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by Rob

New prices on two eye-catching Muskoka classics.

May 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on two classic Muskoka-built boats. Full descriptions below.

Duke utility 21 ft., 1962

Notes from the owner below:
 RARE 1962, 21 ft DUKE RUNABOUT spent its life cherished by one Lake Rosseau family. Built by Tim Butson’s father, now 93, who worked for many years with Charlie and Arthur Duke of Dukes, Port Carling. (Now with his son at Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builders)

Original 8 Cylinder BUCHANAN engine runs well with rebuilt carburetor, new distributor cap, rotors, throttle cable and battery. Regular maintenance always provided. All ownership documents available.

The original steering wheel, instrument panel and original upholstery are in excellent condition due to boathouse storage. No trailer, as the Duke was always moved by water on Lakes Rosseau and Muskoka..
Looking for a good home.”
(The sale includes  a paddle. ropes, fire extinguisher, emergency kit, 2 flags and life jackets)

Original price: $20,000.  New price: $15,000 or best offer. The seller is motivated.  Must sell.    For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb852

Greavette Sport Utility Skiff: 21 ft., 1970

Notes from the owner below:
“Beautiful 1970 Greavette 21 foot Sport utility Skiff on a new matching custom built tandem trailer. Newly refinished top to bottom she seats six persons in comfort in a newly upholstered interior. The original engine and outdrive run perfectly. Originally built in Gravenhurst Ontario she has spent her entire life so far on the Muskoka lakes. The family cottage just sold and regrettably the Greavette must also be sold.”.

Original Price: $25,000. New price, May 2019: $18,999. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number  pb826
To view a brief video of the boat, click on the image below.

by Rob

Video of the ACBS (Toronto) Muskoka boat shop tour: 2019.

May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

As a follow-up to photos of the recent spring Muskoka boat shop tour, we offer this video for your enjoyment.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto) Muskoka boat shop tour continues.

May 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

The next part of our tour includes stops at Stan Hunter’s Milford Bay shop, Tim Butson’s shop in Bracebridge and Paul Brackley’s shop in Gravenhurst
Stan is gradually reducing his armada of “woodies”. We expect that there will still be some Duke Playmates like the one pictured below, for rental this summer.

Wen-O-Wae is surely content with the varnish work and other refurbishments undertaken at Stan’s shop.

Tim Butson has lots on the go this spring. The Greavette dispro below has benefitted from new bottom planks, amng other work.

The double ended row boat, below, offers two rowing positions.  Commonplace in the early 1900s, these vessels were known for their “courting opportunities!”

New ribs, anyone?  (below)

The Century Resorter pictured below, is reaching the final stages of her “refreshing”.

This Butson Gentleman’s racer was built by a Butson grandfather…in the shop now for some tidy up.

The Chris-Craft below is almost ready for relaunch. What a beautifull varnish job!

As well as an enormous yacht tender,  (to be described in our upcoming video) Paul and his staff are performing major surgery on Wimur II, a thirty-four foot iconic Muskoka stepped-hull vessel. Wimur will be repowered with a modern V8 engine.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a 20′ Duke utility (and a “just sold.”)

May 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Duke utility: 20 ft, 1951

See notes from the owner below.
“20′ 1951 Duke mahogany utility runabout. Bottom and ribs replaced 2010; re-varnished 2016; Re-built Buchanan Junior 4 installed in 2015; Upholstered with sun-proof fabric 20111; Stainless steel gas tank 2016; Brightwork recently re-chromed; Steering wheel re-finished 2018; custom weatherproof cover; Includes Shoreland’r trailer with custom bunks”.

Price: $17,500.  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb861    (Additional photos below)

SOLD in approximately three weeks!  (below)

Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this handsome 19 foot Kavalk Continental. Built in 1990 and refurbished in 2007, the boat is in beautiful condition. It features a rebuilt V8 engine and comes complete with a tandem axle trailer. With a top speed of 60 mph, this boat really flies. The very reasonable asking price of $29,500  was no doubt a factor in the sale.
We received the a kind note below from the vendor after the transaction was completed.  (Boats do sell on the Port Carling Boats website!)

“Hi Rob,
I am pleased to advise that indeed I did find the ideal buyer and we closed yesterday.
The buyer is from BC who met the builder in 1992 and wanted a Kavalk ever since. He flew out the next day and we concluded in spite of not having enough time to wash or otherwise prepare for a proper showing; right our of the shed!
Thanks so much for your wonderful ad and I will be sure to call on you again as needs arise.
Neil McLaughlin”

by Rob

Two of our newest listings: a Jeffrey and a Hacker-Craft racer

May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hacker-Craft Racer:27 ft., 1998

Notes from the owner below:
“1998 Hacker-Craft. 27 foot Racer. Autographed by Bill Morgan, (original owner of Hacker-Craft Corp.) This boat has been completely restored from top to bottom. The engine is a 496H0 (435 hp) Captain’s Choice Crusader. This boat runs and drives beautifully.” Price: $128,000
For further details and contact information, please click on the link.Ad number pb860

Jeffrey Sport runabout: 22 ft., 1948 (below)

Jeffrey Sports Runabout: 22 ft., 1948

Please see notes from the vendor below.
““Asden”, owned by Al Goodwright of Osgoode, ON is a triple cockpit runabout built in 1948 by Miles Jeffrey of Athens, Ontario. She is one of a small number of boats built by Mr. Jeffrey between 1932 and 1958 still existing. She is 22’0” in length, with a beam of 6’6″ and is still powered by the originally installed 130 hp straight-eight cylinder Kermath Sea Chief engine. “Asden” was one of only two boats that Jeffrey custom built for clients with sedan roofs, both were removed by subsequent owners. Asden underwent a complete restoration between 1992 and 1997 by Potter Boat Restoration. A new intake system has also been installed on the boat at a cost of $4000 plus”
Price:   $25,000 CDN     For further details and contact information, please click on the link . Ad number pb859

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