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by Rob

Still available: a beautiful Laughing Loon Rowing Shell: 18.5 feet, 2015

April 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Laughing Loon Rowing Shell: 18.5 feet, 2015
This beautifully crafted, light (80 pound) rowing shell was built by Laughing Loon, in Jefferson, ME. The boat has never been used. The owner is selling because of health reasons.
PRICE: 9,900 Ad number pb730
For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb730

by Rob

Classic Boating in the Thousand Islands

April 19, 2017 in Blog

The St. Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands area, marking the Canada US border, is a wonderful place for classic boating. “Exit World,” the company that produced the video below, has done a first rate job of highlighting the beauty of this region, not to mention the joys of ripping through the water in a Classic woody.  Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

The Passing of a Legend: Carlo Riva.

April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

 


Our condolences to the family, friends and admirers of Carlo Riva,  the famed Italian founder of Riva Boats, who died recently at 95 years of age..
Riva set a magnificent standard for design and quality craftsmanship over the course of many decades. His ‘Aquarama” model was rated to be the most beautifully designed boat in the world. The rich and famous were frequent guests on,  or owners of, his magnificent wooden watercraft. He has left a lasting legacy.in the boating community and will be greatly missed. (Enjoy the video of Riva boats below).

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Shepherd Ski Bee, 18 ft, 1957

April 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Shepherd Ski Bee

Notes from the seller’s agent
“Lovely and rare Shepherd Ski Bee… small and fast. V driven rear engine. Restored by Dukes two years ago. Owner has to sell due to health issues. Newly rebuilt 4 cylinder, 65 h.p. engine rebuilt by Matt Fairbrass. I am selling the boat on behalf of the owner who is my customer. She has asked me to find the boat a new home. Over $30,000 spent on extensive restoration. Call for appointment. Ask for Matt Fairbrass.
Price $20,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb732 (Additional photos below)

by Rob

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Shows.

April 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

A superlative Gentleman’s Racer struts its stuff.

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Society Boat Shows -2017
APRIL
April 19-25, 2017: 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
. Location: Antigua Classic Yacht Club, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda. Contact Kristi at 268-721-0873 or info@antiguaclassicsa.com

April 20-23. Lake Hartwell Boat Festival. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Chapter. Location: 149 Hartwell Marina Drive, Hartwell, Georgia. Contact John at 864-231-9614

April 28-30. Spring Valley Lake Boat Show. Hosted by South Carolina Chapter. Location: Spring Valley Lake, Victorville, California. Contact Bob at 714-542-2210

April 29, Antique and Classic Boat Society (Toronto Chapter Spring Boat Shop Tour, with lunch in Port Carling. (Muskoka Ontario and area). Please visit the ACBS Toronto website for information

MAY
May 4-6 42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
. Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum., Beaufort, North Carolina. Contact Brent at 252-728-7317

Disappearing Propeller Boats celebrate their 100th anniversary at the Muskoka Lakes Bi-annual show in Port Carling, Ontario

May 6-7 22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours D’Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas. This year’s featured boats are “utilities” from all manufacturers. Hosted by the Southwest Chapter. Contact Bob at 713-521-0105 or visit www.keels-wheels.com.

May 19-21 Annual ACBS/ABM Restoration Workshop Symposium. Location: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton New York. Contact ACBS Headquarters or hqs@acbs.org

JUNE

June 3 30th Annual Lake Chatuge Rendezvous. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter. Location: The Ridges Resort and Marina 3379 US-76, Hiawassee GA Contact Jerri at 706-273-6495

June 8-11 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake. Hosted by the Heartland Classics Chapter. Location: Rock Lane Resort, 611 Rock Ln, Branson, MO. Contact Don at 417-739-2124

June 9-11 Lake Arrowhead Boat Show. Hosted by the South California Chapter. Location: Lake Arrowhead, California. Contact Bob at 714-542-2210

June 10 18th Annual Vintage Lapstrake Boat Show. Sponsored by trhe New England Lyman Group. Location: Town Dock, Wolfeboro, NH. Contact the NELG at 603-883-8606 or newenglandlymangroup.org

June 16-17 25th Presque Isle Harbour Wooden Boat Show. Welcoming classic, antique fibreglass and aluminum boats. Location: Presque Isle Harbour, Presuqe Isle MI. Contact John at 989-733-0444 or presqueisleharborwoodenboatshow.com

June 16-18 30th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD. Contact Ray at 410-867-7853

June 23-25 32nd Annual Michigan Chapter “Where it all began” Antique and Classic Boat Show. Location: Harbour Club Marina (original Chris-Craft grounds) Algonac, Michigan.

June 24 42nd Annual Portage Lake Boat Show. Co-hosted by the North Coast Ohio Chapter and the Portage Lakes Historical Society. Location: On Tap at the Harbor Restaurant, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron OH Contact Gil at 216-310-7475
(Stay tuned for events coming up in July and August)

Visitors to the ACBS Toronto Chapter Boat Show in Gravenhurst Ontario enjoy two classic beauties.