Heartland Classics Chapter of the ACBS

Member Boats: 1971-1975

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.

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Boat Classifications

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 2019, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1994.)
  • Contemporary: 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.


1971 Chris Craft XK-22 “Rebel” owned by Chuck & Grace Ellsworth

For the Good Times

1971 Chris Craft XK-19 “For the Good Times” owned by Mike Langhorne

Two Questions

1972 Chris Craft 31′ Commander Sedan “Two Questions” owned by Mike & Denese Yancey


1972 XK-18 Ski Boat “XKape” owned by Steve Spinharney


1974 Chris Craft XK-19 “Arrrgh” owned by Susan Miller

Only Bid

1974 Crestliner 19′ Cuddy Cruiser owned by George and Stacy Reaves

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