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by Rob

Four recently sold boats: a Chris-Craft sedan, Monro Torpedo, and two very distinctive canoes!

December 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of these four vintage boats, recently sold.
Surely this proves that there is a market for almost any kind of vintage water-craft out there!

Chris-Craft Sedan: 22 ft, 1954 (above)

“This attractive and very functional Chris-Craft  sedan features a mahogany bottom, sliding side windows and hinged wind-shield.  Powered by a six cylinder Model M Chris-Craft engine, (upgraded to a twelve volt system) the boat is estimated to reach speeds of 35 mph. The sedan is described as being in good condition.  The owner has added a fuel filter, rebuilt the carburetor and recently repaired the bottom. “Athendune” is currently housed in Anola, Manitoba.”

The asking price on this boat was  $25,000.                          

The list price on this Monro Torpedo was $3,900, including a 35 hp Merc engine and a trailer in roadworthy condition. (Below)

This sixteen foot, 1906 Herald Brothers sailing canoe was listed at $3,000 and sold in several months.(below)

This 16 ft. Chestnut square stern canoe has a carrying capacity of 900 pounds and came with a two wheeeld “side-kick” in new condition. The asking price was $900.

by Rob

Merry Chris-Craftmas to our clients, subscribers and website visitors!

December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Sea Skiff: 38 ft., 1963: $20,000

Hope is on the way! The shortest day of the year is now behind us, winter boat restoration projects are underway, and the Toronto International Boat Show, (as well as the Tavares Florida show, are not all that far off.)
We greatly appreciate the business and support of our clients, subscribers and website visitors. Thank you very much for helping to keep Port Carling Boats vibrant and active. Best wishes during the holiday and in the year ahead.
We leave you with some tantalizing images of “Chris-Craftmas” boats for sale on our website.

Chris Craft Deluxe: 17 ft, 1938. $32,000. Ad number pb836

Chris-Craft Riviera: 18 ft., 1951: $65,000. Ad number pb844

Chris-Craft Custom Sedan: 22 ft., 1954: $25,000. Ad #pb803

 

Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft., 1963: $34,900. Ad number pb809

Chris-Craft Capri: 21 ft., 1956: $20,000 Ad number pb751

Chris-Craft Constellation: 28 ft., 1962. $23,500 obo. Ad number pb782

Chris-Craft Sportsman: 17 ft., 1953: $10,000 USD. Ad number pb698

by Rob

Wonderful “woodies” at the Muskoka Discovery Centre.

December 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

As a follow-up to our recent photos of beautiful wooden boats at Gravenhurst’s Discovery Centre, we present the video version of our tour. Enjoy!

by Rob

A blast from the past!

December 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Although it’s only mid December, Ontario’s Muskoka region is buried in some forty centimetres of snow, and winter storms have pounded the Carolinas and even Texas. It’s enough to make woody enthusiasts beg for summer. Althnough we can’t produce warm weather, we hope that this video of an Antique and Classic Boat Society show in Gravenhurst, will provide cheer through these cold, short days. The “footage” in the video was shot by N.H., the former owner of Port Carling Boats. Enjoy.

by Rob

A wintery visit to the stunning “woodies” at the Discovery Centre.

December 2, 2018 in Uncategorized


As winter arrives in Muskoka, Ontario, the beautiful vintage wooden boats at Gravenhurst’s Discovery Centre have been hoisted from the soon-to-be solid ice, and laid on cross beams to hibernate until late spring. This provides the advantage of even better viewing.
Enjoy the photos below.

Enormous resources of funds, energy and exeprtise have been poured into Miss Canada IV to restore her to former glory.

Miss Canada IV won the Harmsworth Trophy in 1949, after attaining speeds of 138,9 mph. Later in Picton, Ontario, she suffered a gear box blow-out at speeds approaching 200 mph!

Miss Canada IV is poweered by a 3000 hp. Rolls Royce Griffon engine.

Chrome rails support the canvas top of this charming classic. Was this technique really all that inferior to current methods of protection from the elements?

A beautiful barrel -back with an external rudder.

Greavtte Streamliners, with their rounded sheer lines, are highly sought after by collectors.

A chunky Shepherd?

“Malolo”, an early gentleman’s racer with a very generous “rub-rail”.

A beautiful long deck launch, likely a Minette Shields or Ditchburn.

Patiently awaiting spring, 2019!

All eight feet of this tiny, 1930s “woody” are powered by a small two cylinder engine. What child wouldn’t delight in this model?

A beautifully restored “John Bull” model Disappearing Propeller Boat

Stay tuned for the upcoming video from the Muskoka Discovery Centre.

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