by Rob

Incredible price reduction on a superb custom Gentleman’s Racer

May 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 We have been instructed by the owner to reprice this beautifully constructed  20 ft, Gentleman’s Racer, completed in 2010, after six years of expert craftsman labour.  Originally priced at $235,000,  the new price on the boat is $125,000. Please see notes from the owner below.

“After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends,  David Young’s Gentleman Racer is finally complete. David 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  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  new boat (with only about two hours on the engine) 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. Dor additional details and contact information,  please click on the link  Ad number pb418.  (Slide-show below)


by Rob

Our newest listing: a classic Lyman runabout, 17.5 ft, 1954

May 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Lyman Lapstrake runabout: 17.5 ft., 1954

The Lyman is in good, sound condition.  Some superficial aesthetic repair is not necessary but would enhance the boat.
LOW HOURS on  the Motor.   Approximately 60 hours.  We’ve owned this boat since 1985 and we purchased it in Kagawong Ontario ( Manitoulin Island) at the Berry Boat works.  It was restored in 1985. Expertly rewired and labelled.  We enjoyed the boat last summer and it ran like a dream.  It needs a little tlc but otherwise is in good condition.  Always stored properly indoors and on a cradle.

The 1986 65hp oil injected Suzuki runs like new, is very dependable,fast and very economical.  New impeller with 6 hours on it. Canvas,side curtain/zippers and upholstery like new. 20 gal gas tank under front seat and Suzuki reserve tank

The sale includes a single axle, Holsclaw trailer.

The Lyman comes with  an x-25 Lowrance depth/speedometer/temp/fish finder and marine radio Call Russ for water test in Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island.  We will also ship the boat if needed.    Further further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb814
705-377-4577
Price:  $6000 USD   (Additional photos below)

 

by Rob

Major price reduction on Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1952

May 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this beautiful classic Shepherd.  Original price:, $29,000. New price: $24,500.
Details below:
This beautiful classic Shepherd has been well maintained over the years. Restorative efforts include: some planking and bottom boards replaced in 2007. The transom and some bottom frames have also been replaced. The boat appears sound and reveals evidence of good workmanship undertaken in the restorative process.
The Shepherd is powered by an 8 cylinder Hemi engine, (331 cubic inch) in good running condition. (The engine was rebuilt in 1985 by Pal Engines of Orillia, Ontario).
The runabout comes complete with a full winter cover and a full top and back for summer use. Also included in the sale is a road-worthy tandem axle trailer..
Price: $24,500   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.
Ad number pb806       
Additional photos below:

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Giesler Kipawa, 18′, 2006

May 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Giesler “Kipawa” cedar strip runabout: 18 ft., 2006
This custom Giesler Kipawa runabout features an extra long bow with splash well.  It is in excellent condition, as is the 50 hp, four stroke Honda engine and Easy Hauler trailer that is included in the sale. The Kipawa is fibre-glassed to the splash rails,  and offers a “no soak” bottom. This Giesler needs to be seen to be appreciated..  The boat has always been stored indoors, either in a boat house or garage.
Price:  $12,500  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.   Ad number pb811  (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto) Spring Tour of Muskoka Boat Shops

May 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

In part II of this series, we visit the boat shops of  Curtis Hillman and Stan Hunter, both located around Milford Bay in Muskoka, Ontario.  Curt has a monster 27 foot Shepherd in his shop, ((It took a crane to flip the boat over), and Stan has been working his magic on a beautiful antique Minett.  Enjoy the photos and video below.

Tjhis mammoth Shepherd is in for a major rebuild

A century old Minett will be born again with a new bottom.