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by Rob

Our newest listing: Thompson runabout, 18′, 1963

September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thompson lapstrake runabout; 18′, 1963

The Thompson underwent a major restoration in 2013-14, including a new keel, thirteen new ribs and three new planks. An upgraded out-drive was installed, the topsides were stripped of paint,  sanded and varnished (7 coats of varnish) and the bottom was repainted with racing bronze). The boat seats six comfortably. A new padded engine dog house was fabricated. The four cylinder Mercruiser I/O 110 hp engine runs well.  The included trailer offers an electric winch, guide bars, reinforced fenders  new tires (2014), new wiring and new bearings (2017). The included floating boat house, in very good condition, weighs about 240 pounds and measures 20′ x10′
Price – $8500 (with boat house) or $7,500 without boat house.

For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  
Ad Number pb783
  
Video and additional photos below.

by Rob

The Elco boat company… a unique history and an electrifying, “shocking” story

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this landmark video of an historic American boat company, well ahead of its time, even in the last century. For the sake of the environment, the Elco approach to power is a most welcome advancement.

by Rob

Century Raven still available: West Point Skiff finds new home.

September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

For any of our viewers trying to contact the owner of this beautifully maintained Century Raven by email, please try again by clicking on this  link to his full page ad. (Below)
Ad number pb759  (An error was made when inserting the email address on the ad page.)

Congratulations to the vendor and buyer of this charming West Point Skiff. Listed at $10,500, the package included a newer 50 hp Evinrude E-Tec engine and a trailer in very good condition. (Previous ad number pb739)

by Rob

Our newest listing: “Sociable,” a 35′ custom sport ocean racer.

September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


“Sociable” …a unique Longton Sport Cruiser: 35 ft. (plus 3 ft swim platform) 1968)
This unique cruiser was custom built in Lachine Quebec, as an ocean racer for the 1968 Miami Nassau race.
“This powerful beast with its two oversize 500 gallon aluminum fuel tanks will absolutely thrill any boat enthusiast.” Sociable was fully restored in 1990. She sports a classic fibreglass and aluminum superstructure.
Sociable sleeps two. Her interior amenities include a sink, mini fridge, head, new stereo system and ample storage. The vinyl interior features teak flooring. The two oversize 500 gallon gas tanks allow for lots of uninterrupted touring time.
Sociable is currently located on Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario.  The cruiser will eventually need a new bottom.  (She is painted and “corked” every year).  Her replacement value ranges from $750,000 to $1,000,000. Sociable’s vendor is motivated to sell.

Price $50,000     For additional details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb780
Please see the video below for a closer look at “Sociable”   (Additional photos below)


by Rob

An incredible moment in the vintage boating world: “Rita” is re-launched!

September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s not every day that we’re privileged to behold the spectacle of a 103 year old, fifty foot cabin cruiser rise like a phoenix from a restorer’s shop. Yet that’s what happened today on Lake Muskoka, to “Rita”, an iconic 1914 Minett Day Cruiser. All 17,000 pounds of her were carried on a massive flat bed trailer, transported to Gravenhurst Bay, then hoisted skyward on a huge crane for a re-crhistening in Lake Muskoka. Rita has spent over two years in Tom Adam’s Port Carling Boat shop,  where she received a completely new bottom and transom.  This is no small feat in a fifty foot vessel. Rita’s massive 200 horse-power, 2500 pound, six cylinder Sterling engine was also completely rebuilt by Matt Fairbrass.  Matt, Tom Adams and his staff have every right to feel proud of the results of their hard work. They (and Rita’s owner) have saved this unique piece of nautical history for future generations to enjoy. Hats off to you all.! (Enjoy the photo and video below)