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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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by Rob

Recently sold boats on the Port Carling Boats website

July 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the sellers and new owners of these recently sold boats listed on the Port Carling Boats website.
To the new owners…may your “new” woodies give you years of satisfaction and enjoyment.
Life is short. Go boating! (And as Stan Hunter of Muskoka Launch Livery states: “The slower you go, the longer it takes!”)
Peterborough Aqua Flyer: listed at $4,700.
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Electric Fantail launch; (listed at $14,000 USD)
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SeaBird Hawk: Listed at $13,900.
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Peterborough Capella: Listed at $10,000
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Shepherd SkiBee: Listed at $13,900
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by Rob

A huge shout out to Bergersen Boats in Springfield, Wisconsin.

July 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Bergersen Boats has a reputation for first-class restoration work. No doubt, many of their Lake Geneva and environs clients demand…and get… the very best quality craftsmanship available. A brief description of Bergersen Boats, and the stunning Chris-Craft they have restored, (now on our website), appears below.
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Bergersen Boat Co. is Geneva Lake’s premier full service boat shop specializing in wooden boats. We have a full service wood shop, offer expert repair on all marine equipment, regular maintenance, engine re-builds & re-powering, sailboat rigging, transportation, inside storage, boat sales and more!
Come experience our quality care and expert service for yourself! We are located 3 miles north of Lake Geneva off Hwy 120.
We have several beautiful classic wooden boats for sale listed on our boats for sale page. We are currently offering Shepherd boats, Streblow boats, Gage Hackers, Lymans, Cape Dory sailboats and Chris Craft boats for sale, but please check back frequently as our listings our constantly being updated.
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(One of Bergersen’s recent restorations, a Chris-Craft barrel-back. 19 ft, 1939.currently on our website, is featured below. (Ad number pb701)
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1939 19′ Chris-Craft Barrel Back
‘Double Barrel’ is powered by a Chris Craft Model K 95HP, top speed 32 mph. Originally shipped to Delavan Lake, WI, Double Barrel has spent most of it’s life in the Geneva Lake Area. Double Barrel underwent an extensive restoration by Bergersen Boat Co. in 2015. Boat was painstakingly restored to original condition with all of it’s original hardware & Bugatti type windshield re-chromed, engine rebuilt, custom made banjo wheel with tan marble, new tan pig skin upholstery, new flooring, gauges restored, new custom fuel tank, all re-wired with period correct wiring and a new full waterline cover. The boat has a new “no soak” bottom. Double Barrel won the Captains’ Choice Award & Best Antique runabout at the 2015 ACBS Boat Show in Fontana, WI.
Price: $149,000
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For more photos, details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb701