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by Rob

New price on a Continental and a floating boat house for sale.

August 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Continental: 20 ft., 1955.

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this Chris-Craft to $16,500. Please see notes from the owner and additional photo below.
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.
Original Price:$20,000
New price: (July 30, 2018) $16,500 For contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb781


Chris-Craft Continental:20 ft., 1955

Floating Boathouse for sale: 20 x 10

Located in the Huntsville area. Weighs 240 lbs. Supported by spherical floats. Zippered entrances on either side. Can be closed off at the front. Good height for most watercraft.
The unit is in very good condition and can be disassembled. (Only in use for four years)
I have sold my boat so the boathouse is no longer of use.
Price: $950. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb834
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Two new listings: a handsome Greavette and a masterpiece wherry.

July 31, 2018 in Uncategorized


Greavette Sport Utility Skiff: 21 ft., 1970
This attractive Greavette shines with a recent refinish. See notes from the owner and additional photos below.
Notes from the owner below:
“Beautiful 1970 Greavette 21 foot Sport utility Skiff on a new matching custom built tandem trailer. Newly refinished top to bottom she seats six persons in comfort in a newly upholstered interior. The original engine and outdrive run perfectly. Originally built in Gravenhurst Ontario she has spent her entire life so far on the Muskoka lakes. The family cottage just sold and regrettably the Greavette must also be sold.”

Price: $25,000      For further details and contact information, please click on the link.     Ad number  pb826
To view a brief video of the boat, click on the image below. Additional photos below.

A masterpiece Cosine Wherry, 14 ft., 2017) is available for purchase,

(This rowing wherry (also convertible to sail or 4 hp outboard) is truly a work of art by a master craftsman.

See notes from the owner/builder below.
Hello and thank you for viewing this ad.
I am selling my recently completed 14′ Cosine Wherry Row Boat. I have been a professional woodworker for over 35 years and built my first canoe when I was 18 years old. I am very meticulous and can assure you that the utmost care and quality has gone into the construction of this boat and it’s custom made oars. The Cosine Wherry was designed by John Hartsock and plans provided by J.D. Brown’s book, Rip, Strip and Row. (The wherry will also take up to a 4 h.p. short shaft motor.) The Cosine Wherry is a slick, streamlined vessel with beautiful lines that is a rower’s dream. It measures 14′ with a 52″ beam, weighs in at about 110 lbs and has a 500 lb. plus displacement. I began construction part time in September of 2015 and completed the vessel in late July of 2017. The vessel has been tested 3 times since its completion under varying conditions for a total of about 6 hours on the water. First, early August of 2017, its maiden voyage as a single rower in flat water. Second, late August of 2017 as a single rower and overloaded with 4 adults and a total of 610 lbs. in rougher conditions. The boat was then stored indoors for the winter until this July 2018, where it made its third test as a single rower with two passengers in very windy conditions. The boat performed flawlessly in all three tests. It is very saddening to sell it, but like all of my projects, they are done for the woodworking experience and as a project, and eventually all but a few get sold.
Price: $12,500 For a detailed description of the boat, custom oars, trailer and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb833 Additional photos below.

by Rob

New prices on two classics and a “recently sold.”

July 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on the two watercraft below:

Century Resorter: 17 ft., 1950
Notes from the owner: “Rare 17 ft Century Resorter. This classic is a daily driver meant to be run and enjoyed. It has a good finish and runs well. 140 hours on it last summer. It has new upholstery (2018), Sikaflex bottom seams, and all original. Includes wood flag poles and Venturi bailer, spare rubber and trim-lines and fenders too. It has been converted to 12 volt. New custom trailer that allows one person launch and load. Powered by the original numbered Gray Marine Phantom Six , (six cylinder),112 hp. Has a rare foot throttle. Comes with custom canvas cover. I have too many toys and am selling this one”.
Original Price: $19,250. New price, as of July, 2018: $13,750. WOW!    For contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb810

Crackerbox Raceboat

Mid 1930’s Crackerbox Gentleman’s Racer: 14 ft., mid 1930s


This mid 1930s (precise year unknown)  Cracker Box Gentleman’s Racer offers a strong running 60 hp. V8 Ford flathead engine with period correct speed equipment,  including a  California mag.,  finned aluminum heads, etc. The boat is in generally good condition and the engine runs well. The sale includes a single axle trailer, which would benefit from new tires.

Original price: $9,900.
New price, May 2018,  $8,400
For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb792


Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this Duke Playmate project boat. (above) The Duke sold in eight weeks on the Port Carling Boats website and has gone to a professional restorer for a major “face-lift.”

by Rob

Video of the ACBS Gravenhurst Boat Show: Part II

July 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our tour of the 2018 ACBS (Toronto) boat show continues with vintage classic boats and cars in the water and on land displays. Miss Supertest III appears with her Rolls Royce 2750 hp engine and “rum Runner” takes on passengers for a jaunt around the Bay. Enjoy.

by Rob

A stunning new listing and a “just sold.”

July 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

This Sheerliner hard top below has undergone a TOTAL restoration.  See notes from the owner below:

Rare Greavette Sheerliner hard-top sedan: 24 ft., 1949

This very rare boat has been completely restored, including a new 5200 bottom. It’s new 350 V8 engine has only about fifteen hours running time.  The Greavette,  currently lying in South Carolina, is in “virtually new” condition.
This very rare boat has been completely restored, including a new 5200 bottom. It’s new 350 V8 engine has only about fifteen hours running time.  The Greavette,  currently lying in South Carolina, is in “virtually new” condition.
Notes from the owner. The Greavette has been in water only the last 6 years after the rebuild and mostly done with short excursions and shows. This sedan, unlike most hard top  sedans, has a planing hull which will propel the boat to speeds between 35 and 40 mph.  This is a great advantage, especially for longer distance travel or adverse weather conditions.

Price” $99,900 For additional details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb821 (More photos below)

Gidley long deck launch finds a new home!

Congratulations to the buyer and seller of this graceful Gidley long deck launch. On the market for several years, the boat was originally priced at $80,000 and the price eventually reduced to $35,000. Surely the purchaser has obtained outstanding value for his purchase. (Description and additional photos below.)

This beautiful, historic Gidley long deck launch went through a total restoration about ten years ago, costing $150,000.  The hull is cedar on oak.  (Length, 27 ft, beam 6 ft.)
The owner passed away a year later and the Gidley has been in storage ever since.   The boat’s name is “Black Cat”.  (Note the cat’s head on top of the gear shift lever.)  “Black Cat” comes with a storage trailer.

Price: Was $80.000. New price as of Jan, 2017: $35,000! WOW
Ad number pb521