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by Rob

Still available: a beautiful Laughing Loon Rowing Shell: 18.5 feet, 2015

April 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

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

by Rob

Classic Boating in the Thousand Islands

April 19, 2017 in Blog

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.  Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

The Passing of a Legend: Carlo Riva.

April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized


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 in the world. The rich and famous were frequent guests on,  or owners of, his magnificent wooden watercraft. He has left a lasting the boating community and will be greatly missed. (Enjoy the video of Riva boats below).

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Shepherd Ski Bee, 18 ft, 1957

April 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Shepherd Ski Bee

Notes from the seller’s agent
“Lovely and rare Shepherd Ski Bee… small and fast. V driven rear engine. Restored by Dukes two years ago. Owner has to sell due to health issues. Newly rebuilt 4 cylinder, 65 h.p. engine rebuilt by Matt Fairbrass. I am selling the boat on behalf of the owner who is my customer. She has asked me to find the boat a new home. Over $30,000 spent on extensive restoration. Call for appointment. Ask for Matt Fairbrass.
Price $20,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb732 (Additional photos below)

by Rob

Last word on the Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Show:

April 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.