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Thank you for your interest in the 2018 ACBS International Boat Show! This week-long event includes on-water pre-events, the ACBS annual meeting and the ACBS International Boat Show.

The boat show is FREE for spectators and will feature FREE BOAT RIDES!

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The next generation of classic boaters want YOU to register for BOAT the BLUE!

How can you resist this enthusiastic invitation? These future-captains want YOU to register and attend BOAT the BLUE in September!  The Michigan Chapter planning committee will be out in force this Friday for the annual "Boat Night" parade celebrating the...

Cruiser Cruise SOLD OUT! Sign up for the wait list!

We are overwhelmed by the positive response to our pre-events!  The Cruiser Cruise has reached the capacity we have on confirmed cruisers.  We are taking names in order of receipt of registration for a wait list and actively recruiting more captains to...

What’s the SCUTTLEBUTT?!

We are thankful for a great partnership with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt! This FREE publication has a TEN PAGE feature on Great Lakes Vintage Boating including BOAT the BLUE and is distributed to 1500 businesses in the Great Lakes region. See for yourself...

Cool Opportunity! A PRE-pre event!

Are you interested in a pre-event to the Boat the Blue pre-events? Your boat will already be looking its best for the big International Show, why not extend your trip by a day and check out another boat show!  The Niagra Frontier Chapter of ACBS is holding...

Registration is OPEN!

Registration for ACBS Boat the Blue Pre-Events, Annual Meeting and International Boat Show is now OPEN! Registration Deadlines are as follows: August 12, 2018: Pre-Event Registration Deadline August 31, 2018: Registration Deadline for Judged Boats (No...

See the “Pride of Michigan” On Friday Night

Here is a sneak preview of one of the attractions that will be available for you to enjoy if you attend the Scholarship Auction and Dinner at the Bean Dock on Friday, September 14th. The Great Lakes Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will be on...

Christopher Smith – Chicago

Christopher Smith, lone survivor of the 3rd Generation of the Chris-Craft boat building family, shares more stories with us! This fourth installment includes an exciting tale of 12 year old Christopher Smith piloting a 60-foot yacht all by himself through...

Christopher Smith – Grandparents

Christopher Smith, lone survivor of the 3rd Generation of the Chris-Craft boat building family, shares more stories with us including his adventurous grandmother.   This is the third installment of a number of stories Chris has offered to share with us to...

Boat the Blue Information Packet Released!

The BOAT the BLUE Planning Committee has prepared a one-stop guide to all you would like to know about the 2018 ACBS International Boat Show and Pre-Events in Port Huron. Download it by CLICKING...

Christopher Smith – Race Boats

Christopher Smith, lone survivor of the 3rd Generation of the Chris-Craft boat building family, shares a memorable story about Gar Wood and the connection Chris-Craft boats has with Gar Wood boats. This is the second installment of a number of stories...

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