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by Rob

Our newest listing: an historic Gidley inboard dory, 16′, 1915

November 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Historic  Gidley inboard dory: 16 ft., 1915!

This VERY rare (likely the only one in existence) Gidley dory, built in Penetanguishene, Ontario in 1915, has spent most of its life on Sparrow Lake.  The current, second owner is downsizing his collection of wooden boats and would like to see the Gidley refurbished by a new owner. A new white-oak shaft log has been installed in the boat.  Apart from that, the vessel is structurally sound. The single cylinder Adams  “Make and Break” engine is not seized. Surprisingly, and fortunately, the original owner’s manual for the engine is included in the sale.
The purchaser of this Gidley will take possession of a really rare, historic vessel and have the satisfaction of bringing “her” back to life!

Price: $3,000   Ad number pb791

For a brief video of the Gidley,  please click on the photo below.  (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

Our Newest listing: a reproduction Greavette Dispro

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greavette Reproduction Disappearing Propeller Boat: 18.5 ft, 1980s

This Greavette reproduction Dispro, built but not completed by the Coldwater Canoe Company in Coldwater, Ontario, awaits completion by a wooden boat enthusiast.  It comes complete with the disappearing propeller mechanism and a number of “extras”,  including rudder, fitted cover,  etc.  The Georgian Bay model features enclosed perimeter decking for heavier water and weather conditions. Power with the engine of your choice.  Even an electric engine would be viable for this project boat. What a wonderful winter project!

To view a brief video of the Greavette Dispro, click on the video below.

Price: $1,800 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb789
Additional photos below.

by Rob

One of our newest listings: a Grew outboard runabout, 18′, 1963

October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Grew Outboard runabout: 18 ft, 1963

Built in Penetang in 1963. this 18 foot Grew lapstrake boat was purchased from the original owner.  It has been well cared for and kept in a boat-house since brand new.  This is a one-of-a-kind boat. The sale include a virtually new Yamaha 70 hp motor and a single axle trailer in mint condition.

Original Price: $12,000.  New Price: $9,800    For further details and contact information, please click on the link…  Ad number pb757 (Additional photos below).

by Rob

Our newest listing: “Sociable,” a 35′ custom sport ocean racer.

September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


“Sociable” …a unique Longton Sport Cruiser: 35 ft. (plus 3 ft swim platform) 1968)
This unique cruiser was custom built in Lachine Quebec, as an ocean racer for the 1968 Miami Nassau race.
“This powerful beast with its two oversize 500 gallon aluminum fuel tanks will absolutely thrill any boat enthusiast.” Sociable was fully restored in 1990. She sports a classic fibreglass and aluminum superstructure.
Sociable sleeps two. Her interior amenities include a sink, mini fridge, head, new stereo system and ample storage. The vinyl interior features teak flooring. The two oversize 500 gallon gas tanks allow for lots of uninterrupted touring time.
Sociable is currently located on Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario.  The cruiser will eventually need a new bottom.  (She is painted and “corked” every year).  Her replacement value ranges from $750,000 to $1,000,000. Sociable’s vendor is motivated to sell.

Price $50,000     For additional details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb780
Please see the video below for a closer look at “Sociable”   (Additional photos below)


by Rob

Our newest listing: a Chris-Craft Continental, 20′, 1955

September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Continental: 20 ft, 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.

Price:  $20,000  For additional details  and contact information,  please click on the link.   Ad number pb781  (Additional photos below.)