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by Rob

Butson Boats goes gangbusters with multiple projects!

February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

THis Greavette Executive was once owned by Ted Turner

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.

Tim estimates that this ski/speed boat will reach 70 mph.

The Grew Overnighter, seen in this photo, is undergoing a top to bottom restoration. (See the photo below.)

The Grew has been strengthened with thicker lap planks, a reinforced transom and beefier ribs. When installed, the superstructure will provide additional support.

This Shepherd prototype design later appeared as a ski boat in Florida

The second Greavette Executive, early 1970s. rests beside a very substantial ketch

This 34 ft. two masted East Coast ketch, also from the 1970s, is in for some major bottom work and other repairs..

Note the massive rudder.

“Pip Pip” a charming 1949 Duke Playmate (an “everyman” boat built by the hundreds) awaits major work before returning to Magnetewan, Ontario.

With their Buchan midget engines (see photo below) these Playmates sip gas so gently that a day long excursion on one tank is taken for granted.

Hundreds of these small, reliable engines were built by Buchanan Marine in Orilla, Ontario

by Rob

A massive Chris-Craft and Greavette launch “get the works” at Brackley Boats.

February 7, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized

This 28 ft Chris-Craft from 1929 is one of only four remaining world-wide. The side planking is largely original.

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 Qeuebec afte a year long restoration.

The Chris-Craft will be powered with a C.C. A 120 engine.. (Note the beautiful work done on the deck joinery.)

This 34 ft Streamliner, (1947) is the largest ever built by Greavette Boat Works.

The Streamliner will be repowered with a 502 cubic inch, 400 hp. engine. With its planing hull, this power-plant should push it along at a very respectable speed. Enjoy the video of both boats below.

by Rob

Stancraft Boats: building beautiful wooden masterpieces for decades.

January 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Stancraft Boats has been constructing quality wooden watercraft for some 84 years in their North Idaho facility.  Enoy the video of this well-respected company below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: an Atkins designed ketch, 44′

January 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Notes from the owner:
 Own a Piece of San Diego History!  ‘Comber‘, an historic Atkin Ingrid 38 ft Ketch, was built by Hollywood Boat Builders in 1937. Her adventurous past has all been meticulously documented for 80 yrs by her one previous owner. Letters from William Aktins, original receipts, trip logs and more are included in the sale.

Comber is a beauty with a sleek deck length of 38 ft. and overall length of 44 ft., a beam of 11 ft., 4 inches and a  6 ft., 6 inch draft. Her hull is a unique carvel planking over 2 ½ x 2 1/2 double sawn oak frames on 12 inch centers, Her floors are 3 1/2 on 12″  oak frames.

She has lived most all of her life in the water. Her nonskid coated weather deck and new stainless steel chain plates were installed in 2009. A recent survey and haul out was done in  Dec 2017, along with the hull prep and bottom paint.

While Comber has been pampered all her life, her current owner of 3 years understands that this rare antique needs more care than she can provide. For someone who has the time and finances to restore Comber to her original glory, the asking price of $7,999 is a fraction of her estimated replacement cost of $250.000. Serious inquires only, please.

Price: $7,900.       For further details and contact information, please click on the link.    Ad number pb797
Additional photos below:

Note the size of the ketch compared to the woman behind the rudder.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Lonestar CruiseLiner; 24 ft, 1966.

January 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Lonestar CruiseLiner III: 24 ft, 1966

This classic cruiser features a riveted aluminium hull, no leaks, solid as Gibraltar – this boat will still be seaworthy at twice it\’s age!
The motor is a Chrysler 235 ‘Slant Six’ engine with Penta stern drive; the most reliable gas engine combination ever used. The valves have been redone and the carburetor rebuilt. The Chrysler runs great.

Extensively refitted in 2010/
– new wheelhouse roof
– new extended hardtop
– new turtle deck
– new doghouse
– all new premium canvas
– new helm
– new wiring
– dual bank battery system with backup starting battery on house bank
– dual bilge pumps (one on each battery bank)
– 100 Watt solar charger on engine bank
– 250 Watt solar charger on house bank
– 5″ colour chart plotter with GPS and sonar
– marine VHF radio with loud hailer and distress button (radio connected to chartplotter for automatic position reporting)
– 4 speaker sound system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 player
– 12 volt/120 volt refrigerator
– water pump and pressure tank.
(Note: The owner has enough American Yacht Club recommended paint to repaint the hull of the Lonestar. This paint is no longer available in Canada.)

Price: $9000.   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb793  (Additional photos below)