Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association

The purpose of this Association is to promote and enjoy the preservation and usage of antique watercraft by including its members in social events and communication.

Recent Updates

New Price on Boat for Sale
New Classifieds Boats for Sale
New Member Boat Photos
Second Annual RPM Show July 2015
New Member Boat
Read the June issue of Mooring Line
New Price on Boat for Sale
New Price on Boat for Sale
New Price on Boat for Sale
New Price on Boat for Sale
New Price on Boat for Sale
New Price on Boat for Sale

Of Interest

TSACBA at Napanee Waterfront Festival
ACBS Toronto Gravenhurst Show July 2015
Canada Day Parade 2015
Canadian Boating Federation Gravenhurst Races Video.
TSACBA in the Pan Am Games 2015 Torch Relay
Thousand Islands Run May 30
4th Annual May Gathering
TSACBA in Fenelon Falls
Chex TV Flashback - TSACBA 1991
Photo Gallery of Activities
New Membership Application
Member Renewal Application

Interesting Reading

TSACBA Donation to New Gananoque Antique Boat Museum
Gifted Boat Update
Old Outboard Racers Never Die
Did you know Ditchburn built war boats in Trenton, Ontario?
Woody Boater Classic Boat News

Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Welcome to Our Home on the Internet


There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details


Join us on August 29, 2015 for the Clear and Stoney Lake Run. It has been a while since we cruised the waters of Clear and Stoney Lake as a group but it is always a scenic and enjoyable day. Full Details

TSACBA members traversed through the Lindsay Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway to put on a display at the Lindsay Annual Rib Fest on August 16, 2015.

The photo below was provided by Mike Nolte from the Lindsay Lock 33.

Lock 33

ACBS Toronto held a Lock Party to celebrate the 100th birthday of Lock 45 on the Trent Severn Waterway in July.. Woody Boater has full coverage and photos of the event including an article written by ACBS Toronto and TSACBA Members Julie and Chris Bullen. Thank you to Chris and Woody Boater for permission to add this link to our website.

TSACBA members attended the Second Annual RPM Show in Havelock on July 17 to 19, 2015 sponsored by Ronnie's Marine (Association member Ronny Haylock). View the videos or see more photos

Read the June issue of Mooring Line

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

Association Executive 2015

, President
, Vice-President
, Secretary
, Treasurer
, Membership
, Newsletter Editor
, Event Co-ordinator
, Historian
, Director
, Director
, Director
, Director
, Past President
, Web Adminstrator

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