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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

A further look at the beautiful vintage and exotic autos at the 2017 Toronto Car Show

February 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

From an 1867 Steam Buggy to a 2017 Toyota Concept Car, the Toronto Car Show offered lots to admire in the “vintage and exotic” department. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

We know they’re not vintage boats, but…

February 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster: 175 hp V12 engine. The car was first purchased by the owner of National Grocers

many of our viewers also appreciate beautiful, rare and exotic classic automobiles. There was certainly no shortage of the above at the Toronto International Car Show, one of the largest in North America. Among the plethora of new vehicles was an exhibit devoted to exotic cars and a selection of elegant masterpieces featured at the Cobble Beach, Ontario, Concours D’Elegance. The photos below tell the story. (Stay tuned for the upcoming video.)

This Packard had a premier “body by Dietrich” design. This is only one of six remaining such Roadsters.

1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton. FIrst owned by Roxy Rothafel of Roxy Theatre and Radio City Music Hall. The car was restored in 1953.

Mr. Letts, a previous owner, stated that the car cruised best at 65-70 m.p.h. but that 90m.p.h in second gear is not an exaggeration! The Duesenberg was again restored in 2010.

The Duesenberg has made a number of forays into Canada and is the recipient of numerous awards.

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Owned by the Cadman family since 1993. The ‘Caddy,” ,which was restored in 2014, received some modifcations from factory specs, These were undertaken by a Cincinnati coach builder, when the car was initially delivered by G.M. in April, 1941

Cadillac Coupe De Ville prototype. 1949. This custom hard top was the super star on display at the Waldorf Astoria Auto Show held in New York in 1949.. It was originally owned by the president of G.M., Charles Wilson, who went on to become Secretary of Defense for President Eisenhower.

1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible. This car is #389 of 500 built. It is powered by an OHV 352 cubic inch V8 engine. with ultramatic transmission, power brakes, steering, windows and seats…even dual heaters. “A fantastic ride.”

by Rob

New price on beautifully restored Shepherd utility

February 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this professionally restored (17 ft. 1947) Shepherd utility from $35,000 to $30,000. See additional photos, text and contact information below.
Notes from the owner
“This beautiful boat has undergone a “top to bottom” restoration by Clarion Boats in Campbellford, Ontario including:
– New bottom
– New mahogany bow and stern decks
– New transom
– New gas tank and fuel line
– New wiring
– New windshield glass
– New mahogany ceilings
– New linoleum floor
– Rechromed hardware
New leather interior done by Linrich Upholstery Rebuilt engine converted to 12 volt. Period correct foot throttle. Custom mooring cover. Trailer customized to fit.”
Original Price: $35,000. New price: (Feb 2017) $30,000. For additional photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb647

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on Jafco Sea Master: 17.6 ft, 1953

February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Originally priced at $17,500,  the Jafco has been re-priced at $10,000 WOW!. Details and photos 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 Feb 2017  $10,000 WOW! .
For contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb622

by Rob

Significant price reduction on a beautiful Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963

February 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

pb717-1Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963
Notes from the owner:
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998 including the finishes being stripped down to bare wood from top to bottom. The bottom was redone with Interlux antifouling paint and above the water line it was primed with epoxy primer and top coated with acrylic polyurethane. The teak decks where sanded down to fresh wood and recoated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.
In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8L V10s (see The vessel continues to be stored inside during the off-season and looks and performs as best in class.
In addition to the engines and surface finishes the alcohol counter burners have been replaced with electric burners. All engine gauges were rebuilt in the 1980s and all of the wiring was upgraded or replaced to ABYC standards. All instrumentation is in A-1 working order.
Original price: $49,000. New price as of Jan. 2017 $39,500. WOW! For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb717pb717-8