Registration: 2019 Boat Show, Pre-Show Activities, Social Events, and Boat Exhibitors

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Pre-event activities and social events are open to all boat show exhibitors, ACBS-Toronto Members, members of TSACBA, MLAOC,

the Manotick Chapter and their guests. You do not have to exhibit a boat to attend.

39th Annual Vintage Boat Show

July 3 - 7, 2019

Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst

Registration for Pre-Show Events, Social Events and Boat Exhibitors


This year's theme is "Aged to Perfection" - a celebration of boats that are 100 years old and older. 

And, of course, there will also be a huge variety of younger gleaming wood and sparkling fibreglass beauties!

All Vintage and Classic Boats are welcome to participate.

The Muskoka Wharf will also showcase classic cars, a boat parts Flea Market, vendors,

and the ever-popular "Field of Dreams" where you can find your next project in the Boats4Sale area.

Join us for a weekend of fun-filled social events and three days of pre-event activities!

You do not have to be an exhibitor to enjoy these events

Register Below:  Events sell out quickly and tickets must be purchased by June 30, 2019


Wednesday, July 3 - Full Day Event - Gloucester Pool - Trent Severn Waterway SOLD OUT

Trailer your boat to Port Severn for a 50 mile run on one of the most scenic parts of the Trent Severn Waterway.  The protected waters offer a chance for a mix of slow and fast zones and you'll experience the famous Big Chute Marine Railway - the only one of its kind in North America. 

Lunch at a local restaurant (each pay own).

Registration Cost: $15 per person (buy your ticket on this site)    (Additional costs:  Boat launch fee, approx. $25 and Lock Pass, .90 per foot of boat length - these costs are payable on-site on the day of the event.)


Thursday, July 4 - Full Day Event - Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau:  Big Water, Big Fun!  SOLD OUT

Rich in Muskoka steamship history and beautiful scenery, you'll see spectacular and iconic Muskoka summer homes and boat houses.  Approximately 80 miles of boating with quite a bit of open water with possible wave conditions and some faster running.

Lunch at a local restaurant (each pay own).

Registration Cost:  $15 per person (buy your ticket on this site)   (Additional costs:  Lock Pass approx. $20 payable on-site on the day of the event)

Friday, July 5 - 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Muskoka Wharf - Poker Run

Not that you need an excuse to run your boat, but this is an extremely fun day.  You don't have to have a fast boat to enjoy this.  The winning hand is a case of pure luck-of-the-draw and is revealed during the cocktail hour at the Lions Pavilion before the Reunion Dinner at Muskoka Wharf following the run.

Cost: $10 per  Poker Hand


Due to the distance covered in these runs, boats should be fully fueled before the run as opportunities to refuel are very limited.  If you're considering joining in, we recommend that your boat and trailer be in top mechanical condition and that you bring adequate tools and parts in case of a breakdown.  If necessary, a fellow-boater may offer to tow you to the nearest marina or facility, but you will not be towed long distances.  Ontario law prohibits any open liquor on board so please leave all liquor on shore.



Friday Night Reunion Cocktail Hour and Dinner

Friday, July 5 – Cocktails 5:00/Dinner 6:30 – Lions Pavilion 

Enjoy cocktails and a casual meal with friends and other boat enthusiasts. Poker Run prizes will be given out during cocktail hour.

Cost: Coctail Hour:  No Fee (Cash Bar)  Dinner:  $40 per person (cash bar). Tickets must be purchased  before June 30. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


VIP Lunch

Saturday, July 6 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lions Pavilion

Under the shelter of the pavilion, enjoy a tasty lunch and cool beverage at the cash bar while giving your feet a well-deserved break.  Awards to be presented at 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person (includes one beverage)  Tickets MUST be purchased before June 30.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Fashion Show

Saturday, July 6 – 2:00 p.m. Lions Pavilion

Come and see some of the newest fashions while enjoying something cool to drink.  There are great door prizes too!.

Cost: Free admission – cash bar

WAVE Opportunity: Volunteer fashion models needed – all shapes and sizes welcome. Check the box at the end of the registration form for more information.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, July 7 – 11:00 a.m. – Clevelands House, Lake Rosseau

It's time to celebrate the end of another fantastic boat show.  Come brunch with friends at this beautiful restaurant - you deserve this!

Cost: $45 per person – cash bar. Tickets MUST be purchased before June 30. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


We sincerely appreciate your participation!

Please complete the information below to register your boat for in-water or on-land display.

There is no fee to register; however, unregistered boats cannot be accommodated. 



On-land displays  should be set up on Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

In-water displays should be at the dock no later than 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Please plan to be part of the show until 4:00 p.m. Site Security will be provided on Friday and Saturday night.

