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by Rob

A rare centre-steer Duke project boat available

June 8, 2018 in Uncategorized


Duke Playmate centre-steer lapstrake runabout: 18 ft, 1936

Notes from the owner below:

1936 Duke Playmate 18ft Long Beam 5ft
Original Buchanan Midget 4 Cyl included.
Very complete but missing rudder, driveshaft and fuel tank
Never been restored. Stored for decades indoors. Excellent bottom
Was a project that never got finished.
Includes trailer. (No ownership documentation)

Price  $4750.00  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb817     Addiitional photos below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Greavette Sheerliner, 22′, 1954

June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized



Greavette Sheerliner: 22′, 1954
Beautiful 1954 Greavette Sheerliner. One of only 2 Sheerliners built in 1954. This is the only 22 foot model. This boat was the display boat for Greavette at the 1954 Toronto boat show. She has the original Chrysler M47-S motor with approximately 50 hours since rebuild. New upholstery last year. Was in the water last year and was on display at the Algonac Boat show. I have a copy of the original varnish record and sales brochure from Gravenhurst.

Price: $27,500     For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.    Ad number pb815
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Comitti Portofini 25′, 2007

May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized


Comitti Portofino: 25 ft., 2007
Notes from the owner:
Portofino 25 Mahogany Runabout – New Finishes 2016/17 1st Place 2017 Contemporary Runabouts NE ACBS, Off 1st place by 1 point at 2017 Clayton NY Antique Boat Museum Boat Show. The Portofino is powered by a 2007 Mercruiser 496 HO 425HP Bravo III X Drive (47 fresh water hrs), 60+ MPH top speed/cruise at 35+ Fresh Water Boat, Sound System incl Subwoofer + 4 speakers with Alpine/ Kenwood amplifiers, FW Shower on transom. Boat refinished with Awlcraft 2000 including stunning NEW upholstery in Cream with Ferrari Red trim and matching Matador Red boot stripe. Bottom,Interior and Engine Room refinished, Gorgeous new mahogany dashboard by renowned Concours auto restorer Chamberlain Woodworking. Boat was in storage from 2010 to 2016 Loadrite Aluminum Tandem Axle Trailer included.

Note: the Canadian Import duty on this vessel has already been paid.
Price: $159,000 USD . For additional details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb816-b
(additional photos below.)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Giesler French River, 16′

May 25, 2018 in Uncategorized


Giesler French River: 16 ft, 2016
Notes from the owner:
Giesler “French River” cedar strip 16 ft. 2015
This custom built Giesler French River features extended decks.
Fibre glassed bottom to splash rails. 6 coats of varnish. Mahogany cowling and all Italian brass fittings. Truly a beautiful boat that needs to be seen to be appreciated.
Only 70 hours on boat and motor. Easy Hauler trailer included in the sale.
The Giesler also comes with…
-dual Honda Fuel tanks
– A mahogany and brass boat hook
– Giesler paddle
– tachometer with hour meter, speedometer, engine water pressure gauge and trim gauge.
Winter storage in heated unit
Price $14,999. Contact Larry or Mark For further details and contact information, please click on the link: Ad number pb818 Additional photos below.

by Rob

ACBS Muskoka Spring Tour, April 2018: (Part III)

May 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

This video (Part III) completes the series on the Antique and Classic Boat Society”s (Toronto Chapter) Spring Tour of Muskoka boat shops. This segment focuses on projects underway at Duke Boats, as well as Tom Adams and James Osler’s facilities. All three shops are located in the Port Carling, Ontario area.  Enjoy!