2020 Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Festival Registration Instructions – Please Read!



This year our City of Tavares partners have agreed to provide a significant number of docks for water display, however, space will be limited. We do have more than ample space for land display. We encourage those of you bringing smaller boats in particular to consider land display this year. In the event that the number of registrants requesting water display exceeds our dock capacity, the boat show committee will determine which boats will be displayed in the water based on providing the best overall experience to all participants, members and the viewing public.

So come on down to sun-filled Florida and join your fellow antique and classic boating friends for a wonderful weekend of fun. We guarantee it! Here’s how to register:

We suggest printing a copy of these instructions so you will have them handy to fill in the required fields on the registration form. Once you have read through the instructions, click on the button at the end to go to the online registration form.

A few key points to keep in mind regarding online registration:

  • There is one form for all participants, including vendors.
  • All registrants, including vendors, must complete the Registrant Information section.
  • Only boats meeting the ACBS criteria will be allowed (see “eligible” below)

Preferred payment is Paypal. If you don’t have a pay-pal account, setting one up is fast, easy and secure. Click Here then on the “sign up” tab to set up a pay-pal account before you begin registration. Sunnyland does not have access to any credit card or payment information you enter.


Your ACBS Number is required to receive member pricing for Boats for Sale and for Water Display. If you aren’t an ACBS member and wish to join, Click Here.


  • The basic registration fee includes up to two adults (the registrant and one first mate). Each additional crew member costs $10. Children under 18 years of age are free, but must be registered as additional crew to receive an entry badge.
  • For Sale signs are NOT ALLOWED on boats displayed in the show area. FOR SALE signs are allowed only in the “Boats For Sale” lot located adjacent to the show site.
  • A recent photo is required for each boat being displayed. Please upload an image in .jpg or .png format. Images should be less than 1.5MB in size. You can do this on the electronic registration form (preferred). If you do not have an electronic version of your boat photo, mail us a photo to the address on the registration form. We will convert it for you.
  • You will receive a confirmation after you complete the online registration, which you should review to make sure it’s correct. Contact the registration committee with any discrepancies by replying to your confirmation e-mail, or calling Bill or Kathleen Root at 352-324-6010.
  • To obtain updated show schedules, information, lodging, maps, etc., be sure to visit the Sunnyland Boat Festival Page by Clicking Here


  • The registration fee is $50.00 – YOUR ACBS MEMBER NUMBER IS REQUIRED. Please enter the 2 character prefix on all numbers as provided by ACBS.
  • Fee includes one boat on display in water, on land or in the “Boats For Sale” lot.
  • Fee for additional boats displayed on land or in the Boats For Sale lot is $50.00 per boat.


  • The registration fee is $50
  • Fee includes one boat on land display only.
  • Fee for additional boats on land display is $50 per boat.
  • Fee for display of one boat in Boat For Sale lot is $150.00. Additional boats are $150.00 each.The registration fee is $50


This is an ACBS show. Boats must fall under one of the following ACBS classifications:

Historic – A boat built up to and including 1918

Antique – A boat built between 1919 and 1942 inclusive

Classic –  A boat built between 1943 and 1975 inclusive

Late Classic  –  A wooden or non-wooden boat built 1976-1989, excluding boats of a certain hull type such as pontoons, inflatables and small personal watercraft. A boat in this category must have some historical significance as determined by the show committee to be considered for display. Please send a photo and description to the address on the registration form for review by the committee.

Contemporary –  A wooden boat built within the last 25 years



Vendors are required to register all their workers but are not required to pay a registration fee other than the space fee. Each 10 X 10 vendor space costs $125 and includes two adults as above: the registrant and a First Mate. For each additional space rented, two additional crew are included. Children under 18 are free but must be registered so a badge can be produced.

  • Vendors are not required to pay a registration fee unless they wish to also have a boat display.
  • To specify how many vendor spaces are desired, click on the panel on the form for vendor information. Choose the number of spaces desired in the drop down box. The vendor fees will be adjusted accordingly.
  • For any questions concerning vendor spaces contact Don Jochum at 772-834-3669


  • Limited dry parking is available at the show site at a cost of $100 for the entire weekend. No Generators After 9:30PM.
  • We have made arrangements with Fisherman’s Cove RV Park, a class A facility, for a special reduced rate for show attendees. Fisherman’s Cove is a ten minute drive from the show site. You will need to provide your own transportation. Uber services the area. Call 352-343-1233 for more info!


  • Well mannered, leashed pets are welcome at our show.


In addition to asking for your name, the form will allow you to choose show options. As soon as you select an option, the dollar amount field for that option and the total due field will immediately update. For example, if you want three picnic tickets click on the drop down arrow in the small box next to the box marked “Number Attending Picnic”, then click on the number 3. You will see the Picnic Fees box on the far right side of the page immediately record the total. If you make a mistake, simply change the value in the drop down box and the total amount due will be recalculated. The sign-up events and prices are:

Thursday Evening City Reception    $10

Friday Picnic                                     $16

Friday Evening captain’s Party         $30

Saturday Fashion Show                   $30 incl. lunch

Saturday Night Banquet                   $40

To conserve screen space, we have placed the forms for entering boat informationadditional crew and vendor information in collapsible panels at the bottom of the form. This is where you will enter the information about your boat(s) to be displayed, any additional crew beyond yourself and your 1st Mate, as well as Vendor information.

Click on the appropriate panel and a button will pop up. Click on that button to enter your information. Once you have entered the information you can either exit that information section, or click on the button again to add another crew member or boat. You can add as many crew or boats as you wish and the form will automatically calculate your costs.

For example, if you wish to have a boat display, open the panel for BOAT INFORMATION first. Then click the Add Boat button. That will generate a complete entry form for a boat display. Once you have completed entering the data for the first boat, you can click the “add boat” button again to enter data for a second boat. In this manner, you can add as many boats for sale or land display as you wish. If after you have added a boat you decide not to register it, click on “remove” to eliminate it.

Now you should have all the info necessary to register for our show. Feel free to make as many changes to your input as you need. Nothing is recorded until you submit your form.

Before submitting, review your entries to make certain everything is correct. Be sure you have checked the waiver acceptance box. To submit your registration you must click on the “complete registration” button at the end of the form. When you submit your completed form, you will be taken to a ‘check-out’ page where you can review your order one last time before entering payment information.  If you are content with your choices you can then click on the check out button.  You will be taken to a final page where you will be asked to enter your address and payment information.  Once you complete the check out process, you will receive a confirmation email showing all options as we have captured them. Please review the email and check for any errors or omissions. If you find errors or require any changes, you will need to contact registration by email [email protected] for all changes and updates.

NOTE: during the checkout process, member discounts are handled using built in coupon codes.  You do not need to enter anything to receive relevant discounts – the system will auto apply them based on the information you provide on the registration form (including your membership number).  You can just follow the checkout workflow through after you verify your total is correct.

The preferred payment method is Pay Pal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, setting one up is easy. Simply go to http://www.Paypal.com and register a credit card. It’s that easy. We can, however, accept checks but ONLY ON U.S. BANKS due to the exorbitant fees banks charge us for foreign checks.

Register Early and Save!!! Registrations received on or before March 1, 2020 is $50.00. After March 1, 2020 registration is $75.00. Registrations received after March 15, 2020 are subject to space availability for all events and activities.

THANK YOU for using the Sunnyland on-line registration system. Once you have started the registration process, please do not use the Browser BACK button.