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by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on REALLY rare Peterborough.

April 20, 2018 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price of this “virtuially new” Peterborough. Originally priced at $35,000, the boat is now available for $22,500. See the description below.

Peterborough Phantom, 12 ft, 1961
RARE – one of the last boats made by Peterborough Boat Co. – possibly the only one of this model made!
A two-seater speedboat with a molded mahogany hull in PRISTINE, ORIGINAL condition. Always stored indoors and only hauled in a closed, single axle boat trailer which is inclded in the sale. Hasn’t been in the water for over 30 years. Comes with an 18 hp Evinrude Fastwin with remote controls.
All original hull, decking, no restoration work done or needed. There is a vinyl cover on the seat but can be taken off – underneath is the original solid fibreglass seat. Includes running lights, compass, speedometer – all original. Compass and flag are stored off boat.
This boat was sold new in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan by Eaton’s. On delivery, the buyer noticed that there were indentations on the transom that looked like a motor had been mounted on it. We surmise that this is the boat that was used for the photograph of the Phantom in the last Peterborough Boat Company catalog. The photograph showed the boat in the water at high speed. After extensive searching, we have been unable to locate another of this model.
This boat is currently in Saskatchewan.
Price: Original Price: $35,000.  New price,  (April 2018)      $22,500    WOW!
For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number #pb629

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by Rob

Award-winning cabin cruiser now available.

April 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft., 1963
(CURRENT OWNER OF 32-YEARS) PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS THROUGHOUT THIS 1963 CHRIS CRAFT 37 CONSTELLATION.
Freshwater / Great Lakes boat since new, this vessel features twin A.M.P Dolphin 8L V-10 315-hp Gas Engines with 285-hours. Notable features include, but are not limited to the following: air-conditioning, Head (Vacuflush) w/Vanity/Sink, Westerbeke Generator, Garmin (Color) GPS/Chartplotter, Pioneer AM/FM Stereo System w/CD-Player, Hardtop w/Canvas Back-Drop, and MUCH more!
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998, including the finishes stripped down to bare wood from top to bottom. The bottom was redone with interlux antifouling paint and above the water line it was primed with epoxy primer and top coated with acrylic polyurethane. The teak decks where sanded down to fresh wood and re-coated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.
The boat includes a teak swim platform, DSC VHF, Garman GPS, Ritchie compass, spotlight, quad air horns, central air for cabin and Westerbeek 6.0 kW generator.
In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8 Litre V10s (see advancedmarinepropulsion.com). The vessel continues to be stored inside during the off-season and looks and performs as best in class.
In addition to the engines and surface finishes the alcohol counter burners have been replaced with electric burners. All engine gauges were rebuilt in the 1980s and all of the wiring was upgraded or replaced to ABYC standards. All instrumentation is in A-1 working order.
The boat has won many awards in boat shows in Southern Ontario and Michigan.
Price: $39,900 USD. For additional details and contact information,  please click on the link Ad number pb809

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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Greavette Sunflash.

March 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pete Canning and his Greavette

Greavette Sunflash: 17.5 ft., 1964
Notes from the owner:
“1964 Rare Gravette Sunflash with a mahogany planked hull, original Mercruiser 4cyl 110 HP engine, recently rewired with electrical standard upgraded current safety standards. New SW Gauges. Modified windscreen and newer steering fitted. Sale includes a Bear single axle trailer with bearing buddies.
Reluctant Sale, but moving to Australia and cannot take it.”
Price: $14,750.  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.Ad number pb807
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Pete Canning and his Greavette

Pete Canning and his Greavette

by Rob

A recent listing: Shepherd runabout: 18 ft., 1955

March 13, 2018 in Uncategorized


Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955

Notes from the owner:
“This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years. She is all original with the exception of a port window glass which is now molded plexi-glass. One stitch in a seat has let go. Fabric is aged. Varnished once in 1990. Always kept indoors. Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. The sale includes a custom tandem axle trailer. You have to see this boat to believe it! Have all original paper work and manuals.”

Price: $14,500.
(Editor’s note: this price seems very reasonable for the Shepherd package)
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb796
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by Rob

Our newest Chris-Craft listing and a visit to Breen Boats

March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Sedan: 22 ft, 1954

This attractive and very functional Chris-Craft  sedan features a mahogany bottom, sliding side windows and hinged wind-shield.  Powered by a six cylinder Model M Chris-Craft engine, (upgraded to a twelve volt system) the boat is estimated to reach speeds of 35 mph. The sedan is described as being in good condition.  The owner has added a fuel filter, rebuilt the carburetor and recently repaired the bottom. “Athendune” is currently housed in Anola, Manitoba.

Price:  $25,000   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.     Ad number pb803 More photos below.

Breen Boats
Peter Breen and his staff have been so busy trying to keep up with all the work at the shop over the winter that they have been working weekends;  After all, perfection is time consuming!

A  wide variety of boats occupy  the shop: everything  from a 31 foot Ditchburn launch to a Vic Carpenter jet drive race boat and a 20 foot Greavette.   An additional number of boats will appear in these posts as the story unfolds.  Stay tuned!

First up is the 1936 Ditchburn 30 foot launch  that has received  new oak frames, mahogany bottom planking, transom and some side planks, as well as  a newly refurbished custom cut-water. You can see the brass prop shaft guide near the transom.