42nd Annual Vintage Boat Show
Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 2023
Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst Ontario
JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A DINNER CRUISE WITH MUSKOKA STEAMSHIPS!
Canada's Largest Vintage Boat Show!
This July the 42nd Vintage boat show is back stronger than ever. Last year’s return to a live show brought out an impressive variety of boats, enthusiastic participants and excited crowds. This year as we add back more events and activities all signs indicate that we will certainly exceed last year’s attendance. The show will have two days of activities for members, participants and the public.
The public are invited to attend this FREE show with plenty to see and do on the waterfront. We are expecting a great turnout of boats, both wood and glass, filling the slips at the docks with a strong complement of watercraft being displayed on land. And of course, the crowd favourites will be returning, including the Nautical Flea Market, Boats4Sale, and Vendors' Alley.
Friday’s activities will feature two cruises on Lake Muskoka for participants looking to enjoy a morning tour in their boats. The slow cruise is designed to appeal to vintage boaters who would like to enjoy a relaxing slow-paced cruise through the smaller back channels and islands. The fast cruise will take planing boats and an extended cruise of the lake with both cruises arriving back at Muskoka Wharf to relax and socialize while enjoying a catered luncheon.
Friday night will be an incredibly special social occasion with a dinner cruise with Muskoka Steamships. Guests will enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour cruise on the Wenonah II while they enjoy a sit-down dinner with a superb menu and cash bar. The return of the Dinner Cruise will be one of the highlights of the weekend. Seating is limited so register and book early.
This is a Judged Show - Including Classic Glass!
This year’s show is a special one, as this will be a judged show, the first since 2018. As always, judged shows bring out the best of the best, making the show a must attend. There is a significant development that truly makes the 2023 Vintage Boat Show special. While Classic Fibreglass craft have been a welcome and popular addition to our Show and ACBS International shows across North America, this category of classic boats has yet to be formally judged at an ACBS show. This July ACBS-Toronto is proud and excited to be the first show to formally judge and award Classic Fibreglass entries. See the Information For Boat Exhibitors and Participants for more information.