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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

Butson Boats goes gangbusters with multiple projects!

February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

THis Greavette Executive was once owned by Ted Turner

Tim Butson and his staff have their hands full this winter, with restoration projects flying out of their steam-box (so to speak)! The shop currently hosts two Greavette Executives, a custom ski/speed boat, a Shepherd prototype, a Grew Overnighter, a two masted ketch and a Duke Playmate.
Enjoy the photos and video below.

Tim estimates that this ski/speed boat will reach 70 mph.

The Grew Overnighter, seen in this photo, is undergoing a top to bottom restoration. (See the photo below.)

The Grew has been strengthened with thicker lap planks, a reinforced transom and beefier ribs. When installed, the superstructure will provide additional support.

This Shepherd prototype design later appeared as a ski boat in Florida

The second Greavette Executive, early 1970s. rests beside a very substantial ketch

This 34 ft. two masted East Coast ketch, also from the 1970s, is in for some major bottom work and other repairs..

Note the massive rudder.

“Pip Pip” a charming 1949 Duke Playmate (an “everyman” boat built by the hundreds) awaits major work before returning to Magnetewan, Ontario.

With their Buchan midget engines (see photo below) these Playmates sip gas so gently that a day long excursion on one tank is taken for granted.

Hundreds of these small, reliable engines were built by Buchanan Marine in Orilla, Ontario

by Rob

A massive Chris-Craft and Greavette launch “get the works” at Brackley Boats.

February 7, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized

This 28 ft Chris-Craft from 1929 is one of only four remaining world-wide. The side planking is largely original.

Paul, Jeremy and staff ar currently hard at work restoring two massive launches: a 28 ft. Chris-Craft hard-top sedan (1929) and the largest-ever-built 34 ft. Greavette Streamliner (1947). The Chris-Craft is one of only four remaining of the 15 of these boats ever built. Poweredd by a Chris-Craft A 120 engine, it will return to Qeuebec afte a year long restoration.

The Chris-Craft will be powered with a C.C. A 120 engine.. (Note the beautiful work done on the deck joinery.)

This 34 ft Streamliner, (1947) is the largest ever built by Greavette Boat Works.

The Streamliner will be repowered with a 502 cubic inch, 400 hp. engine. With its planing hull, this power-plant should push it along at a very respectable speed. Enjoy the video of both boats below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Ditchburn Commodore, 31′, 2008

February 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

Peter Breen Ditchburn Commodore, 31ft, 2008

Notes from the owner:

Beautiful contemporary design based on a 1929 Ditchburn Commodore Long Deck Launch. This boat is spectacular in every detail with all modern building methods including a no soak bottom.  Built in 2008, boat house kept and lightly used Flyer is for sale and ready to use. Price: 250,000.00             

For contact information and further details, please click on the link:  Ad Number pb800

Additional Photos below:

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Resorter, 16′, 1956

January 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

Century Resorter: 16ft, 1956

Notes from the owner:

Recently restored 16ft 1956 Century Resorter. Complete with trailer and premium canvas cover, 135hp Original engine. Restored in 2016, sanded, stained and varnished topside decks, new windshield, bottom caulking cleaned out and revealed with Davis slick seam. Price: 12,000.00                 

For contact information and further details, please click on the link:  Ad Number pb799

Additional Photos below:

 

by Rob

Stancraft Boats: building beautiful wooden masterpieces for decades.

January 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Stancraft Boats has been constructing quality wooden watercraft for some 84 years in their North Idaho facility.  Enoy the video of this well-respected company below.