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.
A wonderful Christmas gift for a wooden boat lover: this beautiful 1950, torpedo stern Western Fairliner, beautifully restored by Paul Brackley and his staff at Brackley Boats.
Wooden boating doesn’t any better than this! Powered by a period and wiring correct Chris Craft six cylinder engine, this Fairliner is a real knockout!
Paul Brackley and his staff perform major surgery on a a 1950’s Chris-Craft cruiser and give a face-lift to a knockout Minett-Shields triple cockpit.
Our March 2014 visit to Brackley Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario, uncovered a beamy Chris-Craft semi-enclosed cabin cruiser undergoing a complete restoration. A special treat was a a glimpse of a 1920’s Minett-Shield in for a revarnishing.
What more can we say? Dozens of classic and antique “dream boats” line the docks in Port Carling, Muskoka, Ontario, in the MLA’s tribute to the glory days of wooden boating, August 11, 2018. Enjoy the video below. (Part 2)
One of our subsrcibers, Paul Brady., kindly submitted this fascinating story of his recently purchased Bonnie Boat. This relatively little known company has since faded into history, but “Toasty” among others, remains as a tribute to the company. Paul’s story is below. ” “Actually, last February I bought a boat that might make an interesting […]
The video below highlights some of the most spectacular vintage boats in the world. This “by invitation only” event, held in Port Carling Ontario, draws hundreds of visitors to oogle Minetts, Ditchburns, Greavettes and other beautiful classics. Enjoy the video below. (Part One)
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