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by Rob

Amazing new price on a beautiful classic cruiser.

September 2, 2020 in Uncategorized


Incredible price reducation on Esco cabin cruiser.

Esco cabin cruiser; 35 ft., 1949

Please see notes from the owner below.
Boat Description
“Pudgie was built in Essex, Ontario, by James Whitson and his crew at the Esco Boat Co. I am the third owner of this well cared for boat. She turns heads every where we go. She is a custom boat, with her own Good looks. Something different!! Many interesting details in her construction. Simple and roomy, down below. This boat has seen many ACBS shows in the area and gets used regularly. I have owned and enjoyed “Pudgie” for 12 yrs, including a 2 week Honeymoon, among the Erie Islands of western Lake Erie, 2015.
The Chrysler Marine 383, engine was installed new in 1963. The heads were done in 2003, new exhaust manifolds, Petronix ignition, 2015. The engine has had meticulous care. She purrs like a kitten. The windshield was completely rebuilt and the bottom re-caulked ( with cotton, the old fashioned way) and re-fastened in 2014-15. New toilet and flooring in the head, 2019.”
View a brief video of Pudgie below,

Original Price:  $34,000 CDN.
New Price: (Sept. 2020) $10,000 CAD (about $7,500 USD at current exchange rates.)  For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb885
Additional photos below:

by Rob

Two new listings: a stunning Ditchburn launch and a classic rowing skiff

August 22, 2020 in Uncategorized


Ditchburn long-deck launch.

1921 Ditchburn 32 foot long deck launch design, Series 21. Triple cockpit seating, with lots of room to take guests for evening cruises. The varnish and hull paint are in great shape, as is all the chrome.  The inline 8 cylinder Chrysler marine engine runs like a top.  This is a show-quality boat, looking to be enjoyed by its new owner.

Price: $595,000 CAD    For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb914

Additional photos below.

St.  Lawrence Skiff; 16 ft, 1980s (below

The skiff is a 16′ St. Lawrence model, built by Tendercraft in the 1980’s. It is the same model that was also built for the Canadian film producer – Robert Lantos. The original skiff owner lived on Treasure Island near Kingston. The current (next) owner lived in Toronto and was using it to access the islands in Lake Ontario. An unplanned sudden move to Saskatchewan has left the skiff homeless.

It is Carvel construction with a white fibreglass covering, which is in decent condition. No hull planking needs to be replaced. The ends of both small decks are worn away and need to be replaced. A small piece of the outer trim, of one the gunwhales – also needs to be replaced.  A sanding and a couple of coats of varnish are needed, but otherwise, the boat is in good, decent, restorable condition.

The asking price is $1050 or best offer.
For further details ad contact information, please click on the link, Ad number pb916
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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Minett Shields long deck launch

August 15, 2020 in Uncategorized


Minett Shields long deck launch: 26 ft.
circa 1927

This exceptional Minett Shields launch (#37) is in excellent condition. “Silverwing II” has undergone a recent varnish and bottom-paint renewal.
Powered by a fantastically smooth-running inline six cylinder Chrysler Marine engine, this show quality boat is waiting to be enjoyed by its new owner.

Price: $495,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad  number pb913

Additional photos below.

by Rob

A visit to Curt Hillman’s boat shop, Spring 2020

May 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

“This too shall pass.” We look forward to the days ahead when we can stop worrying about our health and return to some form of normalcy.  In the meantime, re-activate your vintage boating adrenaline by checking in on Curtis Hillman’s latest projects.

Additional notes from the owner of the Greavette pictured above and in the video:
“The boat is a Greavette triple cockpit Roamer. It is a Dart designed boat (with a few minor changes) built on license by Greavette in 1934. The Dart Boat Co. began production during the mid 1920’s in Toledo, Ohio and went out of business in 1931, due to the Great Depression. About 10 years ago, Dart Boat began production again in Toledo, not far from the original sight. Also, the 4 cylinder Buchanan engine is not the original. It is a 1956.”
WARNING:: A number of fraud attempts have recently been made on Port Carling Boats clients. If you receive a full offer to purchase your boat, sight unseen, especially if additional funds are forwarded to cover transportation costs, a scammer is attempting to defraud you. Some of these attempts include the Port Carling Boats name in subject headings. Beware of fractured English and the name Anthony in these emails.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a charming Dispro: 18 ft., 1920s.

May 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Notes from the owner below

This is a 1920s Dippy with 1916 Waterman K2 5 hp twin cylinder engine
Manufactured in Tonawanda, New York
Details as follows:
——-Trailer——
New tires including spare
Keel well supported with 13 rollers
Two launching walk boards with cleats
Winch and strap in Dippy for pulling on rather than stressing stem
Two boat guides are at rear of the trailer
Bearing Buddies
Spring leafs removed for softer ride –  added shock absorbers
——-Boat——
New stern post, all new white oak ribs, 2 new garbord planks, all seats are new., new engine box all with good cypress.
Original (impossible to find) running light with both lenses
Correct rear light and correct Wilcox Critden Muffler
Engine rebuilt with new rings and wrist pins. Much scraping of main bearings for good crankcase compression.
4 auto greasers ( not original)
Correct 4 blade prop,new universal, including a spare. Also includes expensive wire starting drum, spring, ratchet and cast bridge.
2 6 volt batteries with built in charger and selector switch
Fire extinguisher and bilge pump with switch
Two new spoon billed oars with oar locks made in Maine.
Correct device for 2 cylinder twin (drum brake)
Custom water temp indicator and water flow sight gauge
3 coats of Epiphanes varnish inside and out.
Custom canvas boat cover with great hold down ropes

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Price: $15,000  CAD. (about $10,400 USD at the current exchange rate,  as of May 4, 2020)

For further details, photo and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb899

Check out the video below to see the Dispro in action!

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