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by Rob

Incredible price reduction on tri-cabin trawler

April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this charming trawler from $23,000 to $8,500! WOW! See the description, additional photos and contact information below.
Wooden Down East Nova Scotia Tri Cabin Trawler: 29 ft. 1949
This wooden vessel is built with a raked stem and round bilge with a flat transom and swim platform. The keel is full length with an opening for propeller protection and rudder support. The deck is built with short bulwarks and safety lines, raised cabin runs from the stern towards the bow leaving a short for deck. On the after part of this raised cabin is a bridge deck for the open helm station.
(The owner’s medical issues necessitate a sale)
Additional notes from the owner below
1. We’ve owned the boat for 30 years
2. Length is 33′ (29 on the waterline) includes swim platform and bow sprit,
3. Weight: 15 tons
4. Storage History: shrink wrapped every winter and transported to Gord Smith Marine location for maintenance
5. Engine details: 1954, Chrysler, Straight 8
6. Maximum speed: 10-15 knots (guessing)
7. Trailer: use VanTuyl marine transport to and from winter storage.

Specifications below:
Located at Gord Smith Marine, Hwy # Flamborough (Dundas) Ont. (905) 628-4433

Built: Western Shore – Wilkins, Nova Scotia – 1949

Licence No. 36E 24338 Length: 33’ Beam: 9’ 8” Depth: 5’ 6”
Draft: 3’ 8” Freeboard Forward: 5’
Aft: 3’ 6”
Type of Drive: Single Motor Screw Trawler Yacht
Fuel: 189.27 liters (50 gals) Water: 189.27 (50 gals)
Holding Tank: 132.49 liters (35 gals)
Engine: Chrysler Marine, Straight 8, 160 h.p., gas fuelled
Cooling: Raw Water
Ventilation: 2 powered exhaust blowers
Gas detector in engine area
Controls: Morse two lever
GPS: New – Standard Horizon CP390i
Depth Sounder: Faria Marine Instruments Digital Depth Sounder
Construction: Carvel planked mahogany on steam bent oak frames of
1 ½” x 1 1/8” at”8” centres
Decks and superstructure – fiber glassed plywood
All trim above and below decks is mahogany
Bridge: A convertible cover as well as blue canvass Bimini and aft structure with new screened window sides and rear
Anchor: 22 lb. Danforth anchor, 10’ quarter in chain, ¾” nylon line
Compass: located on steering station (newer version replaced last 5 years)
Shore Power cord with numerous adaptors and extension cords
Depth Gauges: 1 working original, 1 additional new
VHF Radio, fuel gauge (new), Tach
Newly purchased Flare gun and extra flares
Fire extinguishers: 3 hand held Horn: 12 volt (deck mounted)
Fenders: 4 – 12” Mooring Lines: numerous
Life Jackets: 3 Mustang coats, 4 other
Life Ring: 24” with heaving line
8 ft Mast as if for a steadying sail
Rotating TV antenna

Compartments: Fore Peak: rope storage, extension cords, safety kit
Head: manual toilet with 35 gal. holding tank, sink unit & pump
Galley: microwave & 2 burner electric stove
4 cu ft. 12/110 volt refrigerator w/small upper freezer
Sink unit w/ 12 volt pump, hot water from engine
8’ counter top with cupboards and drawers
Main Cabin: Settee, 4’ teak coffee table, end tables, designer carpets.
Aft Cabin: designer carpets, one settee berth, one single berth
Hanging locker, vanity drawers and cupboard
**Head, galley and main salon have parquet flooring**
Professionally maintained since 1986
Original Price: $23,000
New Price: April 2018:  $8,500 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb710

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on REALLY rare Peterborough.

April 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price of this “virtuially new” Peterborough. Originally priced at $35,000, the boat is now available for $22,500. See the description below.

