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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

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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 Ditchburn launch, 27 ft. 1927

January 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

“Wasan”  an iconic Ditchburn launch; 27 ft., 1927

Wasan is truly a Muskoka treasure. This rare launch has been featured in Grace and Speed, as well as The Boat Builders of Muskoka. She is truly a collector’s item.
Wasan
was totally refurbished by Duke Marine in 2016/2017. and comes with a new 1944 Chrysler Crown engine.
This beautiful vintage launch, one of a kind, is in like new, “show” condition.
Please contact the owner for further details and pricing.

DItchburn Boats
(Editor’s note): Ditchburn boats are considered be the creme de la creme of the classic boating world. The Ditchburn company produced a wide variety of watercraft from the early 1870s until 1938, in their facilities in Gravenhurst and Orillia, Ontario. Their boats ranged in size from ten to one hundred and twenty feet. Henry Ditchburn built the first gasoline powered launch in Gravenhurst in 1893. Purchasers of Ditchburn boats included the Eaton family of department store fame..

By the time “Wasan was constructed in 1927, the Ditchburn company employed some 130 men in their 1.5 acre manufacturing facility..
It is safe to say that Ditchburn built boats are of “Concours D’Elegance” quality.

For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb890

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