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Smith Mountain Lake loses one of it’s founding members

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter recently sent notification of the passing of their long time member Don Smith. Don was a man who exhibited all the characteristics of living a full life that we all strive to achieve. His never ending abilities to promote ACBS and the wooden boat hobby were unequaled. Don spent a…

It’s got to float and the engine has to run!

By Nick Roemer member of Niagara Frontier chapter  Those were the two conditions my wife set when I told her I was thinking about getting a boat. After three or more years of looking I decided what I really wanted was a classic wood inboard. Then in 2016, I saw Andy Chudy was selling the…

Vixen

By Roger Fox member of the BSLOL chapter  Vixen is a 1948 Chris Craft 17’ Deluxe Runabout, powered by a KBL Racing engine. The Boat is owned by Roger Fox of Shoreview, MN. The boat was manufactured in Cadillac, Michigan and delivered to a dealer in Superior, Wisconsin. Vixen has been seen on a Channel…

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footer_img_001-630x916THE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY, INC. (ACBS) IS A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO CONNECTING PEOPLE WHO ENJOY CLASSIC BOATS.

Since its founding in 1975 on the shores of Lake George, New York, The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) has grown into the largest society in the world dedicated to the enjoyment of classic boats. We embrace all styles of classic wood, fiberglass and metal boats.

ACBS is the organization members count on to connect with resources essential to their passion for classic boats. The ACBS website, email newsletters, and Rudder magazine provide relevant news coverage of our community – local chapters, classic boats, shops, shows, and other events. ACBS membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services, rental cars, and more. It means access to exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a fully searchable database of ACBS members, boats, and engines. Perhaps most valuable of all, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats.