Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Welcome to Our Home on the Internet
ACBS Toronto are having their 35th annual Summer Vintage Boat Show on July 11th at the Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst celebrating the 100th anniversary of the "Dippy."< /p>
Please check the ACBS Toronto website for details.
We love a parade...especially when it features boats from the TSACBA. The Assocation was a major participant in the Peterborough Canada Day Parade on July 1, 2015
Association members Murray Parnell and Ronnie Haylock attended the Canadian Boating Federation races in Gravenhurst in June.
Visit our Find Out How To... page where you will find links to information you need to know including Installing a New Wood Deck, How to Care for Your Inflatable, Transportation and Trailering, How to Licence an Antique or Classic Boat, and other information. You can also read about and link to videos about various "Classic Glass" restorations on classic fibreglass boats owned by some of our members.
This website is intended to promote the excitement and appreciation our Association feels for antique watercraft. We hope that it will encourage the ongoing preservation of these fine historical vessels.
Have young children that you want to bond with? Restore a wood boat and pass on a talent and piece of history.
As we all get older, and we look at our birth certificates, one can make the connection that we won’t be able to rebuild ALL of our collection.
If you have the urge and want to donate a boat that needs some work, donating it to a young family can get them interested in Wooden Boats as a Family event. This is a wonderful way to introduce families who have never had a chance to work with a wood boat to own one. This is also a wonderful way to perpetuate our club by introducing young families to wood boat ownership.
By giving a hand up, this will help ensure the longevity of our clubs. Read the story and see photos of a recently gifted boat to the Tekauc Family.
To view photos and information on our various events visit our photo gallery. There you will also find archived photos and information on the Association's attendance at various boat shows and events.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our Association visit our Membership page or download our Membership Application. On the Membership page information can be found on ordering Association regalia. For more information on the Association, read current and past issues of our Mooring Line newsletter. For those of you who are already Association members, you can download the renewal form, fill it out, and send it to the Association.
Please do not direct questions pertaining to the value of your boat to this Association. We are not in the position to quote accurate appraisals due to the many variables such as market fluctuations, difficulty in assessing the condition of a boat through email descriptions and pictures, etc. However, with the diversity of knowledge of various Association members, we will be happy to answer any general questions if at all possible.
Classification of antique and classic vessels:
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.
These age classifications apply to both boats and motors
NEW: Late Classic 1975-1990, 25 years prior to the current year. This is for wood and non wood boats but only certain hulls and does not include pontoons, inflatables and personal watercraft.
Early Contemporary: A wooden boat built 1976 to 1986
Late Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years