Your Connection to Classic Boating

ACBS is the organization members count on to connect with resources essential to their passion for classic boats. The ACBS website, email newsletters, and Rudder magazine provide relevant news coverage of our community – local chapters, classic boats, shops, shows, and other events. ACBS membership means valuable discounts on classic boat insurance, services, rental cars, and more. It means access to exclusive how-to videos, workshops, and a fully searchable database of ACBS members, boats, and engines. Perhaps most valuable of all, membership means a connection to a community of people who share your passion for classic boats.

For over 40 years, ACBS has been an International family oriented club that is devoted to the preservation, restoration and education about classic boating. Ownership of a classic boat is not a requirement for membership.

Adding a chapter membership to your ACBS membership offers you more opportunities to interact with fellow members.  Click here to see Chapter names, their general location, and their annual dues.

Annual Membership


Yourself and one co-member.

Youth Membership


Under the age of 26. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member


Business or organization.



If you prefer to mail a check instead of joining or renewing online, Click Here for a printable membership form.


We’re here to help! Just give a call with any questions or to join.

(315) 686-2628  •  M-F 8am-4pm (Eastern)

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Why Join ACBS?

Here are just a few of the benefits available exclusively to ACBS members:

  • The ACBS Rudder magazine, a world-class publication filled with information and color photography on classic boats and boating, is published 4 times per year
  • Online access to a searchable ACBS Directory of members, boats, engines, and more
  • How-to-Videos on preserving, restoring and maintaining classic boats
  • Terbrueggen Photographic Collection with over 22,000 photographs representing years of inspections and surveys
  • 10% discount on classic boat insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance
  • A $15 BoatUs membership and 10% off Water Towing Services (call ACBS at 315-686-2628 for discount code)
  • $250 discount on a complete refinish from ACBS past-president Jeff Funk’s Antique Boat Shop
  • Custom Marine – Jeremy Goldstein – Custom bilge pump with major service
  • Jonathan Reus of Macatawa Bay Boatworks offers a 10% discount on leather interiors, 5% discount on new trailers
  • Antique Boat Center offers a 10% discount on all chrome work plus FREE oil change for winterization or summerization
  • 5% off on parts at Sierra Boat Company courtesy of Herb Hall
  • Hall’s Boat Corp offers 5% off a full restoration, courtesy of Nick Lamando