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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Century Raven: 22 ft, 1958

June 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Classic Century Raven: 22 ft, 1958

This classic Century Raven has had only two owners,  the second having owned the boat for the last thirty-five years. This versatile Raven is an excellent rough water family boat.  All the original accessories are included. The engine has only 60-80 hours running time.  The sale includes a tandem axle trailer with disc brakes in good condtion.
Price: $25,000 USD.  For further details and contact information, please click on the kink. Ad number pb820
Additional photos below.

by Rob

A visit to Giesler Boats in Powassan, Ontario

June 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Giesler Boat Company, a family owned operation, has been creating cedar-strip canoes and  runabouts for decades. The company’s light-weight, functional and economical water-craft are particularly popular with fishermen, camp owners and First Nations groups. A well maintained Giesler boat will provide many years of trouble-free boating.  Enjoy the video below, (and note the Giesler for sale on our website, (ad number pb818 on the “Contemporary Wooden Boats” page).

by Rob

The Antique and Classic Boat Society Spring Tour

April 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

This coming Saturday, April 28th, the Toronto Chapter, ACBS, will host the annual Spring Tour of wooden boat shops in southern Ontario and Muskoka. This is a much anticipated event, as thoughts of warm summer weather and rumbling marine engines inspire woody enthusiasts.
One of the many boats on display in Peter Breen’s workshop will be this stunning racer from a bygone era.

This 1926 race boat is a John Hacker design built, 16.6 ft Pelican boat. Built for the 151 series races held in the late 1920s, it features a stepped hull. The Hacker offers the original Universal 8 cylinder engine, a brass external rudder assembly and a brass oil tank!
This racer has had a new bottom installed for safety reasons. However, very little wood has been replaced above the water line over its racing life time – a fact which makes it very rare.

Stay tuned for videos and photos of the numerous boat shop projects on the tour.

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

Additional photos below.

by Rob

TenderCraft Boats and Breen Boats rock on!

April 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

TenderCraft Boats:
The elves at Tender Craft Boats in Mississauga, Ontario continue to ply their trade. saving tired woodies from an ignominious fate!
Thank goodness for skilled craftsman who can breathe new life into these vintage treasures.
The boat above, recently in Peter Code’s TenderCraft shop, is a late 1950’s Century Resorter. seen after the replacement of ll bottom frames, keel, engine stringers and transom. The restoration features all-new molded planking and 6 oz fibreglass cloth, set in West System epoxy and bright red two-part poly paint.(This should certainly provide a no-soak bottom.)

Out she goes!

Breen Boats in Rockwood Ontario

Thunder is built on the Rainbow hull 3 hull design; measuring at 27.5 ft.  This boat was built in 2001 and is used regularly on Lake Joseph, where all her 420 hp is deployed. Thunder is an award winning boat that has been brought in for new varnish and touch ups after 17 years on the water. It’s always a great day to see this boat; There are so many design details in this watercraft that it is truly a floating work of art.