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by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautiful rowing shell (+ new price on Ross runabout)

March 23, 2017 in Uncategorized


This professionally built Laughing Loon rowing shell, 18 ft, built in 2015, has never been used. The owner is selling for health reasons. Fabricated with red and white cedar, this eighteen foot boat weighs in at a mere 80 pounds! It has always been stored indoors. The rowing shell comes complete with Dreher oars, 2 Wintech outriggers with 63″ pin to pin, a sliding seat and other extras.
Price: $9,900 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb730 Ad number pb730 More photos below.

J.H.Ross molded plwood runabout: 14.5 ft, 1960s
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this boat to $1995. The owner passed away before the refinished boat could be re-assembled. The sale includes a 40 hp Gale motor and TeeNee trailer, both needing repairs. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb706 Ad number pb706

by Rob

Check out our latest boat sales and learn to maintain your water pump!

March 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the new owners (and vendors) of two beautiful classic wooden boats.
The first, an expertly restored Shepherd runabout, sold for close to the asking price of $30,000.
The second, a Duke runabout, also beautifully restored, was listed significantly below the cost of restoration. The new owner will surely enjoy many seasons of carefree boating at a very reasonable price.

The moral of the story?  Boats sell on the Port Carling Boats website!

Thanks to sponsors ACBS Toronto and Parry Automotive in Orillia, Ontario, mechanic Jeff Titshall offers tips on keeping your engine’s water pump alive…and the benefits of installing a “loop” to your pump.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautifully restored Chestnut “Pal” canoe.

March 18, 2017 in Uncategorized


 Chestnut “Pal” Canoe: 16 ft, 1972
Notes from the owner:
“Bought new from factory in Oromocto, NB in 1972. Has not been in the water since being completely restored by North Bay Adventure Company in 2014. Re-caned seats, and beautiful ash carrying yoke. Original Chestnut decals.”
Price: $3400. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb731Ad number pb731

by Rob

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft, 1957-fully refurbished in 1998

March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1957
The Shepherd was refurbished in 1998 by Dwight Boyd of Clarion Boats. The work undertaken included a full refinishing, with extensive bottom work and some new planking. The engine underwent a complete rebuild.  Over $35,000 was spent in the restoration. The sale includes a custom made tandem axle trailer with hydraulic brakes, a travel cover and safety equipment.
Price: $27,500. (More photos below.)  For contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb728

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Bergersen Boats does it again: a magnificent 27 ft. Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser.

March 15, 2017 in Uncategorized


Congratulations to the staff at Bergersen Boats, who recently completed the restoration of this stunning Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser. Please see notes and photos from the restorers below.
“1953 27′ Shepherd ‘Falcon’
This amazing craft was painstakingly restored by Bergersen Boat Co. This hull is #13 in the first series of 27′ Shepherds built with a beam of 9′ 6”. This boat boasts the rare 331 Chrysler Hemis first offered in 1953. The engines were just overhauled including the Chrysler V-drive transmissions that have all reconditioned clutch packs and seals.

Top speed is 42 mph. This boat comes complete with kerosene stove top, head, original stainless cooler and sink. The bottom is original and the hull sides have been refastened with silicon bronze screws. All bungs were made from original old stock Honduras Mahogany from a ‘donor Shepherd’.
This craft has the original throttle and shift control levers that have been custom machined to operate modern control cables. You will never find a smoother shift on a Shepherd. The 200+ HP Chrysler Hemi’s have modern Delco electronic ignition systems that we machined parts and adapters to accept this incredible upgrade.
With this new ignition system the engines run better than they did when brand new. The boat has 15 coats of Epifanes varnish just applied, restored windlass winch for the anchor, a custom built mahogany swim platform which mirrors the intricate Bubinga and teak grating on the floor in the boat. Winner of the 2016 Geneva Lakes Boat Show Captain’s Choice Award.


Price: $210,000  For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb729 Ad number pb729