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Welcome to the Port Carling Boats site

July 10, 2016 in Blog

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by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on Chris-Craft ski boat:

December 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this attractive Chris-Craft ski boat (17 ft, built in 1959).
Originally priced at $13,950, the new price on the “Chris” is $9,950, a saving of $5,000. Please see further notes and additional photos below.
Notes from the owner:
The boat is in excellent running condition. The wood is good (all solid – no dry rot), but should be sanded and re-varnished. The boat is powered by a 180 hp. 8 cylinder Chevrolet engine in excellent condition. The ‘Chris’ comes with a functioning bilge pump. The 2009 Shoreland’r galvanized trailer is in perfect condition and has been indoors 100 per cent of the time
For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb722




by Rob

It’s still available for Christmas: a reasonably priced Chris-Craft Sportsman

December 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


We have just received some additional information on this 1953, 17 ft. Chris-Craft Sportsman, currently offered at $10,000 USD. For anyone interested in entering the world of classic boating, this boat is worthy of some serious consideration.  (Photos and description below.)

Chris-Craft Sportsman: 17 ft., 1953
Notes from the owner:
“Well kept, all original Sportsman. Everything works except the Chris-O-Matic. Wonderful beginner boat., powered by a 131 hp, 6 cylinder Chris-Craft  KBL engine. Ready for water. (Ed note:David is the 3rd owner, and has the  original purchase papers.) . The boat  comes with an Ivelite search-light,  installed at delivery. Newer upholstery, in burgundy, in great condition pads the seats. An Optima  battery powers the electrics. The Sportsman is currently winterized.
The sale includes a single axle trailer, 4 life jackets, and all data from the Chris-Craft archives..

Price: $10,000 USD  For contact information, please click on the link. Ad #pb698




by Rob

Looking for a winter getaway? “Serendipity Oaks” is available in Jan. 2017

December 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Serendipity Oaks: Wasi Lake, Powassan, Ontario
This large and bright cottage is the perfect spot for a family get together. The newly upgraded windows and patio doors fill the rooms with sunlight. The lovely blond wood flooring makes for a homey and comfortable feeling. On the main level there is an open concept kitchen/dining room area leading out to the deck, and with a fantastic view of Wasi Lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed for meal preparation and clean up. The dining table will seat six people and there are some extra chairs and a folding table to accommodate a few extras.
In the living room there is comfortable seating for six people and more windows with a view to the front of the house and the veggie garden. There is a wood fireplace for cool fall evenings or a snowy day in the winter. Also on this main level there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a three-piece ensuite. In the second bedroom there is a queen sized bed and a playpen for if there was a younger child that needed to sleep here. In the third bedroom there is a good quality double sized bed. Along the hallway there is also a four-piece bathroom.
Downstairs on the lower level, there is a large open area with a wood stove, a sectional couch, a card table with seating for four and a treadmill, all strategically placed to offer a view of the lake through a 12′ patio door and the 32″ TV with an Apple TV for access to the Internet (no cable or satellite). Also provided, if Fido is travelling with you, is a large dog crate. There is another fridge on this level as well as a sink and cupboards. Down the hall is a laundry room, and another four-piece bathroom. Internet is supplied by a Roger’s hub that offer 15Mbps. There are two double sized beds and one single in the basement.
The large deck can be accessed from both the dining/kitchen area and the master bedroom. The northern exposure provides sun for most of the day. For summer there will be an assortment of gravity chairs and loungers for relaxing. The large lawn slopes gently down to the waterfront where there is a small sandy beach (size depends on lake conditions). There is both a long boat dock and a swimming dock further out in the water. This is a small lake, and larger boats are not advisable. Fishing boats can be launched and docked right at the cottage, and there are 3 kayaks provided. There are two islands on the lake which are perfect destinations to kayak to. The larger island is crown land so can be explored. The fire pit is at the lake front where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets with your roasted marshmallows.
View Comments from Previous Vacationers
2 Refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, utensils, dishware, BBQ, washer and dryer, board games ,puzzles
Table Seating:
4, sleeps 10
Bed Sizes:
1 King, 1 Queen, 3 Doubles, 1 Single + playpen
Vacationer supplies their own linens: Sheets and pillowcases + Inside towels and beach towels
2 four-piece, 1 three-piece ensuite
Telephone & Internet:
Cell phone reception. Rodgers Internet @ 15Mbps
Outdoor Furnishings:
Deck and lounge chairs, patio set, fire pit
200 ft frontage with level, grass approach. 30-40 ft of sandy beach
Water Toys:
3 kayaks
Dock Size:
12 ft x 12 ft swimming dock
North Bay
General Store:
Within 10-15 minutes
Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch and Catfish
Osprey Links Golf, Lookout Terrace Golf Course, Pinewood Park Golf Course, Clear Springs golf Course
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Capital Centre, Matthews Maple Syrup, Chief Commana II
Callander Bay Heritage Museum, Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence, Mattawa Museum, North Bay Museum
Restoule Provincial Park, Northern Algonquin Park, Powassan Lions Park
$1,695 per week during high-season (High-Season includes the last full week of June to Labour Day Monday, as well as the week of Christmas and New Year’s ).
$1,110 per week during off-season.
$850 per holiday weekend ins off season(3 night min)
$550 per weekend during off season (3 night min)
$600 refundable security deposit required.
* Administration fee may be applicable.
For contact information and additional photos, please click on the link. Serendipity Oaks F378

by Rob

Can you help identify a mystery dory?

November 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

Rick A., one of our viewers, recently purchased this motorized “dory” type lapstrake utility.
The vendor told him he thought it had been produced by Midland Boat Works, but he seemed uncertain. A local professional builder/restorer stated that he didn’t believe the boat was constructed by an Ontario builder, and thought that the boat might have come from the East Coast. See Rick’s comments and additional photos below.
If there is a woody enthusiast out there who can identify the manufacturer of this boat, would would be delighted to hear from you.
“Hi, I just bought this 18 ft. lapstrake boat but not sure of manufacturer or year of manufacture. It has a Kermath Sea Cub 4 cyl. Do you know anyone who could assist in identifying? I have done extensive research. Seller told me it was made by Midland Boat works.”



by Rob

Our newest listing: a Chris-Craft Ski Boat: 17 ft., 1959

November 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Ski Boat
This Chris-Craft is in excellent running condition. The wood is good (all solid…no dry rot) but should be sanded and re-varnished.
The boat is powered by a 180 hp. 8 cylinder Chevrolet engine in excellent condition.
The sale includes a 2007 single axle trailer and a brand new cover and combination flagpole/light.
Price: $13,950 USD. For additional photos and contact information, please click on the link. (More photos below).Ad number pb722