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by Rob

Century Raven still available: West Point Skiff finds new home.

September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

For any of our viewers trying to contact the owner of this beautifully maintained Century Raven by email, please try again by clicking on this  link to his full page ad. (Below)
Ad number pb759  (An error was made when inserting the email address on the ad page.)

Congratulations to the vendor and buyer of this charming West Point Skiff. Listed at $10,500, the package included a newer 50 hp Evinrude E-Tec engine and a trailer in very good condition. (Previous ad number pb739)

by Rob

Our newest listing: “Sociable,” a 35′ custom sport ocean racer.

September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


“Sociable” …a unique Longton Sport Cruiser: 35 ft. (plus 3 ft swim platform) 1968)
This unique cruiser was custom built in Lachine Quebec, as an ocean racer for the 1968 Miami Nassau race.
“This powerful beast with its two oversize 500 gallon aluminum fuel tanks will absolutely thrill any boat enthusiast.” Sociable was fully restored in 1990. She sports a classic fibreglass and aluminum superstructure.
Sociable sleeps two. Her interior amenities include a sink, mini fridge, head, new stereo system and ample storage. The vinyl interior features teak flooring. The two oversize 500 gallon gas tanks allow for lots of uninterrupted touring time.
Sociable is currently located on Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario.  The cruiser will eventually need a new bottom.  (She is painted and “corked” every year).  Her replacement value ranges from $750,000 to $1,000,000. Sociable’s vendor is motivated to sell.

Price $50,000     For additional details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb780
Please see the video below for a closer look at “Sociable”   (Additional photos below)


by Rob

Our newest listing: a Century Raven, 22 ft, 1957

August 31, 2017 in Uncategorized


A classic Century Raven: 22′, 1957
This Raven is very original. A new transom was installed and planking repairs were undertaken recently. The Century was refinished about six years ago. The Chrysler 6 cylinder engine, with only 30 hours run time, has been converted to a 12 volt system.  A new fuel tank and fuel pump has been installed (as well as many other upgrades completed.) A dual axle Shorelander trailer with surge brakes (in excellent condition) is also available for  $2,500. extra.
Price:  $17,500. For additional photos, details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb759

by Rob

Giesler Boats: a family tradition for 90 years!

August 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Giesler Boat Company in Powassan, Ontario, has been building cedar-strip runabouts and canoes for ninety years! Their economical, practical and light-weight boats are favourites with fishermen and lodge owners.The 18 foot Nipissing model is the flagship watercraft of the fleet,  though Giesler will build a boat up to twenty feet in length. As well as new builds, the Company spends considerable time refurbishing and refinishing watercraft of all stripes for their customer base.  Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Lyman designed runabout: 14′, 1958

August 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


   Custom wooden lapstrake outboard runabout: 14 ft., 1958:
This versatile boat was constructed at a boat building class in Michigan in 1958, (based on a Lyman design) and is in very good condition. As with all wooden boats, it takes a few days for it to “take up”. There are possibly some strakes that could have some fastenings tightened.
The runabout is powered by a 28 h.p. Evinrude engine and comes complete with a canvas top and single axle trailer, which would benefit from a cleaning and new paint. Please see the description below, which details the accessories included in the sale.

Price:$7,995. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb755 (additional photos below)

List of equipment and accessories on board “WEE MAC”

Four sections of new canvas cover the seating area. The side panels at each side of the front seat have clear panels. The aft end of top panel is attached to the metal frame, and can be rolled up on the aft section.

The front and back seats have a new full width cushion.

A hand operated windshield wiper is located on the starboard side of the windshield.

A small rear view mirror is located in the center of the windshield.

A hand operated air horn is located on the port side of the foredeck.

The steering wheel and the single lever gearshift are located on the starboard side at the front seat.

A compass is located in the center of the boat and the instrument panel is to starboard.

A speedometer and clock are located outboard of the steering wheel.

A storage box is located on the back of the forward seat on the port side, and a light fixture, a small bell, and a small fold down table is on the back of the forward seat on the starboard side.

A portable fuel tank is located behind the front seat on the port side.

A Danforth anchor is secured  underneath the forward seat with 5’ of chain and approximately 100’ of line, coiled on the starboard side of the hull.

Four large fenders are stored under the aft deck, along with deck lines. A portion of the back of the aft seat back folds down to provide access to the power switch and aft compartment, where the battery is located.

A combination red and green running light is located at the forward end of the foredeck, and a white light on a pole is located on the starboard side of the aft deck. Each have a switch.

A fire extinguisher is located under the foredeck on the port side.

A hand bilge pump with a hose extension is located on a shelf under the foredeck.

A rubber fending strip extends completely around the boat attached to the rub strake.

The windshield is the back window of a 1957 Ford car.

Four adult life jackets, and one child life jacket.