Thank you for your Interest in Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boats, a Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. 

Website member registration is open to all members of our Chapter. Chapter membership has many advantages including the Annual Boat Show, Antique Mahogany Newsletter, Workshops, Annual Meeting/Holiday Party, Think Spring Dinner and many other group boating opportunities.

For a complete listing of benefits, please see below for a printable features and benefits document!

In addition to Chapter and International benefits, members may register on the Chapter website to share contact information with other members and post pictures and videos.

Our yearly membership fee is $25 per member and requires you to also join the national club for $55.00 per member. 

BENEFITS OF becoming a member


ACBS & NFACB Membership Benefits

Be part of an international organization devoted to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of our boating heritage.


  • Being part of an international network of over 15,000 vintage boating enthusiasts where common interests, fellowship and experiences are shared. 

  • Direct access to a full listing of others who own boats of a particular make, model, year, etc. through an annual Directory of ACBS members with handy cross references by boat builder, geographic location and boat name. 

  • Access to „Members Only‟ section of ACBS website: Immediate access to sources, resources and knowledge needed to help resolve vintage boat restoration, maintenance and operational problems. 

  • Subscription to the ACBS quarterly magazine, The ACBS Rudder, which carries news of current events in the vintage boating community as well as historic, restoration and other articles of interest to antique boaters. 

  • Direct access to the “Trading Dock” section of The ACBS Rudder where ACBS members can list and find antique boats and marine engines for sale. 

  • A 10% discount on insurance premiums for antique and classic boat insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance, Inc. 

  • Discounts on car rental through Hertz.

  •  A 50% discount on Boat/US membership. 

  • An opportunity to explore new boating centers in the USA and Canada each fall at our International Annual Meeting and Boat Show. 

  • A 20% discount on the Bob Speltz, Real Runabouts books purchased through ACBS Headquarters. 

  • Opportunities to belong to one or more chapters of the ACBS. 

  • Opportunities to participate in the operation of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc.


  • NFACB‟s annual boat show. 

  • Three issues of the Antique Mahogany newsletter that keeps you up to date on activities, boats and people of interest in the chapter, new members, trading dock for sale of parts, boats, etc. and much more. 

  • Two yearly workshops (February/March and October/November) covering a variety of topics all relating to antique boat restoration, refinish and repair and local boating history. 

  • Discounts through Jamestown Distribution. 

  • Resource center for advice, parts, hardware and “how to do.” 

  • NFACB‟s Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, Think Spring Party and Summer Boating Picnic. 

  • Summer group boating opportunities on the Niagara River and beyond. 

  • Group trips to other chapter gatherings and workshops, including NFACB‟s annual pilgrimage to the Toronto Chapter Boat Shop Tour in April. 

  • Share the rich boating history in Western New York. An opportunity to use and enjoy together our beautiful waterways in the old boats that we build, repair, maintain and love!