“Tolka” received a 2015 Gold Antique Launch Award at the 2015 ACBS Boat Show. “Tolka”, owned by Lee and Penny Anderson, was entered as a 1929 36 foot Bell Labs Launch. She is powered by a Sterling Petrel 6 cylinder 135 hp engine. Prewar boats that were built between 1919 and 1942 are officially in…Details
“Rhubarb” took home a 2015 Silver Classic Runabout Restored Award. “Rhubarb” was entered in the 2015 ACBS International Boat Show at Gull Lake in Minnesota. She is a 22 foot 1961 Shepard V-Drive powered by a Chrysler 413 300 hp engine. “Rhubarb” is owned by Scott Mason & Patty Ludden who are members of the Pacific…Details
Finger Lakes Chapter announces the 2016 BEST of SHOW Award Winner.
This 1920 17 foot Kennebec Torpedo canoe is owned by Ric and Wendy Fetridge. The canoe won BEST of SHOW at the Finger Lakes annual judged ACBS Boat Show held at Skaneatles, New York on July 30, 2016.
“Butterfly” is a 2015 Silver Restored Classic Utility Award winner at the ACBS International Boat Show. “Butterfly” is a 25 ft 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman powered by a KL 105 hp engine. She is owned by Mitch & Annika Avery who are members of the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter of ACBS. Silver Awards are presented to boats…Details
The Antique Boat Museum announced that Rebecca Hopfinger has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as the executive director of the Antique Boat Museum, effective immediately. Most recently Rebecca has served as acting director. Rebecca first joined the ABM staff in 1996 as curator and went on to serve as director development and curator…Details
The 2017 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be in Racine, Wisconsin, September 6-9, 2017.
Glacier Lakes Chapter will be the host chapter. Their pre-events will begin in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017. The International Boat Show itself will be at Reef Point Marina in Racine, Wisconsin.
“Marjorie” received a 2015 Silver Antique Preserved Award at the Annual ACBS Boat Show. “Marjorie” is a 1936 19 ft Chris Craft Special Raceboat. She is owned by Mike and Sue Favilla who are members of the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes Chapter. Silver Awards are presented to boats that are judged to be worthy of 87…Details
Sailboats – the vision of the original historic vessel. “The Y’all Yawl” is a contemporary classic boat built in 2011 by Knut Bulow. She is 20 ft long. Knut is a member of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS. The boat is based on Ian Oughtred’s drawings of the lapstrake Caledonia Yawl. It was completed…Details
ACBS President, Jeff Funk, announced the retirement of Executive Director, Peter Stephens, to the Board of Directors Monday night. “We are grateful for Peter’s tenure and commitment these past three years,” Funk said, “and wish him well, along with his wife Debbie, as he pursues other interests. Peter was our first Executive Director, and much…Details
“On Point” received a 2015 Silver Classic Restored Utility Award at the Annual ACBS Boat Show. “On Point” is owned by Dave Bortner & Michelle DeMist who are members of the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes Chapter of ACBS. “On Point” is a 1949 25 ft Chris Craft Utility. Silver Awards are presented to boats that are judged…Details
The ACBS International 2015 Boat Show Winners Pictures in this album were contributed by Forrest Bryant, a Heartland Classics member, and Dave Bortner of Freedom Boat Service, a sponsor of ACBS and member of the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter. ACBS has held an Annual International Boat Show in conjunction with its Annual Meeting since 2002. The 2015 event was…Details
“Legacy” received a 2015 Silver Classic Utility Preserved Award at the ACBS International Boat Show. “Legacy” is a 1947 16 ft Chris Craft Rocket powered by a Chrysler Ace M-26R with 92 hp. She is owned by Wiley Mayne who is a member of the Jerry Dyhrkopp/Iowa Great Lakes Chapter of ACBS. Silver Awards are…Details