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The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. was officially formed on January 15, 2005 to provide a means through which individuals sharing a common interest in antique and classic boats can meet, share experiences and information, exchange ideas, and generate enthusiasm for all aspects of these unique boats.

We also promote and sponsor classic boating events, such as our Tenth Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at Morningstar Star Marina on Lake Gaston (May 16, 2015), as well as educate our membership and the general public about these great craft. We partner with other clubs and organizations to promote awareness and appreciation for the history, research, repair, and restoration of these grand old boats to preserve them for future generations.

The RDC Triangle Chapter is all about having fun on the water and using these boats in the company of friends. We are a family-friendly and family-oriented club with an active calendar of social events offering something for everyone, including cruises on local and regional lakes – such as our annual Fall Foliage Cruise – and parties, including our annual Think Spring Party. We also conduct a series of hands-on workshops to educate members on various aspects of boat restoration, maintenance, and repair.

You don't even need to own an antique or classic boat, and in fact many of our members don't – the only thing necessary is an interest and enthusiasm for these boats. If you enjoy the beauty of a wooden or classic ‘glass boat and like to have a good time, then we're the club for you!

Beginning in November 2015 the RDC Triangle Chapter has made a yearly donation of $1,000 to the Cape Fear Community College to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled there in the wooden boat building program. Show proceeds in excess of expenses are used to provide this type of assistance. A photo of the student awardee can be seen below. Click on the link that follows for the letter and press release from CFCC. Click Here


Saturday & Sunday May 20/21, 2017
at Galley Store Marina,  New Bern, NC
(on the Neuse River)
This year's show is the second year at a new venue in New Bern NC on Saturday/Sunday May 20/21, 2017 - the weekend before Memorial Day. Don't miss this great event at a new venue where there are many hotels, restaurants and shopping. Excellent boating on the Neuse and Trent Rivers. 
The 2016 show was a huge success with lots of interesting boats both on land and in the water. Our featured boat, the Barbour, was very well represented in the town were it was built. Plan on participating in cruises on Saturday and Sunday More information will be available in the Spring.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Lake Gaston Resort: Fall Vintage Boat & Sea Plane Splash In. For details and pictures of previous Vintage Boat & Splash Ins click here  





Want to see the chapter’s beautiful boats? Click here to visit the photo gallery.