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by Rob

Our newest listing: Grew Jolly Giant, 24′

July 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


Grew Jolly Giant:24 ft, 1937
The Golden Fleece is a 24-foot utility style boat built in 1937 by Grew at their original works at Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe, Ontario. She then became a major part of the lives of all of the Denisons, Kirkpatricks, Macklems, Martins and Rosses who vacationed on Heydon Island in Lake Muskoka until 1998. Over sixty summers on the Muskoka Lakes, “the Fleece” shuttled family from the mainland to the cottage, went on family picnics and toured visitors on many excursions up through Lakes Muskoka. Joseph and Rosseau.

The Golden Fleece was stored and serviced at the Greavette boat works in Gravenhurst until the late 50’s. From that time until 1998 she was stored at Heydon Island and maintained by Peter and Ray Campbell at Campbell’s Landing.

When Heydon Island was sold in 1998, The Golden Fleece was retained by the family and restored over time with the project completed in 2011. “Golden Fleece” is powered by an eight cylinder, 275 hp, 327 ccc Chrysler marine engine, rebuilt in 2011. The motor is in excellent condition, with less than 100 hours use since the rebuild. Although she was built at Jackson’s Point, she has always been a “Muskoka boat”, never having spent any real time in any other waters.

Storage history:
1937 – 1960 – Greavette Boatworks, Gravenhurst
1960 – 1998 – Heydon Island, Lake Muskoka
1998 – 2001 – Campbell’s Landing, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2001 – 2007 – Harrowsmith, Ontario
2008 – Present – Wykes Boatworks, Harlem, Ontario

Price: $80,000. CDN. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb752 Additional photos below.

by Rob

Beautiful weather, boats and autos crown the ACBS Gravenhurst Boat Show

July 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

This year’s July 8th, 2017 vintage boat and auto show, sponsored by the Toronto Chapter ACBS, was a well attended celebration of our automotive and marine history. Admission to the show was free this year, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Despite an overcast start to the day, (with some areas experiencing power outages) the sky cleared and the crowds arrived! Congratulations to all involved for a very successful show. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the upcoming video.

This mini tug was surely the cutest boat at the Show.

A beautifullly maintained/restored Duke Playmate

Very rare 1940s Chris-Craft with cuddy

 

“Hers” is a a very welcome repeat Chris-Craft visitor at the Show

“Slightly Altered” is a custom Gentleman’s Racer currently for sale on the Port Carling Boats website. Price: $45,000

This very attractrive electric boat bodes well for future more environmentally friendly boating.

The Canadian Electric Boat Co. strikes again!

Best to be wearing sunglasses when viewing this very striking “fibreglassic”.

Unusual and attriactive covering boards on this Gentleman’s Racer

No Gravenhurst Boat Show is complete without the steamship Segwun on the scene.

The vehicles at this year’s show were all “Concours D’Elegance” automobiles.

Several Amphicars made their way to to the Show this year.

The classic lines of these autos have a class, grace and beauty all their own.

This well maintained Chris-Craft Sea Skiff Cuddy is also for sale on the Port Carling Boats website..$15,900

A gorgeous Chris-Craft triple cockpit.

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 rare Hutchinson, 21′, 1939

June 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hutchinson Utility Lapstrake Side-Steer:: 21 ft., 1939

This is a lovely example of a Thousand Islands hand-crafted boat: beautiful, useful and capable.
The Hutchinson has been well maintained as original, with some upgrades,  including wiring and upholstery. The six cylinder Chrysler Crown engine has been rebuilt. After a recent fresh coat of varnish, “Patricia” is ready to hit the water and go.

Price: $13,000.    For additional photos, details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb749 (Additional photos below).

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Peterborough Nomad: 17′, 1959

June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized


Peterborough Nomad:,  17 ft, 1959
This delightful little doll is the dream of all boaters and nicknamed “The Cupcake”.

Lovingly restored by a Peterborough aficionado in 2010 and meticulously maintained by the owner. Stored on a lift in a boat house during the summer and in a professional marina storage facility during the winter. Included is the original trailer, 35 hp Johnson Super Sea Horse motor, custom cover and other vintage details.

In the mid to late 50\’s, fiberglass boats were beginning to be made and cedar strip or wooden boats were thought be out of style so Peterborough Boat Works started to paint the hull of their cedar strip boats white to look like the new fiberglass boats.

The sale includes a single axle Tee Nee trailer restored in 2010 and in excellent condition.

Make this beauty the cherry on your vintage boat collection or an excellent start to your dream wooden armada.
Price: $9500:   For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb748   (Additional photos below.)