1992 to 2019

"For the love of classic boats"

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Welcome 2019!  Invite a friend to join our chapter and ACBS.

We have a booth at the upcoming Portland Boat Show, January 9th - 13th.  This is our only event this January.  We hope you can make it to the Expo Center to see this year's collection of classic boats.

CWC Boat Show

CWC Boat Show at Lake Oswego
August 18th &19th, 2018

Here are this past year's winners
Best Century              Sunken Treasure        Rodger & Colleen Wright
Best Utility                  Joy Ride                     Kelly Williamson & Jenni Medina
Best Outboard            Sadie Rose                Steve & Marilyn Ellwood
Best Contemporary    Schmidt Happens       Brian & Justin Schmidt
Best Runabout           Miss Fortune              James & Marie Mohr
Best Non-Wood          Classic Plastic           Jim & Sharon West
Most Original              Das Wasserauto        Frank & Barbara Robinson
Plaza Sponsor            Let's Ski                     Dick & Diane Harr
Best of Show              Blondie                       Warren & Tracy Olson 

We hope you were able to attend this great show and see all of the beautiful boats.  This year we had boats visiting from Canada, Washington and California.  Congratulations to all of the trophy winners.  But the real winners were all of the spectators who were treated to a wonderful display of classic boats.

Mark your calendars for Aug. 24 & 25, 2019. Join us for the next CWC Boat Show at Lake Oswego.

Other Northwest Classic Boating Events

The next Northwest Boat Show is the Portland Boat Show held January 9-13, 2019.  If you would like to show your boat at this show in the club's booth indoors at the EXPO Center, please contact Don Purdy.

President's Welcome Message

Welcome to the website for the Columbia~Willamette Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).  We are a diverse group of individuals with a passion for classic, antique & historic boats.

Our goal, as a chapter, is to provide an opportunity for vintage boat enthusiasts to get together and share knowledge, experience and enjoyment in old boats.  We are a volunteer organization who enjoys finding, discussing, restoring and operating classic boats. You don’t need a boat to join.  We’re always looking for people with a love for boats and there’s always room on a member boat at our in-water functions, so if you’re interested in joining but thought that you needed a boat, you were wrong!  Check out the national ACBS website and become a member today.

Our events calendar is a living document that is continually updated so be sure to check often for future events and activities.  Our chapter covers the state of Oregon and Southern Washington for the ACBS and we are fortunate to be in such a beautiful part of the country with a rich marine heritage and bounty of wonderful boats.

Whether you’re into fast classic fiberglass boats or prefer to motor slowly in your wooden cruiser, we’re the club for you.  If you’ve always wanted an old boat but weren’t sure how to go about it, we can help you there too.  We have workshops that cover the technical aspects of maintaining boats, inspecting prior to purchase among many other things. 

Please take your time in exploring our website.  This is an active group and we get a lot of use out of our boats in the summer.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Happy Boating!



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