1992 to 2017

Our 25th year as a club, 
24 years with the ACBS!
"For the love of classic boats"

Upcoming Events

Up Next

Holiday/Christmas Party
Broadmoor Golf Club

When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Location:  Broadmoor Golf Club
                3509 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

The Holidays are just around the corner, so come celebrate the season with fellow Columbia Willamette Chapter members.  Current members will receive a snail-mail invitation and RSVP card in November.  Enjoy great company, yearly awards, a silent auction, and entertainment. 

2018 Portland Winter Boat Show
When:  January 10th to 14th
Location: Portland Expo Center
Contact:  Don Purdy 503-310-9451 or email at dp1934@comcast.net to include your boat in the show or help in the booth.  Free admission to those who help in our booth.

It is so great to get out and have thousands of people admire the beauty of our classic boats. 

CWC Boat Show

CWC Boat Show at Lake Oswego
Save the Date - August 18th &19th, 2018

 We hope you were able to attend this great show and see all of the beautiful boats.  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.

People's Choice Winner, "Stella", Mike Mayer - owner 

Other Northwest Classic Boating Events

Summer is gone and now is the time to plan on refreshing the varnish, winterizing your boat, and attending our monthly dinner meetings, which are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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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