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Welcome to the Port Carling Boats site

July 10, 2016 in Blog

 We hope the site will satisfy your love of wooden boats, cottaging and the holiday lifestyle. Check out our links at the bottom of this page, too!

Your source for Cottage life in Muskoka Ontario and Antique and Classic Wooden Boats

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by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautifully restored Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963

August 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963
This restored Chris-Craft makes a wonderful cruiser or a floating cottage!

Notes from the owner:
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998 including the finishes being stripped down to bare wood from top to bottom. The bottom was redone with Interlux antifouling paint and above the water line it was primed with epoxy primer and top coated with acrylic polyurethane. The teak decks where sanded down to fresh wood and recoated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.

In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8L V10s (see The vessel continues to be stored inside during the off-season and looks and performs as best in class.

In addition to the engines and surface finishes the alcohol counter burners have been replaced with electric burners. All engine gauges were rebuilt in the 1980s and all of the wiring was upgraded or replaced to ABYC standards. All instrumentation is in A-1 working order.
For additional photos, detail and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb717










by Rob

A new listing: Chris-Craft contemporary Reproduction; 19.5 ft, 2013

August 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

Notes from the owner below:
Reproduction Chris-Craft Barrelback runabout: 19.5 ft., 2013
This 2013 contemporary reproduction is modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback.
Built by Reets Boatworks, Mayfield, NY USA.
Includes Searra Custom Trailer, single axle with surge brake.

** Selling to purchase a boat more suited for the family. **

Double layer of crisscrossed 1/4″ marine grade plywood with carbon fiber cloth sandwich, joined with West System epoxy.
3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer
Interior coated with West System epoxy
All joints sealed with Sikoflex
10+ coats of varnish
Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inches, 330 HP V8
All new chrome plated brass fittings
Castings: Bud Bracken, Maine Classics
Chrome plating: Graves, Alabama
33 gallon aluminum fuel tank
Varnish: Petit Z-Spar Flagship
Bottom paint: Petit hard racing paint, PET-1959Q
This is a 2013 contemporary reproduction modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback. Built by Adam Retersdorf, owner of Reets Boat works in Mayfield, NY.
The hull is a double layer of crisscrossed , 1/4″ marine grade plywood with a layer of carbon fiber cloth between, overlain with a 3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer. All layers are joined with West System epoxy. The interior is coated with West System epoxy and all joints are sealed with Sikoflex.
Power is a Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inch, 330 HP V8.
Fittings are all new chrome plated brass, with the casting done by Bud Bracken of Maine Classics, and the chrome plating by Braves of Alabama. Boat is 19.5 feet plus swim platform.
Swim platform was added to the design.
Trailered to shows and lakes. Maintained by, and Winter stored
Boat has been shown at many ACBS Boat shows. Contemporary 2nd place at Winnipesaukee Boat Show 2015.

DELIVERY: Available for local pick up. Will deliver within a reasonable distance.
Price: $55,500 For contact information and additional photos, please click on the link.Ad number pb716 (Additional photos below)

by Rob

A new listing: Fulcraft mahogany/fibreglass runabout: 15 ft. 1957

August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Notes from the owner below
1957 15′ FULCRAFT (mfg in Edmonton) fully restored Mahogany deck and fins, fibreglass hull with a restored 1962 Evinrude Lark 40 HP motor complete with a restored “Tee-Nee Trailer.
The engine was overhauled a few years ago during the restoration and runs well. I doubt if there are 50 hours on it.

New upholstery and front jack. Leg resealed by Budget Prop.

This is a wonderful little boat. Starts right up with a turn of the key.

Comes with a boat cover, motor cover and motor prop.

Health forces me to sell this boat as I haven’t been able to use it at all.

My price is $4500.00 and I have more than that in it for sure.

Still lots of summer left so give me a call at 780-499-5886.
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb715 (Additional photos below)



by Rob

Two of our newest listings: 21 ft. Lyman and J.H.Ross runabout.

August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Lyman runabout: 21 ft., 1966
Notes from the owner below:
This Lyman has been in the same family and boat house kept on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire for forty-three years.
Features of the Lyman:
– paint, vanrish and bottom paint in 2014
-wiring, GPS, trim tabs, Vernatone mufflers, rebuilt carb
-mautolex deck and floor coverings
-Moeller polymer fuel tank
-teleflex steeriing and single lever control
-fuel filter/water esparator
-fire suppression system and electronic ignition
-Crusader 210 hp engine with Velvet Drive transmission- less than 700 hours since full rebuild
–bimini top & side curtains in excellent condition; original black fly
-Windsor trailer upgraded with full spring suspension and frame modification for Lyman hull
Price:$17,900 For further details and contact information, please click on the link> Ad #pb713
Additional photos below)



J.H. Ross ‘Champlain De-Lux runabout: 14.5 ft. , 1952
Notes from the owner:
Champlain De-Lux runabout with mahogany decks, gunwales, transom, and
rub rails.
1952 Johnson 25 HP two cylinder outboard motor with original gas tanks.
Includes original boat registration (registered at Toronto – with a four
digit registration number!), all original hardware, except original
windshield. Some hardware had been removed in anticipation of a then-planned
minor restoration project in the 1990s.
Boat and motor have always been stored in a dry boathouse since purchase.
Last used in active service in 1990.
Purchaser will need a trailer to take boat.
Price: $6,000. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb714
(More photos below)




by Rob

Muskoka Lakes Association Antique Boat Show: Aug. 13, 2016

August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

This bi-annual event features some of the most beautiful (and expensive!) wooden boats in North America. Minetts, Ditchburns, Greavettes and other vintage beauties line the waterways at Port Carling, Muskoka, Ontario. Also featured is a display, with commentary, of the Muskoka Sea Flea club and the Maple Leaf Antique Outboard Club.
Enjoy the video (Part II) of this year’s event.