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    The Antique and Classic Boat Society is the world’s largest group devoted to antique and classic boating. Since its beginnings in 1975, the ACBS has helped introduce thousands to the hobby of antique and classic boating.

  The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is one chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, it was created in 2018 by the merger of the Philadelphia Chapter and the former Barnegat Bay Chapter.  Our members are a diverse group of people who have a common  love of antique and classic boats including: the “woodies”,  classic fiberglass boats and today’s contemporary class “wooden boats . They believe that roaring around in a beautifully restored mahogany or fiberglass runabout is among the greatest pleasures of life.

    Therefore, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter sponsors a variety of boat shows, organizes member get-togethers, and  holds six informal dinner meetings throughout the year. The chapter strives to provide a friendly, comfortable environment  so fellow boat owners and prospective boat owners can share their experiences.  Besides the quarterly magazine the “Rudder” which all A.C.B.S. members receive, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter also publishes an award-winning quarterly publication called “The Nautical Mile” which provides extensive coverage of both national and local boating events. 

    Explore the Calendar  for current dates and locations. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. 

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