The Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. is proud and honored to announce the formation of our newest chapter. ACBS Scandinavia Chapter A large group of antique and classic boat enthusiasts in Scandinavia already has events that are long standing traditions. Here is a video filmed during the annual “Free Speed” event held on the…Details
Saturday of the ACBS Quarterly Meeting weekend was also Opening Day in Seattle. Opening Day in Seattle is the official opening of boating season, an annual tradition where boats cruise in a parade from Lake Union into Lake Washington. The event sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club has a unique theme each year – 2016 being…Details
Four schools have been chosen to receive scholarship funds from the ACBS Scholarship Endowment Fund. These Scholarship Schools will see that a student in an approved program will be given financial assistance in their pursuit of learning skills and craftsmanship needed to sustain our vintage boating heritage. The four Scholarship Schools for 2016 are: Great…Details
Set-up Day at Keels & Wheels in Seabrook, Texas Reporting from Keels and Wheels, ACBS President Jeff Funk sent these pictures showing the vendors’ tents in place and classic and antique boats being launched. Southwest Chapter of ACBS is an organizer of the show. In spite of what you see on the news, just an…Details
The Executive Director’s March 2016 Report includes a message from Peter Stephens, and this month, an offer from the Hudson River Museum, the itinerary for the Tavares Symposium, many upcoming chapter events, and the featured Trading Dock advertisement. The complete Executive Director’s March 2016 Report is available here. Peter Stephen’s March 2016 message: Only another week…Details
As you get ready for the boating season, here are important things to not just think about, but prepare for Safety First! This article first appeared in the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter magazine in the Summer 2014 Issue. Safety First! By Captain Don Leutz (Safety editor for Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter) Boating season is fully…Details
Ginny T, a 1958 Chris-Craft Cavalier enjoys days on Geneva Lakes, Wisconsin. Captain Barry Hynes with Vanessa, Garret and Allison were enjoying a beautiful day on Geneva Lakes, Wisconsin. Just looking at this picture gives them a smile and brings back great memories of the Blackhawk Chapter’s Geneva Lakes Boat Show in September. Ginny T was…Details
The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15. The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be held at Port Huron, Michigan. Port Huron will shine as a first class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be…Details
Report of the First Ever Heartland Classics Arkansas River Odyssey – October 17-21, 2015 With its origins as snow melt in the Rockies, it carves its way through several of the states in the Heartland Classics membership region before eventually uniting with the White and Mississippi Rivers. It is the Arkansas River and it has…Details
Charlie Mistele and Terry Fiest take a Garwood demo run in Miss America IX at Sunnyland Boat Show, Lake Dora Tavares, Florida. Denis Donohue was kind enough to send us a few pics from this year’s Sunnyland boat show in Tavares, Florida. On Friday night they announced that Charlie u and his Miss America IX would make…Details
1958 Runnin’ Late is shown September 2013 at the Wolfboro, NH Vintage Race Regatta.
Bob Harrity’s 13 ft Raveau marathon runabout. With it’s 60 hp Mercury 55H racing motor. 1958 Running Late reaches a top speed of 70 mph!
Zip is the Lewis family’s 1953 Sunfish Sailboat.
The boat is the 13th of the first 20 Sunfish built by Alcort. Zip was beautifully restored by Kent Lewis.
In these photos, from July 2013, Zip is being sailed by Audrey Lewis.
Zip, along with the rest of the Lewis Family, resides in Navarre, Florida.