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by Rob

Significant price reduction on a beautiful Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963

February 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

pb717-1Chris-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 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 pb717pb717-8


by Rob

Can you help identify a mystery dory?

November 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

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.”



by Rob

ARGHHH maties! Tall ships and lighthouses!

September 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

All hands on deck for a glimpse of two Toronto tall ships, operated by Toronto Brigantine. Then stay on deck for a tour of the Chantry Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron. Anchors away!

by Rob

Monday March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

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





by Rob

Monday March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

It’s Coming! It’s Coming…the 2016 Sunnyland Boat Festival at Wooten Park, Tavares Florida, March 18-20.
This festival is one of the largest shows in the USA. The warm, sunny weather, a usual feature of the show, is a big draw for winter weary enthusiasts from the Northern States and Canada.
To register, or for further details, visit the Sunnyland Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Society, at

Enjoy the video and still from a previous Tavares show blelow