2019 Boat Show 

July 6, 2019 

"Aged to Perfection" 

A Celebration of 100 Year Old Boats will showcase some of the rare grand old boats of the Muskokas.

Pre and post events from Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7.


 ACBS Toronto Boat Show 2019

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! 

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

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.

Register Below:  Events sell out quickly and tickets must be purchased by June 24, 2019


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

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!

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 24. 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 24.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Fashion Show

Saturday, July 7 – 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 24. 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.