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by Rob

Price reduction on pristine Chris-Craft Reproduction: 19.5′, 2013

July 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price on this recently built Chris-Craft reproduction from $55,500, to $49,500.  Please see details below.

Reproduction Chris-Craft Barrelback runabout: 19.5 ft.(plus swim platform) 2013
This 2013 contemporary reproduction is modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback.
Built by Reets Boatworks, Mayfield, NY USA.
Includes Searra Custom Trailer, single axle with surge brake.

** Selling to purchase a boat more suited for the family. **

HULL CONSTRUCTION:
Double layer of crisscrossed 1/4″ marine grade plywood with carbon fiber cloth sandwich, joined with West System epoxy.
3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer
Interior coated with West System epoxy
All joints sealed with Sikoflex
10+ coats of varnish
POWER:
Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inches, 330 HP V8
FITTINGS:
All new chrome plated brass fittings
Castings: Bud Bracken, Maine Classics
Chrome plating: Graves, Alabama
33 gallon aluminum fuel tank
FINISHING:
Varnish: Petit Z-Spar Flagship
Bottom paint: Petit hard racing paint, PET-1959Q
HISTORY:
This is a 2013 contemporary reproduction modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback. Built by Adam Retersdorf, owner of Reets Boat works in Mayfield, NY.
The hull is a double layer of crisscrossed , 1/4″ marine grade plywood with a layer of carbon fiber cloth between, overlain with a 3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer. All layers are joined with West System epoxy. The interior is coated with West System epoxy and all joints are sealed with Sikoflex.
Power is a Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inch, 330 HP V8.
Fittings are all new chrome plated brass, with the casting done by Bud Bracken of Maine Classics, and the chrome plating by Braves of Alabama. Boat is 19.5 feet plus swim platform.
Swim platform was added to the design.
Trailered to shows and lakes. Maintained by, and Winter stored
Boat has been shown at many ACBS Boat shows. Contemporary 2nd place at Winnipesaukee Boat Show 2015.

DELIVERY: Available for local pick up. Will deliver within a reasonable distance.
Price: $49,500.  For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb716


by Rob

Our newest listing: a Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28′, 1964

June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28 ft., 1964
This 28-foot cedar E-scow was built in 1964 by master shipbuilder Victor Carpenter in Port McNicholl, Ontario.

One of the earliest boats created in the legendary craftsman’s celebrated career, this E-class racing scow is genuinely unique; both a work of art and a piece of history.

Flat-bottomed, with two retractable aluminum bilge boards in place of a fixed keel, this is an incredibly fast vessel designed expressly for racing, outmatching anything short of a catamaran in terms of speed.

Unlike contemporary fiberglass scows, the hull and deck of this boat have been constructed entirely from cedar with a 30-foot mast of Sitka spruce.

Although it has been refinished several times since 1964, all of the original wood remains intact and in remarkably good condition. Incidental damage to deck and mast has been repaired in August of 2016 by Allman Boatworks in Huntsville, ON. Minor updates have been made to the hardware and custom sails have been replaced recently (includes main, jib and spinnaker).

Includes trailer, light set and optional electric pump system with 12V car battery for quick and easy bailing.

A rare combination of thrilling speed and exquisite class, this racing scow is truly a one-of-a-kind, painstakingly crafted by one of the all-time greats of boat building.
Price: $9,000 For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb746
For more on the incredible Vic Carpenter, please copy and paste the link below.

http://www.muskokaregion.com/community-story/3575961-local-couple-honoured-as-true-visionaries-in-marine-manufacturing/

(Additional photos below).

by Rob

Price reduction on versatile Grew Cruiser.

April 28, 2017 in Uncategorized


Grew cruiser: 18 ft, 1968
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this versatile Grew Cruiser. Originally priced at $7,900, the new price is $6,900. Please see the description, contact information and additional photos below.
Notes from the owner…
“This incredibly original Grew Cruiser has been with its current owner for 31 years. It has always been stored indoors. It has had 6 day trips to the lake in 2016. Its\’s powered by Aquamatic 80 Volvo inboard/outboard. The hull is of marine grade plywood lapstrake design and had a paint refresh in spring 2016.It comes with top with a stern curtain and clear side window panels-all of which are in great condition. The interior wood is made of mahogany with a Nautolex vinyl decking and floor covering. The trailer was custom built for this boat and is included. it had new rollers and bearings installed in 2016.”


