There never seems to be a shortage of work for Tim and his staff at Butson Boats in Bracebridge, Ontario. Current projects include several Chris-Crafts, a Grew day cruiser and a Skiff Craft day cruiser. Enjoy the photos and video below..
This Chris-Craft was shipped from the USA by train and likely horse and buggy to Muskoka decades ago.
A major restoration underway.
This Grew day cruiser is close to completion.
The Grew seen from the bow end. Beautiful woodwork on the windshields and cabin top.
Dashboard of the Skiff Craft.
Nautilex on the deck and running boards of the Skiff Craft provide lower maintenance.
This 22 foot, 1945 Chris Craft (below) has been in the same family since 1945.
A 24 ft Greavette (right) glistens with new stain while the Baby Gar sports new frames and stringers.
A recent visit to Brackley Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario, unearthed two quite spectacular vintage watercraft; a very streamlined-looking, twenty-four foot winter damaged Greavette, and a “monster” thirty-three foot Baby Gar.
Enjoy the photos and video below.
This 24 foot Greavette sank and was damaged by winter ice. “She’s” certainly on the mend now!
The ultimate classic dashboard!
This 33 foot Baby Gar is powered by a Rolls Royce tank engine!
At Butson Boats in Bracebridge Ontario, a classic Duke awaits a rather sad fate, barring the arrival of a Sir Galahad. Inside the shop, a number of vintage boats benefit from the expertise of Tim, Jurgen and Andrew.
Enjoy the video below.
This final video, above, of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring tour in Muskoka, Ontario, 2091, highlights some of the amazing reconstruction work done by local restorers to keep treasured classics on the water.