Antique & Classic Boat Society
Pacific Northwest Chapter
our Pacific Northwest Chapter
Founded in 1980
are collectors of gentlemen’s race
boats, mahogany runabouts and brightly-coloured ‘fiberglassics’.
We are both a resource and a source of fun. We’ve learned about restoring or maintaining these beautiful pieces of history. Some of us repair engines, do woodwork, or source old parts to finish our projects. We rely on each other’s expertise. Our members are always happy to share that knowledge with you.
Members include novices to the hobby to engine tinkerers to professional boat restorers but all share an interest in enjoying and preserving these beautiful boats. There is much to be gained from our expertise, experiences and camaraderie.
Members’ boats come in all shapes, sizes and conditions from ‘grey’ boats, found almost forgotten in garages or fields, to those that are now completely restored and ready to go for a boat ride. Some boat-less members are still looking.
But we don’t just sit back and admire what we've done, we plan events year-round – monthly meetings, boat shows and social events to get out on the water.
Our meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. See Events for details and locations. Your first meeting includes free pizza and beverage!
We start the year at the Seattle Boat Show where crowds admire our classic runabouts. In spring, we parade our boats in Seattle’s 100-year tradition of Opening Day. Our members enhance the festivities by giving runabout rides to the public. We organize a non-judged boat show at Gene Coulon Park in conjunction with Seafair Celebration and Renton River Days. We give about 500 boat rides each year at this event!
In October, we partner with the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum for Mahogany and Merlot at Lake Chelan in eastern Washington. During that non-judged boat show, we watch vintage hydroplanes race around the course just outside the marina. A pre-event is running our boats 55 miles up the lake to Stehekin National Park, enjoying their comfortable facilities, lodging, and hiking.
We also arrange various fun-day events, often at Lake Tapps, Mason 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.
Let's go for a boat ride! Join our PNW chapter.