Boat Age Classifications
One of the goals of the Heartland Classics is to educate the public on classic, vintage, and retro boats. We hope you will find the information a useful resource of member boats shown by age classification.
ACBS recognizes these age 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.
- Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year. (In 2020, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1995.)
- Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.
Judging classes within those age classifications are fully described on the ACBS website.
Click here to learn more about the ACBS judging system.