We are proud to partner with the 
Hudson River Maritime Museum
in holding our annual boat show. 
All boats welcome!



The 35th Antique and Classic boat show combined with the 3rd Hudson River Boat Building Challenge. For the first time, the ACBS Hudson River Chapter gathering of classic boats will be combined with the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Boat Building Challenge. This new event provides a glimpse of unique watercraft from the past and an exciting display of wooden boat building as two-person teams compete to build and race a “Carolina Bateau” in 4 hours. Family programs, trolley rides, boat trips to the historic Rondout lighthouse, rowing and sailing demos, and more.

DATE: June 22, 2019  10am - 5pm. Boats are welcome to arrive on Friday, June 21 and stay through Sunday, June 23. (Rain date Sunday, June 23, for Boat Building Challenge only) 

This judging optional show features power, sail, and hand-powered classic watercraft from a wide variety of original manufacturers such as Chris-Craft, Century, Hacker Craft, Fay & Bowen, Lyman, Thompson, Correct Craft, and others, as well as examples of homemade vessels.  The boats represent different styles of craft and various stages of preservation/restoration – from unrestored “project” boats, to award-winning show boats.  Owners are typically on hand to discuss the history and restoration of their boats, as well as to give their advice on a variety of topics to those who are interested in this fast-growing hobby.  In addition to the display of boats, ACBS membership and general boating information will be available at the show, and souvenir items including hats and shirts will be available for purchase. REGISTER

     ACBS Boat Classifications:

Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.

Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive.

Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive.

Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year.  (In 2018, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1994.)

Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years

More about the Boat Building Challenge


Hudson River Maritime Museum
Rondout Creek
Kingston New York