Peterborough Phantom, 12 ft, 1961
RARE – one of the last boats made by Peterborough Boat Co. – possibly the only one of this model made!
A two-seater speedboat with a molded mahogany hull in PRISTINE, ORIGINAL condition. Always stored indoors and only hauled in a closed, single axle boat trailer which is inclded in the sale. Hasn’t been in the water for over 30 years. Comes with an 18 hp Evinrude Fastwin with remote controls.
All original hull, decking, no restoration work done or needed. There is a vinyl cover on the seat but can be taken off – underneath is the original solid fibreglass seat. Includes running lights, compass, speedometer – all original. Compass and flag are stored off boat.
This boat was sold new in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan by Eaton’s. On delivery, the buyer noticed that there were indentations on the transom that looked like a motor had been mounted on it. We surmise that this is the boat that was used for the photograph of the Phantom in the last Peterborough Boat Company catalog. The photograph showed the boat in the water at high speed. After extensive searching, we have been unable to locate another of this model.
This boat is currently in Saskatchewan.
Price: Original Price: $35,000.  New price,  (April 2018)      $22,500    WOW!
For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number #pb629

Additional photos below.

by Rob

TenderCraft Boats and Breen Boats rock on!

April 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

TenderCraft Boats:
The elves at Tender Craft Boats in Mississauga, Ontario continue to ply their trade. saving tired woodies from an ignominious fate!
Thank goodness for skilled craftsman who can breathe new life into these vintage treasures.
The boat above, recently in Peter Code’s TenderCraft shop, is a late 1950’s Century Resorter. seen after the replacement of ll bottom frames, keel, engine stringers and transom. The restoration features all-new molded planking and 6 oz fibreglass cloth, set in West System epoxy and bright red two-part poly paint.(This should certainly provide a no-soak bottom.)

Out she goes!

Breen Boats in Rockwood Ontario

Thunder is built on the Rainbow hull 3 hull design; measuring at 27.5 ft.  This boat was built in 2001 and is used regularly on Lake Joseph, where all her 420 hp is deployed. Thunder is an award winning boat that has been brought in for new varnish and touch ups after 17 years on the water. It’s always a great day to see this boat; There are so many design details in this watercraft that it is truly a floating work of art.

by Rob

Award-winning cabin cruiser now available.

April 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft., 1963
Freshwater / Great Lakes boat since new, this vessel features twin A.M.P Dolphin 8L V-10 315-hp Gas Engines with 285-hours. Notable features include, but are not limited to the following: air-conditioning, Head (Vacuflush) w/Vanity/Sink, Westerbeke Generator, Garmin (Color) GPS/Chartplotter, Pioneer AM/FM Stereo System w/CD-Player, Hardtop w/Canvas Back-Drop, and MUCH more!
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998, including the finishes 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 re-coated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.
The boat includes a teak swim platform, DSC VHF, Garman GPS, Ritchie compass, spotlight, quad air horns, central air for cabin and Westerbeek 6.0 kW generator.
In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8 Litre 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.
The boat has won many awards in boat shows in Southern Ontario and Michigan.
Price: $39,900 USD. For additional details and contact information,  please click on the link Ad number pb809

More photos below

by Rob

Dramatic price reductions on four wooden beauties:

April 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on three vintage Muskoka-built wooden boats. The description and new prices are listed below.

Port Carling SeaBirD:, 21 ft, 1941
This beautiful twin cockpit SeaBird was completely restored – wood, motor and chrome – in 2010 by Curtis Hillman, a renowned Muskoka craftsman. The boat is in excellent condition.
Original Price: $37,000
New Price:  (April, 2018)  $25,000    WOW!    For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb612

Duke Playmate: 19 ft., 1930
This charming but very functional Playmate was refinished in 2009 by Stan Hunter. It features side steering, and custom cushions. The Playmate is in excellent condition.
Original Price:
New Price: (April, 2018)   $20,000.    For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb611

Duke Playmate: 17 ft, 1938
This charming Duke has been stored indoors year round. (The photos attest to the excellent condition of the finish). The “Playmate” was restored in the 1990’s. The sale includes custom cushions made a few years ago and custom paddles.
Own a piece of Muskoka history!
Original Price: $30,000
New Price: (April, 2018)  $20,000. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb610

Shepherd Utility: 22 ft, 1953  (above)
Notes from the owner:
This beautiful 1953 Shepherd 22’ utility runabout African mahogany boat has won many boat show awards. She is powered with original 150 HP Gray Marine engine, Paragon hydrostatic transmission, and new 12 volt Dura test 84 mo. 1000 CCA battery. Boat was restored by Woodwind Yachts, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada, making this Shepherd a special eye-catcher in any boating event. Attention during restoration was made to original details.
Original Price: $120,000. New price. April 2018: $30,000
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb708