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by Rob

Another “recently sold” from Port Carling Boats

November 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the buyer and seller of “Baby Grand”, a well maintained and restored Chris-Craft Capri. The boat sold through the Port Carling Boats website  for the asking price of $25,000 CDN.  More details and photos of the “Chris” are below.

Chris-Craft Capri: 18 ft, 1959
This beautiful Capri features two tone decking, red upholstery, and a recent mahogany plank bottom replacement! The Capri comes with its original fittings. Also included in the sale is a trailer and mooring cover.
Additional comments form the owner: “1959 Capris were the first to have V8 engines (gm 283).this one was rebuilt 1989 (info from former owner).the bottom replacement cost was $10,000. the weight 2300-2500 pounds.Trailer is single axle with 15 inch tires, no brand, custom made for a ski boat, bunks not rollers. speed at least 35 mph. Boat owned by myself since 2003. Only engine work since was impellers(water pump) and exhaust tubes; distributor.

by Rob

Our newest listing: an 18 ft. Shepherd plus another “just sold.”

October 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Shepherd utility, 18 ft., 1952.

Please see notes from the owner below.
This mahogany plank runabout was completely restored by my late father following his retirement in 2010. It has been stored indoors and never put in the water and includes a custom built single axle trailer. Complete with a rebuilt flat head 125 HP, 6 cylinder Gray Marine with Paragon transmission and professionally re-upholstered maroon seats. Quick Launch Marine Survey (QL1132) done in June of 2011, rated in good condition, appraised at $13-14,000. Price: Asking $12,000.  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb842 (Additional photos below).


Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this 1955 Chris-Craft Continental. (below)  The boat was advertised at $16,500. Once again the boat was sold through the Port Caling Boats website.  The owner, Doug H., stated that he received a fair price for the Continental.
Chris-Craft Continental: 20ft, 1955
This 1955 mahogany Chris-Craft  was located in a neighbour’s dry (dirt floor) boat house in 2012.  It had been in storage for twenty years! The boat was wet sanded, re-varnished and all the chrome was re-polished. The Continental has always been boat house stored and offers strong wood in great shape.  The boat runs really well…a fast 28 mph+, powered by a 6 cylinder 120 hp Hercules with three carbs.  The engine has been converted to a twelve volt system, so it starts easily. An automatic bilge pump has also been installed in the boat. Last year a fresh coat of copper bottom paint was applied to the hull. The Chris-Craft seats four or five comfortably and handles the ‘big water’ of Georgian Bay.  The sale includes four life jackets and a safety kit.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a classic SeaBird, 18 ft. 1940. Also, a “just sold” Chris-Craft.

October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Port Carling Boatworks Seabird, 18 ft., 1940

Notes from the owner and additional photos below:
“This SeaBird was completely refurbished in 1997 by Stan Hunter.  Receipts and photos are available, as is a full service history with manuals, a sales flyer and photo binder included.  The hull and keel of the boat are in sound condition. A 50 hp. Buchanan 4 cylinder Junior engine powers the SeaBird.  The engine has been recently serviced and is in good running condition. The SeaBird comes with a new stainless steel gas tank.”

Price: $15,000.   For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb841

 

Congratulations to both buyer and seller of this beautifully restored Chris-Craft (below). The asking price on this boat was $32,000. The owner stated that the boat sold through the Port Carling Boats website and that he received a fair price.

Chris-Craft Deluxe runabout: 17 ft., 1938
Notes from the owner below.

1938 Chris Craft 17 Ft, new stem/gripe, all bottom frames replaced or sistered, new transom framing, all new deck framing, all new mahogany planking, WEST SYSTEM bottom, new Stainless fuel tank, bilge blower, 8A bilge pump, all new chrome, all new upholstery (by Mike Sonny – last boat he did, original Upholsterer at Chris Craft),16 coats Interlux Schooner, fresh 302 Ford V8 with Interceptor conversion, new exhaust manifolds, rebuilt Velvet Drive transmission.

     

by Rob

Quick sale on a SeaBird and new price on a Ditchburn reproduction.

October 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been advised by the owner to reduce the price on this spectacular Peter Breen reproduction Ditchburn Commodore long deck launch. The original price of $250,000 has been adjusted to $199,000 Please see the description and additional photos below.
“Beautiful contemporary design based on a 1929 Ditchburn Commodore launch. This boat is spectacular in every detail; with all modern building methods including a no-soak bottom. Built in 2008, boathouse kept and lightly used. “Flyer” is for sale and ready to use.
For additional details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb800

SeaBIrd sells quickly!

Although vintage boats do not normally sell like hot-cakes,  given the nature of wooden boat enthusiasts,  we are pleased to report that this beautiful twenty-one foot Seabird , found a new home in just five weeks on the Port Carling Boats website. Although the boat was very well maintained, the time had come to to install a new bottom on the “Bird”.  The owner’s VERY reasonable asking price of $4,000 was undoubtedly a significant factor for the new owner. We wish him/her well with the restoration and hope to see this beautiful classic on the water sooner than later.   (Additional photos below

In praise of Port Carling Boats:
We received this kind note from the vendor of the SeaBird.

…Wanted to let you know that the Seabird has been sold and the transaction facilitated very smoothly through your website. Really appreciated the help and quick turnaround at Port Carling Boats in getting this set up and online.  I must tell you the quality of inquiries from respondents to the Port Carling Boats ad was amazing, learned a great deal along the way.
Many thanks, 

Gary H.

 

by Rob

Orville Wright’s “Kittyhawk” gets a facelift at Brackley Boats

October 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


A recent visit to Brackley Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario, provided a very pleasant surprise. Nestled into Paul’s restoration bay sat “Kittyhawk”, the early 1930’s Gidley day cruiser purchased by aviator Orville Wright in 1931 for $3,075.00. The boat was used extensively on his island property in Georgian Bay. After Mr. Wright’s death, Kittyhawk was active until the 1960s when a storm event punctured a hole in her hull. She lay on slings, deteriorating for several years, until a massive restoration was undertaken in the 1970s. Kittyhawk was relaunched in 1975 and has been in active use ever since. Paul and his staff have re-varnished her, replaced several planks, had new upholstery installed and the seating configuration adjusted. Her new home will be on Lake Rosseau, in Muskoka, Ontario.
Let’s hope that this iconic boat continues her historic connection for years to come. Enjoy the video below.

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