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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Port Carling Boat Works Seabird: 21 ft, 1954

September 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Port Carling Boat Works SeaBird: 21 ft., 1954

Notes from the owner below:
The SeaBird is a project boat.  It has been well maintained, the exterior and interior having been fully restored in the 1980s. The boat is in beautiful condition above the water-line. Further work is now required on the bottom.
The engine is in good running condition and has been professionally fogged.

Price: $4,000.    For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb838.
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Dramatic price reductions on four wooden beauties:

April 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on three vintage Muskoka-built wooden boats. The description and new prices are listed below.

Port Carling SeaBirD:, 21 ft, 1941
This beautiful twin cockpit SeaBird was completely restored – wood, motor and chrome – in 2010 by Curtis Hillman, a renowned Muskoka craftsman. The boat is in excellent condition.
Original Price: $37,000
New Price:  (April, 2018)  $25,000    WOW!    For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb612

Duke Playmate: 19 ft., 1930
This charming but very functional Playmate was refinished in 2009 by Stan Hunter. It features side steering, and custom cushions. The Playmate is in excellent condition.
Original Price:
New Price: (April, 2018)   $20,000.    For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb611

Duke Playmate: 17 ft, 1938
This charming Duke has been stored indoors year round. (The photos attest to the excellent condition of the finish). The “Playmate” was restored in the 1990’s. The sale includes custom cushions made a few years ago and custom paddles.
Own a piece of Muskoka history!
Original Price: $30,000
New Price: (April, 2018)  $20,000. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb610

Shepherd Utility: 22 ft, 1953  (above)
Notes from the owner:
This beautiful 1953 Shepherd 22’ utility runabout African mahogany boat has won many boat show awards. She is powered with original 150 HP Gray Marine engine, Paragon hydrostatic transmission, and new 12 volt Dura test 84 mo. 1000 CCA battery. Boat was restored by Woodwind Yachts, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada, making this Shepherd a special eye-catcher in any boating event. Attention during restoration was made to original details.
Original Price: $120,000. New price. April 2018: $30,000
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb708

by Rob

Wednesday June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


Courses also available in July/August

Our newest listing: a SeaBird Loon, 21 ft, 1953:

SeaBird Utility, 21 ft, 1953
This 1953 Seabird is the Loon Edition. The  “Bird” is 21 feet long and makes for a wonderful touring boat. It is beautifully upholstered (new) and seats 7 comfortably. 100hp flathead 6 cylinder Buchanan engine runs great. The bottom of the Bird was scraped and repainted approx. 6-7 years ago. Price: $15,900.  For contact information please see ad number pb642 on the Antique/Classic Boats page,  or click on the link. pb642
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Also:  free sailing/rowing classes from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton New York:  (Please see text below)

CLAYTON, New York (June 9, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today its free summer sailing and rowing opportunities for 2015.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 23, the ABM will kick-off its popular Tuesday Night Sailing & Rowing program. This free weekly event takes place June 23 through August 11 and begins each week at 5:30 p.m.

This program is open to the public and to those of all ages. No sailing experience is required. The ABM staff are the boat with visitors teaching you and guiding you through basic sailing technique.

Not interested in sailing, then give skiff rowing a try. St. Lawrence Skiff rowing is free daily at the Museum with paid admission, in addition to the Tuesday evening events.

Also, the ABM will again host a wide-range of sailing courses throughout the summer including adult, junior, teen, and advanced courses. Courses run throughout July and August. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to check availability, contact Julie Broadbent at 315-686-4104 ext 235.

The ABM, now open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., is home to North America’s largest antique boat collection with more than 300 boats and over 1,000 boating artifacts. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at

by Rob

Monday May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dramatic price reduction on 20 ft. SeaBird

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this lovely Seabird from $9,500 to $6,500. WOW! The boat must go – to make room for a different vessel in the boathouse.
Notes from the owner.
“This 1947 Seabird utility is a truly beautiful boat, always stored in a protected boathouse. The “Bird” is powered by a Buchanan 6 cylinder, 105 hp engine, which received major attention in the winter of 2013, including:
-Remove and replace engine and steam clean inside hull
-Replace flywheel ring gear and rebuild starter and generator and convert them to 12 volt
-Complete new wiring harness and fuse panel to modern specs
-All bulbs and spotlight bulb replaced with 12 volt units
-New 12 volt gauges
-Carb rebuild, tune up, water pump rebuild
-Remove and replace and steam clean gas tank
-New 12 volt bilge pump and blower
-All hoses, clamps, belts, as needed
– I think we upgraded the fuel filter system as well.
The SeaBird comes fully loaded, with a fire extinguisher, many spare parts and an electric boat lift system.
For contact information, please see ad number pb625 on the Antique/Classic boats page, or click on the link. pb625

by Rob

Monday May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Price Reduction on Seabird restoration project:
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this 18 ft, 1929 Seabird from $3,500 to $2,000. Already partly rebuilt, the Seabird offers a very feasible restoration project. Photos and description below)
The Seabird before restoration)
This boat has been in storage for 9 years
The complete boat is under restoration and needs a new home to be completed
This Seabird is currently turned over and ready for a new bottom. Currently has a new transom installed white oak frames installed, ready for new ribs, keel and plank bottom. Very good wood condition otherwise and requires complete refinishing. Complete engine and all hardware is stored ready to be reconditioned and installed. Buchanan Jr engine requires restoration. I have all industry contacts to complete. Owner has lost interest and has other priorities. Must remove Seabird from Muskoka cottage basement to finish basement renovation. Best offer takes the boat. Sorry no trailer. For contact information, please see ad number pb 583 on the Antique/Classic Boats page, or click on the link.pb583