February 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Winter workshop, Part II.
As well as “Rita” the 50 foot Minett in the shop for a new bottom and engine rebuild, Tom Adams and his staff have also been working on a Greavette Sunflash and “Bella Vista III”, a 28 foot, 1928 Minett Shields. This beautiful long deck, displacement hull launch will surely turn heads, when completed, wherever she goes.
Traditional putty (still wet) had been applied to the deck seams of Bella Vista III, just before our visit.
November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
Our newest listing: a rare Minett-Shields, 26 ft, 1929
This extremely rare, beautiful Minett-Shields twin cockpit launch represents the very best of Muskoka boat building. Custom built at the end of the “Roaring 20’s”, and in show room condition, the launch comes re-powered (2000) with a reliable 8 cylinder, 370 hp. Mercruiser engine. The original Scripps engine is also included in the sale. The launch, which offers pristine bright-work, was re-varnished in 2011. The iconic Fleetwood II has been boat house kept, has a very interesting history and is in mint condition.
For contact information, please see ad number pb627 on the Classic/Antique Boats page, or click on the link. pb627 (More photos below)