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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!

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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Peterborough Nomad: 17′, 1957

June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Peterborough Nomad:,  17 ft, 1957
This delightful little doll is the dream of all boaters and nicknamed “The Cupcake”.

Lovingly restored by a Peterborough aficionado in 2010 and meticulously maintained by the owner. Stored on a lift in a boat house during the summer and in a professional marina storage facility during the winter. Included is the original trailer, 35 hp Johnson Super Sea Horse motor, custom cover and other vintage details.

In the mid to late 50\’s, fiberglass boats were beginning to be made and cedar strip or wooden boats were thought be out of style so Peterborough Boat Works started to paint the hull of their cedar strip boats white to look like the new fiberglass boats.

The sale includes a single axle Tee Nee trailer restored in 2010 and in excellent condition.

Make this beauty the cherry on your vintage boat collection or an excellent start to your dream wooden armada.
Price: $9500:   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb748   (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

Huge price reduction on Jafco Seamaster, 17.6′, 1953

June 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner of this versatile classic Sea Master to adjust the price of the boat to $7,500. This is a dramatic reduction from the original asking price of $17,500. (A new character-less “plastic” boat of similar size would likely cost four times as much. Even a trailer is included!) Please see photos and a description below.

Jafco Seamaster, 17′ 8″ ft, 1956
This charming,versatile Jafco Seamaster is powered by a 6 cyl, 100 hp. Gray Marine engine. The Seamaster features solid mahogany planking in a lapstrake design. This attractive craft is powered by a 100 hp Gray Marine engine, with a new transmission installed in 2013.(The Jafco was built in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Some original paper work is available.) The body has been refinished and a chine area plank has also been replaced. The owner has a total of $22,000 invested in the Seamaster. The Jafco comes complete with a single axle bunk trailer, bilge pump, 2 paddles, new lines, 6 bumpers, cushions and upholstery.
“Eleanor” is a beautiful boat and will bring years of pleasure to her new owners.
Original price: $17,500.  New price as of June 24, 2017  $7,500 WOW! .
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb622

by Rob

Exciting Gold Cup races from “the good old days!”

June 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this video of antique and classic wooden race boats, racing around several courses in the U.S.A. Despite some heavy wave action in one of the Gold Cup races, the drivers are able to achieve astonishing speeds,  considering the time period. Who says that wooden boats won’t stand up to a beating!

by Rob

Our newest listing: a US. Navy Whaleboat: 26 ‘, 1990?

June 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

U.S. Navy Whaleboat: 26 ft, 1990?
This versatile vessel was designed for US Navy use as a life-boat – harbour-boat. It will travel in rough seas all day with 12 people aboard, all for a few dollars of fuel! The Whaleboat is powered by a 20 hp, Westerbeke diesel engine. Recently used at an Ontario Resort, the boat would be ideal for a lodge owner, scuba diving operation or other multi passenger purpose.

Price: $9,500. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb744 (More photos below)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28′, 1964

June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28 ft., 1964
This 28-foot cedar E-scow was built in 1964 by master shipbuilder Victor Carpenter in Port McNicholl, Ontario.

One of the earliest boats created in the legendary craftsman’s celebrated career, this E-class racing scow is genuinely unique; both a work of art and a piece of history.

Flat-bottomed, with two retractable aluminum bilge boards in place of a fixed keel, this is an incredibly fast vessel designed expressly for racing, outmatching anything short of a catamaran in terms of speed.

Unlike contemporary fiberglass scows, the hull and deck of this boat have been constructed entirely from cedar with a 30-foot mast of Sitka spruce.

Although it has been refinished several times since 1964, all of the original wood remains intact and in remarkably good condition. Incidental damage to deck and mast has been repaired in August of 2016 by Allman Boatworks in Huntsville, ON. Minor updates have been made to the hardware and custom sails have been replaced recently (includes main, jib and spinnaker).

Includes trailer, light set and optional electric pump system with 12V car battery for quick and easy bailing.

A rare combination of thrilling speed and exquisite class, this racing scow is truly a one-of-a-kind, painstakingly crafted by one of the all-time greats of boat building.
Price: $9,000 For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb746
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