details
Today a new club member approached me with the question, “What are we trying to accomplish as a club, and why? What is the vision?” I thought about it for a few hours before I wrote him back: My vision is to give the antique/classic/wooden boating lifestyle the “fine vintage” feel, much like a handcrafted bourbon.…Details
“Happy Days” is a 1956 23′ Chris Craft Continental. She was chosen to receive the Most Original Award at the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter’s 26th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. “Happy Days” is owned by George and Joan Blosser of Moneta, Virginia. She was delivered from Cadillac, Michigan to Chris-Craft Dealer Harmon Dudd in Sturgis, Michigan…Details
“That’s Her” won the Most Original Award at the 39th Annual Vintage “User” Boat Show sponsored by the 1000 Islands Chapter. “That’s Her” is a 1933 Brainard Robbins Water Taxi/Launch owned by Duane Chalk. She is 40′ long and was used to ferry families between Fishers Landing and the islands in the 1000 Islands area…Details
Volume 26, Number 2 issue of the Rudder is now in the hands of all ACBS members. Active members list getting this award-winning magazine four times a year as one of the prime benefits of membership in the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The quarterly magazine includes human interest stories, some technical advice, some historical lessons,…Details