Join The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club For $3.65 A Year!

Mmmmmm should I spend it? I regret not buying it.

Thinking about Joining the Club, but think its to much money? What? Stop whining over the money. Crap you can spend that amount at McDonald’s these days. According to Inflation, in your boats dollars. All it cost is $3.65  That’s right. 3 Bucks…in 1945 dollars. Think of it that way. You can’t even buy a cup of coffee for that anymore. BTW a Starbucks Capachino back then would have been about 30 Cents. Or a boat, Around $2,000 . You get the idea. So what do you get for $3.48, well glad you asked.

Hold on there is more

Chris Craft Membership Benefits

The Brass Bell (Printed Copy) – premium quarterly printed publication
The Brass Bell (Electronic Copy) – online archive of quarterly publications
Boat Buzz – our active online discussion forum; participate and see images
Historic Archive – historic brochures, images, and documents online
Hull Registry – online catalog of registered antique and classic boats
My Boats – direct online access to your boats in the Registry
Classifieds/Trading Dock – online classifieds, free ads for members
Member Directory – member list
Discounts – Access to Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance Agency, LLC policy discount; members receive a 10% marine insurance policy discount (subject to policy approval)

It aint a show til ya get towed home

10% membership discount with Boat US, as well as discounted towing services. WE NEVER NEED TOWING? RIGHT?

10 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    As long as “The Brass Bell (Printed Copy)” is the number one reason to join, it is going to be a struggle. The few hundred people left who still want a magazine are already members.

    How about “12 months access to Troy’s personal photo archive for only $50”

    Or “Exclusive access to vintage bacon recipes”

    To get the Millennials maybe “Get a case of the limited edition CCABC IPA”

    Whatever it is, the pitch should be revised before the big membership drive.

  2. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    My number one reason for joining the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club is because I own a antique Chris Craft Boat. The Brass Bell is great, but as far as I’m concerned, being a do it yourself restorer and maintainer, the Boat Buzz and Historic Archives are the best online source for anything Chris Craft.

    Woody Boater is great fun! And CCABC helps me get it right. Perfect Combination!

  3. Alex
    Alex says:

    M-fine as always makes an excellent point. But I’m renewing anyway.

    I was thinking over the weekend how amazing it is the way we rationalize anything we want to buy in this hobby.

    $180 Nike shoes for the teenager? No #%€$@ way! But $750 for the correct stern pole? Buy it now! As I consider entering cruiserland it gets even nuttier. A great friend of mine told me to think of $50,000 of the annual ownership cost as education expense I’m “saving” since I plan to homeschool my son aboard. 🙄 Do I know how to pick enabling friends or what!

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:


    Just remember that if you find yourself surrounded by nutcases, chances are that you are not the exception!

    And, I renewed as well. Just wish there was an auto renewal so they could take my money without me having to think about it, and an electronic only option so the club doesn’t have to waste that money sending me a hunk of dead tree.

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:

      The club used to do that…A self addressed return envelope with a statement used to go in a members last Brass Bell…and to make sure it wasn’t overlooked another bill and self addressed envelope followed in a fifth Brass Bell, just to make sure the first one wasn’t overlooked…Seems like membership was growing under that system….Admitted dues were only half what they are now and the Brass Bell concentrated more on getting news and information out and less on National Geographic Quality which is the hallmark of today’s publication….Whichever version you prefer membership is still worthwhile….Thanks to Matt for making the point that membership is worthwhile.

  5. Chad
    Chad says:

    No need to sell me on the benefits. I renew because I own a Chris Craft and I like to support the club.

    I’ve made some friends over the years. Oh wait, Alex just renewed… I may need to cancel my membership.

  6. Texx
    Texx says:

    I spent a week on a classic boat with Alex, just spread it over 3 years… Loved every minute of it too! Will never forget floating on the water near Hessel at first light, cameras ready, waiting for the fog to clear, simply amazing.(Thanks Alex). Texx

  7. Lisah
    Lisah says:

    Thank you to the Board and all the people who work hard behind the scenes to make the CCABC what it is today. Support of the Club keeps the Chris-Craft legacy alive. Onward!

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