by Rob

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Society Events:

August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are at least nineteen ACBS boating events happening this August in the USA and Canada.  We hope that you can find time in your calendar to attend a least one of them, (if not more!)  The first show in the list is one of the largest in North America, complete with a live auction, vendors and a stunning on-site Antique Boat Museum.

Clayton New York:   August 4-6
53rd Annual Antique Boat Show at the Antique Boat Museum. Annual boat auction.. Contact Michael Fulsom michaelfolsom@abm.org

Traverse City MI:  August 5
30th Annual Classic Boats on the Boardwalk on the Boardman River. Waterland ACBS Chapter: Contact Deb Parker 616-249-0529

Wolfeboro Falls NH  August 10
11th Annual Boathouse our. Visit beautiful boat houses on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Sturgeon Bay WI   August 12-13
27th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival at the Maritime Museum.  Dozens of classic boats on display. Sikaflex boat building contest and more.  Contact 920-743-5958

Homewood CA:  August 11-12

45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company. Marque Class: Chris Craft Racing Runabouts. Contact Neil at neil@liquidblueevents.com

Port Sanilac MI:  August 11-12
Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show at the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbour. Registration forms available at www.michacbs.com or contact Jeanne at jeanneharper@bellsouth.net

Wallaceburg Ontario: August 11-13
29th Annual WAMBO Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing featuring antique boat, antique and specialty cars fire trucks, motorcycles. models and toys.  Contact www.kent.net/wambo/

Hessel MI August 12
40th Annual Le Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts.. Showcasing Hacker Craft boats.. Les Cheneaux Historical Association. See www.lciboatshow.org

Alton, NH August 12
41st Annual Alton Bay Boat Show.  An informal non judged vintage boat show at Alton Bay town docks on East Side Drive. Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Manotick, Ontario:  August 12
Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Rideau Ferry. Manotick Classic Boat Club. Visit www.manotickclassicboatclub.ca

Big Bear, CA:   August 18-20
34th Big Bear lake Boat Show:  Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact Charlie at 909-844-5337

Pewaukeee WI   August 19
13th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park.. Glacier lakes ACBS Chapter. Visit www.glacbs.org

Frisco, CO:    August 19
Frisco Classic Boat Show at  Frisco Town Marina. Boats on display from 9-12:30. Free. Parade following, weather permitting. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Wayne at 970-409-0087

Kingston, New York:   August 19-20
33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.. Hudson River Chapter ACBS. Contact Justin at jfasulo71@hotmail.com

Mooresville N.C:   August 25-26
Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show at Trump National Golf and Country Club, 120 Trump Square. Contact Ed or Judy at 704-871-7747

Gull Lake, MN:      August 26
9th Annual Gull Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbour Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Rd. Contact Jason at 612-834-5020

Holland, MI.        August 26
Holland Museum Vintage Boat Show, 11-4. Contact Connie at 616-796-3329

Pentwater, MI      August 26
21st Annual Wooden Boat Show and Parade, hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club on the Village Green and the shores of Pentwater Lake.  Contact www.pentwateryachtclub.com

Lake Oswego, OR.    August 26-27
18th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car and Classic Boat Show.  Events at George Rogers Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park/Boat Dock Rides and tours aboard a PT boat.  Visit www.oswegoheritage.org/car-boat-show-1/

by Rob

Our newest listing: Grew Jolly Giant, 24′

July 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


Grew Jolly Giant:24 ft, 1937
The Golden Fleece is a 24-foot utility style boat built in 1937 by Grew at their original works at Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe, Ontario. She then became a major part of the lives of all of the Denisons, Kirkpatricks, Macklems, Martins and Rosses who vacationed on Heydon Island in Lake Muskoka until 1998. Over sixty summers on the Muskoka Lakes, “the Fleece” shuttled family from the mainland to the cottage, went on family picnics and toured visitors on many excursions up through Lakes Muskoka. Joseph and Rosseau.

The Golden Fleece was stored and serviced at the Greavette boat works in Gravenhurst until the late 50’s. From that time until 1998 she was stored at Heydon Island and maintained by Peter and Ray Campbell at Campbell’s Landing.

When Heydon Island was sold in 1998, The Golden Fleece was retained by the family and restored over time with the project completed in 2011. “Golden Fleece” is powered by an eight cylinder, 275 hp, 327 ccc Chrysler marine engine, rebuilt in 2011. The motor is in excellent condition, with less than 100 hours use since the rebuild. Although she was built at Jackson’s Point, she has always been a “Muskoka boat”, never having spent any real time in any other waters.

Storage history:
1937 – 1960 – Greavette Boatworks, Gravenhurst
1960 – 1998 – Heydon Island, Lake Muskoka
1998 – 2001 – Campbell’s Landing, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2001 – 2007 – Harrowsmith, Ontario
2008 – Present – Wykes Boatworks, Harlem, Ontario

Price: $80,000. CDN. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb752 Additional photos below.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto Chapter) International vintage Boat and Auto Show: July, 2017.

July 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

This year’s annual Antique and Classic Boat Society’s International Show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, was blessed with a beautiful, breezy sunny day.  Ironically, a thunderstorm the night before knocked out the power to some boat house doors, a repeat of last year’s performance! Nevertheless, there was a multitude of beautiful vintage water-craft and Cours d’Elegance automobiles to delight the attendees. The event was free for visitors this year, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The in-water boat displays were enhanced by opportunities for visitors to ride in a “woody”,  experience the field of dreams, observe the children’s paddle making, and visit onshore displays and a vendors’ row. Port Carling Boats was there to highlight our clients’ boats for sale.
Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

It’s still available: a beautiful contemporary Hacker Craft

July 21, 2017 in Uncategorized


Hacker Craft: 20 ft., 2001
This dual cockpit Hacker Craft is in excellent condition. It has been meticulously maintained and always boat house stored. It features a traditional stain and varnish, complimented with green interior upholstery. The Hacker Craft is powered by a 350 cubic inch Marine Power engine with only 242 hours on the motor and boat. The boat has been regularly maintained . The sale includes a tandem axle trailer. The boat was professionally re-varnished in 2007.
Price $55,900.
Oops: Sorry…we’ve just been informed by the owner that this boat has just been sold. \(July 24, 2017)



by Rob

Our newest listing: a Chris-Craft Capri, 21′, 1956

July 17, 2017 in Uncategorized


Chris-Craft Capri: 21 ft, 1956N
The Capri features a new, no-soak bottom by Don Danenberg in Manistee, Michigan. Video disks of bottom rebuild in hand. Needs refasten/refinish above bottom rebuild on hull. Kerfs are 3/16 ” wide to address rough kerf finish. Instruments function and look good. Chromed surfaces look decent. Needs new cover boards on each side of cockpit to accommodate windshield position. stainless steel. gas tank The Capri comes with a 6 cylinder, 158 mbl motor which has been disassembled to deal with a cracked block.  Also included in the sale is a tandem axle (sprung) trailer iwht surge (disk) brakes
Price:  $20,000.  For further details and contact information, please click on the link  Ad number pb751 Additional photos below.