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Antique & Classic Boat Society

Pacific Northwest Chapter


The Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) is a membership organization dedicated to connecting people who enjoy classic boats. With more than 6,500 members, we embrace all styles of classic wood, fiberglass and metal boats - powered or not. 

The ACBS website, newsletters and Rudder magazine provide news of our 53 chapters. Membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services and rental cars. Exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a searchable database of members, boats and engines are available. Perhaps most valuable, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats. 

our Pacific Northwest Chapter, Founded 1980

Our member’s viewpoint, skills, experience and dedication make our Pacific Northwest Chapter chapter one of the best. Members include novices to the hobby to engine tinkerers to professional boat restorers. All share an interest in enjoying, preserving and sharing our classic boats, mahogany runabouts and brightly-coloured ‘fiberglassics'.

Our boats come in all shapes, sizes and conditions from ‘grey’ boats, found forgotten in garages or fields, to those restored and ready and out on the water. Some boat-less members are still looking.

We enjoy boat rides and shows, workshops, social outings, our monthly newsletter “The Wet Edge” and a vast network of knowledge and skills to draw from.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month. See Events for details and locations.

Our year starts with a booth at the Seattle Boat Show. Then we join the parade in Seattle’s 100-year spring tradition, Opening Day. We organize a summer non-judged boat show at Fisherman's Terminal. In October, we partner with the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum for Mahogany and Merlot, a non-judged boat show at Lake Chelan in eastern Washington. A pre-event is running our boats 55 miles up the lake to Stehekin National Park. We plan  Meet-ups, at various destinations such as Lake Tapps, Mason Lake, Priest Lake, Lake Union and Lake Washington. We wrap up the year with our annual dinner in the fall.  Great food, fellowship, and awards are presented.

Click on Events to see our calendar and Photo Gallery to see what we do.

Join ACBS here & choose Pacific Northwest  chapter

Let's go for a boat ride! 

When joining, you will be taken to the international ACBS site. There are initially two fees: one to join the international ACBS ($65.00) and then choose our Pacific Northwest chapter ($25.00).

Annual renewals include both fees ($90.00). Some members also join neighboring chapters, such as Columbia Willamette  and Inland Empire.

Join Now! We look forward to meeting you!

Just how old is a boat to be considered a classic?

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.

Boat Show Insurance Waiver

ACBS Insurance Waiver.pdf

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