LCABS 27th Annual Vintage Boat Show (August 11)
The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society 27th Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Saturday, August 11. The Boat Show is a hugely popular event, hosting thousands at Burlington’s Boat House.
Over 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, August 11, 2012
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
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.
“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.
This year, 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. The Festival has grown tremendously and has become a destination for people in Vermont, the United States and Canada. Now heading towards its sixth year, the Festival is held annually during the second week of August and is planned for 8/9/12-8/12/12 in 2012. A four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, the Festival Showcases hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Lake Champlain Ferries, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more) and musical performances (on three separate stages). Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.
Activities are varied and last year included: free live music; national artists; free sailboat, canoe and paddleboard rides; Antique Boat Show; ALS Silent Auction; Showcase of Vermont Wineries and Food; craft and international food vendors; interactive children’s exhibits (Kids Day Friday with free activities, including educational, narrated cruises for kids about Lake Champlain); Eco-Zone with ecological/environmental exhibits and organizations (including ECHO Leahy Center, the Lake Keeper, Vermont Energy Education Program; Stream Team and more); United Way Mission Possible Adventure Race; Non-profit Exhibit Area showcasing community organizations (featuring: American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Chittenden County Humane Society, Be the Match Bone Barrow Donor Booth, Green Mountain Autism, Kids on the Block and more).
“What really makes The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival special is that it offers something for everyone; it is a dynamic celebration for children, families and adults of all ages,” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival’s mission is unique in that this is the only Festival to celebrate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain and the Burlington Waterfront. The Festival is also committed to enhancing the visibility and outreach while encouraging onsite fundraising of various non-profit organizations within the community by offering space at no cost for exhibits and booths on site, listing participating non-profits in promotional materials, as well as on social media outlets and the website. Through educational initiatives and exhibits, music and family activities, the Festival encourages the ecological and environmental preservation of the amazing resource that is Lake Champlain.