Registration: 38th Annual Vintage Boat Show Pre-Event Activities, Social Events, and Boat Exhibitors

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38th Annual Vintage Boat Show

July 4-8, 2018

Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst

Registration for Pre-Event Activities, Social Events, and Exhibitors

 Use this form to register for all your boat show activities. If you are not interested in pre-event activities and/or social events, scroll down for exhibitors' information.


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 Members, and their guests. You do not have to exhibit a boat to attend. Tickets for all pre-event activities and social events may be purchased using this form. Events sell out quickly; please be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.


Wednesday, July 4 - Full Day Event - Huntsville Chain of Lakes

Trailer to Huntsville, an area rich in Muskoka steamship history, We will be following some of the original routes through the canals that connect the lakes. This area has always been a popular tourist destination and is still home to Deerhurst Resort and the Historic Pow Wow Lodge. Lunch venue to be confirmed.

Registration Cost: $15 per person

Each person is responsible for their own lunch cost. Please use this form to make your lunch reservations.

Thursday, July 5 - Full Day Event - Lake Muskoka

The Muskoka Lakes will again be our destination on Thursday. However, this time we will be travelling on Lake Muskoka which will complete our three-year cycle for touring these lakes. This will be our longest run on the water as we will be leaving from our home port of Gravenhurst and circling around Acton Island to the historic village of Bala. We will then be passing through the narrows to East Bay for a picnic lunch stop on Morris Island. In total we will be travelling close to 60 miles by the time we return to Gravenhurst. A few boathouse stops are still being planned and will be confirmed at a later date.

Registration Cost: $25 per person - includes picnic -  - no charge for kids under 12.

Friday, July 6 - 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. (NEW TIME) - Muskoka Wharf - Poker Run

This year's Poker Run will lead directly into our Friday Night Reunion (separate registration) at the Lions Pavilion on the Wharf. Prizes for best hand will be given out during cocktail hour.

Cost: $10 per  Poker Hand


Boaters participating in these events must have their boats and trailers in top mechanical condition! We recommend that you bring adequate tools and parts with you in case of a breakdown. Due to the distance covered in these runs, we can assist a stranded boat to the nearest marina or facility, but you are responsible for your own repairs and transportation. We cannot tow boats for long distances!

Ontario Law does not allow any open alcohol on board. If packing a lunch or refreshments, please leave the alcohol at shore. These laws are enforced!



Friday Night Reunion Dinner

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

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

Cost: $40 per person (cash bar). Tickets are available in advance only. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


VIP Lunch

Saturday, July 7 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lions Pavilion

Sponsor Awards to be presented at 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person (includes one beverage) – cash bar

Fashion Show

Saturday, July 7 – 2:00 p.m. Lions Pavilion

Featuring clothing from Muskoka Bay Clothing and Muskoka Discovery Centre.

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 8 – 11:00 a.m. – Clevelands House, Lake Rosseau

Join us for Brunch at the iconic Clevelands House on Lake Rosseau. As this is a judged show, awards will be presented at Brunch. This popular event sells out early.

Cost: $40 per person – cash bar. Tickets are available in advance only. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


Please use this form to register your boat for in-water or on-land display. There is no fee to register; however, unregistered boats cannot be accommodated. 

Registration Desk Hours:

Pick up your registration package at the Registration Desk in front of the Lions Pavilion on Friday, July 7 - 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 7 - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

JUDGING This is a judged event. The judging fee is $40. Multiple awards will be presented this year in each category. If you would like to have your boat judged, please indicate below.

If you choose to have your boat judged and you are not available when the judges arrive at your boat, you agree that the judges may board the boat including raising the engine box or hatches. All judges are experienced and will use due caution in examining your boat.

On-land displays  should be set up on Friday, July 6 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, July 7. 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 (whether or not you are having your boat judged).


Historic: any boat built up to and including 1918

Antique: any boat built between 1919 and 1942 inclusive

Classic: Any boat built between 1943 and 1975 inclusive

Late Classic: Any boat built between 1976 and up to more than 25 years old*

Contemporary: Any wooden boat built in the last 25 years

*Registrations for pontoon boats, inflatables, and small personal watercraft will not be accepted.

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

Please complete the following contact and name tag information
First Name:
Last Name:
Guest's First Name:
Guest's Last Name:
WAVE Opportunities: Friday, July 6:
Vendors, Field of Dreams, Flea Market set-up, vehicle direction, parking facilitation  Boat Ramp Assistance  Wherever needed  
WAVE Opportunities: Saturday, July 7:
Pre-show Boat Ramp Assistance  Membership  Greeters/survey takers  Crowd control - docks  Field of Dreams  Fashion Show  Post-show Boat Ramp Assistance  Wherever needed  
Please register for pre-event activities below.
Huntsville Chain of Lakes - Number of adult participants:
Huntsville Chain of Lakes - Number of children (16 and under) participants:
Huntsville Chain of Lakes - I can take this many additional passengers on my boat:
Lake Muskoka - Number of adult participants:
Lake Muskoka - Number of children (16 and under) participants:
Lake Muskoka - I can take this many additional passengers on my boat:
Poker Run - number of Poker Hands required:
Poker Run - I can take this many additional passengers on my boat:
Select your social events below.
Friday Night Reunion: Number of tickets required:
VIP Lunch tickets - please indicate the number of tickets required:
Sunday Brunch - Please indicate the number of tickets you require:
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.
First time exhibitor:
The Ride Along Program was a great success for the past two years for all who participated. 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 Gary Getson at
I would like to participate in the Ride Along Program:
Distance Travelled in Kilometres:
Exhibit will be:
In the waterOn landOvernight
I would like to have my boat judged:
Yes  No  
Please use the choices below to give us a full description of your boat.
What is the name of the current boat owner?:
How many years have you (or the current owner) owned the boat:
Boat Name:
Type of Boat:
Year Built:
Length of Boat (in feet):
Beam (in feet):
Hull Construction:
Wood  Classic Glass  Metal  Other  
Please use the choices below to describe how your boat is powered.
Make of engine:
Model of engine:
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:
Previous owner of boat:
Significance of Boat's name:
Where do you use it now?:
Awards/Trophies boat has won:
Memorable stories about your boat:
Is it a low serial number?:
Rare or Special Model:
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. Please note that you must also print, sign, and return this waiver. Mailing information will be sent to the email provided.
Insurance Policy Provider:
Policy Number:
Upon checkout, you may pay immediately by PayPal or you can select to call or mail in your payment information. Contact details will be sent to you at the email address you provided in the form.
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I agree to the Waiver and Insurance Certification statement above:
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