by Rob

Our newest listing: a West Point Skiff, 20′, 2009

June 15, 2017 in Uncategorized


West Point Skiff: 20′, 2009
This charming, wide beam, roomy craft has had very conservative use since its creation in 2009, and is in good condition.  The centre console skiff is powered by an efficient 50 hp. E-Tec engine.  (For further information on the builder,  please see www.westpointskiff.com)
The sale includes a single axle EZ Loader trailer in very good condition, an anchor, boat fenders,  portable lights, an installed bilge pump  and a Sunbrella boat tarp. Well over $20,000 was invested in the original purchase of this boat.

Price: $10,500   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb739  Additional photos below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Chris Craft Sea Skiff, 23′, 1962

June 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Sea Skiff: 23 ft, 1962


Excellent example of a Chris Craft Sea Skiff Cuddy Cabin. The boat features a 283 Chevrolet Chris Craft Marine Engine that is strong and well maintained. Newer upholstery shows well with no rips or tears. Boat comes with many spare parts including drive shaft, and extra propellers. Two new batteries were purchased for the Skiff last year. Boat comes with recent survey Fall 2015 that values the boat at $18,500 alone. Also included in the sale is a  tandem axle trailer shown in the photo, a cockpit cover, two large fenders, bilge pump, two anchors, 2 paddles, four life jackets and two white deck chairs.
Price: $17,900 or best offer.
Have a look at the video on youtube. (below)


What a great boat in which to celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary. The red and white colour scheme really tells the story!
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb741. (More photos below)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Lakefield “Sioux”, 14′, 1955

June 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Lakefield Sioux:

This 1955 14 foot Lakefield Sioux molded mahogany wooden runabout is powered by a 1961 Merc. 400 45 horsepower outboard and trailer. The Lakefield has been completely restored to show quality in 2007 and is in perfect condition. All of the wood was completely stripped and refinished inside and out with 10 coats of Epifanes varnish. The motor has been completely restored and rebuilt as well. This boat won best outboard boat and motor at the Antique and Classic Boat Society Muskoka show in 2008 and is ready to show again. The boat is always garage stored and you will not find a nicer one for sale.

Price: $7,500. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb738 (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

A visit to the historic Bigwin Inn.

June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

A view toward the west showing Bigwin’s two dining rooms. Concrete construction saved this building from demolition.

The main entrance to the dining areas

Behind the dining halls are the Tea room and the hotel suites, now converted to condominiums. Fireplace remains shadow a demolished structure.

Begun in 1915 and opened in 1920, the famous Bigwin Inn was once the largest and most luxurious resort in North America. Located on Bigwin Island in the Lake of Bays,  Muskoka, Ontario, the Inn has played host to the rich and famous over the decades. Clark Gable, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Diefenbaker, the Blacks, Westons,  Kennedys and Rockerfellers all found their way to the Inn.  Entertainers included Louis Armstrong and the big bands.

Guests would travel to Bigwin by steamer…the “Bigwin”….(now restored and fully operational) Wanda III or other watercraft. Golfing, swimming, boating, tennis, and horseback riding were some of the amentiies offered.

After a period of decline beginning in the 1950s the Resort fell into a period of dereliction,  until substantial restoration was undertaken in the 1980s. Some of the iconic structures, such as the Rotunda, had to be demolished.  The Inn’s remaining  hotel suites have been converted into condominiums (with more on the way) and it still offers fine dining and public use of the world class eighteen hole golf course in the shoulder summer seasons.
How fortunate that this iconic landmark has in large part  survived and been modified to meet the needs of the current generation(s).
Enjoy the video below.

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The Tea Room provided refreshments for guests arriving at between meal times.

by Rob

Just sold: a Classic Lyman runabout; 21 ft. 1966

June 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Our most recent sale is this classic Lyman runabout.. The boat had been in the same family for 43 years!  The Lyman has undergone recent comprehensive restorative work with many new upgrades. This runabout is powered by a rebuilt 210 hp. Crusader engine. The sale included an upgraded trailer. No doubt the very reasonable asking price of $17,900 helped to interest the purchaser.  The vendor was pleased with the marketing provided by Port Carling Boats. Please see comments and additional photos below.
Hello Rob   You have a great website     I was able to sell my 1966  21 ft Lyman and it has been delivered so you may take down my adv .  Thanks for posting
Hank Why
Wolfeboro. NH