The 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, NY, 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. Powered or non-powered are welcome.
With more than 6,500 memberships and 53 chapters, ACBS is the organization classic boat enthusiasts count on for resources essential to their passion for classic boats.
Each year, ACBS chapters organize more than 100 antique boat shows, workshops, cruises, and social events throughout North America – there is truly something for everyone.
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.
Join ACBS here - and select Pacific Northwest chapter.
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Just how old does a boat need to be to be considered a classic boat?
Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942.
Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975.
Late Classic: A boat built 1976 to the year 25 prior to the current year.
Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.