Autumn is a beautiful time in Muskoka, Ontario. The current warm weather, the absence of summer crowds and the emergence of beautiful fall colours make a week or weekend getaway in cottage country very enticing. Lower fall pricing is an added incentive!
Check out our newly updated and expanded cottage rental listings for information on cottage rental opportunities. (Click on the COTTAGES tab at the top of this page)
Photos of some of our listings are below.
Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963
Notes from the owner:
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998 including the finishes being stripped down to bare wood from top to bottom. The bottom was redone with Interlux antifouling paint and above the water line it was primed with epoxy primer and top coated with acrylic polyurethane. The teak decks where sanded down to fresh wood and recoated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.
In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8L V10s (see advancedmarinepropulsion.com). The vessel continues to be stored inside during the off-season and looks and performs as best in class.
In addition to the engines and surface finishes the alcohol counter burners have been replaced with electric burners. All engine gauges were rebuilt in the 1980s and all of the wiring was upgraded or replaced to ABYC standards. All instrumentation is in A-1 working order.
Original price: $49,000. New price as of Jan. 2017 $39,500. WOW! For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb717
Rick A., one of our viewers, recently purchased this motorized “dory” type lapstrake utility.
The vendor told him he thought it had been produced by Midland Boat Works, but he seemed uncertain. A local professional builder/restorer stated that he didn’t believe the boat was constructed by an Ontario builder, and thought that the boat might have come from the East Coast. See Rick’s comments and additional photos below.
If there is a woody enthusiast out there who can identify the manufacturer of this boat, would would be delighted to hear from you. “Hi, I just bought this 18 ft. lapstrake boat but not sure of manufacturer or year of manufacture. It has a Kermath Sea Cub 4 cyl. Do you know anyone who could assist in identifying? I have done extensive research. Seller told me it was made by Midland Boat works.”
It’s still available: an eye-catching Port Carling Boatworks SeaBird “Hawk” 20 ft, 1948:
Triple cockpit Hawk: 20 ft, 1948 This beautiful SeaBird features mahogany topsides with white oak ribs and cedar bottom. New interior, hardware re-chromed. Powered by original 6 cylinder Buchanan. (Motor redone several years ago)
Price: $13,900. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad#pb643
Chris Craft Riviera: 18 ft., 1951 (Notes form the owner below:) 1951 Chris Craft Riviera. I recently put $80k into the restoration of Tenby. No expense was spared as I was expecting to keep her (I have owned her for 20 years (so had very carefully planned this restoration). However, we are letting the cottage […]
Although it’s only mid December, Ontario’s Muskoka region is buried in some forty centimetres of snow, and winter storms have pounded the Carolinas and even Texas. It’s enough to make woody enthusiasts beg for summer. Althnough we can’t produce warm weather, we hope that this video of an Antique and Classic Boat Society show in […]
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this classic Hunter utility. The new price, including a tandem axle trailer, is $15,000 CDN. Notes from the owner below: 1947, 22.5 ft.’ Hunter in very good condition. New bottom and frame work in 2000 by Brechin Marine. Engine rebuilt and new gauges […]
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