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

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.

by Rob

Twenty volunteers bring a badly damaged “Dippy” back to life.

June 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Most Wednesday mornings in Gravenhurst, Ontario, volunteers gather at the Muskoka Boat Works to hone their craftsmanship and restore wooden boats! One of the group’s current projects, a 1929 Lindsay built Disappearing Propeller Boat, has been under restoration for a three year period. Close to completion now, its launch will no doubt generate considerable excitement and satisfaction.
Many thanks to our roving reporter, Ray Richards (with one “s”), for covering this story. Enjoy the video below.