The Higgins Classic Boats 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 18 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.  Last year we met in Madison, WI. 

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.

Below 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 have currently finished restoring a 1960 18' Higgins Mandalay - Miss Higgy

Missy Higgy won  the coveted Mahogony and Chrome "Best Restoration" Gold Award this past October at the Grand Lake, OK show organized by The Heartland Chapter of ACBS

It seems every now and then 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 and send it to us.  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

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Published by Jeff Oppenheimer - VP/Amatuer Webmaster -  Higgins Classic Boats Association.  All Content the sole property of Higgins Classic Boats unless otherwise noted. If you have feedback, please send to Marge Morris listed in the Contact Page.  Ideas and feature articles are very much welcome.

or write to :  HBCA PRES - Marge Morris
                     421 NW 52nd Ave
                     Des Moines, IA  5031

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LEFT - BEST OF SHOW - PRESERVED
ACBS INTERNATIONAL SHOW - Racine, WI

LEFT - Jeff Oppenheimer - Owner of "The Andrew J" - 1948 Higgins 26' Deluxe Sedan Cruiser and Dan Nelson of Nelson Boatworks.  Dan restored her 10 years ago and she is still going strong!!

RIGHT - "The Andrew J" was awarded BEST HIGGINS at the ACBS International Show in Racine, WI.  Jeff plans to have this award rove around to boat shows and be awarded to the Best Higgins attending when possible.

John Hood (Left) and Jeff Oppenheimer celebrating their awards at the Annual Keels and Wheels ACBS Show in Seabrook, TX

John won The Silver Award and "The Andrew J" won Both Best of Show and Best in Class

The folks at the Keels and Wheels Event were FABULOUS!!  Thanks to all for your well run show and hospitality!!