“Riverdance” is Jim Grand’s c1910 Canadian Canoe Co. Canoe in the Historic class was awarded the Most Original Award by the Toronto Chapter. ACBS provides each of its chapters with a Most Original Award to be given at a chapter boat show to honor a boat that has been preserved over time, as nearly as…Details
“Sweet Jane” receives the 2016 Most Original Award from Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter.
“Sweet Jane” is a 1967 Century Arabian owned by Mike Matusick.
The ACBS Award was presented by Bill Reynolds, Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter President.
Beginning January 2017, Dan Gyoerkoe will be the Executive Director of ACBS. We are pleased to announce that the position of ACBS Executive Director has been filled. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Dan Gyoerkoe (pronounced “Jerico”) accepted our offer to become our new Executive Director. Dan will begin his career with us on Tuesday, January…Details
Payette Lakes’ Best Non-Wood Award went to “Love American Style!”. She is a 1972 21’ Campbell Day Cruiser owned by Jerry & Lori Frank. Jerry grew up with this boat. As a kid, it was my Uncle’s boat that my Dad loved dearly (both have passed). She is a red white and blue, hand laid, wooden…Details
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.
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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