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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Grew runabout, 14 ft, 1959

March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Grew runabout: 14 ft,  1959, complete with trailer.

This 1959, fourteen foot wooden Grew cruiser, built in Penetang, ON, is powered by a 1960 Evinrude 40 HP electric-start outboard. The boat, motor, and trailer are in good shape, and fully functional. The Grew comes with fenders, dock lines, and a new  nylon cover. The boat is stored indoors, and has been daily trailer-launched by current owner.  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb804Additional photos below.

Price: $3,200     

by Rob

New price on Crackerbox Racer plus update at Breen Boats

March 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to adjust the price of this Cracker Box Gentleman’s Racer from $9,900 to $8,900

This mid 1930s Cracker Box Gentleman’s Racer offers a strong running 60 hp. V8 Ford flathead engine with period correct speed equipment, including California, mag-finned aluminum heads, etc. Included in the sale is a single axle trailer.  For contact information and further details,,  please click on the link. Ad number pb792
(Additional photos below)

What’s happening at Breen Boats this winter?

Well, for one thing, this rare Gentleman’s Racer Thunder, is in at Breen boat shop for a fresh coat of varnish after 17 years and lots of use;!

Stay tuned for more pictures and info to follow later this week!



by Rob

Three classic boats find new homes.

February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

The market for classic boats is heating up once again as spring approaches.  The three boats previously  listed on the Port Carling Boats website (below) have sold recently and are off to new homes.  Congratulations to both vendors and buyers!
Jafco Seamaster: 17.6 ft, 1953 (previous ad number pb622)
Port Carling SeaBird: 16 ft, 1935  (Previous ad #pb795)
Hacker-Craft runabout:20 ft.,2001  (Previous ad #pb687)

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.