The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Saturday, July 28. The Boat Show is a hugely popular event, hosting thousands at Burlington’s Boat House.

Lake Champlain Burlington Boathouse
Lake Champlain Burlington Boathouse during Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

More than forty-five boats are on exhibit from Vermont, New York and as far away as New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine. Exhibits in most cases are planned by boat manufacture and/or by type of boat. The Lake Champlain Chapter practices skipper judging with judges and skippers voting for their favorite boat in their respective class (Cruiser/Outboard/Utility/Runabout/Sail and more) and during the course of the day boat owners will be available to answer any questions. Attendees have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award with ballots available at the registration tent.

Schedule Of Events

Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 8-10:00am, Registration, Burlington Boat House | 10:00 am, Skippers Meeting, upstairs at Splash | 10am-4pm,  Boat Exhibits and Demonstrations, Burlington Boat House | 4pm, Boat Parade, Burlington Boat House

Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Burlington Boat House, Burlington, VT

Ages: All ages

Boathouse 3Participants must register: $40  (Contact to register: [email protected]) | FREE to spectators!

LCACBS 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. These age classifications apply to both boats and motors.

Early Contemporary: A wooden boat built 1976 to 1986.

Late Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.

Late Classic: A Boat Built between 1976 to 1990

2011 LAKE CHAMPLAIN ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW“The annual boat show is the featured event of the year, and always one that we are all very proud of. Not only does it give us an opportunity to visit with friends and fellow members but it also gives us an opportunity to share our common interests with the general public and share the love of the wooden boat and craftsmanship of years past,” says former President of the Lake Champlain Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (LCACBS), and Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Founder, Mike O’Brien.

Look for a beautiful, new book published by the LCACBS for sale. The book features hundreds of pages of color photos; historical facts and stories; and a plethora of interesting tales about boats and Lake Champlain. It will be available for $89.95 plus $5.00 shipping.

The LCACBS Vintage Boat Show is a feature event of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has named the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Top Ten Summer Event.

Lymans 2014ACBS Vision Statement

The vision of The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. is to provide an organization wherein people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences.

ACBS Mission Statement

The mission of The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. is to:

• Bring together people with a common interest in historic, antique and classic boats, sharing fellowship, information, experience and ideas.

• Protect the heritage of boating by promoting first, the preservation and second, the restoration of historic, antique and classic boats.

• Promote, further and encourage a love and enjoyment of all aspects of historic, antique and classic boats.

• Serve as a communication channel for our membership, the public, and any other entities regarding information relating to historic, antique and classic boating. This includes serving as a clearinghouse and referral service for all information relating to historic, antique and classic boating.

• Serve as the governing body and parent organization for such chapters as shall be formed and created under our auspices. This includes providing support for and communicating with these chapters.

• Inspire and support quality boat shows and related events among our chapters, to establish and maintainBoathouse 2 standards for classifying boats and conducting boat shows.

• Educate our membership and the general public concerning safety and protocol as it relates to historic, antique and classic boating.

For more information, please contact: [email protected], 802-355-1781



The 2022 Festival is scheduled for July 28 - July 31, 2022.