Two of the most talked about boats on the St.John’s River cruise in Florida and at the Sunnlyand ACBS Boat Show were the Breen family boats; Jeff’s 24 foot Gentleman’s Racer and his Dad Peter’s “Dolly Durkin”. Jeff’s expertise in constructing the racer attests to his astonishing apprenticeship skills. Both boats are built by Breen Boats in Rockwood Ontario. Breen Boats will be participating in the Toronto ACBS Annual Spring Tour of boat shops this coming Saturday April 29th. This event is a wonderful way to see the projects of some ten boat builders throughout the Muskoka region and to view some of the finest wooden boats in the world! For contact information and details on the event, visit the ACBS Toronto Chapter website.
Congratulations to the seller and purchaser of this classic Chris-Craft Riviera; 20 ft., 1954
The boat and tandem axle trailer package was listed at $28,500. The bottom was redone in 2016, after a full restoration in 2011. Powered by a Chevy/CC 283 V8, the boat will reach speeds of 40 mph. We hope that the new owner will enjoy years of boating with his new ‘Chris’.
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this one-of-a-kind Gentleman’s Racer. Originally priced at $235,000 CDN, the price is now $179,000 (negotiable). Please see note from the owner below.
“After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends, David Young’s Gentleman’s Racer is finally complete.(2010) David, now 58, started building boats with his father in the basement of their home, at the age of 14. After working at many boat-building companies, over the years, including Windsor Boat Works in Gravenhurst, and the last 9 years at Duke Marine in Port Carling, Ont. David decided in 2003 to build a 20’ Gentleman’s Racer of his own. Powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 HP Fuel Injected “Black Scorpion”. This virtually brand new boat is one a kind, with many personalized upgrades & hardware castings that were first carved from wood by David himself. Additional information is available, regarding the special features and materials used.” For more information please contact David through the link here. Ad number pb418 . (More photos below)
This professionally built Laughing Loon rowing shell, 18 ft, built in 2015, has never been used. The owner is selling for health reasons. Fabricated with red and white cedar, this eighteen foot boat weighs in at a mere 80 pounds! It has always been stored indoors. The rowing shell comes complete with Dreher oars, 2 Wintech outriggers with 63″ pin to pin, a sliding seat and other extras.
Price: $9,900 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb730 Ad number pb730 More photos below.
J.H.Ross molded plwood runabout: 14.5 ft, 1960s
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this boat to $1995. The owner passed away before the refinished boat could be re-assembled. The sale includes a 40 hp Gale motor and TeeNee trailer, both needing repairs. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb706 Ad number pb706
Laughing Loon Rowing Shell: 18.5 feet, 2015 This beautifully crafted, light (80 pound) rowing shell was built by Laughing Loon, in Jefferson, ME. The boat has never been used. The owner is selling because of health reasons. PRICE: 9,900 Ad number pb730 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb730
The St. Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands area, marking the Canada US border, is a wonderful place for classic boating. “Exit World,” the company that produced the video below, has done a first rate job of highlighting the beauty of this region, not to mention the joys of ripping through the water in a Classic woody. […]
Our condolences to the family, friends and admirers of Carlo Riva, the famed Italian founder of Riva Boats, who died recently at 95 years of age.. Riva set a magnificent standard for design and quality craftsmanship over the course of many decades. His ‘Aquarama” model was rated to be the most beautifully designed boat […]
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High near 25C. Winds SE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 18C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 12C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with light rain developing later in the day. High 7C. Winds E at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain likely. Thunder possible. High 17C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.