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by Rob

Classic 18′, 1955 Shepherd being restored for sale.

February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Before restoration

The 18 ft Shepherd, pictured above and below, (before and during restoration) is being professssionally restored for re-sale. Please ssee notes from the owner below.

Before restoration

Before restoration

Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955
Notes from the owner:
“This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years.  Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. Sale includes a custom tandem axle trailer. You have to see this boat to believe it! Have all original paper work and manuals.”
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Since this ad was first published, the Shepherd has undergone significant professional restorative work.. Once the boat has been completely refurbished, with new upholstery, etc, the asking price will be $28,000. Please see new notes from the owner below. (The purchaser will be able to select his/her choice of upholstery.)

“Just getting back to you on the 1955 Shepherd. We pulled the motor, inspected, cleaned and detailed motor: new fuel lines, tank sent out cleaned and new sending unit. Gauges, switches and electrical were pulled and repaired as needed. All floor boards and cover boards were removed, hull inside inspected clean-sanded and refinished. New floor boards made and covered in Nautolex. Cover boards were stripped, stained and varnished. The hull had all varnish removed, bleach, sanded, stained, and 6 coats of varnish so far.
Left to do: Six more coats of varnish, bottom stripped, sealed, and painted, upholstery, and re-chrome.”
Ed: note: Additional photos below show the boat in its current restoration process.
Price: $28,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb796

by Rob

Significant price change on 18 ft. Giesler “Georgian Bay”

January 31, 2019 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owners to adjust the price on this pristine Giesler Georgian Bay. Original price: $18,500.  New price: $15, 750. Please see comments from the owner below.

Giesler “Georgian Bay”, 18 ft., 2007

2007 Giesler Georgian Bay 18 foot runabout, custom seat cushions, custom gauges and steering wheel, walk through seating, 2008 60 hp Mercury Big Foot 4 stroke, matching trailer – all in as-new condition. Stored indoors for 49 weeks each year and used on Muskoka lake for 3 weeks each summer.

For further details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb834. Additional photos below.

by Rob

New Price on beautiful W.J. Johnson launch.

January 9, 2019 in Uncategorized


We have been advised by the owner to adjust the price on this stunning Johnson long deck launch.  Original price: $45,000 USD.  New price (Jan, 2019)  $35,000 USD. Please see the full description,, additional photos, a brief video and contact link below.

W.J. Johnson long deck launch: 20 ft, 1930
Billy Johnson , of Disappearing propeller boat fame, started to build boats again in 1929/30 in Port Carling after his Disappearing Propeller Boat Company went bankrupt in 1924.
His  new company , incorporated in 1930 or 1931 , was named Port Carling Boat Works and began building the famous lines of “Seabird” boats until the 1960’s.

This boat offered for sale pre-dates the Seabirds and is one of very few built under the Billy Johnson name. A very rare and historic Canadian boat, completely professionally restored by Clarion Boats in 2009/10.

This long deck launch offers a double cockpit configuration and a semi displacement hull. The weight of the boat is about 2400 pounds.
The hull is cedar plank construction on steam bent white oak frames. The deck is single plank mahogany over sawn mahogany beams.

All electrical systems were completely rewired during an extensive restoration in 2009/2010. The system was upgraded to 12 volts.
During the restoration, all the oak ribs were replaced, and a new aluminum stem, transom and oak keel were installed. The Johnson features all new bottom planking. The boat was completely re-decked, both frames and planking. All the mechanical systems were refurbished The launch is currently in excellent condition. The replacement cost of the Johnson is estimated at $95,000 CAD.
The launch comes complete with a low hours single axle trailer with folding tongue, surge brakes,  guide bars,  fenders and seps. Also included in the sale are four life jackets, bilge pump and anchor.

Original Price: $45,000 USD.    New Price:, $35,000 USD  (Jan. 2019)  For contact information, please click on the link.    Ad number pb798

by Rob

Merry Chris-Craftmas to our clients, subscribers and website visitors!

December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris-Craft Sea Skiff: 38 ft., 1963: $20,000

Hope is on the way! The shortest day of the year is now behind us, winter boat restoration projects are underway, and the Toronto International Boat Show, (as well as the Tavares Florida show, are not all that far off.)
We greatly appreciate the business and support of our clients, subscribers and website visitors. Thank you very much for helping to keep Port Carling Boats vibrant and active. Best wishes during the holiday and in the year ahead.
We leave you with some tantalizing images of “Chris-Craftmas” boats for sale on our website.

Chris Craft Deluxe: 17 ft, 1938. $32,000. Ad number pb836

Chris-Craft Riviera: 18 ft., 1951: $65,000. Ad number pb844

Chris-Craft Custom Sedan: 22 ft., 1954: $25,000. Ad #pb803

 

Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft., 1963: $34,900. Ad number pb809

Chris-Craft Capri: 21 ft., 1956: $20,000 Ad number pb751

Chris-Craft Constellation: 28 ft., 1962. $23,500 obo. Ad number pb782

Chris-Craft Sportsman: 17 ft., 1953: $10,000 USD. Ad number pb698

by Rob

Our newest listing: a stunning Chris-Craft Riviera.

December 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Chris Craft Riviera: 18 ft., 1951

(Notes form the owner below:)
1951 Chris Craft Riviera.  I recently put $80k into the restoration of Tenby.  No expense was spared as I was expecting to keep her (I have owned her for 20 years (so had very carefully planned this restoration).  However, we will be spending more time on Georgian Bay.  She is a gorgeous craft and is essentially a new boat.
New bottom, new keel, many boards replaced with matching mahogany, new interior, all chrome redone, engine was out and totally rebuilt, all new electric…its spectacular.  (Included in the sale is a tandem axle trailer in excellent condition, all running gear and very expensive rope fenders))

Price: $65,000     For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb844.  Addtional photos below.

 

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