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by Rob

Video of the ACBS (Toronto) international boat show in Gravenhurst, Ontario

July 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

The 2018 Antique and Classic Boat Society (Toronto Chapter) boat show in Gravenhurst Ontario on July 7, 2018, featured huge crowds,scores of gleaming, varnished decks, vintage autos and wonderful weather. Enjoy the video below. (Part One).

by Rob

Enjoying the Muskoka Lakes, plus a recently sold ‘woody.”

July 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

There is never a shortage of fascinating vintage watercraft on the Muskoka Lakes. N.H., our secret sleuth,  recently captured images of  three very different “woodies” and their owners enjoying time on the water.
(Photo above) You don’t have to own a wooden boat to enjoy a run on the Muskoka Lakes. Erica and Andrew are enjoying a romantic weekend in one of Stan Hunter’s Hunter’s Duke Playmates, available through his Muskoka Launch Livery rental service.

(Above) Enthusiasts enjoy a Poker Run, held several days before the annual ACBS Internaiton Boat Show in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

(Above) This Stancraft triple cockpit is one of two on the Lakes. Its high free-board certainly matches the big V8 engine. What a great day to be out on the water!

Our most recently sold boat

Congratulations to the vendor and buyer of this recently listed Chris-Craft Constellation ( sold through Port Carling Boats). No doubt the very reasonable asking price for this beautiful cruiser ($20,000 CDN) helped to attract potential purchasers. Happy cruising!

by Rob

Our newest listing: plus recently sold boats.

July 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greavette Streamliner: 22 ft, 1949

“Melissa” , one of the rare  a highly sought after Greavette Streamliner, models, has just become available.
Notes from the vendor below:
” Melissa is a 1952 Greavette Streamliner, 22 foot, all original condition with a 6 cylinder Crown engine.

In 2001, at the Gravenhurst “Salute to Streamliner” boat show held at Sagamo Park, she was voted “Best Greavette in show”. She is all original: 6 V positive ground battery cable and has never been professionally restored.
Her draft is 20 inches. She is used only during the summer months. Melissa is made of mahogany plank over white oak SAWN .and bent frames.
The streamliner is in very good condition. She is a gasoline inboard single engine, Chrysler marine engine. The model is Crown. Her number of cylinders is 6. In 2004/5 she was the poster boat for the Port Carling Boat Show. She has been featured in 2 books and also has been featured in the Muskoka newspaper with full front page colored photo.
Melissa has also won the 2016 3rd place Greavette at the boat show in Gravenhurst.

Price:  $165,000      For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb823
Additional photos below:

Recently sold boats on the Port Carling Boat website:
Sorry viewers, these two classics have gone to new homes and are no longer available.
Shepherd 22 ft, 1952 Ad number pb806. (asking price, $24,500)

Thompson runabout: 18 ft: 1963. Asking price, $7500

by Rob

International boat show a smashing success!

July 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

The three docks at the ACBS show were packed with visitors

Scores of vintage wooden and fibre-glassic boats (as well as vintage autos) lined the shores of Muskoka Bay in Gravenhurst, Ontario, this past Saturday July 7, 2018. The balmy weather brought thousands of visitors to the displays. Hosted by the Toronto Chapter, Antique and Classic Boat Society, this event is liable to go down in history as one of the best attended and most interesting shows on record. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the video to follow.

The Dippy” club is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year

Believe it or not, it’s a paddle boat!

And now…for something completely different!

Boat show attendees signed up for a free ride on the magnificent woody “Rum Runner”.

Vessels available for sale at the Field of Dreams this year seemed to be of a higher quality.

A true “fibre-glassic”

Balmy weather and a light breeze made it a pleasure to walk the docks.

This looks suspiciously like a Duke Playmate.

A true original!

The perfect boat for “Gold Finger”!

The land displays included several “sea-flea” type watercraft.

A stunning twin engine fibre-glassic: every teenager’s dream in the 1950s-60s.

More “Field of Dreams” boats.

This Shepherd was available for less than $20,000

A beautifully restored Playmate.

by Rob

International vintage boat show tomorrow in Gravenhurst, Ontario

July 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

…A last minute reminder that The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Toronto Chapter, is hosting one of the largest antique and classic boat shows in North America tomorrow, July 7th, 2018. The show takes place in Gravenhurst Bay in downtown Gravenhurst and is free of charge. There will be lots to see with the in-water boat display, Vendors’ Row, Field of Dreams, vintage autos, activities for children and more. The weather promises to be very favourable, too!
Why not make the drive to Gravenhurst…