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by Rob

Butson Boats goes gangbusters with multiple projects!

February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

THis Greavette Executive was once owned by Ted Turner

Tim Butson and his staff have their hands full this winter, with restoration projects flying out of their steam-box (so to speak)! The shop currently hosts two Greavette Executives, a custom ski/speed boat, a Shepherd prototype, a Grew Overnighter, a two masted ketch and a Duke Playmate.
Enjoy the photos and video below.

Tim estimates that this ski/speed boat will reach 70 mph.

The Grew Overnighter, seen in this photo, is undergoing a top to bottom restoration. (See the photo below.)

The Grew has been strengthened with thicker lap planks, a reinforced transom and beefier ribs. When installed, the superstructure will provide additional support.

This Shepherd prototype design later appeared as a ski boat in Florida

The second Greavette Executive, early 1970s. rests beside a very substantial ketch

This 34 ft. two masted East Coast ketch, also from the 1970s, is in for some major bottom work and other repairs..

Note the massive rudder.

“Pip Pip” a charming 1949 Duke Playmate (an “everyman” boat built by the hundreds) awaits major work before returning to Magnetewan, Ontario.

With their Buchan midget engines (see photo below) these Playmates sip gas so gently that a day long excursion on one tank is taken for granted.

Hundreds of these small, reliable engines were built by Buchanan Marine in Orilla, Ontario

by Rob

A massive Chris-Craft and Greavette launch “get the works” at Brackley Boats.

February 7, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized

This 28 ft Chris-Craft from 1929 is one of only four remaining world-wide. The side planking is largely original.

Paul, Jeremy and staff ar currently hard at work restoring two massive launches: a 28 ft. Chris-Craft hard-top sedan (1929) and the largest-ever-built 34 ft. Greavette Streamliner (1947). The Chris-Craft is one of only four remaining of the 15 of these boats ever built. Poweredd by a Chris-Craft A 120 engine, it will return to Qeuebec afte a year long restoration.

The Chris-Craft will be powered with a C.C. A 120 engine.. (Note the beautiful work done on the deck joinery.)

This 34 ft Streamliner, (1947) is the largest ever built by Greavette Boat Works.

The Streamliner will be repowered with a 502 cubic inch, 400 hp. engine. With its planing hull, this power-plant should push it along at a very respectable speed. Enjoy the video of both boats below.

by Rob

Stancraft Boats: building beautiful wooden masterpieces for decades.

January 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Stancraft Boats has been constructing quality wooden watercraft for some 84 years in their North Idaho facility.  Enoy the video of this well-respected company below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Seabird, 16′, 1935

January 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

Port Carling Boat Works  SeaBird:  16 ft., 1935

Notes from the owner:
The SeaBird is all original and in excellent running condition. The boat is powered by a four cylinder Buchanan 78 hp. engine. The Seabird received a fresh refinishing in 2017.  The sale includes a freshly painted trailer in good condition.Price: $10,000   USD
For contact information and further details, please click on the link.      Ad number pb795   (Additional photos below)

by Rob

A stunning Riva makes waves on the Mediterranean.

January 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

Riva boats are considered  by many to be the finest watercraft of their kind in the world, In the video below, a  contemporary Riva, revealing incredible attention to design and detail, struts its stuff. Enjoy!