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by Rob

Please forget Covid-19 for two minutes and check out the new prices on two handsome classics!

April 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on the two handsome classics below.

Century Resorter: 16 ft, 1956 (above)
Recently restored 16 ft. 1956 Century Resorter. Complete with trailer and premium canvas cover, 135 hp. original engine. Restored in 2016, sanded, stained and varnished topside decks, new windshield, bottom caulking cleaned out and resealed with Davis slick seam.

Original price: $12,000.00
New price: (March, 2020) $9,999
For further photos, details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad Number pb799


Chris-Craft Constellation: 28 ft, 1962 (above)

(Notes from the owner below)
Beautifully refurbished 1962 Chris-Craft Constellation in excellent condition.
View this boat out of water and see there is absolutely no rot in this mahogany hull.
Engines and pumps etc. were rebuilt and run in at a shop.
New holding tank and fuel tanks.
Current survey.
Call for additional info and pics.
Original Price: $23,500 or best offer. 

Adjusted PRICE:   $12,500    WOW!     For further photos, details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb782

 

by Rob

Another sold boat and new prices on three other classics.

March 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this 27 foot, 1998 Hacker Gentleman’s Racer (above). The boat has been completely restored. Power comes from a 496 HP Crusader engine. The asking price on the Hacker was $128,000.
New prices on three classics; (below)

“Wasan” (above) a beautiful, iconic 27 foot Ditchburn, built in 1927, was completely refurbished in 2017, including a new bottom. Originally priced at $295,000, the asking price is now $275,000. Please click on the link for additional photos and details.  Ad number pb854

Fibreglass Century “Ski-Fury: 16 ft. 1974

This boat (above) has had a new interior installed which is not original. The Boat presents well and is a true Muskoka Lakes classic. The engine is a Dodge 340 and is fresh with approximately 30 hours on it. There is a full cockpit cover and brand new custom designed trailer. The boat is an inboard and in good overall condition. A few nicks and scratches and all around cool looking boat.
There is a windscreen but a piece needs repair and or replacement.
Viewing available after April 15th for interested parties.

Note: Some photos are of the old trailer and a couple are of the new custom made trailer.

Original price: $8,000.  New price: (March, 2020)  $6,00.  For further details, please click on the link. Ad number pb851   

Esco cabin cruiser; 35 ft., 1949

Please see notes from the owner below.
Boat Description
“Pudgie (photo above) 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 fashion way) and re-fastened in 2014-15. New toilet and flooring in the head, 2019.”

Original Price:  $34,000 CDN.
New Price: (March 2020) $29,999(about $22,500 USD at current exchange rates.)  For further details, please click on the link. Ad number pb885

View a brief video of Pudgie below,

by Rob

Two sold boats and a plea for help.

February 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Congratulations to the sellers and buyers of the two “woodies” above and below: a classic Greavette sedan and a Stan Hunter built reproduction Billy Johnson runabout. We hope that the new owners will enjoy years of great boating with their new acquisitions.
The 24 ft, 1949  Greavette Sheerliner, pictured above and below, was completedly restored with a 5200 bottom and a new 350 hp V8 engine. The Greavette was listed at $99,000

Stan Hunter, builder of the 16 foot, 2007 Billy Johnson designed runabout pictured below,  hand-crafted the runabout with a cedar hull and white oak frames. The “Gerry .D” is powered by a quiet 40 hp four stroke Yamaha engine. The boat was listed at $20,000.  (Photo below)

A plea for help from the individual who tried to contact the owner of the Whitehall skiff pictured below. Somehow your email inquiry disappeared into cyberspace.  Please contact the owner again. The link to his website is here.  Ad number pb865

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Grew Cruiser; 14 ft, 1959

January 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

Grew Cruiser; 14 ft., 1959

1959 Grew Cruiser 14 foot. Nice little boat. Bottom redone last year with 2000e primer and racing bronze. Most bright-work done in the last two years. Engine runs well, has had carb-kit, new ignition, and bronze prop re balanced in past two years. The Grew has been in the ACBS Gravenhurst show the last two years. Trailer included with new tires, rims, and wiring.

Price: $5000. For further details and contact information, please click on the link     Ad number pb894

Additional photos below:

by Rob

SeaBirD boats: a brief history (III)

January 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

SeaBirD triple cockpit.. 18 ft. 1941. $15,000 Ad #pb881

The C.J McCulley Years – 1945 to 1959
Immediately after World War II the building of boats for private use resumed. Many inboards were built by the Port Carling Boat Works in Honey Harbour. Outboards and row boats were built in Port Carling.

SeaBirD utility: 20 ft., 1940 $29,900. Ad #pb786

In 1946-47 the Company was reorganized. The Honey Harbour plant was sold and eventually taken over by C. J. McCulley. “C.J” was not only an accomplished builder but a good business man. He had been involved with the Company since 1920!  IN many ways, he was the most successful of the Muskoka boat builders.
The SeaBirD line is largely credited to C.J., who was ably assisted by several family members.

The Company’s boats were sold to department stores such as Eatons and Simpsons, as well as other distributors.
From 1945-to 1959 Port Carling Boats works employed about 25 staff membrs, and produced approximately one thousand boats.

SeBirD triple cockpit: 20 ft., 1937

By the late 1950s, fibreglass boats appeared on the scene. During its last few years, the Company sold a number of fibreglass vessels. BY 1959, many of the older workers had retired and it was difficult recruiting skilled wood workers. That, and the emergence of fibreglass sounded the death knell to the Company , which was sold in 1960 to a marine sales and service company. Fortunately, a significant number of SeaBirD boats still ply the waters of the Muskoka Lakes and elsewhere.

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