The Higgins Classic Boat Association welcomes you to our website providing information about Higgins pleasure craft from the 1940's to the 1960's. We are a private not for profit group dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Higgins Classic Wood Boats throughout the world.

Founded in 1998 by David Thomas and Bill Foy as a simple newsletter group, we have grown in size and experience over the past 14 years providing Higgins Pleasure Craft owners a venue of a community family while carrying on the American legacy of Higgins Industries and the stories behind the boats. Every two years our group has an biennial meeting. In the past years we have come together a number of times displaying our beautiful Higgins pleasure craft. (Go to the Quincy Boat Show Link) We publish a newsletter with helpful insights on restorations and other Higgins information, including historical facts about the company and many items that Higgins Industries produced over the last century. Higgins Industries, known for producing the largest number of PT boats and landing craft during WWII, employing over 30,000 people with seven plants in New Orleans, was one of the largest contributors for this countries overall success during WWII and other military conflicts. While producing military items, Higgins Industries also produced beautiful pleasure craft, furniture, camping trailers, helicopters, airplanes, and many other items that we use today. Through the members of our organization, the spirit of Andrew Jackson Higgins and Higgins Industries continues to live on, sharing this great American legacy by restoring and displaying our Higgins boats at shows across the country.

Higgins Classic Boats Association� is a Marque Club of the Antique and Classic Boat Association.
        Trading Dock

                 Foxy Lady (Above) - 1955 23' Sport Speedster 
              Owned by Donald R and Donald R II Ploetner 
            Won 2012 BEST OF SHOW - PRESERVED 
        ACBS International Antique and Classic Boat Show
                    Table Rock Lake - Branson, MO.

The Andrew J - 1948 26' Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser
Owned by Jeff Oppenheimer 
                           Won 2012 BEST PRESERVED CRUISER
                 ACBS International Antique and Classic Boat Show at
                                 Table Rock Lake - Branson, MO.

Paul and Marge Morris of Des Moines, Iowa.
Marge is President of the Club and Paul is "Master contributor of knowledge" of Higgins Boats.  They are currently restoring a 1961 18' Higgins Mandalay - "Miss Higgie"

2014 Higgins Calendars available for purchase.
$22.00 per calendar plus $3.00 shipping = $25.00
Send check to:

421 NW 52nd Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50313

Thanks Marge and Paul for taking on this great project! 

Order Yours Now!!

It seems about once a month or so, another Higgins pleasure boat is saved, rescued or discovered.  First of all.... THANK YOU!  There are not very many of these rare and fine craft left out there.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Even if you do not want to join our club, please go to the CLUB APPLICATION page and print it off.  We are in the process of collecting as much information as we can.  Once assembled, we will share it with everyone.  Thank You Again.

Marge Morris - Pres. Higgins Classic Boats