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

New prices on Cavalier Dory and Mays Craft Cabin Cruiser

May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price on two classic boats:  a  1965  22 ft. Chris-Craft Cavalier Dory and a 34 ft. 1960 Mays Craft cabin cruiser.
See the notes on both vessels below.

The Cavalier went through a  thorough reconditioning in 2015, including an extensive refinish, which included  new cushioning,  gauges and flooring, The boat was stripped to bare wood inside and out. .All bright work received 12 new coats of varnish.

The Dory is powered by an 8 cylinder Chris-Craft 185 hp engine in  “very strong” running condition. The sale includes a tandem axle trailer with new tires…a good road trailer.

It would be very difficult   to find a Cavalier Dory in this nice and original a condition.  (hull #40 out of only 140 built, very rare.)
Original Price:$29,000.  New price (May, 2017)  $25,000  For contact information,  please click on.the link.  Ad number pb724

Mays Craft 34 ft family Cruiser, 34 ft., 1960
Built by famed Mayea Boat Works, Fair Haven, Michigan, “Soft Touch” exemplifies fine original workmanship, ongoing updates, and two dedicated owners that have always maintained this boat with the original builders care. Current owner of almost 20 years is ready for something new. The vintage appearance is deceptive as she feels like a much newer vessel as she has had continuous upgrades to the electrical system, appliances, air conditioning, and over all upkeep has been topnotch. To view a video of “Soft Touch”, see the you tube channel below.

Price: Original price $179,000. New price:(April 2017) $149,000 For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb656

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring Boat Shop tour concludes!

May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this final segment of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter)  2017 Spring Boat Shop Tour in Muskoka, Ontario. Highlighted in Tom Adam’s Port Carling shop is  “Rita,” a 50 foot Minett cabin cruiser, built in 2014, RIta is in the final stages of a two plus year restoration.  The staff at Duke Boats in Port Carling are in the process of refreshing a Miss Canada III replica, and a late 1950’s Chris-Craft – complete with fins.

A gentle reminder: Cottage season is fast approaching: even the waterskiing bride in the photo below will need accommodation for her Muskoka wedding! Ontario Cottage Rentals offers a multitude of cottage rental offerings, at different price points and in many locations. Be sure to check out for a preview, (or click on our “Cottages” tab above for a sampling of some beautiful getaway spots.)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a charming antique cocktail launch, 26′, 1931

May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Notes from the owner:
This beautiful cocktail launch (builder unknown)  was purchased in Sarnia from a gentleman who bought it from the widow of a Great Lakes captain, who had started it in the 1930s.  The launch, with a hull of cedar and white oak, was totally restored using the West System over mostly new wood in the 1990s. The boat is powered by a three cylinder, 20 hp. diesel engine (1990) with only 110 hours . The sale includes a 1990 custom tandem axle trailer with surge brakes and additional equipment.  Price: $24,500. For contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb735 (Additional photos below.)

Water levels in the Great Lakes and Muskoka region remain high from the spring runoff. Floating debris, submerged docks and cold water temperatures can make for a deadly combination. Two drowning deaths (both alcohol related) have already occurred in Ontario. Please boat cautiously and safely this weekend.

by Rob

Incredible price reduction on an elegant SeaBird triple cockpit launch

May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to adjust the price of this classic 24 foot, 1936 runabout. Originally listed at $65,000,USD, the price has been reduced to $25,000!  WOW!
Notes from the owner below:
Stunningly beautiful 24′ classic mahogany Port Carling triple cockpit Seabird, built in 1936, named CYGNE. CYGNE is largely original and was fully restored in 1996-1997. CYGNE has the original, and rare, rear cockpit windscreen. It is still fitted with the original 6 cylinder Kermanth Sea Queen engine. Comes complete with dual axle trailer and custom made heavy-duty boat cover. CYGNE has had minimal use by owner since restoration”
For contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb709.  Additional photos below.


by Rob

Our ACBS (Toronto) Spring tour of wooden boat shops continues.

May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our tour continues with a peek at the boat shops of Butson Boats, Harwood Watercraft and James Osler’s shop near Port Carling. Enjoy the video below.