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by Rob

ACBS (Toronto) Vintage Boat Show video. Part II

July 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

In this video, we record some of the classic and antique wooden boats for sale in the Gravenhurst show’s “Field of Dreams”, July, 2019. The boats featured may be of particular interest to those considering either buying or selling a vintage boat. Enjoy!

by Rob

Video highlights of the ACBS (Toronto) boat show: July, 2019

July 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

There was much to see and do at this year’s ACBs (Toronto Chapter) Vintage Boat Show in Gravenhurst, Ontario this year. It’s not every day that we can oogle this visual “eye candy” that appears at Steamship Bay in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Enjoy the video. (Click on the photo to engage the video)

by Rob

Dramatic Price reduction on Seabird Swan

July 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Port Carling Boat Works SeaBird: 22 ft., 1955

Please see notes form the owner below:
“Beautiful 1955 Seabird Swan. Bottom redone in 2011 with pictures and fully rebuilt Buchanan engine in 2016.Excellent working order and very reliable.

Original Price  $28,000  CDN.  New price (June 2019)  $19,000 WOW!    For further details and contact information, please click on the link

  Ad number pb858   Additional photos below

by Rob

The ACBS Gravenhurst Boat Show rocks again!

July 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mother Nature cooperated again this year for the ACBS (Toronto Chapter) International vintage boat show, held in Gravenhurst Ontario, this past Saturday.
Although temperatures bordered on scorching at 33 degrees Celsius, a steady breeze from Lake Muskoka provided enough relief to keep visitors engaged with the Show. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the video(s) to come!

Sunny skies helped to draw several thousand visitors to the show rhis year.

“Traveller” well over 100 years in age, was the poster boat for this year’s show.

Historic vessels of 100 years or older were the featured boats of 2019.

This monster Shepherd graced the docks in Gravenhurst.

“Crusoe”, a hard top sedan.

A beautifully restored long deck launch.

A beautifully refurbished Duke ulitility.

Love that blue upholstery!

Escaping the sun in the back of this classic Shepherd.

An engine with a fibreglassic boat attached!

Monster engine!

This classic Shepherd is for sale at $35,000.

Very functional wraparound seating in this stunning Hacker.

A rare “mini” Greavette at only 15 ft. in length.

Army boat from the Second World War. The marine manufacturers were engaged to produce military vessels.

Lightweight, versatile cedar-strip boats are permanent fixtures at many events, and are still produced today.

Port Carling Boats maintains a booth at the annual Gravenhurst show to market our clients’ vintage boats.

This vintage lapstrake boat was listed at $13,500 in the Field of Dreams.

More Field of Dreams treasures.

The Peterborough cedarstrip oat in the middle, complete with a 30 hp Evinrude and trailer, was offered at $2,900.

The Maple Leaf outboard motor club had an excellent display this year, seen in part above.

The field of Dreams again

Beautiful Chrysler convertible

The unique French Citroen with hydraulic? suspension.


More to come. Stay tuned!

by Rob

A visit to Tim Butson Boat Builder, June 2019

July 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

At Butson Boats in Bracebridge Ontario, a classic Duke awaits a rather sad fate, barring the arrival of a Sir Galahad.  Inside the shop, a number of vintage boats benefit from the expertise of Tim, Jurgen and Andrew.
Enjoy the video below.

Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale