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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

Additional photos below.

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

Two recently sold, spectacular “classic” boats.

August 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the seller ad purchaser  of these two unique, very different “classic” boats. The first is an extraordinary, hard top launch, custom built by Peter Breen.
This boat gives new meaning to the word “spectacular.” See the description below.

Breen Fast Limousine, 29 ft., 2009

Dolly Durkin Jr. is a 2009 29′ Breen Fast Limousine that took 5000 hours to complete. Based off a very successful Gold-Cup John Hacker-designed race boat hull of the 1920’s, and powered with a 496 cubic inch Mercruiser V-8 , this boat provides a stunning ride at all speeds. Hull is solid mahogany on white oak framework, sealed inside and out, to create a maintenance-free wooden boat experience. Decks are 5/8″ thick mahogany strips, book-matched out from the centre king plank. The cockpit is enclosed with a hard-top made of cove and bead strips incorporating two gull wing hatches for easy entry. Six model T roll-up windows provide shelter in unfavourable weather, and a cool, airy ride in nice weather. Main cockpit holds 4-5 comfortably and the forward “mother-in-law” cockpit holds an additional two passengers. All hardware is sand-casted bronze, chrome-plated. Mechanical drag-link steering with outboard rudder assembly provides sports car maneuverability and feel. This boat was built to be a sales tool for Peter Breen Antique & Classic Boat Co. Ltd, and attended shows across North America including Tavares – Florida, Houston – Texas, Bay Harbour – Michigan, and Brainerd – Minnesota where she won awards at each show. After a decade of showcasing our work, we are looking to find a new home for this unique and truly labour intensive creation. Construction details can be seen at www.breenboats.com.

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Custom Gentleman’s Racer: (above)

This is a newly launched Reproduction Gentleman’s Racer. She is epoxy built double ply bottom… never needs soaking up. She is all mahogany and white oak construction. Her sides are a royal blue. The varnished decks are all book matched planking over 1/4”ply  and the cockpit is nautolex. This vessel is complimented by her custom made steering wheel,shifter,deck scoops, cut-water, stainless fuel tank, and mirror stainless hatch chrome. Retro white gauges with chrome bezels. The vintage chrome was redone. She has hydraulic steering and 3” stainless exhaust. This vessel is powered by a 350 bored 30 over and is capable of 47 mph. She has a custom made 12.5x13V Acme prop and HF7 Paragon hydraulic transmission. A show winner!  “Slightly Altered” has a tandem axle trailer with brakes, new tires and rollers. She does not have any issues with prop torque. Originally priced at $65,000 I am asking  $35,000.00 Canadian, (about $26,250 USD at current exchange rates). Would look at close offers.
Note: The owner has modified the boat since the original description was provided. Details below:
We stripped the boat of all hardware and refinished her.
Decks and hull were all water sanded The deck was sprayed with 2k Urethane for better UV protection and hull was sprayed with two part urethane Plum Crazy Purple pearl with Sassy Grass Green waterline with ghost skulls on aft sides and 2 coats of clear Urethane. “Slightly Altered” showed well in Gravenhurst last summer. I also built a windshield with green glass. The motor has had a Holley 600 CFM performance carb. and a Wiend 8016 Stealth Aluminum High rise Intake installed as well.

Original Price: $65,000.  New price, (Sept 2019) $35,000 CDN
WOW!

Ad# pb526

by Rob

Our newest listing: a stunning Gentleman’s Racer, 27 ft. 2012

August 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

Custom reproduction
Gentleman’s  racer: 27 ft.  2012

Replica 2012 Hornet G-36, Crouch design –  a twenty-seven foot beauty.
Mahogany wood finish.  Lots of gauges in the dashboard.  Two fuel tanks and a “mother-in-law” seat. Smooth running, big block, 8 cyl. GM engine.  This racer is a beautiful example of master craftsmanship  with a unique pedigree.

Price: $495,000    For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb912

by Rob

New price on a Chris-Craft Sportsman and a recently sold Duke.

August 2, 2020 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this classic Christ-Craft Sportsman, 27 ft., 1962.
Chris-Craft Sportsman: 27 ft, 1962
Notes from the owner:
“I have up for sale my 1962, 27 ft, twin engine, plywood lapstrake hull , Chris-Craft Sportsman. This open launch hull is in solid condition, having been kept in a barn most of the time since 1962. Has prime coat on outer hull. Varnish has been removed for staining and re-coating. The engines are (twin Gray 283’s. One was rebuilt only a few hours on it). The Nautolex decking is secure. Has a cuddy cabin. Only requires cosmetic restoration. One of 240 built. Perfect boat to keep up in the boat house for that special evening or excellent guest conveyance for a 5 star resort. Boat is located north of Toronto, in Barrie Ontario.”

Note: A tandem axle trailer with new tires, rims and bearings is available for purchase. Also, The drive shafts and props come with the boat.

Original Price: $9,800. 

New price (July, 2020), $2,200 CAD.  WOW!      For additional details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb718

Congratulations to the buyer and seller of this 19 ft, 1941 Duke Playmate.(Below). The boat, powered by a four cylinder Buchanan engine, has been well maintained over the years by the same owners. The asking price for the Duke was a very reasonable $6500 CAD. (Ad number pb911)

by Rob

New photos and video of rare Richardson Picnic Launch

July 29, 2020 in Uncategorized


Richardson Picnic Launch: 22 ft, 1939
This rare Richardson launch underwent extensive refurbishing in 2010 by Barron’s Custom Boats in Midland, Ontario. More than $23,000 in restorative work was carried out (including a new hard top). According to an available marine survey by Barrie Marine Surveyors and appraisers in 2010, reported that the boat is in “exceptionally good condition, considering her vintage.” The Richardson is powered by a 4 cylinder 1981 Volvo Penta engine, (135 b.p.h.) The marine survey estimated the fair market value of “Babe” at $33,000 to $35,000
The history of the launch can be found in the text among the photos.
The launch is turn-key and ready for inspection.
Original price:$20,000.
New price: (March, 2020) $15,000 or best offer. Owner will consider a trade for a vintage auto.
For further details and contact information, please click on the link.   Ad number pb638

See the video and additional photos for a more comprehensive look at he Richardson

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