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 16 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. NEXT SUMMER, the Madison Boat Show will be hosting the Higgins Club and we will be displaying many of our Higgins boats. The dates are July 31st and August 1st, 2015.
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.
The Andrew J
- 1948 26' Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser
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 Higgie
WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS
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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. 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
Higgins Classic Boats will be featured at next year's Madison Boat Show!!
You are invited to take part in the Tenth Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show. The renowned Christy’s Landing Restaurant will be the site for the show on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. This location is simply outstanding for the public to view these beautiful boats. On Friday we will be hosting a tour of the Madison chain-of-lakes; including Lake Waubesa, Lake Monona, & Lake Mendota (weather permitting).
Start planning your trip now and bring your Higgins Classic Boat!
"The Andrew J" - 1948 26' Higgins Deluxe Sedan Cruiser
Awarded Best Cruiser - 2015 ACBS International Show
I was priviledged to attend the Antique and Classic Boat Society Annual Meeting and Boat Show on Lake Skaneateles, NY on September 18,19,20. The Finger Lakes Chapter did an outstanding job hosting the event at The Skaneateles Country Club. What a grand event! I met a lot of great people and was honored to receive the Best Cruiser Award for The Andrew J. Thanks to all who stopped by and visited about these historic and classic Higgins boats. See you next time! Jeff Oppenheimer - VP HCBA and owner of "The Andrew J"
Miss Higgie gets her bottom wet at the Quincy Boat Show... Her first formal show! Wohoooo!! She looks beautiful Paul and Marge!!!!!!!
Click here for more pics and info about Miss Higgie at the Quincy Boat Show
Paul Morris and Ed Higgins getting ready for a run on Miss Higgie
1960 18' Mandalay - 352 Interceptor - All Original Restoration
Pictures compliments of Matt from Woody Boater. THX Matt!