For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb721

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on Jafco Sea Master: 17.6 ft, 1953

February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Originally priced at $17,500,  the Jafco has been re-priced at $10,000 WOW!. Details and photos below.

Jafco Seamaster, 17′ 8″ ft, 1956
This charming,versatile Jafco Seamaster is powered by a 6 cyl, 100 hp. Gray Marine engine. The Seamaster features solid mahogany planking in a lapstrake design. This attractive craft is powered by a 100 hp Gray Marine engine, with a new transmission installed in 2013.(The Jafco was built in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Some original paper work is available.) The body has been refinished and a chine area plank has also been replaced. The owner has a total of $22,000 invested in the Seamaster. The Jafco comes complete with a single axle bunk trailer, bilge pump, 2 paddles, new lines, 6 bumpers, cushions and upholstery.
“Eleanor” is a beautiful boat and will bring years of pleasure to her new owners.
Original price: $17,500.  New price Feb 2017  $10,000 WOW! .
For contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb622

by Rob

Our newest listing: a rare Shepherd hardtop sedan: 24′, 1954

January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Shepherd Hard Top Sedan: 24 ft, 1954
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Comes with original 331 cu inch Hemi. In excellent condition, and has received many awards, including the Best Classic Cruiser at the 2016 ACBS Lake Geneva boat show. Believed to be the only 24′ Shepherd hardtop in active use. A wonderful boat for multi-day cruises. . The boat can be viewed by appointment in SE Wisconsin. Offers Requested

More detailed notes from the owner below:
A 1954 Canadian built 24 foot Shepherd hardtop is now available. The boat is in excellent condition, and has received many awards; the most recent being, Best Classic Cruiser at the 2016 ACBS Lake Geneva boat show. As an active Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) member, I have enjoyed taking friends on ACBS cruises across the eastern US for over 15 years. This has included cruises on: the Mississippi, the Three Lakes Chain, the Eagle River Chain, the St. Lawrence, the Rideau, the Upper Ottawa, the Hudson, and the Finger Islands of Lake Huron. We have always enjoyed waving to the open boaters as we pass them on rainy days with our side windows cranked up and our windshield wipers active. Unfortunately, I am now in my 80’s and have lost most of my crew. Hence, I am now basically limiting my boating to local waters in my GarWoods.
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As far as I know, this Shepherd is the only 24 foot hardtop in active use. The advantage of the 24 foot hardtop vs. the 27 footer (which is more numerous) is the added seating under the hardtop. The 27 footer has only two bench seats under the hardtop with rest of the space used for built-in furniture; whereas, the 24 footer has four bench seats under the hardtop.The Shepherd weighs about 5,000 pounds….6500 with the trailer.
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The original Hemi V-8 has been rebuilt, (approx. 1998) and it has run great for my 16 years of ownership. In addition to replacing the transom, I replaced some covering boards, chines, frames, all of the interior side paneling, all of the flooring, and the fuel tank. I converted the power train from a remotely activated hydraulic shifter to a classic floor stalk shifter for greater ease in docking.
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I added a Garmin GPS, an InterPhase forward scanning sonar, and a marine phone. These units are mounted on a mahogany bracket in front of the dash on the right side of the helm. These units make cruising much safer. I also built a removable maple picnic table which can be installed in front of the rear bench seat. All the seats have been re-upholstered in a shade of green matching the steering wheel, and the new stalk knobs. A two axle heavy duty trailer with surge brakes on each wheel, and three covers are included. (Larger axles and tires were installed in 2013). The boat can be viewed by appointment in SE Wisconsin on Lauderdale Lakes, which is 15 miles NW of Lake Geneva. My address is in Elkhorn, WI 53121. For more detailed contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb727

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