W.J. Johnson launch: 20 ft.

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Boat Details

Year:
1930
Manufacturer:
W.J. Johnson
Model:
long deck, double cockpit, semi-displacement launch
Length:
20
Beam (width):
5.5 ft
Weight:
Draft:
Hull Material:
cedar on white oak frames
Storage History:
protected
Condition:
excellent

Engine Details

Year:
1930
Manufacturer:
Buchanan
Cylinders:
Horsepower:
approx. 75
Maximum Speed:
Hours on Engine:
Fuel Type:
gasoline
Condition:
very good running condition

Trailer Details

Year:
Manufacturer:
Majestic Tilt trailer
Axle Type:
single
Brake Type:
surge
Weight Capacity:
2800 lbs

Additional Equipment & Accessories

Included in Asking Price:
Available at Additional Cost:

Asking Price: $45,000

Posted Date:January 30, 2018

W.J. Johnson long deck launch: 20 ft, 1930
Billy Johnson , of Disappearing propeller boat fame, started to build boats again in 1929/30 in Port Carling after his Disappearing Propeller Boat Company went bankrupt in 1924.
His  new company , incorporated in 1930 or 1931 , was named Port Carling Boat Works and began building the famous lines of “Seabird” boats until the 1960’s.

This boat offered for sale pre-dates the Seabirds and is one of very few built under the Billy Johnson name. A very rare and historic Canadian boat, completely professionally restored by Clarion Boats in 2009/10.

This long deck launch offers a double cockpit configuration and a semi displacement hull. The weight of the boat is about 2400 pounds.
The hull is cedar plank construction on steam bent white oak frames. The deck is single plank mahogany over sawn mahogany beams.

All electrical systems were completely rewired during an extensive restoration in 2009/2010. The system was upgraded to 12 volts.
During the restoration, all the oak ribs were replaced, and a new aluminum stem, transom and oak keel were installed. The Johnson features all new bottom planking. The boat was completely re-decked, both frames and planking. All the mechanical systems were refurbished The launch is currently in excellent condition. The replacement cost of the Johnson is estimated at $95,000 CAD.
The launch comes complete with a low hours single axle trailer with folding tongue, surge brakes,  guide bars,  fenders and seps. Also included in the sale are four life jackets, bilgepump and anchor.

Price: $45,000 USD.        Ad number pb798

Contact Seller

Contact Name: Rob
Current Location of Boat: Napanee, Ontario
Phone Number: 705-788-1802 (bus)
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