Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society
Welcome antique and classic boat enthusiasts!
You are on this website because you are either a member of the NC Coastal & Piedmont Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) or because you are interested in the hobby of restoring/maintaining vintage watercraft.
To members we say “Thanks for using the website and let us know what we can add to make it more helpful. This is your chapter and we want to hear from you!”
To visitors we say, “Check out our website and consider joining ACBS and our Chapter.” You don’t need a boat to enjoy the fellowship and events, but if you do have an antique or classic boat, you will find our members knowledgeable, helpful, and welcoming. We invite you to join!
We have only been an ACBS Chapter since 2005, so we are younger than many other chapters. We do cover a lot of territory (coastal and piedmont NC) so we move our events, and outings around. We also do not have a “home lake” for boats shows like many ACBS chapters, so we encourage our members to participate in shows sponsored by other chapters and organizations. Our meetings are held at various locations and are noted on our events calendar. We encourage our members to attend when possible to get the most out of their membership. The biggest benefit we offer those members owning antique and classic boats is the help and encouragement received with restoration and preservation. Our members have a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over many years of doing this work themselves.
Chris-Craft. Hacker Craft. Century, Lyman, Cruisers Inc....whatever your preference, the NC Coastal, and Piedmont Chapter was created for you in an effort to advance the classic and wooden boat movement in North Carolina! We are here to promote and encourage a love and enjoyment of antique and classic boating at its highest level in all aspects.
We love our boats and use them on a regular basis. We can help you think about what boat is best for you, how to go about procuring one and provide assistance/guidance in maintaining your boat. We’re also here to promote and sponsor classic boating events as well as to educate our membership and the general public on these great crafts.
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! Check out our calendar of events and join us at our next get together.
Again, thanks for visiting our site and if you are not a member of our ACBS Chapter, we invite you to join us.
Happy Antique & Classic Boating!
What's New or News?
ABCS Makes COVID-19 Statement
ACBS has been asked for guidance as to the viability or decision regarding whether to hold or cancel any proposed festival or event. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we strongly urge that all chapters follow all federal, state, and local government guidance and recommendations related to the Covid-19 virus and potential health risks. If any chapter makes a decision to disregard the federal, state, and local guidance, recommendations, and law, we require that you remove any and all references to ACBS and the use of any ACBS or chapter logo from any communications, documents, and advertising, and you agree to relinquish insurance coverage through ACBS.
Next Chapter Event/Outing
On Saturday May 30th the chapter is planning lunch and then a tour of Phillips Plating in New Bern. Of course this outing hinges on the COVID-19 rules in place at the time. Watch your email for updates.
Click on this link for a copy of the May 2020 newsletter Members are urged to submit articles and photos. We invite you to tell us how your boat got her name.
This web site is provided by the NC Coastal & Piedmont Chapter of the ACBS solely as a convenience and no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the information contained herein. NC C&P, its members and volunteer webmaster shall bear no liability for any losses directly or indirectly related to or involving the use or misuse of information contained in this web site.