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by Rob

Arrghh, Maties! The big Boat Show is coming!

June 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Listen up, classic antique and “fibre-glassic” boat lovers. The International Antique and Classic Boat Society (Toronto Chapter) is coming Saturday July 7th. to Muskoka Wharf in downtown Gravenhurst Ontario. This is one of the largest exhibitions of vintage boats and autos in North America. Port Carling Boats will have a booth and there a number of activities and wonderful sights to see. Mark the date on your calendar and be sure to make the trip to Muskoka for this annual event.

by Rob

Beautiful weather, boats and autos crown the ACBS Gravenhurst Boat Show

July 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

This year’s July 8th, 2017 vintage boat and auto show, sponsored by the Toronto Chapter ACBS, was a well attended celebration of our automotive and marine history. Admission to the show was free this year, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Despite an overcast start to the day, (with some areas experiencing power outages) the sky cleared and the crowds arrived! Congratulations to all involved for a very successful show. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the upcoming video.

This mini tug was surely the cutest boat at the Show.

A beautifullly maintained/restored Duke Playmate

Very rare 1940s Chris-Craft with cuddy


“Hers” is a a very welcome repeat Chris-Craft visitor at the Show

“Slightly Altered” is a custom Gentleman’s Racer currently for sale on the Port Carling Boats website. Price: $45,000

This very attractrive electric boat bodes well for future more environmentally friendly boating.

The Canadian Electric Boat Co. strikes again!

Best to be wearing sunglasses when viewing this very striking “fibreglassic”.

Unusual and attriactive covering boards on this Gentleman’s Racer

No Gravenhurst Boat Show is complete without the steamship Segwun on the scene.

The vehicles at this year’s show were all “Concours D’Elegance” automobiles.

Several Amphicars made their way to to the Show this year.

The classic lines of these autos have a class, grace and beauty all their own.

This well maintained Chris-Craft Sea Skiff Cuddy is also for sale on the Port Carling Boats website..$15,900

A gorgeous Chris-Craft triple cockpit.

by Rob

Get set for the huge vintage boat/auto show in Gravenhurst, July 8.

July 3, 2017 in Blog

The Toronto Chapter,  ACBS,  is once again hosting one of the largest international antique and classic boat shows in North America.  Over 100 vintage vessels will on display at the wharves in Gravenhurst Ontario (about a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto).  And that is only the beginning.  The show will include Concours D’Elegance vintage autos, children’s activities, a flea market,  “field of dreams” and over fifty vendors.  (Port Carling Boats will be one of them.  Be sure to stop by and say “hello”. )
There are also a number of pre and post show day activities, beginning on July 4th and ending the day after the show.
Best of all, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday bash,  admission to the show is FREE.  

For further details, visit

by Rob

Continued coverage of the 2016 ACBS (Toronto Chapter) International Boat Show

July 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Enjoy Part III of the Toronto Chapter ACBS boat/car show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, July, 2016.

by Rob

ACBS Gravenhurst Boat show (continued)

July 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

The “Field of Dreams offered a number of interesting purchase possibilities…
Below is a ‘Gull-Wing’ Century for sale as a silent auction item, with a starting bid of $18,000. The boat has a new bottom, installed by Stan Hunter of Milford Bay, Muskoka. (Photo below)
Gravenhurst 2016-1
The ‘monster’ boat at the far end of the row is a twin engine Chris-Craft (about 27 feet in length) that has been in storage for several decades. A variety of other woodies grace the field.
Gravenhurst 2016-2
This centre steer Peterborough, requiring some woodwork, was available with Merc engine and trailer for about $3,400
Gravenhurst 2016-3
Some wonderfully restored vintage autos enhanced the Gravenhurst show. (below)

Gravenhurst 2016-7

The perfect car for Bonnie and Clyde

Gravenhurst 2016-5

An early 1900s Tudhope convertible

Gravenhurst 2016-8

The Edsel, (named after a Ford son or grandson), never really “took off”. The open mouth grill helps to explain why!

(Stay tuned for more boat show coverage.