The Giesler Boat Company, a family owned operation, has been creating cedar-strip canoes and runabouts for decades. The company’s light-weight, functional and economical water-craft are particularly popular with fishermen, camp owners and First Nations groups. A well maintained Giesler boat will provide many years of trouble-free boating. Enjoy the video below, (and note the Giesler for sale on our website, (ad number pb818 on the “Contemporary Wooden Boats” page).
Beautiful contemporary design based on a 1929 Ditchburn Commodore Long Deck Launch. This boat is spectacular in every detail with all modern building methods including a no soak bottom. Built in 2008, boat house kept and lightly used Flyer is for sale and ready to use. Price: 250,000.00
For contact information and further details, please click on the link: Ad Number pb800
Hacker-Craft runabout: 20 ft, 2001
We have been instructed by the owner to adjust the price on this beautiful dual cockpit runabout form $62,900 to $55,900 This Hacker-Craft is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained. Boathouse stored in Barrie, Ontario area. Traditional stain colours with green interior. The Hacker-Craft is powered by an 8 cylinder, 350 cubic inch Marine Power engine with only 242 hours on both motor and boat. Regularly maintenance has been undertaken each spring and fall. The runabout was professionally re-varnished in 2007 by Mike Windsor. The included dual axle trailer, which comes with surge brakes, 16 inch wheels, fenders and vertical guide bars, easily supports the boat’s 3200 pound weight. Also available for purchase is an optional Marine Railway. Original Price: $62,900. New price $55,900 For contact information and additional photos, please click on the link Ad number pb687.(More photos below).
This beautiful boat is in lovely condition. (The varnish was refreshed this year by Mike Windsor, professional restorer.)
There is wood trim throughout: in all three cockpits as well as the engine compartment.
All three cockpits have windshields.
The Hacker-Craft received a new double-planked bottom in 2003-4 and comes with custom paint and exhausts. The 4545 ci Crusader engine has only 131 hours on the clock.
The Hacker has been boat-house kept since new and is currently available at the Muskoka Discovery Centre, (formerly the Grace and Speed and the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario) Price: $125,000
For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb720 (More photos below)
This past summer, the owner of “Slightly Altered”, a 22 foot custom Gentleman’s Racer, made some significant modifications to “spice up” this beautiful vessel.
Notes from the owner:
“We stripped the boat of all hardware and refinished her.
Decks and hull were all water sanded. The deck was sprayed with 2k Urethane for better UV protection and hull was sprayed with two part urethane Plum Crazy Purple pearl with Sassy Grass Green waterline with ghost skulls on aft sides and 2 coats of clear Urethane. It showed well in Gravenhurst last summer. I also built a windshield with green glass. The motor has had a Holley 600 CFM performance carb and a Wiend 8016 Stealth Aluminum High rise Intake installed as well.”
(Editor’s note: before these engine modifications, the racer would reach 47 mp with its 350 engine. Although I have not seen this boat, judging from the photos and text, it seems to me like a heck of a buy at $45,000, particularly as a tandem axle trailer is included in the sale). For contact info, please click on the link. pb526
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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