April 19, 2019 in Uncategorized
Rare Ditchburn launch: 27 ft., 1927
This beautiful, rare Ditchburn was featured in the book “Grace and Speed”. “Wasan” underwent a complete refurbishment at Dukes in 2017, including a new bottom and 90% new ribs.. A new, (never before used) 1944 Chrysler Crown engine was also installed in the boat.
The sale includes all safety equipment.
“Wasan” is in better-than-new condition. She is currently located at Lake Rosseau.
This boat is a Muskoka icon and of particular interest to collectors.
(Mote photos to follow in May, 2019)
Price: $295,000 For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb854
April 1, 2015 in Uncategorized
Our newest listing: a stunning 20 ft. Ditchburn restoration.
It’s difficult to believe that the “before” photo of the Ditchburn is really the same boat that appears in the “after” shot. A complete top-to-bottom restoration was completed on this “creme de la creme” triple cockpit over a three year period. (See details below). For contact information on this boat please see ad number pb636 on the Classic/Antique Boats page, or click on the link: pb636
Ditchburn runabout: 20 ft, 1934
This truly could be the last of it’s kind, a lapstrake built by Ditchburn. The boat has undergone a complete restoration over a period of three years to restore it to its original showroom condition. This triple cockpit runabout has had all of its mahogany hull and deck planking replaced using traditional brass clench nails. However, we have made two modern day additions by treating all bottom planking with CPES (clear penetrating epoxy sealer) and using 5200( a rubber-like bedding compound) on all laps.
Every single detail truly was addressed and well documented, from re-manufacturing missing parts, re-chroming all original hardware, custom upholstery, electrical, fuel systems.
This unique Ditchburn is powered by a rebuilt Buchanan Flathead 6 and offered with a custom single axle trailer.
No pictures or words can do her justice, truly must be seen to appreciated.