Please ensure that your boat fits into one of our classification categories (pontoon boats, inflatables and small personal watercraft will not be accepted)


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 after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year.

Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years 


EXHIBITOR'S PACKAGE:  Be sure to check in at the Registration Desk (in front of the Lions Pavilion) on Friday from 1-4 p.m. or Saturday from 8-11 a.m. to check in and to pick up your boat sign, name tag(s), boat poster and other special items that we've included to thank you for your participation in the Show.


QUESTIONS about the SHOW:  Contact Mike Gridley at or at 705-791-1687

QUESTIONS about REGISTRATION:  Contact Lisa Gridley at or at 705-733-4332


To register for pre-event activities and social events, and/or to register as a boat show exhibitor, please complete the information below.


Refund Policy

Participants who cancel their registration at least 14 days prior to an event may request a refund.

All requests must be made by email to or by phone to Lisa Gridley at 705-733-4332.

Last Name:
First Name:
Postal Code/ZIP Code:
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TO REGISTER A BOAT FOR THE SHOW. If you are not registering a boat, continue to the end of the form for payment options.
What is the name of the current boat owner?:
First time exhibitor:
Guest's Last Name:
Guest's First Name:
Distance Travelled in Kilometres:
Please use the choices below to give us a full description of your boat.
Exhibit will be:
In the waterOn landOvernight
Boat Name:
Type of Boat:
Year Built:
Length of Boat (in feet):
Beam (in feet):
Hull Construction:
Wood  Fibreglass  Metal  Other  
Make of engine:
Model of engine:
Please use the choices below to describe how your boat is powered.
Is the engine:
Special engine features:
Please use the choices below to give us a history of your boat's restoration.
Year boat was restored:
Restored by:
Name of professional restorer:
Is the restoration completed?:
Please complete the following to tell us more about your boat's history.
Origin of boat:
How many years have you (or the current owner) owned the boat:
Previous owner of boat:
Significance of Boat's name:
Where do you use it now?:
Memorable stories about your boat:
Awards/Trophies boat has won:
Is it a low serial number?:
Rare or Special Model:
Friday Night Reunion Dinner: number of tickets required $40/person (HST incl.):
VIP Lunch tickets - number of tickets required - $30/person (HST incl.):
Sunday Brunch - number of tickets required - $45/person (HST incl.):
Poker Run - number of Poker Hands required - $10/hand (HST incl.):
Poker Run - I can take this many additional passengers on my boat:
Poker Run: Names of your passengers: (Move your cursor to the blue circle for more information):
The Ride Along Program is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion for these boats with show visitors by inviting them for a ride! We ask you to consider spending one hour during the show taking show visitors for a ride in your boat. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jenn Archibald at
I would like to participate in the Ride Along Program:
WAVE Volunteer Opportunities: Friday:
Set-up: Vendors, Boat4Sale, Flea Market, Vehicle direction, parking facilitation  Boat Handling, Boat Ramp Assistance  Ride Along  Wherever needed  
WAVE Volunteer Opportunities: Saturday:
Pre-show Boat Ramp Assistance, Boat Handling  Membership  Greeters/survey takers  Crowd control - docks  Boats4Sale area  Ride Along  Fashion Show  Post-show Boat Ramp Assistance  Wherever needed  
ACBS - Toronto Volunteer Opportunities:
I can help were needed
Toronto International Boat Show
Winter Workshop
Spring Tour
Summer Boat Show
Haul Out Party
Taking Lines
Classicboat Magazine
Ships Stores
Board of Directors
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Upon checkout, you may pay immediately using your PayPal account or you can pay by Credit Card. (If you are unable to register and pay online, please contact Lisa Gridley at or by phone at 705-733-4332.)
All Exhibitors are required to complete the following Insurance Waiver and Insurance Certification information. Those registering only for social events are not required to provide this information.
In order to comply with our insurance company, we require you to confirm the following: I hold free and harmless the directors, officers, members and volunteers of The Canadian Antique & Classic Boat Society operating as ACBS–Toronto and The Antique & Classic Boat Society – Toronto, the owners and staff of Muskoka Wharf, the Town of Gravenhurst from any and all actions, claims, liabilities, assertions of liability which in any manner arise or be alleged to arise from any and all activities connected directly or indirectly with the Boat Show listed above, whether such action, claim, liability or assertion of liability resulted directly or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of said directors, officers, members, sponsors, and volunteers or others connected with the Boat Show. Further, I certify that I have effective insurance, including a minimum of $1 million public liability insurance to cover any damage to my property, or liability for any damages to others, or their property arising from any use of my property during this event. By checking the box below, I accept and agree that this is my electronic signature.
Insurance Policy Provider:
Policy Number:
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I agree to the Waiver and Insurance Certification statement above:
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