by PCB Admin


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: plus recently sold boats.

July 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greavette Streamliner: 22 ft, 1949

“Melissa” , one of the rare  a highly sought after Greavette Streamliner, models, has just become available.
Notes from the vendor below:
” Melissa is a 1952 Greavette Streamliner, 22 foot, all original condition with a 6 cylinder Crown engine.

In 2001, at the Gravenhurst “Salute to Streamliner” boat show held at Sagamo Park, she was voted “Best Greavette in show”. She is all original: 6 V positive ground battery cable and has never been professionally restored.
Her draft is 20 inches. She is used only during the summer months. Melissa is made of mahogany plank over white oak SAWN .and bent frames.
The streamliner is in very good condition. She is a gasoline inboard single engine, Chrysler marine engine. The model is Crown. Her number of cylinders is 6. In 2004/5 she was the poster boat for the Port Carling Boat Show. She has been featured in 2 books and also has been featured in the Muskoka newspaper with full front page colored photo.
Melissa has also won the 2016 3rd place Greavette at the boat show in Gravenhurst.

Price:  $165,000      For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb823
Additional photos below:

Recently sold boats on the Port Carling Boat website:
Sorry viewers, these two classics have gone to new homes and are no longer available.
Shepherd 22 ft, 1952 Ad number pb806. (asking price, $24,500)

Thompson runabout: 18 ft: 1963. Asking price, $7500

by Rob

International boat show a smashing success!

July 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

The three docks at the ACBS show were packed with visitors

Scores of vintage wooden and fibre-glassic boats (as well as vintage autos) lined the shores of Muskoka Bay in Gravenhurst, Ontario, this past Saturday July 7, 2018. The balmy weather brought thousands of visitors to the displays. Hosted by the Toronto Chapter, Antique and Classic Boat Society, this event is liable to go down in history as one of the best attended and most interesting shows on record. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the video to follow.

The Dippy” club is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year

Believe it or not, it’s a paddle boat!

And now…for something completely different!

Boat show attendees signed up for a free ride on the magnificent woody “Rum Runner”.

Vessels available for sale at the Field of Dreams this year seemed to be of a higher quality.

A true “fibre-glassic”

Balmy weather and a light breeze made it a pleasure to walk the docks.

This looks suspiciously like a Duke Playmate.

A true original!

The perfect boat for “Gold Finger”!

The land displays included several “sea-flea” type watercraft.

A stunning twin engine fibre-glassic: every teenager’s dream in the 1950s-60s.

More “Field of Dreams” boats.

This Shepherd was available for less than $20,000

A beautifully restored Playmate.

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on Vic Carpenter racing sailboat

July 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this rare Vic Carpenter E-Scow racing sailboat from $7,500 to $4000!

See notes from the owner below:
Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28 ft., 1964
For sale; 1964 Cedar Racing E-scow built by legendary shipbuilder Vic Carpenter in Port McNicholl, Ontario. It is in excellent condition and ready to sail.
A flat-bottomed E-class scow, this boat is not only extremely fast and thrilling, but also a historic work of art by one of Canada’s shipbuilding greats. The remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident in every inch of this boat’s 28 feet, its wood construction making it a truly rare work of art in a world of fiberglass boats.
This ship features retractable bilge boards instead of a keel, giving it minimal draw in the water and adding to its incredible speed.
An ideal crew ranges between 2 and 4 people, but despite its capability for extremely high speeds it is also ideal for leisure sailing and family outings. My family is selling this unique and historic boat, which is in excellent condition after necessary repairs in 2016. We have two of these incredible boats (to the very best of our knowledge, the only two in existence) and have decided to sell one to finance the repair of the other.
This boat has been refinished several times since 1965, though all the original wood remains intact and in excellent condition. Weather-related damage to the mast and deck were repaired in the summer of 2016 by Allman Boatworks in Huntsville, and minor updates have been made to the hardware and rigging. The sails have been recently replaced and are also in top condition.
Included in the sale are the trailer, road-ready light set and a custom electric pump system with a 12V car battery for quick and easy bailing.
This boat is a truly rare mix of exhilarating speed and exquisite class, unquestionably unique in its construction and self-evident style. It’s sure to offer its owner a thrilling sail and the attention of everyone else on the lake.
Boat and trailer are on-land in Orillia, Ontario. Questions are welcomed and viewings can be arranged by email. Delivery within 300 km of Orillia is possible and can be arranged for the cost of the round-trip mileage.
Price: $4000,  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb746
Additional photos below:

by Rob

International vintage boat show tomorrow in Gravenhurst, Ontario

July 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

…A last minute reminder that The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Toronto Chapter, is hosting one of the largest antique and classic boat shows in North America tomorrow, July 7th, 2018. The show takes place in Gravenhurst Bay in downtown Gravenhurst and is free of charge. There will be lots to see with the in-water boat display, Vendors’ Row, Field of Dreams, vintage autos, activities for children and more. The weather promises to be very favourable, too!
Why not make the drive to Gravenhurst…

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Grew Sea Master, 20′, 1947.

June 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Grew Sea Master: 20 ft., 1947
(Notes from the owner below)
“Rare, Semi-enclosed deluxe utility, completed restored by Canadian Heritage Boats! Marine survey dated 2016. Complete list of features available. Serious inquiries only, please.  Cost of materials & labour during restoration exceeded $ 50,000″.

Price:  $19,600 CDN    For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb822 Additional photos below.