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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

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.

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

Wooden Boating “Down Under”

March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Australians are a sea-faring nation. Their nautical heritage inspires a celebration of wooden boating. Hobart, Tasmania, hosts the annual Mystate Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Have you ever wanted to visit “OZ” and Tasmania?  Why not book a trip “down-under”?  Next year, the Hobart festival will take place in February,  (2019).  See the description below.

The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be back again in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, from Feb. 8-11 2019 (inclusive).
Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere.
Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. From the state’s best seafood, to the children’s village, to our very own tavern, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea.
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Meanwhile, not far from Hobart, at Franklin, ” the heart of the Huon Trail”, is the Wooden Boat Centre.

Many thanks to Alison Bosse, our Australian connection, for providing photos of the ongoing work at the Centre. Obviously, wooden boating is alive and well in OZ.

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