You are browsing the archive for wooden boats.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring Boat Shop tour concludes!

May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this final segment of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter)  2017 Spring Boat Shop Tour in Muskoka, Ontario. Highlighted in Tom Adam’s Port Carling shop is  “Rita,” a 50 foot Minett cabin cruiser, built in 2014, RIta is in the final stages of a two plus year restoration.  The staff at Duke Boats in Port Carling are in the process of refreshing a Miss Canada III replica, and a late 1950’s Chris-Craft – complete with fins.

A gentle reminder: Cottage season is fast approaching: even the waterskiing bride in the photo below will need accommodation for her Muskoka wedding! Ontario Cottage Rentals offers a multitude of cottage rental offerings, at different price points and in many locations. Be sure to check out ontariocottagerentals.com for a preview, (or click on our “Cottages” tab above for a sampling of some beautiful getaway spots.)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a charming antique cocktail launch, 26′, 1931

May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Notes from the owner:
This beautiful cocktail launch (builder unknown)  was purchased in Sarnia from a gentleman who bought it from the widow of a Great Lakes captain, who had started it in the 1930s.  The launch, with a hull of cedar and white oak, was totally restored using the West System over mostly new wood in the 1990s. The boat is powered by a three cylinder, 20 hp. diesel engine (1990) with only 110 hours . The sale includes a 1990 custom tandem axle trailer with surge brakes and additional equipment.  Price: $24,500. For contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb735 (Additional photos below.)

A WORD OF CAUTION TO OUR BOATING COMMUNITY FRIENDS:
Water levels in the Great Lakes and Muskoka region remain high from the spring runoff. Floating debris, submerged docks and cold water temperatures can make for a deadly combination. Two drowning deaths (both alcohol related) have already occurred in Ontario. Please boat cautiously and safely this weekend.

by Rob

Incredible price reduction on an elegant SeaBird triple cockpit launch

May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to adjust the price of this classic 24 foot, 1936 runabout. Originally listed at $65,000,USD, the price has been reduced to $25,000!  WOW!
Notes from the owner below:
Stunningly beautiful 24′ classic mahogany Port Carling triple cockpit Seabird, built in 1936, named CYGNE. CYGNE is largely original and was fully restored in 1996-1997. CYGNE has the original, and rare, rear cockpit windscreen. It is still fitted with the original 6 cylinder Kermanth Sea Queen engine. Comes complete with dual axle trailer and custom made heavy-duty boat cover. CYGNE has had minimal use by owner since restoration”
For contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb709.  Additional photos below.

 

by Rob

Our ACBS (Toronto) Spring tour of wooden boat shops continues.

May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our tour continues with a peek at the boat shops of Butson Boats, Harwood Watercraft and James Osler’s shop near Port Carling. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on classic Shepherd: 22 ft, 1953

May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Shepherd Utility: 22 ft, 1953

We have been instructed by the owner to adjust the price on this award winning Shepherd. Originally priced at $125,000, the new price is $80,000 USD or best offer!
Notes from the owner:
“This beautiful 1953 Shepherd 22’ utility runabout African mahogany boat has won many boat show awards. She is powered with original 150 HP Gray Marine engine, Paragon hydrostatic transmission, and new 12 volt Dura test 84 mo. 1000 CCA battery. Boat was restored by Woodwind Yachts, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada, making this Shepherd a special eye-catcher in any boating event. Attention during restoration was made to original details including:

– Third owner since new with documents available.
– Rechromed with lots of bright chrome.
– Original bow light with integral circulating air vent.
– Deck mounted chrome siren.
– Dual chrome spot lights mounted on each side of the windshield.
– A rear view chrome mirror in center of windshield.
– Seats are upholstered in quality marine grade green naugahyde with white piping.
– Floor has “special” Waterhog carpet rope design adding to the quality ride and nautical appearance.
– The galvanized fuel tank has been replaced with a new custom fabricated 20 gal. baffled stainless steel tank for longevity.
– Bilge pumps installed fore and aft.
– Original hour meter with less than 600 hours.

The 12 coat marine varnish finish topside and the bottom, recently refinished using Interlux bottom enamel, complete the name of the boat: “Beaut Too”, the pride of the show.

In addition, the boat comes with a custom made fitted slotted mooring cover with ½” braided docking lines and three canvas
covered docking custom fenders to help protect the boat when tied up at a dock. The boat comes complete with custom mahogany
boarding ladder and matching gaff with 6’ handle and chrome hook along with a Shepherd paddle, bow flag and ensign.

Finally, the boat rides on a special 30’ heavy duty American 5 Star tandem axle trailer with five 8 ply 14” Michelin tires mounted on anti-rust wheels, hydraulic surge brakes for controlled braking and torsion suspension stabilizer. All these provide a safer, smoother and more comfortable ride when towing.

This well-maintained boat has always been run in fresh water and has been garaged in a controlled warehouse when not in the water. Boat located in Marietta, Georgia, USA. Asking $80,000 U.S. For more exacting details and options call Hal Crawford at 470-514-5582 or email jeanandhal@gmail.com.

This boat is ready for fun and show, a real rare find. Owner says NO but wife says MUST GO.
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb708 (Additional photos below.)