ACBS is the premier organization to join for people who want to learn, participate and enjoy the fun of classic & vintage boating.

For over 40 years, we have been an international family oriented, non-profit (501-c-3) boating society that is devoted to the preservation, restoration and education about classic boating. Ownership of a classic boat is not a requirement for membership.

Adding a chapter membership to your ACBS membership offers you more opportunities to interact with fellow members.  Click here to see Chapter names, their general location, and their annual dues.

Annual Membership

$50.00

Yourself and one co-member.

Youth Membership

$15.00

Under the age of 21. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member

$200.00

Business or organization to be listed in ACBS directory as a business.

You  may also call the ACBS Headquarters with membership questions or to JOIN.
(315) 686-2628     M-F 8am-4pm Eastern.
Current Active Members use the “Renew” button.

Some ACBS member benefits are listed below:

  • The Rudder magazine, a world-class publication comes to your mailbox quarterly
  • Access to Membership Directory with multiple searches for people, boats, engines, and more
  • Videos of how-to preserve, restore and maintain all vintage boats – for members only
  • Terbrueggen Photographic Collection of over 22,000 photographs which represent years of inspections and surveys. 
  • 10% discount on insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance.
  • Special discount rates on Hertz Rentals worldwide. Discount coupons for upgrades and weekly rentals.
  • A 50% discount on BoatUs membership. (call ACBS (315) 686-2628 for discount code)
  • $250 discount on a complete refinish from ACBS past-president Jeff Funk’s Antique Boat Shop
  • Custom Marine – Jeremy Goldstein – Custom bilge pump with major service
  • 5% labor discount on complete engine rebuild from Casey or Dave at CD’s Engine Service
  • Jonathan Reus of Macatawa Bay Boatworks offers a 10% discount on leather interiors, 5% discount on new trailers
  • Antique Boat Center offers a 10% discount on all chrome work plus FREE oil change for winterization or summerization
  • 5% off on parts at Sierra Boat Company courtesy of Herb Hall
  • Nick Lamando offers 5% off a full restoration at Hall’s Boat Corp