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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

More photos below

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
(Additional photos below.)

Pete Canning and his Greavette

Pete Canning and his Greavette

by Rob

Upcoming boat shows and a look at another Breen Boats project!

March 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


As spring approaches, the visions of woody boaters turn to ACBS events and dreams of plying the lakes in vintage watercraft. The list below highlights a number of upcoming shows:

Tavares Florida: March 22-25, 2018
The Sunnyland ANtique Boat Festival at Wooten PArk on Lake Dora.  (Sunnyland ACBS Chapter.  This is one of the largest shows in the USA. ) Contact Terry at boatshow@acbs-sunnyland.org

Hot Springs Arkansas: April 19-21
The 16th Heart Classics. Cruising on Friday. Saturday boat show at Garvin Gardens on Lake Hamilton. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Mike at 501-318-7666

Hartwell, Gergia: April 19-21
Lake Hartwell Boat Festival at 149 Hartwell Marina Rd. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact John at 864-231-9614

Vero Beach, Florida: April 21
Wheels and Keels Show at the Moorings Yachtand Country Club. Dinner reception Friday. Visit www.wkvero.com

Victoriaville, California: April 27,28
Spring Valley Lake Boat Show,. SOuthern California ACBS Chapter. Contact Dave at 760-953-3017.

Houston, Texas:  May 4-6
23rd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Sea Brook. Dinner events Friday and Saturday nights.  Southwest ACBS Chapter. Now accepting entries. COntact Bob at 713-521-0105 or visit www.keels-wheels.com.
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Breen Boats Project #2:   a Vic Carpenter original.

The racer above is one  of the first boats Vic Carpenter ever built.  It was purchased in the Toronto Chapter ACBS  “Field of Dreams” display many years ago, at the annual show in Gravenhurst, Ontario

The boat is approximately twenty feet in length,  seats four  and features a low slung Ford 8 cylinder engine . The minimal free-board on the racer  enhances  the impression of tremendous speed to those on board.

This race-boat is propelled by the original jet drive, which makes it quite unique; The owner is having the racer freshened up for some summer fun.

 

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
(Additional photos below.)