|About the Chapter
The NC Coastal & Piedmont 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 NC Coastal & Piedmont 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 NC Coastal & Piedmont Chapter has made a yearly donation of $1,000 - raised to $1500 for 2018 - 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