ACBS International Boat Show September 23rd – 24th at Tahoe

Photo courtesy of Scott Mason

The 41st Annual Antique and Classic Boat Society’s International Boat Show is being held Friday & Saturday, September 23rdand 24th, from 9am – 4pm at Sierra Boat Company, Carnelian Bay, CA.  Gate admission is only $10 per person, and kids under 12 free.

Sponsored by the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), this exciting UNIQUE show  only happens in Tahoe every 10 years and will feature more than 66 UNIQUE vintage and classic watercraft from North America:  Maybe Not II and Dixie Baby award winning vintage racers, Redhawk Chris Craft Model 3 Runabout,  Big Boy triple cockpit V-12 Garwood, Billie Bea II torpedo stern triple cockpit speedster, Lunadanza Riva Aristan and My Lil Woodie Trojan Sea Queen are a few of the truly special boats at the show.  This show has attracted significant examples from as far as Milan, Italy  and Sweden, to our world renowned Lake Tahoe.  With these floating works of art, we are expecting an epic gallery of on lookers to pay tribute to the craftsmanship of an era gone by, that continues to be honored today.

Big Boy

Big Boy (above) is 1 of only 10 Gar Wood triple cockpit Custom Runabouts that were equipped with this powerful V-12 engine, only 7 are still known to exist. The first was delivered in August, 1934. Six of the 10 original high powered triple cockpit Gar Woods were sold by Jake Obexer, Lake Tahoe, CA.

“We are honored to have been asked by the International ACBS board of directors to host this unique and incredible boat show,” comments Barbara Foster, President of the Northern California/Tahoe ACBS Chapter,  “With another fabulous year of boating coming to a close, we celebrate the season with a tremendous event memorializing the shear glory and beauty of our mahogany icons.”

Intriguing booths will also be a part of the 41st International Boat Show.  Double Diamond Jewelry not only specializes in boat transom necklaces, cufflinks and tie tacks, they also specialize in custom works from local artists.  They have only the finest quality Tahoe Blue and Emerald Bay Green diamonds and can make a custom creation just for you.

ACBS,, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic, antique and classic boats and providing education about their heritage.  The mission of the ACBS is to promote the love and enjoyment of all aspects of vintage boating.  ACBS International, Inc, a 501-C3 non-profit organization, gives $20,000 annually to 4 scholarship winners who are in classic boating related college curriculum.  Scholarship info: .

Come and enjoy the last show of the season!