M&C 2014 is in the books. You can read about it here. There are recent changes to the ACBS judging categories as well.

Announcing the Beaver Lake Rendezvous

 Trading Dock Updated 4-11-2014 | M&C 2014 Issue #2


  • Grand Lake 2013
  • Hot Springs 2013
  • Workshop 2013
View all albums


New Catagories

The ACBS leadership and rules team is proud to announce the following changes to the judging categories.

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 between 1976 and the year 25 prior to the current year.
Contempory:  A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.

Notice that Late Classic does NOT say wooden. ACBS is officially welcoming the classic non-wood boats


Come join us this year at the following great events.

August 16, 2014 Summer Day Rendezvous Beaver Lake

Sept 18-21, 2014 International ACBS Meeting and Show, in Skaneateles, NY

October 2,3,4 2014 – Table Rock Lake Cruising weekend

Feb 2015: Workshop

April  2015: Hot Springs Boat Show at Lake Hamilton – Come join as we kick of the 2014 boating season.

22nd Annual Grand Lake Boat Show – This is our major judged event and banquet.


A Grand Time at Grand Lake 2014









We may have had a stormy start but the weather cleared for most that was planned by a great Oklahoma committee.









Friday’s lunch at The Aqua Bar at the Landings Marina gave a chance for old and new friends to visit.

You would think that a business meeting would be serious . . .

Digging into the all-you-can-eat shrimp buckets at Waterway Café at Harbors View Marina was a fun and delicious Friday night feast gaining a “thumbs up” vote.

Saturday was perfect for Show Day, complete with a Ship’s Store and Junior Judging. The evening banquet was held at the host facility of Arrowhead Yacht Club.

The President’s Cup for the year was presented by Chapter President George Reaves to Paul Hastings. Other Boat Show Awards were also presented. See notes with the attending boats.

Heartland Classics members love old boats and enjoy sharing time together and, there’s no denying it, eating is always a good part of our events.

Show boats enjoyed by members and the public on Saturday:

“Jan Marie” owned by Darren and Jan Arnold is a 1964 Correct Craft 16′ Compact Skier which this year won Best of Show.

This 1968 Cobalt 18′ Bubble Deck was an eye-catcher shown by Alex and Linda Barry. This is the winner of the 2014 Corinthian Award.

“Sleeper” is a 1981 Bertram 18′ Fly Bridge model also owned by Alex and Linda Barry.

Best Wood Boat Award was given to Michael and Angela Beachner for this 1964 Chris Craft 20′ Super Sport named “Liberty Bella”.

Annabella enjoys lounging on the Beachner’s Cavalier Cruiser which won Best Display.

Continue reading ‘A Grand Time at Grand Lake 2014′

Previous entries »