Waterford Disappearing Propeller Boat reproduction: 16.5 ft. 1980s
This replica Waterford “Dispro” was a project undertaken by Hugh Thompson of Orillia, Ontario, who passed away before the boat could be completed. The current second owner is downsizing his boat collection, and is looking for a new home and an enthusiast to complete the project.. The lines for the Waterford were taken from a deteriorated 1913-1914 model. The planking is cypress. Included in the sale is the dispro mechanism and materials to complete the boat, including rudder, ribbing supplies, etc. This Dippy will make a wonderful winter project. Add an engine of your choice (even electric!) and go!.
Please click on the video below for a brief view of the Dippy. (Additional photos below)
Price: $1,500. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb790
Dramatic price reduction on Disappearing Propeller Boat We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this charming “Dippy” from $10,500 to $7,500 WOW!
This boat may be of special interest to our American friends as the Dispro is located in Tennessee, (although at this price, it would be worth the drive south from Canada!)
For contact information, please see ad number pb632 on the Antique/Classic Boats page, or click on the link. pb632 More photos and info below.
This charming dispro was restored in 2011. It has been carefully maintained, is complete and runs well, with an engine “in perfect running condition”. There is a spare St. Lawrence, (similar to the St. Lawrence
engine in the boat) available for $500. The sale includes a single axle trailer, canvas cover, spoon blade oars, electronic ignition, fitted cushions and a glass aquascope (to examine the disappearing propeller mechanism).
The greatest boat Afloat!! Family owned for over 30 years, Maintained by Paul Dodington. Not prefect but very close. boat was restored 30 years ago and hasn’t had much use since then. The”Dippy” is powered by a single cylinder St. Lawrence engine.
Price: $10,000. For contact infornmation, please see ad numkber pb646 on the Classic-Antique-Wooden-Boats page,
or click on the link. pb646
Our newest listing: a Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat, 1947.
This charming, well-cared-for “Dippy” (or Dispro) boasts recently varnished wood in good condition and beautiful custom upholstered seat cushions. “Kathryn” is powered by a factory upgraded Coventry Victor engine which was completely rebuilt by Paul Dodington (the Dippy Doctor) in 1995, at a cost of $5,200.
A new stem, stern post and keel were installed by Mike Windsor. Many original documents and a new custom mooring cover are included in the sale. The trailer is available at a negotiated price. Price: $11,995 For further information, please see ad number pb618 on the Classic/Antique Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. pb618
Our newest listing: a charming Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat (Dippy): 18 ft, 1954
This charming 1954 Dippy was made by Greavette Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario. The boat is in excellent condition. Power comes from a Coventry Victor (Midget), 2 cylinder engine, 4 to 6 h.p., with recently rewound magnets. Equipment included: hand made spoon oars to fit, 2 custom upholstery cushions, automatic bilge pump, solar battery charger, tarpaulin cover. (Join the Dippy owner’s association and have fun touring the lakes!) Price $10,000 For further information, please see ad number pb602 on the Classic/Antique Boats For Sale page, or click on the link. pb602
Tim Butson and his staff have their hands full this winter, with restoration projects flying out of their steam-box (so to speak)! The shop currently hosts two Greavette Executives, a custom ski/speed boat, a Shepherd prototype, a Grew Overnighter, a two masted ketch and a Duke Playmate. Enjoy the photos and video below.
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 […]
Peter Breen Ditchburn Commodore, 31ft, 2008 Notes from the owner: 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 […]
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