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
Shepherd runabout: 16 ft, 1961 Notes from the owner below. “Immaculately maintained 1961 Shepherd for sale. We’ve had this boat in our family for over 40 years. It is in top condition. No mechanical or boat damage.” The Shepherd seats five comfortably. (Ed note: Power comes from an oil injected 115 Mercury outboard engine. Maximum […]
Congratulations to the buyer and seller of “Baby Grand”, a well maintained and restored Chris-Craft Capri. The boat sold through the Port Carling Boats website for the asking price of $25,000 CDN. More details and photos of the “Chris” are below. Chris-Craft Capri: 18 ft, 1959 This beautiful Capri features two tone decking, red upholstery, […]
Our newest listing: a Shepherd utility, 18 ft., 1952. Please see notes from the owner below. This mahogany plank runabout was completely restored by my late father following his retirement in 2010. It has been stored indoors and never put in the water and includes a custom built single axle trailer. Complete with a rebuilt […]
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