Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show


37th Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 16, 2018
10am – 4pm

The Antique & Classic Boat Show celebrates all kinds of boat types from wood and fiberglass to power and paddle and is one of the oldest and most popular of its kind in the region. The family-friendly event features a variety of boats including Chris Crafts, Centuries, strip-built boats, dinghies, canoes, sailboats, and much more! Kids’ toy boat-building and demonstrations make this event a real hands-on experience for all ages. Our aim is to help perpetuate the building, restoration, and use of classic boats and small craft and to give participants and the public an entertaining and informative learning experience.

The show is now in its 37th year and the Michigan Maritime Museum is honored to take the reins from the previous sponsors, the Traditional Small Craft Association. We hope to continue their wonderful legacy of showcasing classic and small craft as well as the people who love and care for these vessels. 

Cost for the show is $10 for adults and $5 for kids (under 3 free). The cost includes the show and admission to all Michigan Maritime Museum exhibits.


We are now welcoming exhibitors!  Registration is open to exhibitors, demonstrators, commercial vendors, and non-profit educational organizations related to maritime topics. Bring your classic boat, display a project-in-progress, an outboard motor collection, or ship models. Exhibit a family-friendly activity or educational station with information for the public. This is a wonderful opportunity for commercial vendors as well. The event takes place during South Haven’s annual HarborFest weekend with many visitors in town to celebrate maritime history. We can’t think of a better time for the show!
For more boat show information contact the Museum at (269) 637-8078 or email


Exhibitor Fees
Non-profit educational groups $0
Exhibitor space $25
Museum dock (limited available, please check with Museum prior to registration) $35
Museum dock (overnight-see above) $55
Commercial vendors $55



2017 Boat Show Registration Form