Updated 3/25/19

1992 to 2019

"For the love of classic boats"

Upcoming Events

Up Next

March Meeting

Join us for dinner at Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub a 12562 SW Main St., Tigard on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30. Enjoy a presentation on the "Gander", one of our member's new floating toy. Come for great food, great conversations, and great boating friends.

Garage Tour

Saturday, April 27th at 9:30 AM is this year's Garage Tour. It will be held at Schooner Creek Boat Works, 3255 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Come early for coffee and muffins. This is a free event, including lunch and a tour of the PT boat. 

May Cruise

Date Saturday, May 18th. 
Location and time - To Be Determined

Lake Mayfield

Don't forget to make reservations for our annual excursion to Lake Mayfield at the Lake Mayfield Resort, between, Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th.  Be sure to make dock reservations for your boat also.  Tuesday, July 9th is the pot luck dinner.  Come enjoy the fun.

CWC Boat Show

CWC Boat Show at Lake Oswego
August 24th & 25th, 2019

Come enjoy one of the premier boat shows in the Pacific Northwest.  All ACBS members are welcome to enter their boats.  Last year, boats from Washington and Canada were in attendance and won trophies.  This is a show where several thousand spectators will come by to admire our classic boats.  It is also the only time that the private Oswego Lake is opened to us.    

We also have several rooms at Lakeshore Inn being held for show attendees.  Please contact the Lakeshore Inn before June 23 to make reservations.  

With your show registration comes an invitation to attend the Friday, 8/23, Oswego Heritage House reception and one ticket to the Saturday, 8/24, Awards Banquet including beer or wine.

To open a copy of the registration form click on the link below.  Please print and mail to this form with payment to Bob Nelson.  

Other Northwest Classic Boating Events

6/28 - 6/30     Whitefish Woody Weekend, MT
7/12 - 7/14     Sandpoint Boat Show, Sandpoint, ID
7/26 - 7/28     Payette Lake Boat Show, McCall, ID
7/27               Renton River Days, Renton, WA
8/23 - 8/25     Lake Oswego Boat Show, Lake Oswego, OR
8/24 - 8/25     Coeur d'Alene Boat Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID
8/30 - 9/2       Dry Rot Boat Show, Priest Lake, ID
9/15 - 9-21     ACBS International Boat Show, Alexandria Bay, NY
9/27 - 9/29     Okanagan Boat Show, Pentiction, BC, Canada
10/4 - 10/6     Mahogany & Merlot Boat Show, Chelan, Wa

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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