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 Philadelphia chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, formed in 1998, is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. During 2018, the Philadelphia chapter merged with the Barnegat Bay chapter and the chapter is now called the Mid-Atlantic chapter. We are a diverse group of people who have a common love of antique and classic boats including the “woodies” and classic fiberglass boats of the past and the contemporary classic “woodies” . We believe that roaring around in a beautifully restored mahogany or fiberglass runabout is among the greatest pleasures of life. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ACBS sponsors a variety of boat shows throughout the boating season, organizes member get-togethers so fellow boat owners and prospective boat owners can share experiences, and generally provides a comfortable environment in which to explore these boats. We have informal dinner meetings throughout the year and come together several times to show our boats to the general public. See our calendar for the current dates and locations. We also produce an award-winning quarterly publication called The Nautical Mile which provides extensive coverage of both national and local boating events.